Purim

This last Thursday was Purim.

Although I have never traditionally celebrated the holiday, as I am not Jewish, it is amazing to think we still know the date of when Esther freed her people.

I hope this video helps you better understand what happened on that day so many years ago.

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“To confirm these days of Purim in their times appointed, according as Mordecai the Jew and Esther the queen had enjoined them, and as they had decreed for themselves ad for their seed, the matters of the fastings and their cry.”

Esther 9:31 KJV

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The Old Shoemaker

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This video is based off of the short story, “Where Love Is, God Is“, by Leo Tolstoy.
It is a sweet tale about an old cobbler who sees the Lord.
                   
May you see God today. Have a blessed Friday:)
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“And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.”
~Matthew 25:40
 
 

Living in the Now

Sometimes we get caught up in the thick of thin things, we forget to live for the day we are in, and we take for granted the blessings God has given us. It’s important to be ambitious and to work to improve our lives- but we can not afford to sacrifice what is happening in the here and now, for what is just a possibility tomorrow. Yes, we need to plan for the future. Yes, we need to make ourselves ready for the struggles yet to come. But we can not allow ourselves lose sight of the good we have now. We must show our gratitude to Him by living in the moment. 
What tale will we have to tell, at the end of our lives, if we don’t make the time to be where we are and live for those blessed moments?
God gives us opportunities to make memories. He wants us to find joy. Sometimes it takes a little work, but what blessings we will receive when we look at the Father and tell him we did our best and learned from the trials He set before us. 
We must exhibit faith. Faith is a verb. It is not something that you posses once and are done with. We must show the Lord that we are devoted to His work. 
We must try our best to be His hands. But we can not do that if all we ever do is think about a moment that we do not live in.
 May you find strength in the Lord- in His timing.
May you nurture your faith and find peace in His works.

Let God bless you and comfort you.

A New Way to Follow Sew What’s Cookin’!

The last couple of months have been very busy. However, a pinterest account has been started and built up which is full of fun ideas for the Holidays and for all seasons. You will find craft ideas, stocking stuffers, DIY projects, Sewing tips, and recipes.
Follow us on Pinterest!!!

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If you follow the boards, your boards will be followed back!

Just because money is tight, that doesn’t mean that gifts have to stop.
Items can be repurposed, re-created, and can be the most meaningful gifts of the season.

Do not let hard times make you feel inadequate. It isn’t about the stuff. It’s about the Spirit.
It’s isn’t about the gimmes it’s about celebrating the Savior by loving others.

May your Soul be given peace and joy as December brings many new adventures!

Luke 2:10

Kicking off the Holidays

Isn’t Thanksgiving a wonderful way to kick-off the holiday season?
Thursday was a day filled with giving thanks for the wonderful blessings God has given us.
The Lord’s bounty is upon every person who seeks His love. It is such a wonderful gift.

Christmas is a time to remember the birth of our Savior. It is a time of sharing and reverence for His Glory. To celebrate and ring in the Christmas Spirit, the blog will feature a series of holiday themed posts, yummy recipes and fun craft ideas. The hope is that these ideas will inspire you to serve and share your joy with those around you.

Below is a wonderful video to help us all remember the true Spirit of the Season!

May God bless you.

Real life or Photo shop?

Anyone ever heard of “The Great and Spacious Make-up Box”?
How sad is it that this has become the standard for beauty?
This lady is already beautiful.  Did she need all of the photo editing
to make her even more so? No. So where is your standard?
Do you want to be YOUR best, or a computer’s best?
There is so much more to a person than what they look like.
Life isn’t virtual.  Go forth and be who the Lord wants you to be.
Dove came out with this video a couple of years ago, but I think its been lost in the bright lights of youtube.
“But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.”
~ 1 Samuel 16:7 KJV

What Do You Really Want For Your Life?

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Okay Ladies,
Today is a good day to think about what you really want for your life.
Today is a day designated to remember all those who sacrificed to help establish the wonderful republic that we are so blessed to live in.  Let’s honor those sacrifices by thinking about what we will do with their gift.  The Lord has a purpose for all of us.  Whether we are meant to drastically change the world, or touch people’s hearts by the small things we do everyday. 
How glorious to be a woman. 
How wonderful to find His Love for us. 
Let today be a day to ponder about what your work is and how you are to accomplish that call.
Go forth with faith, prayer, and love for all you meet.
note: Francesca Battistelli is even more amazing live. She found her call as a Christian singer and a mother.  A true inspiration:)
Today’s Elect Ladies:
The Founding Mothers
So many times we use the term “Founding Fathers”.  I definitely believe that without those inspired men, there would not be the astounding blessing of the United States of America.  But it is said that “behind every great man is a great woman”.  This definitely rings true.  As we acknowledge the blessings that these men have worked so hard for, let us also remember that without the strength of their wives, they would not have been as effective.  It was Martha Washington that provided a home for her husband, George Washington, to return to after the horrible trial of Valley Forge. It was Abigail Adams’ ever faithful letters that helped to mold the opinions of John Adams.  She also raised John Quincy Adams to eventually become president.
Do not underestimate the power that we have, as women, to influence the men in our lives.  Our job is not to try to be the same as men, but to be equal partners to men.  We have different responsibilities that come with our
God-Given gifts.  He made us different for a reason.  The founding fathers were friends, yes, but they did not turn to their buddies when they were in their darkest moments.  They turned to their wives, mothers, their sisters, and ultimately, their LORD for their solace.  Every woman has the opportunity to bless the lives of those around her.  She must seize that opportunity before it is too late.  Do NOT let idleness take us off of the path that He has set for us.
Have a fantastic day and don’t let anything make you forget your divine role in His Plan. We must work to build each other up in His Kingdom. The world is cruel enough.  Let us not add to the struggle of others.
 It is the call of a women to ease the pain of others.  His Plan is perfect, and ours is clouded by temporal concerns.  He sees the big picture and knows what we need to learn to live with Him.    
May your day be filled with Light and Joy!