Saturday, February 28, 2009

No Sweat.........

The Clothing of the Priests in the Temple

Eze 44:17 And it shall come to pass, [that] when they enter in at the gates of the inner court, they shall be clothed with linen garments; and no wool shall come upon them, whiles they minister in the gates of the inner court, and within.
Eze 44:18 They shall have linen bonnets upon their heads, and shall have linen breeches upon their loins; they shall not gird [themselves] with any thing that causeth sweat.

Romans 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death

The Old Testament Law the Priest had to wear garments made of linen so they would not sweat...

New Covenant : You are set free from the law of sin and death so don't sweat it!

I will be missing a few days, I awoke this morning in the grip of bronchitis. I am headed to my comfy chair with my study bible and my vaporizer and my Vick's Vapor Rub...

Friday, February 27, 2009

What Do I Do With This?

Is this beautiful or WHAT!!!

Thanks for sending Shortybear...............

Take it if you wish!

Now back to my original post!

Ok.. My sweet DH built this last summer thinking we were going to make a fence around the pool with many of these panels. BUT when we discovered the cost of each panel and how many it would take, we changed our minds!
Sooooooooooo I have this wonderful panel sitting in the shed waiting for a home. It is very well built with a top shelf and plastic lattice. This is 4'x4'. It will last for years.. When I see it I see blue morning glories and white moon vine. Maybe those two combination with yellow iris in front of the morning glories... So where to put!
Here is some ideas.......... TELL ME YOU THOUGHTS!

I will of course paint it so keep in mind a color.......... The lattice will of course remain white.......
Where or where do I put!

Remember the pictures from last year where we had to remove two HUGE trees from the front of my house......Alas they were dead and falling apart.......... But that has left my front yard as bare as a babies butt...... My mail box is exposed to the world....... I am thinking the panel right behind it with the yellow iris and moon vine and morning glories? Or is it too big for that? What ya think?

BUT!!!!!!!!! Here is my shop sitting back by the new fence (didn't he do a good job!) That panel would look good back there in the corner with the moon vine and morning glories! What ya think?

Now wait a minute! Here is the front and side of the north side of the fence ! What about it sitting right there on the corner with the stuff on it with yellow iris in front! Yeah ! That would look pretty ! BUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here is the front of the fence facing west and wonder if I should put that on the inside of the fence right in the corner for me to see when I am out in that pool? It would be hidden from the public but I could enjoy! Decisions, decisions !
AND my DH is fixing to build the fence on the south side of the house just like this one and enclose the pool before the cover comes off ( I so fear that Mom will walk all the way around the house and fall in the pool) Soooooooooo the fence needs to go up soon! Then of course I will have another blank canvas for that panel! Oh the decisions I must make!

AND don't ya just love that fence! We will be staining it this summer and painting the house! I will take lots of pictures !

Now you have all the information that you need ........... What ya think?

I found this quote in my email this morning.......... How true it is!

Whatever keeps me from my Bible is my enemy, however harmless it may appear to me.

A. W. Tozer

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

It Is Just That Easy

It is just in the choices we make. We choose to do what is right and do what is "as unto the Lord'. It is in the choice to follow HIM and do HIS will. We want to make it more difficult than it really is.
It is a known fact that we do exactly what we want to do. That is a fact. We make
choices every day in all types of situations. We choose.

I stood in my shop the other day musing over some issues that we are having in the family and in my musing I was talking out loud to my self. I want my walk with the Lord to be stronger, said I out loud. I want the supernatural to be in my life the natural. I want to talk to HIM and hear HIM answer once again. I want my walk to take me to places that will marvel me and leave me speechless. I want to pray a fervent prayer and see the God of this Universe move in the lives of those in my family that so need the Lord. ( The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.)
I WANT.........

Then I stood quiet listening again to the words that I just spoke out loud. Knowing that I was speaking some to me and some to the Lord. I stood silent.

It is in my choice that I see these things come to pass. I am the one that will make the decisions in my life change. If I REALLY want HIM moving in my life greater than HE has ever moved then it is in my decisions that will see those things come to pass.

You see I have stood in the pulpit and preached the gospel and I have seen
lives changes, I have taught the word of God with power and authority and watched as HE moved through the crowd and touched hearts.
I have laid hands on the sick and seen them recover and I have stood silent in the presence of the most HIGH GOD and had need of nothing.
I miss the move of God in my life. Even as I type this out tears roll down my cheek as I remember the feelings of being in unity with HIM..... It is my choice from this day if I see these things returned to my life, my choice.
It is just that easy.......... HE stands ready to walk with me and talk with me ..... HE stands ready... I stood there in my shop, and I made my choice that will bring me to that place that my heart seeks...........
Make that choice in your life......... You will never be the same........

