Burdened

Do you ever have those moments or days when you wish that Jesus could just come in person and sit with you, hold you and tell you specifically what to do? I’m having one of those today. My heart is heavy and despite how much I pray for God to take this burden, I can’t seem to let go of it.

I love music and every now and then there is a song that just really touches my heart. It is one that I can hear over and over again and never tire of it. If you have access to Itunes, I really urge you to listen to it. Here are the lyrics. It is called When the Saints by Sara Groves.

Lord I have a heavy burden of all I’ve seen and know It’s more than I can handle
But your word is burning like a fire shut up in my bones
and I cannot let it go

And when I’m weary and overwrought
with so many battles left unfought

I think of Paul and Silas in the prison yard
I hear their song of freedom rising to the stars
And when the Saints go marching in
I want to be one of them

Lord it’s all that I can’t carry and cannot leave behind
it often overwhelms me
but when I think of all who’ve gone before and lived the faithful life
their courage compells me
And when I’m weary and overwrought
with so many battles left unfought

I think of Paul and Silas in the prison yard
I hear their song of freedom rising to the stars

I see the shepherd Moses in the Pharohs court
I hear his call for freedom for the people of the Lord

And when the Saints go marching in
I want to be one of them
And when the Saints go marching in
I want to be one of them

I see the long quiet walk along the Underground Railroad
I see the slave awakening to the value of her soul

I see the young missionary and the angry spear
I see his family returning with no trace of fear

I see the long hard shadows of Calcutta nights
I see the sisters standing by the dying man’s side

I see the young girl huddled on the brothel floor
I see the man with a passion come and kicking down the door

I see the man of sorrows and his long troubled road
I see the world on his shoulders and my easy load

And when the Saints go marching in
I want to be one of them
and when the Saints go marching in
I want to be one of them
I want to be one of them
I want to be one of them
I want to be one of them

The Day After

It is February 15, the day after Valentine’s day, and despite my bah humbug attitude, we had a really good day. The kid’s got a great treat bag from the grandparents (got to love that!) and my dear sweet hubbie went out and got me this. I have wanted this book for ages and ages and was so sad when I didn’t get it for Christmas. I finally got to put my hands on it a few months ago, but couldn’t buy it (the joys of one income!). Needless to say, it was one of the best gifts he could have given me!

We had chocolate chip banana pancakes for dinner and just had a fun evening relaxing and doing nothing out of the ordinary. Yippee for that!

Happy Valentine’s Day

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Being a crafty sort of person, you would think that I would really like Valentine’s Day. It sort of lends itself as being a crafty holiday. But I sort of view the holiday with a bit of a bah humbug attitude. I love my husband, but this day puts so much pressure on him (and all men) and he usually ends up trying too hard. I would so much rather have a small token of love on a regular average day, than some big gift on a day when you are supposed to give a gift.

All that said, I am sorely lacking in my desire to do anything for Valentine’s Day myself. I just couldn’t seem to get myself motivated to make crafts for my kid’s or with my kid’s. I just thought, little man has a party at school to celebrate and little chick is too young to know the difference…so why bother?

So yesterday, feeling guilty and pressured by societal norms, we trekked to the bookstore and I purchased a funny calendar for my sweetie and a sweet book for each of my kids and hopefully we’ll have time to make some heart shaped cookies this afternoon. So even though I tried hard to forgo the holiday, I just couldn’t do it.

Happy Love Day!

The Latest Burp Cloth

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I am starting a stash of these with hopes of selling them, either by word of mouth or by opening an Etsy shop. I’m not sure yet.

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Here is the latest; I call her Melon Girl. She turned out really great and I had a lot of fun sewing her.

It Came!!!! Whoopee!

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I had a little money that I earned from selling some of the kid’s clothes on ebay so I put it toward my first order of some fabric that I’ve been drooling over for months online.

All of this came from SuperBuzzy and I LOVE IT! I can’t wait to make something from it, but I’m almost just so scared to even cut it!

I am hoping to make a cute little A-line shirt out of this adorable Little Red Riding Hood fabric:

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This one is called Farm Fun and will be a romper: (sorry it’s kind of blurry)

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This one is going to be a sweet dress and is Snow White: (it is my favorite of all!)

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I also ordered a yard of this really cute trim that I hope to use on some burp cloths for upcoming babies. (not my babies mind you…friend’s babies!)