This Short Life

Dec. 5th, 1975 my father passed away.  He put his faith in a spiritual life after this life.  He put his faith in Jesus Christ, the messiah.  David was only 39 years old when he went into his eternity.  How I look forward to someday  meeting him again as fellow believers and I will thank him for loving God and teaching us kids about our savior.  Thanks Dad.  You gave us access to the one, most important thing that we need here on earth.

dave and clara wedding photo


This sewing machine cabinet is a family treasure from my husbands family. It has been quietly sitting in our living room for months when the drawers called out to me…and I was so tickled to find a button stash! Several of the other drawers have other treasures in them like old feet for the sewing machine. Three of the drawers won’t open unless the whole thing is opened up. I think I’ll save that treasure hunt for a day when I really need some fun. 

Have I grown in word thought and deed? Have You?

I crave going deeper(do you?) 

Imagine for a moment living the spiritual life that few in my experience even realize is available to people of faith. The option of growing wiser and more loving not just older. Being one with the Holy Spirit in my words, thoughts and deeds! WOW! To focus with more intentional daily goals I see that to simplify my life and possessions is a must. It has been too easy in our land of plenty to focus on gathering things. Those “precious” things that are pretty, fun and all those other people have. Instead to think about and read wisdom and do what it takes to control my thoughts and mouth and do what is right. Even though I am one small life, a daughter, wife, sister, mom, grandmother…I am also an adopted daughter of a King, the Alpha and Omega, the father to the fatherless, the one who provided a way for me to be in relationship with a Holy Creator. I am forever grateful for what Jesus did with his life here on the cross and resurrecction fulfilling the high price for me. No other has loved me so much. None other has inspired me to love the unlovable or downtrodden. I can be more. I am loved even though people do not always reflect Gods love for us as they should. My life has meaning and purpose. You are loved. Want to go deeper with me?

Surging Baby Girl Gift

Playing with my surger this morning I wondered what the pattern would turn out to be if I replaced the cream colored end cone of thread with a pink one. Sewing for baby girl presents is fun!  Nothing easier than surging around some quality gauze to make a unique and personal gift. On the top side the edge is outlined in the pink and on the back it is mostly pink. Love, love, love how it turned out! May this baby girl be loved and cherished and may my presence in her life be a blessing. In the name of Jesus. Amen!