Well we are 3 days into Oct., and Thursday afternoon already. For a gal who doesn't work outside the home, and no longer has any little ones she is responsible for, time sure whips by. It seems as if I am always busy and looking for more time in my day. I honestly can't imagine how I ever got anything done when my house was full of young ones, and my schedule was truly crazy. But I have managed to get another runner done. With the exception of the binding, this is my best so far, haha. I am fighting the urge remove it and start again, but in my gut I know this would really be kind of silly. I used decorative quilting stitches to do ALL of the quilting, and I really liked the way it came out. So here it is...
|LOVE THE COLORS|
|CLOSE UP OF THE STITCHES USED ON THE TREE, THE TRUNK, THE WHITE, THE BORDER AND THE BINDING...WHEW! IT DID TAKE A WHILE!|
|EVEN CLOSER LOOK|
I attended a new ladies Bible study group last night. It is a delightful mix of younger and older women, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. I am so looking forward to this study. My sweet niece Jessie has organized this group, and she has done an amazing job. And she has announced she is expecting her first baby in April! How happy I am for her as she went through several months of infertility and treatments. I am praying and rejoicing for her, and covet your prayers for a healthy, happy pregnancy, and a sweet baby to hold and cherish soon. God is soo good!
I am feeling MUCH better, but not 100% myself yet. Finishing up the antibiotic, and believe it or not still a little itchy. I have found a medication that takes care of that itch, but makes me way too sleepy, so hopefully I can stop it soon. Thank you so much for the prayers and well wishes, I could feel them all.
Don't know how many of you out there are familiar with Chuck Smith and his ministry at Calvary Chapel, but he has had a profound affect on my life. He went home to heaven early this morning, and so this earth has lost a truly, good and godly man. His ministries have effected literally millions all over the world. He was busy preaching and teaching right up to the very end, to include teaching 3 services just this last Sunday, despite battling cancer for the last two years. It made me think of the apostle Paul's words to Timothy.
I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race. I have kept the faith. Finally there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing. 2 Tim 4-7-and eight. my computer won't type eights for some reason.
Chuck is now in heaven and will certainly hear,
"Well done good and faithful servant. Now enter the joy of the Lord!" Matt 25:23
My son James was listening to Chuck's message from last Sun this afternoon and was truly blessed to discover the similarities of what they had both taught. He put together a small clip that highlights the similarities. It truly blessed me to hear this, not only because of the similarities of course, but also as this was part of Chuck's last messages and prayers from the pulpit. It is only about 7 minutes long, so if you have the time give this a listen. I know it will bless you too. May you all enjoy these glorious Fall days! Blessings, Debbie