Sunday, September 18, 2016

Sunday Chat

Hello everyone!

Went to our "old" church this morning on the internet and listened to Duane Sheriff.  He is such an excellent teacher.  His sermon today was Money Matters.  WOW!  Everyone in the whole wide world needs to hear it.  He said something about a verse in the Bible I had never heard, and I can't believe he caught the meaning of it.  He was talking about the rich young ruler and why Jesus told him to sell all his positions.

Matthew 19:17 As He was setting out on a journey, a man ran up to Him and knelt before Him, and asked Him, “Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” 18 And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good except God alone.

Duane said that Jesus was trying to see if the man realized that He (Jesus) WAS God, and that He (Jesus) was the only way he (the young ruler) could be saved.

I sure never understood that was the meaning of what Jesus said to him.  Makes perfect sense!

I have been so busy at work and at home that I haven't had much time for blogging.  I DID make a video I'm not sure I have put here yet.  Let me check that ....

Looks like I haven't posted it yet, so here it is.  It shows all my fun new fabric to make quilts for little boys who don't have a home.  How sad is that?

If I was younger, and there was a guarantee I could keep them, I would take at least two of them.

I have only two blocks left to put together in order to finish my Friendship Swap half-square triangle quilt.  Those are the blocks you see in the picture above.  I'll show you -- of course -- when I get the top done.  I may need your advice about borders -- if any.

Some of you may remember my birthday a few years back when Jerry bought me a new Fossil watch.  Shortly thereafter, I bought another one from Amazon because I wanted one silver and one gold.  I love them both and wear one or the other every day.  Well, they both decided to croak and not tell time anymore.  We went to buy groceries today at our faraway shopping Mall in Sherman, TX, and there is a Penney's there.

We took the two watches INTO Penney's, and we left with NO watches!

I don't know if the guy broke them when he took the backs off, or what.  THREE people worked on them, and none of them could get the back on again.  I had to leave them for person #4 who is supposed to be at work tomorrow.  The very nice young man, Austin, who worked on the watches for a very long time -- nearly an hour -- assured me that person #4 will make it right.  I assume that will involve sending the watches to Fossil.  I don't know.

I have been very frustrated over having to work so many hours.  It appears that Candi may not be returning as planned since she is still in so much pain she cannot sleep.  It is so sad for her, but puts me in a position to need more help.  I'm praying God gives me wisdom and all the answers.  He always does.

Won't keep you.  Gonna go make those last two blocks since my weekend is passing quickly.  Very happy to have some groceries in the frig, freezer and cupboard.

Have a fabulous early Fall week.

I'll be back soon with SOMETHING to show you.

Hugs, Joy




Sunday, September 11, 2016

Jesus Inhabits Your Praises!


Awesome sermon again -- as always -- from Matt Hagee this morning.

One thing, that I know, but he said it today, is that Jesus inhabits the praises of HIS people!

My friends, why don't you try it?  Do it with me today.

I PROMISE YOU, you will feel HIS presence.  The heaviness will lift from your heart and you will feel peace and joy squeezing in between all the hurts and pains and frustrations of this life.

WHO do I think I am?

HOW can I say such a thing?

Because I am HIS, and I know His promises because I know his Word.  I have done this so many times.  If it wasn't for my ability to do this, I would be lost in endless sorrow, hurt, sadness and depression.  It would flood my heart and mind and make me a worthless vessel that God cannot use.

What I do is get in an "all by myself" space in the house.  I turn on my praise music.  If you don't have any, I HIGHLY recommend Matthew Hagee's CD's, but there are many others.

I close my eyes, I lift my arms, and I move my feet.  I love to swirl and turn.  I lift my head to Heaven and I tell God how much I adore Him and His Son.  I thank Jesus for the grueling sacrifice He made of His own free will JUST so I can have a personal relationship with Him today -- 2,000 years later -- and I can go to Heaven to be with Him when I die.

Sometimes, I just lay on the floor in total submission to Him, and I ask Him to fill me with wisdom and knowledge which can only come from Him.  The Bible says that, so I believe it.

James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.

Think about this.

As a parent, what does it mean to you to have appreciation and adoration from your children?  What would you NOT do for them if they just asked as they lived according to the way you brought them up and appreciated all your input and sacrifice and knowledge into their lives.

A different story, of course, when children choose a completely different belief system and jump right into the arms of what the Bible calls "the world".  Like America.  America wants to forget God.  God will allow it.  But His hands are totally tied because He has given us freedom of choice.  And WHY, OH WHY do so many people make the WRONG CHOICES.  For instance:  Murdering an innocent baby in the womb is "a choice"?

So, let's all remember almighty God on this beautiful Sunday, and let's beg for His forgiveness and grace and mercy on America, and the wisdom for Americans to make the right choice in the coming election.

Gotta get!

My new cleaning lady, Charlotte, is coming for the first time tomorrow.  I have to clean my house before she gets here!
Have a lovely week.

Hugs, Joy

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

A New Venture and Stuff Di Made Me Buy (-;

Hello everyone!

