Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Sunday Church and MLK Day

Sunday at church we had combined services with our English speaking congregation and the Spanish speaking congregation that meet after our service. We enjoyed a wonderful bilingual service. Our pastor was out because he and his wife had just been blessed with a another baby so the pastor of the Spanish speaking congregation gave a sermon on love. He also read portions of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream " speech.  What a wonderful speech that was!




It's so sad that in 2014 people still hate people because of skin color. I watched a snippet of an interview with certain actress and was just horrified of the treatment that she received when she married a white man.


This actress and her sister who is also an actress are half black and half white and quite honestly I don't understand why people made such an issue out of something that is really none of their business. I mean how dare they!






I don't even notice (or care!) anymore if people give Tim and I weird looks. My family loves him because everyone in my most of my nieces and nephews are of mixed race. Of various races I might add and we don't care about the color of someone's skin.


 Martin Luther King Day was celebrated over all the nation but many people fail to realize that Dr. King was also a godly man who believed the Bible. Which means he would have never approved of some of all these unbiblical rights people seem to think he would have fought for.



What our nation needs to do is turn to Jesus. He is our one and only hope!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year!
 I'm going to list some of my goals for 2014. Lord willing these are my goals for 2014.
  • Walk more closely with the Lord.
  • Read through the Bible in a year
  • Get my house more organized
  • Get my old sewing machine moved out and given away
  •  Crochet at least one project that has stitches that I haven't tried before
  • Sew at least one small project like a quilt or baby dress  
I really need to draw nearer to the Lord and not compromise my convictions or conform to the world's ideas. This is really hard to do because I don't want to be considered a fuddy duddy. So I'm relying on the God to help me.
I got a simple Bible reading plan that I hope I can stay faithful to which will help me read through the Bible in a year. I don't just want to read the Word but I want to meditate on what I read. It's so easy to just follow a reading schedule and call it a day. I don't want to do that.

My house is a complete wreck! I think I really need to get into Flylady again. I have her book Sink Reflections. It's an older copy and I'm sure it's been updated but I can definitely use what's in the book.


I have an old sewing machine with a cabinet that was giving to me free so "freely I received and freely I give away". I was blessed a few years ago with a brand new Singer for free from sewing who couldn't use it anymore so I don't need two sewing machines.

As far as crocheting and sewing are concerned I'm excited to learn more skills. I'm in the middle of crocheting Hobbes from Calvin and Hobbes. This pattern has decreasing and increasing which I had never tried before. I watched a YouTube video on decreasing and was surprised how easy it is to do.
Sewing might be a little hard for me because it is frustrating changing the needle and trying to figure out the correct tension.