It is Sunday, and we listened to Rev. Hagee this morning. The sermon was AWESOME and so intense, I will listen to it again. It is about blood covenant and WHY the blood of Jesus is so important and what meaning it has to us. I was taking notes for you, but the doorbell rang, and it was Betty Jane. We invited her in, of course, and we talked for a few minutes, and then I had to play catch up on the sermon. I hope you will visit www.jhm.org and go to GETV and watch it for yourself. It is advanced Bible education for most, but I was raised on this stuff. My Dad often taught us Bible lessons, and he was especially interested in Bible prophecy. A "blood" covenant is the strongest covenant there is -- stronger than brother and sister or parent and child. Jesus gave himself so we could be blood covenant partners with HIM -- a joint heir -- able to do all the things he did AND MORE. Christians just don't realize -- mostly because they aren't properly taught in their churches -- who they really are when they accept Christ as their Savior.
I am back at my own house at the moment, and Jerry is here with me until tomorrow OR until his Mom wakes up at 3 AM and decides she is going to BREAK OUT through the window at Countrywood after she tears the blinds down, like she did last night. Jerry had just been there at 10 PM to calm her down after she tried to smack the entire staff around for trying to give her medicine to her.
I think this is one of life's hardest tests for me, even though it is poor Leanida who is sick. I can't rest for worrying about what COULD happen next, and what we will do if it does. Jerry has to go back to work, and I understand that but the only other help I have is 85-year-old Betty Jane. I feel terrible asking her to help me. Phylly would help me at 3 AM or any other AM, but she has to work also. God is going to have to help me, and that is all there is to it. He has never let me down before, and I know He won't now. I'm not very good with stress, but I'm sure He knows that.
Other than my MIL issues, I am still on my ever-learning journey to perfect my fitting issues. I decided last week to try to make a dress, mainly because I am tired of making blouses. I think dresses always look very strange on me, and the reason I think that is because they DO look strange on me.
I subscribe to Powersewing.com with Sandra Betzina and Ron Collins, and they have a recent video that shows several alterations. One of them is what to do when you need more room at the BOTTOM, but not at the top. That is always the case with my body even though my boobs and my butt are the same measurement. You can't have fabric wrapping around your body like shrink wrap, can you?! Anyway, Sandra showed that you can't just add all the fabric on the SIDE of the garment. Too bad I didn't watch that BEFORE I fixed my pattern because that is exactly what I did. Here is a picture of the BACK of the pattern the way I fixed it the first time. Note the sway back correction and the upper round correction.