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Grandmothers Garden

This is what I have been busy with.. I inherited many quilt tops put together by my sweet Grandmother Potts. I think I might have 8 that she pieced together and maybe 5-6 that she cut out but never got put together. So I need to put together and then have them quilted. I thought that I would hand quilt them and then give them away to family , but I will not live long enough to do that! It is taking me forever! So I wanted to show you the first one that I have finished and the second one that is finished but I do not have a picture of. Then the one that is almost finished. This one has many pieces of material that I recognize when I was young. She did a great job of putting the colors together didn't she. This one hangs in my spare bedroom. Every time I see it I see another piece of material that used to be a dress or blouse that was made for me by grand mom. I think I did good.........don't you. It is all hand pieced and hand quilted. It will go to my son one of these days. The picture does not do it justice.

It is a full size and looks good thrown over the end of the bed some days.

This one I have just finished quilting by hand and needs to have the edges finished. I so enjoyed this one. It will go in my bedroom hanging on a wall. I have two more like this one with all different colors. I know who one will go to, I have a very favorite niece that will get one of those. However, the rest of the quilts will be taken to a wonderful lady here in town that puts them on her machine. I took one a year ago and had one of the quilts made for my older brother Paul. He just loves it and she did a beautiful job. That is the only way that they will get finished. I will keep several for Chris, for when he marries and has children and they will know what a wonderful Great Great Grandmother they had. As for some of the others, not sure what I will do with them.

My brother PE said that he sees some pieces in this one that used be little shirts that he once wore. How precious are these quilts and I am blessed to have them. I will get them quilted and share them with the ones that I love.

I so enjoyed hand sewing this one. I went around every piece of that doll, her umbrella and each little flower and stem grass at the bottom of her skirt. It has taken me a while but how I enjoy looking at them.

The picture does not do it justice!
I am going to enter the top one in the quilt show this year! Wish me luck!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Mouth to Mouth

Ok.. now you can laugh but do not let me see you..

I have a little love bird by the name of Moses. He loves to root around in the dirt, (I wonder if he is a chicken) Anyway, when I am working in my shop he is here and there and everywhere.. I keep a close eye on him even when he thinks he is getting away with something...hahahha He loves to get in my potted plants and dig around in the dirt and especially one on the floor that is my Aloe Vera plant. My shop seconds as a green house in the winter, I have big west windows and
all my outside potted plants live there through the winter, but I digress. Today Moses was his same nosy thing and was on the floor and up on the grape vine over the window and then down to the potted Aloe Vera.
He was down there only a few seconds and he began to choke on something. I heard this noise turn to look at him and he had his neck stretched out and was gaging and sticking his tongue all the way out. Hard to explain if you have never owned a bird. A few seconds latter he was flapping around wildly and making more terrible noises. Well, I came undone and ran over there and grabbed him up and because he was so scared, he bit the fool out of me but I held on tight. I ran to the kitchen and began to rub under his neck to see if I could dislodge what ever was hung in his throat. I put my finger under the water and gave him little drops of water to see if that would help....... He was still fighting me and biting me but I refused to let go. I was crying and praying and holding his little face up to my lips and gently blowing in his mouth. Thought if it were just dirt I could help him get it loose.

Well after a while that seemed like an eternity he began to cough. I knew that if he could cough he was breathing again. I let go of my grip and he flew to the top of his cage where he sat for the longest just coughing and making some strange noises. I made sure he had good fresh cold water and I stood right by his cage for a long time just watching him.
Oh the love that we have for these little creatures. He has been with me since he hatched in Jan. 2000. I have nursed him through some tough things and he is my buddy. Every day around 2:30 or so he flies to my shoulder and settles himself in the curve of my neck there he takes a nap. It does not matter what I am doing, I always sit down for about 1/2 hour while he takes a sleeps and some days he lays completely down on his belly resting right in the curve of my neck.
How can you not love that little thing.......... So, now you can go on and laugh a bit, I laughed as I shared with my DH how I gave Moses mouth to mouth today, but while it was happening I cried like a baby.............
No more playing in the dirt for Moses!