“Today we are united with the universal Church in rejoicing in the victory of Jesus Christ, the One who dispelled the power of darkness, who turned suffering to glory and even death to life. In uniting ourselves to him, we share in His victory and discover the grace and strength we need to walk in faith during our earthly journey so that one day we will live with Him forever.
In this Jubilee Year of Mercy, we are especially reminded that the Risen Lord offers us newness of life through the forgiveness of our sins. As his witnesses, we are to radiate the joy that is ours in being made a new creation in Christ. We are also to imitate Christ and offer forgiveness to those who have offended us so that nothing separates or divides us. Our witness will also be enhanced when others see us fervent in prayer, generous in service, and joyful in hope.”
Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge
Bishop of Raleigh
This Tuesday is my guild meeting. I am giving a demo on one seam flying geese units. It’s pretty cool and they add a bit of dimension to your piece. Let me tell you, I have never been good at making flying geese units. No matter what I do they always look wonky. But I will definitely make them this way. My very first one was perfect.
I am in charge of my guild’s website. I love working on it and I am always looking for interesting things to put on it. It’s amazing how much of a resource it has turned out to be for our members. When I joined this guild in 2005 many of the members didn’t want anything to do with a website. I think they were afraid of it. So I designed a site and put it on a free server until their questions could be answered and I could show them how to navigate it. It has been a huge success.
Well my driver NASCAR driver, Kasey Kahne, isn’t having a wonderful spring. Hopefully tomorrow in Texas he will come alive and show the talent he has. But win or lose, he’s still my favorite driver. 🙂
Have I ever said I love Pansies? Well I do, I really do. They are one of my all time favorite flowers. They are just happy and when I see them I am happy. In November my daughter was organizing a plant sale for a fund raiser for her masters program association. She got me a flat of pansies. I waited forever for them to start to bloom. They usually bloom all winter long down here in North Carolina, but this was a horrific winter. Finally! Here’s one of the pansies. See? Happy!
I cannot believe that it is April already. Easter will be here before we know it. It seems like it was just Ash Wednesday. I have failed miserably this lent. I try to fast and not eat between meals, but my blood sugar goes way too low. I am happy however, with the progress I have made in my prayer life. And I feel that I have drawn closer to our Lord. My son travels for his work and when he was in Puerto Rico in March, he got me a Rosary that was being sold for charity. It’s got wooden beads and it is corded. I love it. What a nice thing for him to do. He also sent me a table scarf from St. Thomas. He was there on the same trip. It’s very Springy 🙂