Leona’s Quilting Adventure: Bloggy Giveaway…Happy October!: Happy Sunday! The new work week will soon be upon us. This month has been filled with fun surprises and I thought that an October Giveaway …
I’ve been carrying some burdens around for some time.
I want to thank all of my prayer warrior friends who have been praying and my Sister-n-Christ, Lichea, for taking the time for my daughter when she reached out to her. This weekend a burden has been lifted and prayers have been answered.
My daughter, Audre, has accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior and will be baptized next Sunday!
Praise the Lord, Hallelujah, Amen!!
This evening, the youth department had a get-together for the youth and one of the youth leaders had this cake made for Audre in celebration of her new life in Christ.
Some of you may wonder why I’m so happy about this news. I’m happy because I know I will see my daughter in eternity at the end of our lives. She will be praising the Lord with me. Romans 8:38-39 for I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Jesus Christ our Lord.
We are all, everyone of us, sinners and without Jesus Christ in our lives we are separated from God forever. Romans 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
However there is a remedy for being separated from God.
Jesus Christ, God’s son, came to earth, took on form of man, grew up sinless, taught the Word of God, preached the Word of God, healed the sick, cast out demons, made the lame to walk, the mute to talk, the deaf to hear, and many more things.
He did all this until the time He was to be delivered for death. He was arrested, scorned, beaten and spit upon. He took it all, He didn’t have to but He did. He was nailed to a cross for punishment, though He was completely innocent. When He was on that cross, He took on the sins of every man, woman and child that ever was or ever will be created.
He took on the sins of the world.
He cried out “Father why hast thou forsaken me?”. You see, God can not look upon sin. So He turned away from His Son on the cross, as He was covered in yours, mine and every other person’s sin. John 3:16 for God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes will not die but have everlasting life.
Jesus Christ bore it all. He did it for all of us, so that we have the opportunity to be forgiven of our sins. All it takes is believing Jesus Christ died for you and asking Him to forgive you of your sins. There is not a sin that is too bad or too black to be forgiven. He died on the cross, He died with our sins. He was buried. But God raised Him from the dead, death was conquered, sin was defeated and forgiveness was given. Because of that, we can now be forgiven of sin, and live a new life in Christ.
Do you believe?
Romans 10:9-10 that if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.
God bless and keep you,
my day started out with the first frost of the year.
Later in the morning, my husband, daughter and I went up on the mountain to try to get pictures of the color change. It’s been awfully dry this year and we haven’t had a lot of cool nights/warm days to get the colors quite to their peak yet, but we got a few pictures. David took a couple of pictures of me and Audre too.
I truly enjoyed the time we spent up there. It was a beautiful day.
After we got home, this evening I decided I needed to so something about the blocks I created for the block of the month. I started them last October, but then when my dad was sick and in the hospital for a full month, and I got away from the quilting. So they have sat there waiting on me to complete the rest. Well I pulled them out today and after looking at the six blocks I completed, I must confess, I did not think the process out very well.
I essentially had three sets of blocks that coordinated but the sets did not coordinate with each other. I decide to do the following with the blocks.
- stitched up the beginning of a wall hanging with two of them, I still need to add borders.
- made two decorative pot holders out of two.
- took one block and put it with two other blocks of a coordinating color to make it a vertical wall hanging, I will embellish it and add borders to it too.
I still have a four-patch I’m not sure what I’ll do with. I will post pictures of them all when I get them done.
So, after explaining all of that, I will be removing the quilt block of the month tab. I apologize for dropping the ball on that. If you have made the blocks, I would love to see what you decide to do with them.
That’s all I have for now.
Have a wonderful rest of the weekend!
God bless and keep you,
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More of the LORD’S beautiful work in the sky this evening. I’m glad He likes color, aren’t you?
While I wait for my tator tots and hush puppies to cook (yeah, I know it’s not much of a supper, but its late), I thought I’d share a few pics with you.
This morning while walking in to work I took this picture. It was an awesome way to start the day seeing God’ beautiful work.
When I got into the office, this is what it looked like.
When I left the office this evening, this is what it looked like.
Here is a sunset, my daughter caught last night and that was a beautiful way to end the day. 🙂
Well, my tots and puppies are done. So until next time, have a wonderful Wednesday!
God bless and keep you,