Just Because Give-A-Way When I reach 24,00 views.

I have decided to have a random give-a-way.
 Leave a comment with the number of the key chain you would like to win.
 

Leave a comment that tells me the Chap Stick Holder you would like to win. I will randomly pick a winner when I reach 25,000 views.
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What is your Bible Verse for 2014???

My Bible Verse for 2014 is:

Mark 12:30

English Standard Version (ESV)
30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’
I like to substitute I shall, for you shall and with all my, for with your. 
The idea for this came from my Brother in Christ J. Randal Matheny http://randalmatheny.com/2014/01/01/bible-verse-2014/
I will be posting more on this as the days of 2014 pass us by.
Also inspired by J. Randal is a daily Bible reading plan that I started today.
It sounds next to impossible but I actually read through the first reading and I was already longing for more. I am so excited for the challenge to stick with this reading plan. Let me know if you are joining in so we can encourage one another. http://forthrightpress.com/2013/12/31/daily-bible-reading-plan-2014/

What I Have Been Up to in the Month of January 2013

The first three weeks of January I was sick for two weeks and my husband was sick for a week.
Now it is the first week of February and my husband is sick again. Ugh!!!!
The most important thing I did was an online Bible Study. The bible study was Soul Detox and it is http://www.youversion.com
In the mean time I have been listing some Vintage things to sell.
 I was having serious withdrawals from sewing so 
I cleaned up my sewing room and 
started my machine to humming for two days.
 Then I remembered that I was going through all the 
Vintage things I have in my house and 
deciding that it is time to move them on out.
So, now you know what I have been up to in January 2013.

Give Gifts That Give Back

If you have read my blog before you know how my heart longs for Africa.
You know how my heart desires to help the people of Africa.
First of all by teaching them the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Matthew 28:18-20
“Go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,”
Every time I travel to Zambia I realize more and more how hard the women lives are. They have to work hard to provide enough food for their families. They have their babies and get up and go back to work with the baby strapped on their back.
One Chief I know declared that women get at least a week off after they have their baby before they have to go back to work gathering food and water.
There are many young girls who do not attend school because they are expected to stay home to help their Mother. It is considered more important for the boys to go to school.
There is so much more I could write about but I will not because of time and space.
I found Sseko Designs and fell in love with what they are doing for women in Uganda.
Please take a few minutes to read about Sseko Designs and see what they are doing.
If you are looking for a meaningful Christmas or Birthday present you may click on one of the banners to go to Sseko Designs and see what beautiful and unique gifts they have.  This not only makes a wonderful gift for you or someone you care about but through your purchase you will be giving to young women in Uganda. You will be helping them get an education so they can better themselves and give back to other women. This is very important to me because I am an educator and I have experienced first hand what a difference education can make in peoples lives.
 Matther 6:23
“But when you give to the poor, do not let your left hand know what your right hand it doing,
Galatians 2:10
They only asked us to remember the poor—the very thing I also was eager to do.
Blessings to You.

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Just a little about Sseko Designs:
Sseko Designs is a sandal company based in Uganda. We make beautiful leather sandals with interchangeable fabric straps that can be styled in hundreds of ways.

Sseko began as a way to generate income for high potential, talented young women to continue on to university. Sseko has graduated three classes of women. Every woman who has graduated from Sseko is currently pursuing her college degree.
In addition to our university-bound team, Sseko also employs a full-time team of women from all walks of life. By creating an environment of dignity, honor, creativity and dedication, Sseko Designs provides the opportunity for women in East Africa to end the cycle of poverty and create a more equitable society.
We believe that every woman has a dream. When she is given the opportunity to pursue those dreams, we are collectively walking towards a brighter and more just and beautiful world.
We believe that our stuff has a story and that every dollar you spend is a vote for the way you think the world should work.
Every Sseko has a story. For more information click here:http://ssekodesigns.com/the-sseko-story/Sseko Designs

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Extreme Home Makeover God’s Edition

We spent the week-end at a family retreat.

The Theme was 
Extreme Home Makeover-God’s Edition.
John 14:23(NASB)
23 Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him.
When one starts a Home Makeover you often find that you get one thing fixed and another thing needs to be fixed. Some times one needs to tear everything down to the ground. One may have to change the ground too.
We have to have the right foundation.
1 Corinthians 3:11 (NASB)
11 For no man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
We have to choose the strong foundation.
Matthew 7:24-27  (NASB)
The Two Foundations
24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock.26 Everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not act on them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27 The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and it fell—and great was its fall.”
We have to build strong exterior walls based on God’s principals and not the world’s way of thinking.
Exterior Walls have to be torn down. We have to change the way our families look and react  to the world.
1 Corinthians 15:33 (NASB)
33 Do not be deceived: “Bad company corrupts good morals.”
Ephesians 5:16 (NASB)
16 making the most of your time, because the days are evil. 
Interior Walls have to be torn down by God. 
He is the only one that knows which ones can be removed and the home still stand firmly.
Ephesians 2:14 (NASB)
14 For He Himself is our peace, who made both groups into one and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall,
Mark 3:25 (NASB)
25 If a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.
God is the only One who can heal the family relationships.
Ephesians 5:33 
(NASB)
33 Nevertheless, each individual among you also is to love his own wife even as himself, and the wife must see to it that she respects her husband.
Ephesians 6:1-4 (NASB)
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 
Honor your father and mother (which is the first commandment with a promise), so that it may be well with you, and that you may live long on the earth.  Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
The Extreme Home Makeover-God’s Edition is about changing the things  our families participates in. 
We live in the world but we are not of this world.
Romans 12:2 (NASB)
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.
It was about making the changes in our families lives that are going to lead them to heaven.
Daniel 12:3 (NASB)
Those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.
If you have ever tried to do a  Home Makeover, you know how hard it can be.
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Fun, Fun, Fun Stitching

