Monday, September 17, 2018

Happy Homemaker Monday ~ September 17, 2018


As I write ...   Sunday evening

The weather.... Beautiful compared to the Carolinas. 


Right now I am... just finished eating a very late supper. I was talking with a friend on the phone long-distance when supper time came.

Thinking... I need to sort a few fabrics tonight. I'm not going to sew, but sorting fabrics is part of the process. I have in mind to make a handbag this week, but I need to see if I have fabrics that I want to use. If not, the project will go on the back burner for awhile.

A quote to share... 
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On my reading pile...   I'm still reading the same books.





Favorite blog posts last week...  

For those of you wondering if I'm going to make a Fall Bucket List this year, YES! It should come out on or before the first of Fall.

Something fun to share... 





On my to do list...  Check out my sewing challenge progress in the tab above!
  • Photograph sewing projects
  • Plan school and sewing projects
  • Laundry
  • Cooking with prayer for creativity
  • Sewing
  • Knitting
  • Reading
  • Writing

On the needles...  

Looking forward to this week...
  • Monday -  Planning, laundry, cooking
  • Tuesday -  Knitting group 
  • Wednesday -  Journey to the Center of the Earth class for Amy and Church 
  • Thursday -  Coffee shop with dear friend
  • Friday -   Thrifty Friday post
  • Saturday -  
Looking around the house...  I hope to begin some fall decorating soon.


From the camera... 


My hair is growing.


Devotional...   


On my prayer list...

  • Florence and those in her path
  • Approval from insurance company for my upcoming reconstruction surgery
  • Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation
  • Relief from the side effects of my treatments ~ regain full range of movement in arm without pain across all the radiated area.
  • Peace of Jerusalem and Israel
  • Wisdom, health, and protection for President Trump, Vice-President Pence, and their families. 
  • Good, godly, brave people to be elected to serve in Congress and across our nation according to The Constitution. 

My prayer for you, my dear reader...

Dear Jesus,
It seems like everyone has something she is worrying about these days. You told us not to worry but to trust you. Father help us to look to you for our every need.
Father, I ask that whatever that need is—provision for a bill, for food, for education or whatever—healing for herself or a loved one—relief from pain, or fear, or anxiety—reconciliation with a loved one or between family members—salvation for someone they care about—I ask you to meet her needs. Holy Spirit, please wrap your loving arms around each reader. Speak truth to them. Bring salvation, bring peace, bring faith, bring hope. Thank you so much for your provision of salvation and everything we need. I bless your Holy Name Jesus! Amen.


Your kindness to me in writing back really encourages me. Thank you so much for taking the extra time to comment.

Laura
Trusting in God's timing, provision, and healing power

Joining with Sandra at Happy Homemaker Monday.

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Monday, September 10, 2018

ONE NIGHT Advent Calendar ~ Review





Christmas is a wonderful time of year. We do so many things in anticipation of the big day. Children grow more and more excited to see what will be under the tree. We have pageants, parties, and many activities. But do we slow down and look for Jesus in the season?

Years ago, I decided to do things differently with our children. Although I'm not from a liturgical background, we began celebrating Advent in our own made up way. Part of that was reading from a favorite Advent book each night. It became a treasured family tradition. Even though my children are now 17 through 27, last year, we all gathered to read the book together at least once. Those who live at home read it more often. There's something about opening doors in anticipation.




ONE NIGHT an advent calendar is a new twist on the Advent story.  Adam Farbiarz tells the story of Christ's birth from the perspective of a young shepherd and his friend. It exquisitely illustrated by Rachael Clarke Hende in ink and charcoal.  Calligraphy and hand lettering were done by Adam's sister Rachel Farbiarz.  Lizzie stone designed it all so that it fit together beautifully and seamlessly.




It was not the story as I expected it. The language and imagery was at an adult level. That kept it fresh and interesting. It will also spark conversations between children and grown-ups. Talking about Jesus is really the goal isn't it? Passing on our faith to the children God has put in our lives?




The combination of illustrations that look like art instead of storybook characters, an imaginative, well-told story based on the account in Luke, attractive lettering, and excellent construction make this a calendar that your family can enjoy as part of your Christmas Advent traditions.



This is a KICKSTARTER campaign. You cannot find this Advent calendar in stores. KICKSTARTER allows supporters and patrons to help the creators of all kinds of products get their items into the marketplace. 


Rachael (art), Adam (direction), Rachel (letters), Lizzie (design)

Will you please go and read more about this Advent calendar project that these young people have invested three years of their life in?  There's no obligation, but you may just find yourself asking how you can help and how you can get one or more of these calendars now.


Disclosure: I was sent a sample of this product for review purposes only. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own based on my experience with this product. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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Happy Homemaker Monday ~ September 10, 2018


As I write ...   Sunday evening

The weather.... Very cool... I'll need a blanket tonight.


Right now I am... achy because I've been leaning over the table planning and sewing.

Thinking... I need to be in bed. I've been staying up too late lately.

A quote to share... 
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"The greater part of our happiness or misery 
depends upon our dispositions, and not upon
our circumstances." 

Martha Washington

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On my reading pile...   





Favorite blog posts last week...  


For those of you wondering if I'm going to make a Fall Bucket List this year, YES! It should come out on or before the first of Fall.

Something fun to share... 





On my to do list...  Check out my sewing challenge progress in the tab above!
  • Cleaning
  • Planning
  • Laundry
  • Focus
  • Cooking
  • Teaching
  • Sewing
  • Knitting
  • Reading
  • Writing

On the needles...  
  • A Warm One hat for charity
  • Planning to order size 9 needles so that I can make a sweater for my little dog.

Looking forward to this week...
  • Monday -  Planning
  • Tuesday -  Knitting group 
  • Wednesday -  Church
  • Thursday -  Errands & coffee shop with dear friend
  • Friday -  
  • Saturday -  
Looking around the house...  I've made a big mess with my sewing things on the kitchen table.


From the camera... 


Love the colors in this bag I sewed.
Devotional...   


On my prayer list...

  • A family member has been in the hospital for nearly a week after emergency surgery and has been diagnosed with diabetes. Healing.
  • Approval from insurance company for my upcoming reconstruction surgery
  • Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation
  • Relief from the side effects of my treatments ~ regain full range of movement in arm without pain across all the radiated area.
  • Peace of Jerusalem and Israel
  • Wisdom, health, and protection for President Trump, Vice-President Pence, and their families. 
  • Good, godly, brave people to be elected to serve in Congress and across our nation according to The Constitution. 

My prayer for you, my dear reader...

Father God, most likely each of my readers has something heavy on her heart. Father, I ask that whatever that need is—provision for a bill, for food, for education or whatever—healing for herself or a loved one—relief from pain, or fear, or anxiety—reconciliation with a loved one or between family members—salvation for someone they care about—I ask you to meet her needs. Holy Spirit, please make your presence known. Bring salvation, bring peace, bring faith, bring hope. Thank you so much for your provision of salvation and everything we need. I bless your Holy Name Jesus! Amen.


Thank you all for dropping in.
Please take a few moments and jot me a note. 

Laura
Trusting in God's timing, provision, and healing power

Joining with Sandra at Happy Homemaker Monday.

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