Sunday, March 31, 2013
We Christians are not so different from anyone else, really, though we should be. We should at least try to be. But the truth of the matter is that we are humans, subject to all the failings of humans. I try to do well, I try to do good, and instead, I miss the mark by miles, failing to keep even the two simple commands that lie at the heart of Christendom, to love thy neighbour, and to love God above all else.
The one thing that sets Christians apart from all others though, no matter our own personal failings, is that we have accepted the debt of Christ's sacrifice of suffering and death, and His gift of Grace in resurrection. Through this, death really has no sting. I will see God in His glory in heaven. What a thought!
Hubby preached on the difficult time Peter must have had, and I have been reading about the pain and fear Mary lived through. I cannot imagine those times, nor those sorrows, but I am comforted knowing that I am not alone, not abandoned. I have already read the end of the story... I KNOW how it goes.
Christ is risen, indeed! Allelulia!
Friday, March 29, 2013
Today we remember the suffering and death of the Son of God. He who was perfect, who descended from His Father's side, and came to live as a man and die as a man, only to redeem us before our Father. It is a mystery in the real sense of the word. Something that we cannot understand, something that cannot possibly be understood. Something that is so far beyond us that we must simply see it and accept it. Take it only on faith.
I do not understand why this should be true. But I am so very thankful that God has seen me as worth saving at this tremendous cost.
I await His coming in glory.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
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Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The fluffy part is from a lamb that died young (and quite unintended) that had a wonderful fleece I couldn't see wasting. The wool felt was very thick, so thick and dense it was difficult to sew into even with a very sharp needle. After much work with players and buttonhole thread, I have a wonderfully warm Norse/Mongol hybrid type hat. I have declared it Norse though, so it is Norse! I sure wish my hair wasn't so slippery that it wouldn't hold the style in the amulets below... It would definitely be cool to duplicate that hairdo!
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Next year is the 50th anniversary of the Beatles coming to America! A small group of women thought it would be fun to do a quilt challenge based on that, so they agreed to choose one of the 320 songs the Beatles recorded as a group, and use the title as inspiration for their quilts. Well, that small group of five has grown to well over sixty! The quilts will be displayed at the Quilt show in Hampton Roads next year, and there is chatter of a book. I have the first bits done on mine, and much work to do yet.
I chose a little known song whose name instantly put a picture in my mind... It is called Only A Northern Song and while the song itself is of little consequence, the mental image is lovely. I can't wait to work on it when I get a chance, though I am also trying to get a norse hat done by tonight. I figure I may need it! Of course, if it is done, the snow won't materialize, but I can always hope.