Hopefully, all of you know I have a video channel on You Tube, and you can watch my videos there whether I plug them in here for you or not.

Here is the latest one that I made in case you have not already seen it.  You can find out about my latest adventure.

This Friday, Terry and I are driving to Quilt Country in Lewisville, TX where I purchased my longarm back in 2006 from Connie Keller.  She is an APQS dealer, and she has lots of longarms in her studio.  She is going to show us the APQS Quilt Path computer.

After we see that, we are heading over to Mark and Joy's house for a demo on the Intelliquilter.  I have no idea who Mark and Joy are, but she HAS to be nice with the same name as me -- don't you think!?

I just got home from work a while ago, folded some clothes, wrapped a birthday present and packed it for shipping, and I am going to watch You Tube computer videos now.  Not the funnest thing to do, but I need to know what the difference is between the two computers

If any of you know about them, please comment.

Be back soon.

Hugs, Joy

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Warning! Sermon Follows. Owl Quilt Video at End.

Church was just over.  Pastor Hagee is still talking about end times and went through the entire book of The Revelation in fast motion.

I wish -- and I pray -- and it is my heart's most earnest desire -- that EVERYONE could know the truth of God's word.

Hagee preached it fast and hard this morning because time may be very short before The Revelation fully unfurls its ugliness into our lives.  Hagee believes that Christians will be raptured before the worst of it, but other preachers teach differently.  Only God knows as my dear blog friends always point out.

Hagee talked about something today that has been my "sermon" since I was a child.  It is one of the main reasons that family members -- Christian family members -- and friends -- Christian friends -- are turned off by me and run for the hills if I bring this up.

I have lost more than one good friend because of my refusal to watch filth coming from their TV, and I walked out of their home.

So, I warn you, here it comes again!  THE sermon.  And remember.  It was also Hagee's sermon today.  Go to www.getv.org if you would like to hear it for yourselves.  It will be in the archives after today.  The date is 8-28-16.

There are only TWO FORCES in this world:  GOOD and EVIL.  You should have learned that from Star Wars if you don't know the Bible.

The God of "GOOD" is Jesus.

The God of "EVIL" is Satan.

The lovers of Satan and his world have become so deceived that they don't even realize they have GIVEN HIM PERMISSION to ruin their lives, their children's lives, their health, their well-being, and on and on it goes.

HOW????

By bringing his literature -- his movies -- his books -- his statues -- his speech -- his attitudes -- right into their homes.  Examples:  Harry Potter.  Exorcist.  Almost every movie.  Pornography.  Television!!!!!!!

I have gotten onto very close loved ones about this very thing, and they just gafaw and act like I'm a mean, horrible, judgmental witch for even thinking such a thing -- NEVER MIND, telling them they need to REMOVE all of the books, movies, garments, posters and all other objects from the world of EVIL from their homes and never allow them in again.  I assure you, they prefer to REMOVE ME and keep me removed!

This includes Satan's high holiday:  Halloween.  I met someone new the other day, and she told me her favorite holiday is Halloween.  It is just ignorance, I know, but I wanted to scream, "NOOOOOO!"

Sooooooooooooo, for the one or two of you that are still here, let me ask you to please just go to God yourselves, and ask Him for a revelation in your heart and mind of how He feels about these things.  Remember, God shares his glory with NOBODY!  He is a very jealous God.  He wants your total love, worship and loyalty.  Not much to ask from your creator!

Gotta run.  I have finished the owl quilt.  If you haven't seen the video, here it is:

Have a very blessed week.  Count your many blessings and be a blessing whenever God gives you the opportunity.

I intend to.

Hugs, Joy

Warning! Sermon Follows. Owl Quilt Video at End.

Church was just over.  Pastor Hagee is still talking about end times and went through the entire book of The Revelation in fast motion.

I wish -- and I pray -- and it is my heart's most earnest desire -- that EVERYONE could know the truth of God's word.

Hagee preached it fast and hard this morning because time may be very short before The Revelation fully unfurls its ugliness into our lives.  Hagee believes that Christians will be raptured before the worst of it, but other preachers teach differently.  Only God knows as my dear blog friends always point out.

Hagee talked about something today that has been my "sermon" since I was a child.  It is one of the main reasons that family members -- Christian family members -- and friends -- Christian friends -- are turned off by me and run for the hills if I bring this up.

I have lost more than one good friend because of my refusal to watch filth coming from their TV, and I walked out of their home.

So, I warn you, here it comes again!  THE sermon.  And remember.  It was also Hagee's sermon today.  Go to www.getv.org if you would like to hear it for yourselves.  It will be in the archives after today.  The date is 8-28-16.

There are only TWO FORCES in this world:  GOOD and EVIL.  You should have learned that from Star Wars if you don't know the Bible.

The God of "GOOD" is Jesus.

The God of "EVIL" is Satan.

The lovers of Satan and his world have become so deceived that they don't even realize they have GIVEN HIM PERMISSION to ruin their lives, their children's lives, their health, their well-being, and on and on it goes.

HOW????

