Thursday, August 6, 2015

My Story in the Words of David

Oh the amazing power of scripture! When I read the following in my quiet time this morning, I could so relate to the words of David:
Psalm 71: 17-24

You got me when I was an unformed youth,
    God, and taught me everything I know.
Now I’m telling the world your wonders;
    I’ll keep at it until I’m old and gray.
God, don’t walk off and leave me
    until I get out the news
Of your strong right arm to this world,
    news of your power to the world yet to come,
Your famous and righteous
    ways, O God.
God, you’ve done it all!
    Who is quite like you?
You, who made me stare trouble in the face,
    Turn me around;
Now let me look life in the face.
    I’ve been to the bottom;
Bring me up, streaming with honors;
    turn to me, be tender to me,
And I’ll take up the lute and thank you
    to the tune of your faithfulness, God.
I’ll make music for you on a harp,
    Holy One of Israel.
When I open up in song to you,
    I let out lungsful of praise,
    my rescued life a song.
All day long I’m chanting
    about you and your righteous ways,
While those who tried to do me in
    slink off looking ashamed.

The Message
Oh the love of God who loves me and has a plan for me! 
This is what I want for my epitaph: 
Galations 1:24 And they were glorifying God because of me.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

1st Sewing Party for the Ladies of South Sudan

I'm pleased to report that we had a successful 1st Sewing Party at Shandon Baptist Church Thursday, July 30! We had 15 sewing machines running and more than 30 people participating--including grandmas, moms, college students, youth, and some well-behaved little ones! This doesn't even count the 1/2-dozen or more ladies who have been pre-cutting fabric for our event.
We made more than 100 freedom pads for the ladies of South Sudan! With all the ones completed at home and finishing up the ones started at the Sewing Party, we now have nearly 200 completed!  Here are the pics from the event: