Wednesday, June 25, 2014

I love you too...

It has recently been brought to my attention, that often times we say "I love you" to God without even thinking He loved us first.

That hit me right in the heart.  I tell God I love Him every day, as if I'm waiting for Him to love me back.  As if I do my best for Him and say it just right... He will love me too - forgetting that He loved me first.

How can I forget that?

Especially when I look back and see what He has brought me out of and that He loved me so much He reached down into the miry pit I was in and picked me up.

Can you relate to what I mean?

So today, I tried saying "I love you too".  I thought about how much God loves me and said "I love You too".

Try it.

You can't help but get a little choked up and smile.

From now on I'm going to try my best to always remember He loved me first.

1 John 4:9-11 In this the love of God has made manifest among us, that God send his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.  In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.  Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.


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Thought I'd share some pics I took this evening after I got home from church.

A beautiful sunset set the western sky ablaze this evening.



And I have some new flowers and plants that are showing off their beauty.



That's it for now.

Have a great rest of the week!  :)
Hugs,
Sonia

Friday, June 13, 2014

Quilts, Quilts and more Quilts...

Hi, it's been quite a while, by my thoughts, since I last wrote.   I've been going through some things that have had an effect on me physically and emotionally.  I have lost the motivation and energy I normally have, thus I haven't done much in regard to quilting, writing, crocheting... you know the things I like to do.  I have a doctor's appointment on the 26th and hopefully the doctor will be able to help me out.

I still have enough motivation and energy to spend time with the Lord each day in bible study and prayer.  I tend to get a little low about not feeling well, but my time in prayer and study has helped me not to cave and let the whole thing get me down.

Though I have lost motivation, etc... I still enjoy a good quilt show.  Last weekend, Kathy, Judy, Susan, and I went to the Tulsa Quilt show.  We had a good time meeting new people and seeing all the items the vendors had for quilting.

I found a way upstairs and took these two overhead shots.










 As you can see, there were a lot of quilts, vendors, and people.



I took a bunch of pictures but will only show the different types of quilts instead of all the quilts I took pictures of.

There were Modern quilts                                                       There were Traditional quilts


                                                       

 There were Patriotic quilts                                                             There were Artistic quilts


 There were Big Block quilts






                  
                         
                                                  and their were Wooden quilts
                 









It was beautiful day and on the way back to Arkansas, I captured this picture of our beautiful flag.

I plan to visit a new quilt shop in Magazine, AR tomorrow morning.  I didn't know it was there until a friend told me about this week.

I hope all is going well with you and yours and wish you a beautiful weekend.

Hugs,
Sonia


P.S.  the 10 p.m. news is on and just mentioned the full moon on Friday 13th.  Evidently this is a rare occurrence.  So I went outside and captured this picture just a few minutes ago.


Lighting up the sky

I shot a video of lightning as storms rolled in this evening. Here are some shots from it. Sonia