Stairway…

stairway
Picture from Bing

The daily prompt today was Stairway…. what can I say, when I see a stairway I ask myself how many steps do I have ahead and I begin to count as I climb.

One, two, three, four… and I continue until I’m on the next floor.

Sonia

 

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Curve…

In the mountains, you hide the future and the past.  I see you appear and then disappear. You turn a boring straight road into something fun and if I take you to fast, it might be a blast, or I might flip, but it’s joy to speed up as I make my way around your bend.

I see you in the waves as they crash on the beach, soaking the sand, and in a sand castle created by a child’s hand. As you bend around creating a mote, it is a perfect finish. You’re in the wings of a bumble bee as it goes from one flower to the next.  The flowers they visit also share you in their shape and I continue to see you through all of nature.

Sonia

 

 

 

 

Bread, Veggies, and a little duck tape…

I woke up hungry this morning so I baked a skillet of biscuits.  They were yummy with butter and red plum jelly along with a cup of hot coffee.  It was a pretty good way to start the day.

My husband was outside, so I went out to check on him.  It was a good morning to be out.  He was weeding the two raised beds we use for the vegetable garden.  It is in the early stage and not a lot is growing yet but I was able to get a picture of new tomatoes, Swiss chard and green onions that have come up.

I’ve mentioned the green carpet in my sewing room and how it is a chore to keep it clean of threads and such.

I can’t afford to pull the carpet up and put down tile at this time but I’m tired of the battle between carpet and threads, pins, etc.  So I bought two packs of the foam tiles and laid them down on top of the carpet.  This will make clean up easier and will be more comfy for my morning exercise routine.

There were several edge pieces left over.

So I set them out in a pattern, flipped them over and duck taped the backside, then took an X-Acto knife and very carefully trimmed the edges to the best of my ability…  

Anyway, I made a mat to put down where I stand to cut fabric.
It measures 12.25″ x 22″.

That’s it for now.

Have great day!
Sonia

Scoffed…

Have you ever been laughed at?

How did it make you feel?

How did you react?

My heart went out to a friend of mine, who recently experienced this situation.   They were being told of another person’s ill health.  The person is suffering from cancer and is terminal.  My friend responded that they would pray for that suffering individual.  As they walked away, they heard laughter and someone saying “they are going to pray for him”, laughing out loud as if it was a ludicrous thing, praying for the sick,

After hearing this, I was compelled to write what I have learned in my walk with the Lord about scoffers.  I believe every believer will face being scoffed or laughed at, at one time or another, if they are truly trusting and trying to live their life for God.

My first thought went to Job.  Remember how he suffered and was mocked?

  • Job 21:14-15 (NIV) Yet they say to God, ‘Leave us alone! We have no desire to know Your ways. Who is the Almighty, that we should serve Him?  What would we gain by praying to Him?’

Or perhaps a scripture in the book of Psalms fits it better.

  • Psalm 73:11 (NIV)  They say, “How would God know?  Does the Most High know anything?”

I can only imagine what my friend felt at the moment upon hearing the laughter. I’m sure questions started going through their mind. Questions like “Are they laughing at me, questioning my faith?”, “Are they really that insensitive?”, or maybe “Are they that angry at God?”.

My friend continued on their way after hearing that scoffing statement.

It’s a natural instinct, for a lot of people, to turn around and tell the person laughing exactly what they think about their rude behavior.  Then there are others who wouldn’t waste their breath on them again if they had too.  Needless to say a scoffer does not make very many “brownie points” with people.

So, how should we respond to scoffers?

  • Psalm 1:1-4 (NIV) Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on His law day and night.  That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither – whatever they do prospers.  Not so the wicked! They are like chaff that the wind blows away.

In 1 Peter it tells us to live good lives among the unbelievers.

  • 1 Peter 2:15 (NIV) For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people.
  • 1 Peter 2:21-23 To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in His steps.  “He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in His mouth.” When they hurled their insults at Him, He did not retaliate; when He suffered, He made no threats.  Instead, he entrusted Himself to Him who judges justly.