Just some new things I have been working on this week. I am loving these new Fall Tea Light Covers. They are so cute and well made. Perfect for Fall decorating, gifts for yourself, friends or teachers.
1 Corinthians 1:18
For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, 
but to us who are being saved it it the power of God.
I just made the Baby Girl Tea Light Covers today.
They are so Sweet!!!!
A Tea Light fits nicely in each one. It lights up with a soft glow in a dimly lit room. So, it would be perfect for a sweet baby’s room as a night light.
I tried my best to get a nice picture but it just did not work well enough to post.
They make a precious Set or Separate Gift


Fall Tea Light Cover Set
 ScareCrow Tea Light Cover
 SunFlower Tea Light Cover
 Pumpkin Tea Light Cover
 Personalized Apple Tea Light Cover
The Tea Light Machine Embroidery Patterns 
are by Embroidery Garden.
 Personalized Lanyards
My Dad Rocks Baby Onesie
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How Much is One Soul Worth?

How much is one soul worth to you? How much is your soul worth to you? This lady thought her soul was as worth a lot to get in this water to be baptized. Would you take the plunge in this water or any water to know that your soul is saved?

How much is one soul worth? 
I suppose it depends on who you are talking to. 
If you are talking to satan he will tell you that one soul is not worth anything.
2 Corinthians 11:14
No wonder, for even satan disguises himself as an angel of light.
John 8:44
“…He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
If you are talking to God, He will tell you that one soul is priceless. 
Matthew 18: 14
So it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones perish.
He will tell you there is not enough money in the world to buy one soul. 
Luke 12:6-7
Are not five sparrows sold for two cents? Yet not one of them is forgotten before God.
Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows.
There is not enough value in all the gold of the world to buy one soul. 
1 Peter 1:18
knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold….
There are not enough diamonds in the world to buy one soul. 
There is not enough oil in all the world to buy one soul.
There is not enough anything in the world to buy one soul.
God will tell you that all the souls in the world, past, present and future have already been bought and paid for with His own Son’s precious blood.
John 3:16
“For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.

1 John 4:9-10
By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten son into the world so that we might live through Him.
In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
Romans 5:8
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 8:32
He who did spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?
ll Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.
James 5:20
let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.
Acts 2:41

So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand souls.
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Let us Worship in Truth and Spirit

This is a picture of a church building where we worshiped on 8-5-2012 in Katete Zambia. The seats are about one foot off the ground. The worship service lasted about 2 1/2 hours.

John 4:22-24

New American Standard Bible (NASB)
22 You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews.
23 But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. 
24 God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
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The Cure for Anxiety

This baby does not worry about who will feed her, clothe her, carry her on their back, put her to sleep, love her, comfort her, etc.
Just as the mother in this picture meets the babies ever need, God meets our every need. 
The mother feeds the baby when it is time.   
God feeds us His Holy word if we will just partake by reading His Word.
Sometimes we choke on the food of His Word because we are not willing to digest it. 
Sometimes it opens our heart so wide it hurts. 
Sometimes we reject what it says. 
Sometimes we take what it says and let it nurture us so we grow.
The mother puts clothes on the baby just as God provides clothing for us when we are baptized into Christ.  
God provides for our every need. 
We may not realize that He does because it may not be what we think we need at the time. 
God may not give us everything we think we need. 
He may say “No” or He may say “not now”, or He may say “just wait”, or He may say nothing at all.

Matthew 6:33-34

New American Standard Bible (NASB)
33 But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
34 “So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Mark 10:29-52
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
29 Jesus said, “Truly I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or farms, for My sake and for the gospel’s sake, 30 but that he will receive a hundred times as much now in the present age, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and farms, along with persecutions; and in the age to come, eternal life.31 But many who are first will be last, and the last, first.”
Luke 12:22-31
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
22 And He said to His disciples, “For this reason I say to you, do not worry about your life, as to what you will eat; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. 23 For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. 24 Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap; they have no storeroom nor barn, and yet God feeds them; how much more valuable you are than the birds! 25 And which of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life’s span? 26 If then you cannot do even a very little thing, why do you worry about other matters? 27 Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; but I tell you, not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. 28 But if God so clothes the grass in the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, how much more will He clothe you? You men of little faith! 29 And do not seek what you will eat and what you will drink, and do not keep worrying. 30 For all these things the nations of the world eagerly seek; but your Father knows that you need these things. 31 But seek His kingdom, and these things will be added to you.
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Final Notice about 5000 Views Blog Give Away-Still Time to Enter



Still time to Enter My First Ever Give Away-4037,4517,4542 4900 views as of today 6-22-2102
I think it will hit 5000 within the next week.

When it hits 5000 I will pick a winner!!!!!!
The winner will be picked from the comments from this post and the original post announcing the give away.
See below on how to enter.
The Prize Will Be Winners Choice of One 
Sparkly Base Animal Print Key Chain/FobOnly open to viewers in the U.S.A at this time.
These Key Chain/Fobs can be found on my Etsy.com(Click Here)
I started my blog in 2008.
However, I never stuck with it until 2012.

I decided it was time to get serious about it.
I still have a hard time blogging every day.
As a matter of fact I have not ever blogged more than two or three days in a row.
I realized I have passed 3000 4037 4900(which is about 1000 a month) views.
I decided to have a give away when I hit 5000 views.
Just a couple of rules for the give away. Well maybe three.
1. Please follow my blog.(Click Here)
2. Please like my embroidery Face Book Page.
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3. Please leave a comment answering the following question.
What do you like best about this blog and what would you change?
The winner will be picked from the comments. 
Thanks so much for helping me reach 5000 views. 
I hope it has blessed your day.
Shelia
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