Wednesday, September 21, 2016

"In Box". Philippians 1:11 (Part 2)

I decided to use an old fashioned tool from my teaching days - the inbox - for my smaller pieced sewing projects.  I have high hopes!

The label for the baby quilt.

The pieces for the Drunkard's Path.

        The pieces for my Dot Your I's quilt.

Circles from my Quilty 365 that are waiting patiently to be sewn up!

I'm linking up to Midweek Makers at Quilt Fabrication.

Philippians 1:11 (Part 2)
I remember singing a song that said to count the cost of serving Jesus.  I asked my five-year-old daughter, “What do you think the cost is of serving Christ?” 

She responded, “It’s free!  Just give Him your heart!”

Out of them mouth of babes.

My son surprises me with the wisdom that comes out of his mouth. Sometimes I can only stare at him in awe.


Back to the fruit of righteousness and the God Wink I promised you!

My righteousness comes from Jesus Christ.  And my life’s purpose is to glorify and praise God.

Be it
sharing my sewing projects and feelings about them,
understanding a painful past,
surviving cancer,
wondering if I’ll have a reoccurrence,
ministering to my family,
sinning and repenting,

my life’s purpose is to glorify and praise God in my heart and with my life.

That’s all I can do.

I can learn from the wonderful people who share their own wisdom and expertise in sewing and life. Yes, Sweetie, that's you!

I can understand and forgive.

I can celebrate surviving cancer.

I can place my future in God’s hands and live each day to the fullest.

I can minister to my family and back off when they need me to.  (Remember discernment? 

I can remember I am but a sinner saved by grace –
and boy does that keep me humble – I hope! 

who credited
Here’s a God Wink:
I lost my journaling Bible.
Can’t find it anywhere.
So I’m using my old Bible that I’ve had since 1989.
Guess what?
There was a note in there written by Philippians 1:3 – 11.
Here it is:
“For my son and daughter as they embark on their new lives. May 2003”

In May of 2003 my baby boy got married.

In May of 2003 my daughter graduated high school and left for Okinawa, Japan for – was it two or three months?

Thirteen years ago this was my prayer for them.  
And this is my prayer for them still.

And this is my prayer for you. Yes, you.

And this is my prayer for me 
and everyone else I love.

3I thank my God every time I remember you. 4In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy 5because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, 6being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
7It is right for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart and, whether I am in chains or defending and confirming the gospel, all of you share in God’s grace with me. 8God can testify how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus.
9And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, 10so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, 11filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.

Dear Friends,

This is my truth.


  1. Great way to get all those little projects done. Thanks for sharing on Midweek Makers

    1. Thank you for hosting and for your comments! Hope to see you next week! :)

  2. Love your "in box"! Abba Father has been working in my life in the same vein as your message today for over 3 or 4 months now! This is so great His sharing this with you and you to us! I can see His plan in all this. Thank you!

    1. I'm so grateful you are being blessed! Thank you for the encouragement!