https://twitter.com/Joeinblack/status/1231179922191847424 One of the thoughts I picked up when working with a friend is, "God writes straight with crooked lines." While thinking about this an image of mountain switchbacks popped into my head. And because of that an image of quilted ribbon candy. Then I thought I'd like to start out every single story with, … Continue reading In Answer to Prayer
I got a yes to a project. Pray with me friends, it's a long term project and one my heart greatly desires to complete. This week, in more than one place, the story of the Samaritan woman at the well came up in all it's glorious beauty. this story, this action of Jesus, speaks to … Continue reading Offering Mercy & Compassion
Sometimes when the imagination stirs, there is a vision of, a practice of giving a talk on the complexity of quilt making, the depth, breadth, styles, community and individuality. The talk speaks of hand and machine work, as interchangeable and complementary to one another. That there is something in these different styles, and the variety … Continue reading Quilting
Tonight at Mass the Priest made a reference to sewing. He needed to sew a button on a shirt, and the ability to thread the eye of the needle to be frustratingly hard. He managed to, and secured the button on his shirt. He related this experience to the Readings of the day, speaking of … Continue reading I’m not that bad…am I?
No, I'm not. Seriously. I'm not. Luke Chapter 10: The Parable of the Good Samaritan: But because he wished to justify himself, he said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” Jesus replied, “A man fell victim to robbers as he went down from Jerusalem to Jericho. They stripped and beat him and went off … Continue reading I’m better than you are
This afternoon I'll be in Church for a couple of hours celebrating the Passion of our Lord. The readings of the day are really rich, recounting Jesus' betrayal, right through his death. The way the Gospel is read the community responds with "Crucify Him! Crucify Him!" at those moments when Jesus is condemned. I remember … Continue reading Good? Friday!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMV3X3sysxk I like it when I wake up and a song speaks to my heart or in this case speaks to the "should've" part of life. Should've done this, should've used that color, should've figured something else out, should've asked for help, should've been more respectful of the bias, should've whatever. Shoulda, woulda, coulda knock … Continue reading wherein I wish I had my first quilt
"Lead Me To The Cross" United (Hillsong United) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76JRxNIMk3o Savior I come Quiet my soul remember Redemption's hill Where Your blood was spilled For my ransom Everything I once held dear I count it all as lost [Chorus:] Lead me to the cross Where Your love poured out Bring me to my knees Lord I … Continue reading Lead me to the Cross
As he was setting out on a journey, a man ran up, knelt down before him, and asked him, “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”Jesus answered him, “Why do you call me good?* No one is good but God alone.You know the commandments: ‘You shall not kill; you shall not commit … Continue reading Sigh
"From The Inside Out" Hillsong (United) A thousand times I've failed Still your mercy remains Should I stumble again Still I'm caught in your grace Everlasting, your light will shine when all else fades Never ending, your glory goes beyond all fame Your will above all else My purpose remains The art of losing myself … Continue reading My soul cries out