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August 27, 2019
Monday's Strength. Update on Mia. Mini Dresden Wall Hanging. Book Date. from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Monday's Strength
Lately I've been enjoying reading Colossians very slowly and journaling about it in my Happy Planner Faith Edition.  I was struck by how similarly Paul began his letters to the Colossians and the Philippians.  


He tells them that he thanks God for them when he remembers/prays for them and why he is grateful for them.  He then goes onto  say how he is praying for them.  This pattern is followed in many of his other letters to various groups.
I wonder how our world would change if we greeting each other by sharing how grateful ...

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August 19, 2019
Monday's Strength. Stitcher's Garden. Book Date. from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Monday's Strength
Lately I've been enjoying reading Colossians very slowly and journaling about it in my Happy Planner Faith Edition.  I was struck by how similarly Paul began his letters to the Colossians and the Philippians.  


He tells them that he thanks God for them when he remembers/prays for them and why he is grateful for them.  He then goes onto  say how he is praying for them.  This pattern is followed in many of his other letters to various groups.
I wonder how our world would change if we greeting each other by sharing how grateful ...

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July 16, 2019
Monday's Strength. Morning Glory + New Projects. Book Date. from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Monday's Strength
At my church, Heart for the World, Pastor Dale has some really cool sayings that I have begun to call "Daleisms".  When I told him about them, he laughed and said he'd never heard of them before.  I've decided to share a few from the June 23rd service which is part of a series titled "Loving Your Family On Purpose".  

"Success is having the love and respect of those who know you the best."

At the times all is right in his marriage, he feels like he can "charge hell with a water pistol!"

"When ...

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June 24, 2019
Monday's Strength. Morning Glory Blocks 14-15 Book Date. from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Monday's Strength

Oh how true - we can be blasted by situations, but we are not destroyed.  During Sunday's sermon, my pastor, Dale Walker, stated, "Bring faith into fear, praise into pain."  

If we chose to do just that and remember 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 we can keep the defeated one just that:  defeated!

Morning Glory Blocks 14-15
Two more Morning Glory Quilt block finished!  

I am eager to finish up the last block, add sashing and borders.  This year, The Year of the BOMs has been different.  I do enjoy BOMs, however, things have not gone as planned ...

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June 18, 2019
Monday's Strength. Morning Glory Blocks 12-13. Book Date. from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Monday's Strength


My dear reader, God does indeed bring it all together for us in the end.  I love this part of the verse.  

Why does He do this?
"Because He cares,
cares right down to the last detail." James 5:11
That is such a blessing and reassurance for me as I am definitely not a detail person.  Knowing my life and the lives of my loved ones are in the hands of One who cares right down to the last detail is a source of peace for me.  In the moment, I may not understand His ways ...

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June 14, 2019
Monday's Strength. Morning Glory Blocks 10-11. Book Date. from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Monday's Strength

This morning I needed a word from the LORD, His guidance.  So I reached into my Scripture box and: Wow.  He made His will very clear to me, confirming what He has been telling me all week.  

Do we go forth when He calls us to unknown, seemingly scary places or do hesitate?  To be honest, I'm hesitating.  He is patient, though.  He will continue to prepare me for this journey into the unknown.  He'll do the same for you my friend.

Morning Glory Blocks 10-11
My Morning Glory quilt by Kate Spain  continues to ...

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May 13, 2019
Monday's Strength. Morning Glory Blocks 8 - 9. Book Date. from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Monday's Strength


You know, I've been surprised at how calm and peaceful I've been these last few months.  Yes, there have been tears, but, for the most part, I've been walking in faith.  

I like this sentence from Jana Alcorn's book, Don't Throw in the Towel, Hope Again!  How can we grow our ability to handle disappointment?  By leaning on our LORD and Savior, Jesus Christ.  It's only through Him that our strength comes.  

I pray for His joy - which is our strength (Nehemiah 8:10).  Then, after my pain, trial, disappointment has ...

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May 7, 2019
Monday's Strength. Morning Glory Blocks 5 & 6. Book Date. from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Monday's Strength


You know, I've been surprised at how calm and peaceful I've been these last few months.  Yes, there have been tears, but, for the most part, I've been walking in faith.  

I like this sentence from Jana Alcorn's book, Don't Throw in the Towel, Hope Again!  How can we grow our ability to handle disappointment?  By leaning on our LORD and Savior, Jesus Christ.  It's only through Him that our strength comes.  

I pray for His joy - which is our strength (Nehemiah 8:10).  Then, after my pain, trial, disappointment has ...

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May 1, 2019
Monday's Strength. Book Date. Valentine Topper. from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Monday's Strength
The day Daddy went into surgery I remembered this old, familiar hymn.  
 

I just knew that, whatever the outcome, with Christ, I could face tomorrow.  God has infused me with an incredible peace and serenity.  Not to say that this process hasn't hurt or that tears have not flooded my eyes.  It's just that with His presence, I am serene in the midst of chaos.  And then I cry!  :)  And then I lean on Him and find peace again.  Isn't He good?  

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February 11, 2019
Monday's Strength. Book Date. Pressing On. from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Monday's Strength
God's timing is perfect.  His ways are higher than our ways.  I realizes this even more when remembered sharing  this verse not long ago.   

Two days later, I leaned on it - hard.
My dad has been diagnosed with METS - metastatic cancer.  You can read more about it here.  
So, yes, I am leaning on this verse as well as many others.  My daughter sent me this song.  


God is good - all the time.  All the time, God is good.  We can indeed trust Him.


Book Date
There hasn't been a lot of changes on ...

