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Sunday, February 16, 2020

Worth Reading - Hidden Rainbow by Christmas Carol Kauffman



Hidden Rainbow

By Christmas Carol Kauffman

Rated: "Couldn't put it down."
Highly recommended.

Here is the true story of John and Anna Olesh, a Yugoslavian couple who unexpectedly became the owners of a New Testament. At that time the Bible was a forbidden book in those parts because the Roman Catholic Church had almost complete power religiously and through pulling strings politically. At that time the Roman Catholic Church was still forbidding their followers to read and study the scripture for themselves in places where they had strong control, claiming it to be dangerous for them.

Despite their fear, and the terror their family and neighbors felt on their behalf, the Oleshes were curious and eventually began to study and seek the truth, despite severe threats and even persecution by the local priest.

This story is an amazing eye-opener for those who are not aware of what life was like on a day to day basis under Roman Catholic domination. It gives a clear picture of the vice-like grip that the Roman traditions, clergy, and superstition had on people at that time in Europe. [If I remember correctly, World War I occurs during Oleshes' lives, just to give you a time frame.]

This book also encourages us to recognize what a treasure the word of God is and how very blessed we are to have our own copies without fear of punishment in the (relatively) free world most of us live in today. It is also an encouragement for truly Biblical missionary work.

The verse for this book might be: Jeremiah 15:16 Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts. 

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You can find this book used at various places online, or ask your local used book store to locate a copy for you.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Evening Song – I Love to Tell of My Savior's Love


Mark 16:15  And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.



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Sunday, February 9, 2020

A Few More Marchings Weary - by Fanny Crosby





A few more marchings weary,
Then we'll gather home!
A few more storm clouds dreary,
Then we'll gather home!
A few more days the cross to bear,
And then with Christ a crown to wear;
A few more marchings weary,
Then we'll gather home!

A few more nights of weeping,
Then we'll gather home!

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Saturday, February 8, 2020

Evening Song - Master, the Tempest Is Raging


Mark 4:37-41 And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full. And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish? And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith? And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him? 



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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Sew Happy Wednesday - Tutorial for Using Up Scraps to Make Quilts


This lady, Carol, from New Zealand shows us how to use up scraps to make quilts. She has her own template set which she likely sells, but you don't have to have those to cut your scraps up this way. One thing you can do to help you easily sort the scraps the way she shows us is to make lightweight cardboard pieces the size you want to use (either the larger set or the smaller set) and then use those to tell if they will fit on your scraps. They might also help you cut more accurately and quickly if you sandwich them under your clear template and on top of the fabric as you cut.





This second video is her showing the different ways she used up these pieces she cut from her scraps.





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