Amy Grant - Better than a Hallelujah Refrain: We pour our miseries God just hears a melody Beautiful the mess we are honest cries of a breaking heart better than a hallelujah About half of this song has been rattling through my head the last few days. Along with a comment at the end of … Continue reading Better than
We've lived here for over 15 years. The summer after we moved in my sweetie discovered what we thought was a climbing rose in the back yard. We moved it. And by we I mean he moved it. My sweetie does the gardening around this place and I love him for it. We do have … Continue reading untended
This spoke to my heart this morning. That kind of goes along with part of this. There are so many things right in Sarah Millican's response to all of the negative comments and attacks on her for what she was wearing. Something she rightly points out would not be asked of a guy or a … Continue reading We wouldn’t ask that of. . .
Joy. Gladness. Singing. Dancing. Praise. I started looking ahead at the readings for the next week or so: today, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. I was particularly drawn in by the Psalms and the theme of joy and happiness threading through. It's Easter, we're supposed to be joyful, grateful, animated. The joy we experience … Continue reading
Thoughts ramble around my brain this morning. Several songs jumping around saying, "Pick me! Pick me!" and yet none fit. I even went to a friends facebook feed wondering if the song she posted as her earworm of the evening would work. Nope. Not it. And then as I wrote "Pick me! Pick me!" I … Continue reading on being picked
Psalm 138 I thank you, Lord, with all my heart; in the presence of the angels* to you I sing. I bow low toward your holy temple; I praise your name for your mercy and faithfulness. For you have exalted over all your name and your promise. 3On the day I cried out, you answered; … Continue reading Thank you!
There is something beautiful in the quilting world that I am honored to be part of, something deep and holy. Something nurturing and giving. In 2 different schoolhouse presentations yesterday I was reminded of that beauty, that call to Holiness that we as quilters can be about. It's about giving quilters permission to do what … Continue reading Something beautiful
Here I am in Pittsburgh at Quilt Market for the first time ever. To say I'm excited is a wee bit of an understatement. Sometimes by Step - Rich Mullins came to mind as I reflected. It's fascinating thinking about faith and quilting and how I teach. It's all about the steps and being on … Continue reading it’s all about taking steps
Feelings often give a clue into our interior life. Feelings want to, need to be acknowledged. Acknowledging feelings doesn't mean giving in to them or giving them power over you it's just accepting them for what they are. Feelings of inadequacy plague me. They always have and probably always will. Instead of fighting them I … Continue reading Comparatively speaking
Drinking the Cup After firmly holding the cups of our lives and lifting them up as signs of hope for others, we have to drink them. Drinking our cups means fully appropriating and interiorizing what each of us has acknowledged as our life, with all its unique sorrows and joys. How do we drink our … Continue reading Pondering at its finest