Round Robin- Month 2


Here is Jan’s quilt center with the first months rows sewn on by the first person.

IMG_0171First I put on a stop gap of rusty maroon color.

IMG_0230Next I made 4 patches to increase the size. Jan is hoping for a queen size quilt when all 8 of us are done.

I hadn’t planned on working on it so soon but Glenda emailed saying she was done with hers and could she have the next one. I will call her in a day or two so she can press on with what she will add. I can’t wait to see them all. June will be here before we know it.

Reblog: Hard Objects, Hard Hearts & Hard Thinking


By Douglas Wilson

Let us begin with the principle. In a fallen world anything that is hard, or that has a hard edge, can be used as a weapon. We don’t know what Cain used to murder Abel, but it could have been something as simple as a rock.

Complications set in when we realize that many good things are hard — and hence can be weaponized. Anything hard can be diverted from its intended use, and turned into something destructive in the lives of others. This is true of wedding vows, and it is true of the poker by the fireplace. It is true of the rules of evidence, and it is true of many of the sayings of Jesus.

Speaking of the sayings of Jesus, He is the one who made it most plain that marriage vows are hard and fast. His clarity on the point is the reason that the sinful heart is able to weaponize that wonderful phrase “for better, for worse.”

I am not — obviously — blaming Jesus for anything. Jesus created hard wood too, which can be made into the shaft of a spear. Sin is always the contribution of sinners, but the instruments of our sin in this created world are always gifts that have been turned aside from their intended purpose. God gave us iron so that we could have plow shares, but we have figured out how to beat them into other uses.

Read the rest here.

Happy Veteran’s Day 2015


Nathan’s 3rd grade class, along with the rest of his school did a special program yesterday to salute vets on Veteran’s Day. They sang the song, Thank You, Soldiers.  All the kids from K-8 did a great job honoring the men and women of the Armed Forces. (Nathan is in the back row, 4th from the left.)

November: Block of the Month



Here’s another fun thing my Quilt Group is doing.  We are given a pattern (the block of the month) and if we want to we make one or more blocks to be raffled off at the meeting, we can. For every block you bring back you get one ticket to win a group of blocks, perhaps 10-12. Hopefully enough to make a whole quilt.  Last month I did not participate but then felt badly since the ladies did a wonderful job and my good friend won 10 of the blocks.  With this month’s block they gave us the large dark brown triangle fabric and we were told to use tans and black for the other colors.  These should make someone a great fall quilt. I will cross my fingers at the meeting and hope I win ;o)

Reblog: Porn Use as Grounds for Divorce: How My Opinion Changed

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From Covenant Eyes Blog by Luke Gilkerson

I am hurting so much over this…If I believed in divorce I would already have done it, and I am beginning to maybe believe divorce is ok. After all, this seems like a type of adultery to me. Am I wrong?” – Mary Ann

After writing more than 1,200 articles for Covenant Eyes and having replied to too many comments and e-mails to count, undoubtedly the most heart-wrenching stories I hear are from women who are living with a porn-addicted husband.

When a woman has discovered her husband is entrenched in pornography, reactions can vary greatly, but for many women it is nothing short of traumatic. Whether she’s dealing with the initial blow of uncovering a 20-year-long secret addiction, or she’s facing the daily blow of her husband’s coldness, for these women their life feels like a living hell.

In the past, when asked if divorce could ever be a viable option for these women, my typical response has been a reluctant no. As much as my heart went out to these women trapped in horrific marriages, I simply didn’t see any biblical justification for divorce in situations of porn use.

About a year ago I decided I was going to write my Master’s thesis about this topic and had intended to write a robust biblical defense of my position.

I never imaged I would come to the opposite conclusion.

Some Caveats

Before we launch into this issue, let me state a few caveats.

  1. Divorce is ugly. We must acknowledge, when addressing the subject of grounds for divorce, the situation that even prompts us to ask this question is under divine judgment. It is a question that involves real hearts, real homes, and a real God who really hates divorce. So it is with great sobriety that we take up this study.

Read the rest here. Beware it is lengthy but well worth the read.