Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Gregory and Gabrielle

I have been thinking today of my special friends, Gregory and Gabrielle and their folks Kurt and Deborah. They lost their home to Hurrican Ivan. We were blessed to have them visit Serenity Farms during the time of the storm and I can say truthfully that they have forever changed my life. So today, I am posting a couple of "hello" pictures to them.

This picture is for Gregory and shows the outside of "The Round House", a grainary converted to cabin on our property. Although he didn't actually get to spend the night there, he seemed quite taken with the peace and tranquility of it, so I thought he might enjoy seeing this picture. One day, if his family gets to come back for a visit, maybe they can camp there ;) Posted by Hello

These are Zinnias from my garden. Gabrielle and I gathered zinnias for bouquets to put on the table while they were here. She has quite the eye for color and for flower arrangement! I have saved seeds from this years flower crop and those will go to Gabrielle when time and place comes for her to have a little flower garden to remind her of Michigan Posted by Hello

Sunday, November 07, 2004

God's Weaving

I have a dear friend at church, Robyn, who is the head of our Missions program. In a recent Missions Newsletter, she included this writing...especially appropriate for the knitters, spinners and weavers I know and certainly for our day to day life journey! It has no author credited to it, if anyone recognizes it and knows the author please share it with me.

My life is but a weaving, between my God and me,
I do not choose the colors, He worketh steadily,
Oftimes He weaveth sorrow, and I in foolish pride,
Forget He sees the upper, and I the underside.

Not till the loom is silent, and the shuttles cease to fly,
Will God unroll the canvas and explain the reason why.
The dark threads are as needful in the skillful Weaver's hand,
As the threads of gold and silver in the pattern He has planned - Anonymous