Are You Chasing Rabbits?

I have been trying to prepare lessons to teach in Zambia. My mind keeps jumping from one topic to another.  My husband calls it “chasing rabbits”.
Lord God, Most Holy, Most High please calm my mind so I can prepare what You want.
Then this scripture comes to my mind.
Psalm 46:10 ASB
Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.

Some times I have to stop, drop and roll as I used to teach my pre-school students about fire.
Some times I am running around like I am on fire, not knowing what to do, not getting anything done.
If I just stop, and focus on God.
If I just drop to my knees and pray and thank God for all things.
If I just roll all my cares and worries over to Him.
Then, I can refocus and get the fires put out that are hindering my focusing on Him and worshiping Him as He desires.
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Will We Know One Another in Heaven?

John 14:6
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.

I sometimes wonder if we will know one another in heaven.
This is a very touching song by Eric Claptons Song 
Tears in Heaven
Would you know my name
If I saw you in heaven?
Would you feel the same
If I saw you in heaven?
I must be strong and carry on
‘Cause I know I don’t belong here in heaven
Would you hold my hand
If I saw you in heaven?
Would you help me stand
If I saw you in heaven?
I’ll find my way through night and day
‘Cause I know I just can’t stay here in heaven

While the Bible does not directly ask this question, the human heart does. David Padfield Adorning The Word, Volune 6
I know that I have been able to move through the grief process by believing that I will some day see my Mother in heaven. 
There are many other family members that I hope and pray I will see there too.
Recently I was with my lovely niece whom I love dearly. 
We were sitting in a Deli having a long awaited and highly blessed visit. 
I heard a soft voice say “Mrs Holmes?” With a definite question mark on the end.
I was so deep in the moment with my lovely niece that the sound of my name shocked me back to the surroundings of the Deli.
I looked in the direction of the sound, to see a young man with glasses looking at me, as if to say with his eyes are you really Mrs Holmes?
I looked at him intently and he looked at me intently. 
He said, “You are Mrs Holmes?” Again with that question mark at the end.
I said yes I am as I studied that face trying to decide how he knew my name. 
I  knew that I must know him but it was just putting all the pieces together to recall a name.
Having taught pre-school for twenty years, having 20 children each year, added up to 400 little ones that touched my life. 
When one teaches children that young they rarely remember you, even after a year.
I scanned my brain to see if I could put a name with that face. 
I did vaguely remember some of the features. 
The glasses where a huge clue.
Then the eyes beyond the glasses really stood out. 
The body was the part that did not fit the picture. 
It was like one of those computer generated pictures they do of children who have been missing a long time to show what they would look like grown.
In a matter of seconds from the time my eyes first met his, just as I was about to say his name, he said I am “****** *******”.
I said, Yes, yes,******** I remember you but you have grown up so much. 
The last time I saw  him he was 4 or 5 years old. 
I said, “What are you up to these days?” 
He said, “I just graduated for high school and I am going in to the Air Force in a couple of weeks.” 
So it has been thirteen years since I saw him.
No matter how long it has been since we saw our loved ones who have passed on, I believe that when(and if) we see them in heaven we will know them and they will know us.

However, it is not what I believe but what the scriptures say.
Matthew 25: 31 NASB
But the Son of May comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne.
V. 32
All nations will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separated the sheep from the goats;
He will put the sheep on His right, and the goats on the left.
V. 34
Then the King will say to those on His right, Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
V. 41
Then He will also say to those on His left, Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels;
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Simple Pot Luck Luncheon Fellowship Tutorial

Acts 2:41-42 
So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand souls.
They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
Hebrews 13:2 Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angles without knowing it.

Shelia Holmes Copyrighted 2012Shelia Holmes Copyrighted 2012

I discovered what really goes over well at a Church Fellowship Pot Luck Luncheon.
We had the youth group out for a Hay Ride and a wiener roast. We had a lot of wieners left over.
We were having a Fellowship Luncheon the next day. 
I had planned to cook some other kind of meat to take. 
Since I had the wieners already cooked and some extra that were not cooked.  I decided to B-B-Q them in a crock pot and take them to the Luncheon.
I filled the crock pot full of wieners and Bar-Bar-Q Sauce. 
They were a huge hit and there were none left. 
That is the way I like it when I take something to a luncheon. 
I do not like to bring anything home.
So, here is a simple tutorial on how to make a huge pot of 
B-B-Q Wieners for a large group.
For the Tutorial go to this page:  SIMPLE POT LUCK TUTORIAL 
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Graduation Gifts-Mini Composition Notebook-Key Chain and Chap Stick Holder.

This post is full of photos. 
A picture is worth a thousand words.
Please enjoy.
We have a sweet friend who graduated at the end of May.
She is going to A & M University. 
I wanted to make her something special for her new adventure.
Click below to order.
It has the Mini Composition Notebook, a Personalized Key Chain/Fob and 
a Monogrammed Chap Stick Holder.
I really liked the black and white giraffe material.
I made these two sets for a couple of girls at church who graduated.
I wanted to make them a little different so I used turquoise thread
on one and hot pink thread on the other.  
These Mini Notebooks are handy to keep in your purse
or Bible. I love taking notes at Church.
Never lose you keys again with these handy Key Chain/Fob.
I did not have black giraffe ribbon so I used the same 
black giraffe material  as the Mini Notebook Cover and 
the Chap Stick Holder.
I had never done that before but it was fairly easy.
I cut a 10″ strip of fabric 1 1/2″ wide.
I needed it to be 7/8″ wide finished.
I folded the edges under and pressed real well until it measured 7/8″.
It was very easy and they turned out so nice.
I plan to use more fabric instead of the ribbon on key chains.
These peanut shaped Chap Stick Holders are really nice to 
have to keep up with your chap stick or USB
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