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Monday, February 2, 2009

Happy Ground Hog's Day! According to the news, the Groundhog has seen his shadow. You couldn't tell that by looking out the window here. So, the legend says that we have 6 more weeks of winter instead of an early spring. 6 more weeks of winter puts us at March 16. Now, in Michigan, March 16 IS an early spring. Maybe that's why we don't host the Groundhog.

Today is Prayer Quilt day. I didn't get as much done as I had hoped. I have run out of one of the colors of scrap so I am going to have to re-think the pattern. At church we have a big cupboard that houses all of the fabric that people have donated. Maybe I'll be able to find something there. I can see that I am going to have to be much less picky and choose much simpler patterns if I am going to be of much use to the group.
Hmmmmm, I decided to check the internet for some simple patterns and found this site:

Free Quilt Patterns

I think I'll be visiting that quite a bit. :)
Word of the day:
Feast of the Presentation of the Lord
Lk 2:22-40 or 2:22-32

When the days were completed for their purification
according to the law of Moses,
Mary and Joseph took Jesus up to Jerusalem
to present him to the Lord,
just as it is written in the law of the Lord,
Every male that opens the womb shall be consecrated to the Lord,
and to offer the sacrifice of
a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons,
in accordance with the dictate in the law of the Lord.

Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon.
This man was righteous and devout,
awaiting the consolation of Israel,
and the Holy Spirit was upon him.
It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit
that he should not see death
before he had seen the Christ of the Lord.
He came in the Spirit into the temple;
and when the parents brought in the child Jesus
to perform the custom of the law in regard to him,
he took him into his arms and blessed God, saying:
"Now, Master, you may let your servant go
in peace, according to your word,
for my eyes have seen your salvation,
which you prepared in the sight of all the peoples:
a light for revelation to the Gentiles,
and glory for your people Israel."
The child's father and mother were amazed at what was said about him;
and Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother,
"Behold, this child is destined
for the fall and rise of many in Israel,
and to be a sign that will be contradicted
and you yourself a sword will pierce
so that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed."
There was also a prophetess, Anna,
the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher.
She was advanced in years,
having lived seven years with her husband after her marriage,
and then as a widow until she was eighty-four.
She never left the temple,
but worshiped night and day with fasting and prayer.
And coming forward at that very time,
she gave thanks to God and spoke about the child
to all who were awaiting the redemption of Jerusalem.

When they had fulfilled all the prescriptions
of the law of the Lord,
they returned to Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth.
The child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom;
and the favor of God was upon him.

God bless our troops!


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