Wanderlost Every craft, skill, profession has a beginning, someone who started doing something that eventually led to a business, that led to an industry. I don't know who the first quilter was, or what prompted them to begin cutting up fabric, stitching it together, adding batting and a backing however I'm grateful. Grateful, and warm. … Continue reading God Gives us Friends
A couple of years ago I had to give up writing a book. In a line of work where publishing is necessary this was hard. In that moment of life though the letting go was necessary and needed. it will come as no surprise that this "failure" added to the list of "internal accusations" leading … Continue reading Faith Lessons from Quilt Market
In just a few short weeks I will celebrate the end of my forty-ninth, and beginning of my fiftieth year of life. I am grateful to be here. I'm grateful that along the way I've learned some wisdom, and have learned to listen to my heart (perhaps the prompting of the Holy Spirit?) when I … Continue reading I held her hand
Ruth & Naomi Paul & Silas Adam & Eve Jesus sends the 12 Apostles out in pairs Moses sends spies in pairs to scope out Canaan So on our way to run a couple of errands this morning my sweetie and I went to daily Mass. Today's readings include a pithy version of the story … Continue reading Walk with me, stand beside me
July 6th is a special day. My Gramma's birthday, were she still living, it'd be her 101st. I miss having Gramma around. Today is also my high school bestie's birthday. Happy Birthday Beth! The other day while at the quilt shop I had the opportunity to talk about different types of friendship with a 10-year-old quilter. She … Continue reading Value
Proverbs 17 Friendship is something I take seriously. Let me rephrase that: friendship means a lot to me. I know a lot of people but few are friends. I'll spend time with a lot of people, but there are few I'd call and talk for hours on the phone with or invite to and make … Continue reading Friends are just the best!
Sometimes we experience a terrible dryness in our spiritual life. We feel no desire to pray, don't experience God's presence, get bored with worship services, and even think that everything we ever believed about God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit is little more than a childhood fairy tale. Then it is important to realise that … Continue reading Intimacy
Matthew 13: 44 - 46 Jesus said to his disciples: “The Kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field, which a person finds and hides again, and out of joy goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. Again, the Kingdom of heaven is like a merchant searching for … Continue reading Pearls