Thursday, June 15, 2017

Philippians 3:15. Twisting Away! New Feature! I Like!

Philippians 3:15.
Paul is saying that his view is correct.  He is trusting God to make clear this point of view to those who think differently about this (Philippians 3:1-4).  
Wow!  Now THAT is confidence!  Paul is so sure he is correct - and I agree with him.  To those who don't agree he is saying:
1) they are immature in the LORD
2) he is trusting God to show them the Truth.

Very interesting.

How many do we know that are faltering in their faith?
in their lives?

And it worries us.
And it concernes us.
And try as we might to not let it, 
it affects our lives as well.

What wisdom is in this verse for us!
15 All of us, then, 
who are mature 
should take such a view of things. 
And if on some point 
you think differently, 
that too God will make clear to you.
Philippians 3:1

I can share a bit of my story - but only a bit because the majority of the story isn't mine to tell.

We see someone going through growing pains, hurting, trying to make the right decisions and live out those wise decisions in spite of the pain they may cause.

We love them.  
We want the best for them.
And all we can do is pray for them
as they, together with God,
make their way.

But, pray is not just ALL we can do.
It's a ton.
It's powerful.
May you - and I - find comfort in this as we pray for ourselves and then our loved ones:

Let us also remember this:

Abba, You know my heart today.  My prayer is simple.  I pray this for myself and for my loved ones today:
9 And this is my prayer: 
that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, 
10 so that you may be able to discern what is best 
and may be pure and blameless 
for the day of Christ, 

11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—
to the glory and praise of God.
Philippians 1:9-11


I also know that 
this verse and song are true!  
I claim them for myself 
and my loved ones 
today - and always.

Twisting Away!
I'm continuing to enjoy progress on my Pretzel Twist!  Four more blocks have been completed
and I've laid out 

the last three blocks 
on my cutting table! 

I'm hoping to get this one 
to Stephanie this Saturday
so that she can work 
her long arm magic!!

New Feature!
Once upon a time, a very long time ago, this quilter took inventory of her fabric stash.....and promised herself never, ever, ever to do that again!  However, I do need some kind of accountability if I'm truly going to meet my goal of sewing through my stash.  

Maggie @ Making a Lather keeps a very simple stash report.  I've decided to follow her format for both (gulp!) my fabric and yarn stash beginning June 11, 2016 and ending December 31, 2016.  Then I'll begin a new year in January.  

Thus far, it has really helped me to NOT buy fabric - except for this 2 cuts - both 1/3 yards!  :)

So, just so you'll see, Here is my stash report thus far.  

Instead of posting it once a month, I'll post it every time I buy fabric/yarn.  Otherwise, I may "forget"!  
Fabric Stash report
Fabric used this week:
Fabric used since June 11, 2017 (date I started this):

Fabric Added this week: 2/3 yard
Fabric Added since June 11, 2017 (date I started this): 2/3 yard

Net Fabric since June 11, 2017 (date I started this): 2/3 yard

Yarn Stash report
Yarn used this week: 15 oz
Yarn used since June 11, 2017 (date I started this):  15 oz

Yarn Added this week:
Yarn Added since June 11, 2017 (date I started this): 0 oz

Net Yarn since June 11, 2017 (date I started this): Used 15 0 oz

I Like
Again, check out LeAnn's I Like linky party!  It'll make you smile!
Here are my "I Likes"!
Watching the birds outside my 
studio windows!

Being silly with my friends! 
This is not us - but it could be!  :)


My favorite foodie store!

I'm linking up to


  1. Your quilt is so pretty. And quite the optical illusion. You are right. We must pray for others to grow in knowledge and understanding. We are all at different stages in life and spiritual growth. What is apparent to us is not always apparent to others.

    1. Thank you! It is definitely an optical illusion - and I love it! Well worth the effort! Exactly! I so agree with you! Thank God for the poer of discernment and prayer! Thank you for stopping by and commenting!

  2. Although I am a Christian, my faith is not as much of an every day part of my life as yours seems to be. I do enjoy reading your posts though. Your quilt is so pretty. I love the way the squares appear to intertwine.

    1. Hello There! I'm so glad you enjoy the posts! Sometimes I wonder if I'm making any sense and then I read a sweet comment like yours! Your embroidery work is so beautiful! It's amazing how this quilt is such an optical illusion! Even though it takes concentration, I'm seriously wanting to make another one! :) Thank you so very much for stopping by and commenting!

  3. Good words of truth, Patricia. Pretzel Twist is looking good! You're on the home stretch! :)

    1. Thank you, Janice! I sure appreciate your encouragement! Thank you so much for stopping by!