Sunday. Dear husband is usually at work but he is staying home today. We'll take this opportunity to go out and look at a house. It's on a little bit of land, out where the city hasn't reached yet. Not that we are planning on moving or anything. But we do like to look at other houses and dream and plan . . . . . "now the boys could do this here and the Hoosier goes over there and out back is the perfect spot for . . " Do you do that? It breaks up the monotony of days and it usually gives me a fresh vision for our own home.
Yesterday was spent catching up on some things. I worked on the other two skirts for Sewing Seeds, made a curtain for the hall closet door - a project that has been waiting for me for three weeks and when I finally get to it it's finished in an hour! I made a little gingerbread man felt cookie as a prototype (he's adorable!), concocted a delicious soup for dinner (the recipe will follow soon), and finally machine quilted a little blanket for my new grand-niece. I'll post pictures of each during the next week.
Today, besides looking at the house, I hope to sew the binding onto the little quilted blanket, hem the Sewing Seeds skirts, and possibly get mostly through making a few new pairs of pantaloons for daughter. Oh, and all three boys need haircuts, too.
I pray that your Sunday is productive or restful or whatever you need it to be. And most of all I pray that you may be found in Jesus, the only one with the power over life and death.
1 Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is safe. 2 Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision. 3 For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh. 4 Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more: 5 Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee; 6 Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless. 7 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. 8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, 9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: 10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; 11 If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead. 12 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. 13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, 14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. 15 Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you. 16 Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing. 17 Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample. 18 (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: 19 Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.) 20 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: 21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.