Friday, January 22, 2010

Not just an ordinary pillow case....

I have been noticing these pillow case dresses everywhere for the past several months. My love for sewing can be a curse! Every time I run across a new project idea I will not rest until I've attempted to duplicate it...sometimes several times!

Thus begins this latest... not just an ordinary pillow case project!

My sister and I were at a local book store one night and she picked up this really cute project book. We stood and looked through it...drooling over all the neat things you could do with a pillow case. Neither of us bought the book that night...and once again I do not rest! So,what do I do? You guessed it! I went back a week later and frantically looked for that book. What a relief when I finally found I bought two! Now the wheels are set in motion and my creative bug has kicked in.

My sister and I made plans to meet on Wednesday and sew dresses for the girls...we do not lack for girls in our family! Kathy brought moms machine and I had mine, so we set out to create 5 matching dresses. I really enjoyed the day hanging with my sister and all the kiddos. For the last 10 years she and her husband have lived out of sister time has been few and far between. They are preparing to move to Honduras soon and these sister times will soon come to an end. Hopefully having matching dresses will help to make a memory for the girls as they get reacquainted only to say goodbye for few years.

Keep checking never know what project I may attempt next!

I will try and post pictures of the girls in their dresses that I'm finished with all mine.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

"Don't be so heavenly minded that you are of no earthly good"

This evening I had a conversation with someone and this cliche came up. I have heard it many times and it always makes me think...As Christians aren't we suppose to be heavenly minded?

If we are completely heavenly minded than God is free to use us to fulfill His good plans here on earth. The problem is when we throw a spanner in the works by not being completely heavenly minded. The reason we are not producing "good" here on earth is not because we are too heavenly minded, but rather when we are too fleshly minded. When we focus our thoughts, desires, and time on heavenly things it has to produce the good fruits of God in our lives which will in turn bring God's goodness here on earth.

Google is a great tool so I sent this cliche' out to never never land.

There is an old expression that states, “Don’t be so heavenly minded that you are of no earthly good.” Clever and catchy cliche, isn’t it? The only problem is that these words are unbiblical. The Bible says, “Set your mind on things above, not on the things that are on earth” (Col 3:2). Contrary to popular opinion, being heavenly minded always inspires us to be more earthly good. Thus, our goal as Christians must be to set our minds on things above and faithfully serve the Lord.

So many times I have used old cliches without a lot of thought. My mom always said..."Think before you speak." There's a lot of wisdom from that statement! I'm afraid to think how many other cliches I have used just because they sound catchy or sometimes even justify my actions.

I hope I can change this one around to say..."Don't be so Earthly minded that you are of no Heavenly good."