Thursday, January 3, 2013

Being Made Strong When we are weak

I know this subject has nothing to do with quilt making, but I thought I'd share some of my inner thoughts today and pray that if you have been here, or are still here you can know that you are not alone.
I never make a resolution for the new year, but each day in my life I strive to gain strength in the areas where I am weak. I have been reflecting on my life during the past year, and want to be a better person today than I was yesterday.
It is sometimes hard for us to admit that we have certain weaknesses and short comings.  And we don't have to share this. But I find that each time I share there is always someone else who is struggling with the same things and we help one another . 
I don't know how to love others that do not seem to measure up to my standards.  A wretch un-done am I.  I pray, O Lord, please help me to love others more than myself.
Help me to give wholeheartedly of myself to those in need and to those who are the unlovely; to those who I might find less-than.
I pray for forgiveness if I find myself looking down on others.
I do not want to think more highly of myself than I ought to, and I pray for cleansing and to filled with the Spirit of God that I may not judge another.  I'm also praying that I will do unto others as I would have them do unto me.
Now back to the quilts at hand.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

HAPPY NEW YEAR,

hallelujah,and amen.  Praise God, for He has brought us thus far.  I am forgetting those things which are behind and pressing toward the things to come. I'll be looking to Him, who is the author and finisher of my faith.
I pray for peace for each of my followers and who stop by from time to time.  I love your comments and kind words.
I hope that I can encourage you this year not only with my art, but with food for thought.                                 A new day has dawned, 2013

                            View from my front patio just before the sun rises
                                            about a quarter of a mile away