Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Cathryn's Designs

My little sister is always drawing and coloring new designs, every single day. She's dreams of becoming a famous fashion designer one day. So I thought I would show some of them off.


My King

"You're a God who has all things, and still you want me."

Incredible thought, isn't it?
That even though He could have anybody, everybody, or no one at all, He chose me.
My soul is over joyed. :)
I could never live up to this great honor, and Him knowing this, chosen still am I.


Give me, for a beautiful sight, a neat and smart woman, heating her oven and setting in her bread! And, if the bustle does make the sign of labor glisten on her brow, where is the man that would not kiss that off, rather than lick the plaster from the cheek of a duchess?”
- William Cobbett in Cottage Economy (1821)

“To me, homesteading is the solution of all poverty’s problems, but I realize that temperament has much to do with success in any undertaking, and persons afraid of coyotes and work and loneliness had better let ranching alone. At the same time, any woman who can stand her own company, can see the beauty of the sunset, loves growing things, and is willing to put in as much time at careful labor as she does over the washtub, will certainly succeed; will have independence, plenty to eat all the time, and a home of her own in the end.”
-Letters from a Woman Homesteader by Elinore Pruitt Stewart

“…Why do we cherish being forgiven by God? There are answers to this question that would dishonor him, because there are benefits from forgiveness that a person may love without loving God. We might say, “I cherish being forgiven by God because I hate the misery of a guilty conscience.” Or “… because I hate the prospect of pain in hell.” Or “…because I want to go to heaven to see my loved ones and have a new body with no sickness.” Where is God in these reasons for cherishing forgiveness? In the best case he is there in all these reasons as the real treasure of life.
If so, then these delights are really ways of cherishing God himself. A free and clean conscience enables us to see more of God and frees us to enjoy him. Escape from hell at the cost of Christ’s blood shows us more of God’s commitment to merciful holiness and his desire for our happiness. The gift of seeing loved ones highlights God’s  wonder in creating relationships of love. Getting a new body deepens our identification with the glorified Christ. But if God himself is not there in these gifts-and I fear he is not for many professing Christians-then we do not know what forgiveness is for.”

John Piper, Don’t Waste Your Life


Quotes found on http://www.painterofwords.com/

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Honorable Grand Mother

My dear, sweet great grandmother went to be with the Lord a week ago from yesterday. The funeral was very nice. Before she died, she had specifically wanted my dad to preach/speak at her funeral. He did a great job, even though he was very nervous. :)
The flowers were beautiful, and family members were directed to take what they wanted, otherwise the wind would.
I chose these.


I made the bracelet last year, but just recently made the earrings to go with it.

I crocheted this hat for Ezra, the youngest addition to my church. =)

This was for my Professor's newborn baby girl at TCC. It's not what you think; I didn't need brownie points. ;)