These verses tell me that we should “turn the other cheek” so to speak.

Give it to God and carry on.

Keep on living for God to the best of your ability, and last but not least, pray for the offender so that they might learn to walk in the light.

Sonia

Scoffed…

Have you ever been laughed at?

How did it make you feel?

How did you react?

My heart went out to a friend of mine, who recently experienced this situation.   They were being told of another person’s ill health.  The person is suffering from cancer and is terminal.  My friend responded that they would pray for that suffering individual.  As they walked away, they heard laughter and someone saying “they are going to pray for him”, laughing out loud as if it was a ludicrous thing, praying for the sick,

After hearing this, I was compelled to write what I have learned in my walk with the Lord about scoffers.  I believe every believer will face being scoffed or laughed at, at one time or another, if they are truly trusting and trying to live their life for God.

My first thought went to Job.  Remember how he suffered and was mocked?

  • Job 21:14-15 (NIV) Yet they say to God, ‘Leave us alone! We have no desire to know Your ways. Who is the Almighty, that we should serve Him?  What would we gain by praying to Him?’

Or perhaps a scripture in the book of Psalms fits it better.

  • Psalm 73:11 (NIV)  They say, “How would God know?  Does the Most High know anything?”

I can only imagine what my friend felt at the moment upon hearing the laughter. I’m sure questions started going through their mind. Questions like “Are they laughing at me, questioning my faith?”, “Are they really that insensitive?”, or maybe “Are they that angry at God?”.

My friend continued on their way after hearing that scoffing statement.

It’s a natural instinct, for a lot of people, to turn around and tell the person laughing exactly what they think about their rude behavior.  Then there are others who wouldn’t waste their breath on them again if they had too.  Needless to say a scoffer does not make very many “brownie points” with people.

So, how should we respond to scoffers?
  • Psalm 1:1-4 (NIV) Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on His law day and night.  That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither – whatever they do prospers.  Not so the wicked! They are like chaff that the wind blows away.

In 1 Peter it tells us to live good lives among the unbelievers.

  • 1 Peter 2:15 (NIV) For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people.
  • 1 Peter 2:21-23 To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in His steps.  “He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in His mouth.” When they hurled their insults at Him, He did not retaliate; when He suffered, He made no threats.  Instead, he entrusted Himself to Him who judges justly.

These verses tell me that we should “turn the other cheek” so to speak.

Give it to God and carry on.

Keep on living for God to the best of your ability, and last but not least, pray for the offender so that they might learn to walk in the light.

Sonia

Busy Day…

Boy, the day has just flown by.  I was busy with homework this morning, then after lunch I did a little more organizing in my sewing room.

I took things that were on my cutting table and made a place for them up on the wall for storage when not in use.

I organized my fabric cabinet, mostly the bottom section next to the batting.

Then I worked on my crochet/yarn area.  I was able to organize the top of this yard dresser by moving items to the window sill.

Then I took a break and did my Bible study.   I finished Romans and am now studying Acts.  I got to tell you, the Apostle Peter sure could preach, not backing down from those who opposed what he was teaching.
from http://newlife.id.au/bible-study-notes/the-apostle-peter/
Okay, then I sat at my sewing machine.  I finished the last “Gift Box” I needed for the quilt guild.  Then I started chain piecing some charm squares I found in my organizing endeavor earlier.

I also have new garden blooms to show.  If you’d like to see them, please go to my WordPress blog.  Here’s a link to it.  https://sonia67bones.wordpress.com/

Hugs,
Sonia

Another beautiful day…

Today was another beautiful day for new blooms in the garden.

A yellow Iris bloomed this morning, such a beauty.  I didn’t know it until today, but the white irises and the yellow ones have a pretty scent.

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The mini roses, ground cover, and climbing roses are all blooming now.

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mini rose
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ground cover rose
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climbing rose

The blooms are just a great way to start a day.

http://quotesgram.com/christian-nature-quotes/#FOTzHgvZ3p

Sonia