As I mentioned yesterday, I had never noticed quilts hanging in this part of the library before. Next time I'm in, I will ask if this was a special display or permanent. Here are some of the quilts that denote scenes from our area.
The Tampa area was noted for it's Cuban Cigar factories. It was a mainstay and employment for many immigrants who came to Tampa from Cuba back in the early 1900's.
Plant City is known for it's amazing strawberries.
You know, sometimes there are hidden gems that we miss even when we walk right past them. Case in point. I was at my local library recently and visited their book store. As I exited the store my eye caught sight of something that drew my attention. Can you guess what it was? If you guessed a quilt, you are right. Now I know many libraries have quilts hanging, sometimes made by a guild for some specific reason. What caught my attention was not just one giant quilt on display, but a whole hallway lined with quilts. Here are a few of them.
I've been wrestling with hearing the voice of God. I know that He
desires to talk with me, but sometimes I feel like I have been listening too
hard. After reading this post I wanted to share it, as I believe with all of
my heart that we have a Heavenly Father who hears us when we cry out
to Him. GOD WANTS TO TEACH US TO KNOW HIS VOICE!
who truly know God have learned how to recognize his voice above all
others. He wants you to be absolutely convinced that he desires to
talk to you—to tell you things you’ve never seen or heard before.
long ago the Lord showed me that I was still wavering about hearing
his voice speak to my soul. Oh, I know that he speaks and that the
sheep need to know the Master’s voice. But I doubted my ability to hear
him. I spent all my time “checking” the voice I heard. And when it
was too big or too mysterious for me, I thought, “This can’t be God.
Besides, the devil can speak, too. The flesh speaks; lying spirits
speak.” A multitude of voices come at us all the time. How can I know
I believe that three things are required of those who would hear God’s voice: 1.
You must have an unshakable confidence that God wants to speak to
you. You have to be fully persuaded and convinced of that. Indeed, he
is a speaking God. He wants you to know his voice so you can do his
will. What God tells you will never go beyond the boundaries of
Scripture. And you don’t have to be ordained or have a Ph.D. to
understand his voice to you. All you need is a heart that says, “I
believe God desires to talk to me.”
You must have quality time and quietness. You need to be willing to
shut yourself in with God and let all other voices hush away. True, God
speaks to us all day long. But whenever he has wanted to build
something into my life, his voice has come only after I have shut out
every other voice but his.
You must ask in faith. We do not obtain anything from God (including
hearing his voice) unless we truly believe that he is able to convey
his mind to us and enable us to understand his perfect will.
said, “If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will
he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a
serpent? Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?”
(Luke 11:11-12). In other words, “If you ask your heavenly Father for a
word—a clear direction, a godly correction or a particular need—do you
think for a moment he will instead let the devil come and deceive
is not a tease! He will not allow the devil to deceive you. When God
speaks, peace follows! And Satan cannot counterfeit that peace. If
you’re in a place of quiet and rest, convinced that God can speak to
you, then you have an assurance that never changes. You can go back to
God a thousand times and you will receive the same word—because it is
truth. David Wilkerson (5/19/31- 4/27/11)
I've had this amazing opportunity to work with Island Batik fabrics. They are the most beautiful batiks I have found. So now I've got this lovely selection of blues and browns from their Spring collection. I was thinking of making this pattern.
What do you think? Has anyone made this pattern before?
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