By bringing his literature -- his movies -- his books -- his statues -- his speech -- his attitudes -- right into their homes.  Examples:  Harry Potter.  Exorcist.  Almost every movie.  Pornography.  

I have gotten onto very close loved ones about this very thing, and they just gafaw and act like I'm a mean, horrible, judgmental witch for even thinking such a thing -- NEVER MIND, telling them they need to REMOVE all of the books, movies, garments, posters and all other objects from the world of EVIL from their homes and never allow them in again.  I assure you, they prefer to REMOVE ME and keep me removed!

This includes Satan's high holiday:  Halloween.  I met someone new the other day, and she told me her favorite holiday is Halloween.  It is just ignorance, I know, but I wanted to scream, "NOOOOOO!"

Sooooooooooooo, for the one or two of you that are still here, let me ask you to please just go to God yourselves, and ask Him for a revelation in your heart and mind of how He feels about these things.  Remember, God shares his glory with NOBODY!  He is a very jealous God.  He wants your total love, worship and loyalty.  Not much to ask from your creator!

Gotta run.  I have finished the owl quilt.  If you haven't seen the video, here it is:

Have a very blessed week.  Count your many blessings and be a blessing whenever God gives you the opportunity.

I intend to.

Hugs, Joy

Friday, August 26, 2016

Princes Di, Owls, and a Sew-Along w/Peggy

Hey Everyone!

How are you all doing?

I am at work, but since I am the boss, I decided I could spend a quick 10 minutes while I eat my dessert to do a quick blogpost.

Not much to tell you since I already said it in these two videos.

Check them out.




So I really have to get back to work now.  

I have several applications to review and interviews to schedule.  We shall see who wants Jacobi's job.

Be back soon!  And isn't Princess Di the cutest thing ever!?

Hugs, Joy

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Sunday and Birthday Surprises from Jolene

Hi Everyone!

The weather down here in Southern Oklahoma is LOVELY today.  I swang on the back porch for over an hour just enjoying the coolness.  I was TRYING to clear my mind and fill it up with something else, so I took out a spiral bound steno pad to doodle on.  My doodling looked as confused and sad as my mind has been since yesterday.

But THEN:
Alooooooooong came Jo-le, ee, ene!  (Remember the song?)

She "untied me from the railroad track" and gave me something to smile about.  She told me she was going to make me smile today, and she did.  I was truly grateful too because I expected all my friends to tell me to take a flying leap into the Big Baby Crib because I am just too hard to please -- expecting people to call me when they aren't going to show up when they said they would.

So anyway, let's HAPPY THIS UP, and I'll show you the wonderful gifts I got from Jolene for my birthday which was August 4th.  She told me they would be late, BUT worth waiting for.  She was right!

You know -- if you read my blog much -- that I have been making Mug Rugs for the last several months since the Serg-a-Thon that Di and Deb came to.

Here are the ones I made for Di and Deb:
 And I made this one for my Mom on Mother's Day:


I was DEElighted to receive one of my very own from Jolene that about blew my socks off!

You may recall that Jolene just took 2nd place in the Hoffman Challenge quilt contest.  She is REALLY good!  I made a mug rug for her too to celebrate her win, but I didn't get a picture of it.

Here is the mug rug she made for me. Those are 1/4" half square triangles!  Yikes!

I love it, and I am using it on my nightstand.  I have had a paper napkin there for 18 years!  This sure is a whole lot prettier.  Diana pointed out that the "J" looks like a butterfly, and it does.

Do you all remember Erma Bombeck?  She was a real funny lady who got cancer and died way too young. She wrote an article before she died about all the things she WISHED she had done differently.  One of them was she wished she had USED all the pretty things she had bought or that people had given her that she put away inside a cupboard because they were TOO NICE to use.

That really touched me.  I am using my pretty gifts!

Jolene included two patterns for this so Terry and I can both make it.  Hopefully, we will have a play day again SOMEday.  Terry is always SO BUSY!  Look at this teeny-tiny-itsy-bitsy paper-piecing pattern!!!  I may just have to start without Terry.  I want to try it.
She also bought me two things that I have wanted for a looooooooooooooong time, but I have been waiting for them to go on sale.  I don't think they ever will.

I was so surprised to see these!  They go with my Accu-Quilt cutter.  Remember the one that Terry and I bought?
And, of course a pattern to use those on.  This is a table runner, and I really like it.  I will make one soon.
And this wasn't a birthday present, but I want to show it to you.

As you know, Terry, Jolene, Diana and I are the Cuatro Quilters participating in a Friendship Swap of 720 Half Square Triangle Blocks.  I asked the three girls to please make me a little label/sign to put in my quilt.  This is the first one I recieved.  It is so pretty on that fancy fabric.  I want to know WHERE to get some like that.  Don't know if it is a printed fabric or software that you print out your own labels with.  I'm sure one of my readers will let me know, and thank you in advance!

I want to color it.  Wonder if Jolene would mind.  I need a coloring project to concentrate on.

Have a fabulous, wonderful, blessed, happy week, my friends, and count your many blessings every day! Something GOOD is about to happen!

Hugs, Joy