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January 30, 2019
Monday's Strength. Book Date. Pressing On. from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer



Monday's Strength

Matthew 11:10 blessed me so much when I read it tonight.  I realize that it is referring to John the Baptist preparing the way for Christ.  However, I also look for ways Scripture can apply to my life directly.  

Though the way ahead of us may seem uncertain, God has prepared our way.  He has sent messengers ahead of us.  He has provided a way of comprehension, compassion, love and support for us.  

As we go through life, as we face our challenges, let us draw strength and comfort from the knowledge that God has prepared ...

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January 22, 2019
Monday's Strength. Book Dating. Pressing On. from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Monday's Strength

When we are weak, He is strong.  In our times of pain, we can count on God.  Always.  

I took a walk with God this evening.  I needed Him.  My heart is breaking bit by bit as I see my Daddy grow weaker and weaker due to some unknown, un-diagnosed ailment.  

As I prayed, I played my "Gentle Praise" playlist.  This song blessed me.  
         
When I am weak, He is strong.  In my times of pain, I can count on God.  Always.  And so can you.

Will you join me in believing?

Book Dating
Have you heard ...

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January 8, 2019
Monday's Strength. Book Dating. Pressing On! from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Monday's Strength

I picked up this lesson from Jana Alcorn's book, Don't Throw in the Towel, Hope Again.  She pointed out that perhaps by Hezikiah turning to the wall, he was turning away from distractions.  Let us prayerfully turn into our wall and away from whatever may be distracting us from our precious LORD's voice.  Then, after meeting with the Source of our strength, we can courageously fight the good fight (1 Timothy 6:12).

Book Dating

The Story: The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People, NIV
Though I fell behind in The Story, I'm still enjoying reading it!
Doing Busy Better: Enjoying God's Gifts of Work and Rest
Still reading this one!
Just started ...

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January 2, 2019
Monday's Strength. Book Dating. Pressing On! from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Hello There! 
I hope you all have a wonderful 2019!  There will be some changes here that I hope will bless you!  I'm also hoping they will help me "work smarter, not harder!"  Take good care and Happy New Year!

Monday's Strength.

Like I said in my last post, let us go forth into 2019 with the LORD's joy, confidence, faith, trust and hope!  Perhaps if we remember this Word, we will be better equipped to do just that!

Book Dating

The Story: The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People, NIV
Though I fell behind in The Story, I'm still enjoying reading it!


Doing Busy Better: Enjoying God's Gifts of Work and Rest
Doing Busy Better ...

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September 18, 2018
Jesus Asked It #6. Teacup Quilt Along Block 2. Book Date. from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Jesus Asked It #6
As soon as I read Jesus’ next question, I remembered my first years as a bilingual teacher.  It was so overwhelming!  So, to simplify my life, I decided to join my students and wear the uniform that they wore:  blue pants/skirt and a white blouse.  That way I could focus on what was truly important:  being the best teacher I could be. 

As I read the above verse, I wondered if Christ was really saying:  “Seriously, why do you worry about clothes?  There are lost souls to be saved, the sick to be healed!  Time ...

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September 4, 2018
Late Happy Labor Day! To Do Tuesday. Book Date. from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Happy Labor Day!
Today's post will be short as I have enjoyed the last few days relaxing with my husband.  Last night my daughter and 8-year-old grandson came over to play with our new puppy, Chico, and Kitty.  
My grandson and I practiced lassoing each other's arm and playing chase in the yard.  I tackled and tickled him a few times as Chico licked his face!

I thought there may be some pain in this grandma's body this morning, but my pain levels are normal - no increased pain!  Praise God!  

Instead of a full Bible Study, I ...

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August 28, 2018
Jesus Asked It #5. Fall Into a QAL Block 2. Book Date. Ooops! from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Jesus Asked It #5




Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?  Matthew 6:27 I was a professional worry wart - had my 
PhD in this skill - still do.  
Worrying is like running on the hamster's wheel...

So much wasted energy and I bet we look pretty silly to our LORD and Savior.  


It's hard to break the worrying habit.  One activity that works for me is listening to praise and worship music.  My altar, Promise Box and spending time daily with God are vital to my faith.  

I'm curious about ...

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August 20, 2018
Jesus Asked It #4. Teacup QAL Block 1! Book Date. from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Jesus Asked It #4
Our next question addresses worry and anxiety over our basic needs.

 
I find this verse a tough one because of all the hunger and poverty in our world.  Perhaps this is why we are so encouraged to give to missions.  After all, are we not the hands and feet of God?  

Would poverty exists if everyone gave a bit to eradicate it?  Hmmm…I wonder?

For application to myself, I have learned that my basic needs – food, clothing, shelter - will be covered by my LORD and Savior.  As I examine other “needs” in my life, I ...

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Jesus Asked It #3. Fall Into a QAL. Book Date. from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Jesus Asked It #3
I hope you're enjoying this study of the questions Jesus asked!  Our second question is found in the Sermon on the Mount as well. 


Love for Enemies
43“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbori and hate your enemy.’ 44But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46If you love those ...

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August 7, 2018
Jesus Asked It #2. A New QAL: Teacups Quilt Along! Book Date from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Jesus Asked It #2
Jesus Asked It #2

From last time, we ended with this question:
If we lose our "saltiness" (purpose) or our light, how can we be made salty/filled with light again?  Unlike salt, we can be redeemed.  

My first thought as I wrote that question was this verse:
33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness,
and all these things will be given to you as well.
Matthew 6:33

Clearly, after reading this verse in context, Jesus is referring to food, shelter and clothing.  Seek first His kingdom and the rest will come.  

However ...

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