A few tricks for sewing with metallic thread that I learned online: Use a needle with a larger eye (size 90 or 100). Set the tension loose–on my machine that is level zero or one. Sew S-L-O-W-L-Y. Seriously. SLOW. Boring slow. Finally, test a sample on scrap fabric before you start your project. I did all of these and never had any breakage! Yay!
The abundance of all we have reminds me of our constant blessing from God for who he is and how he loves us. This year, we are especially thankful for friends, family, and good neighbors.
John always says, “I don’t fold sheets!” It’s my job to fold the sheets in our house. Now I see why!
Sometimes ice cream is all you need for dinner. This is black raspberry chocolate chip from Graeters in Cincinnati fits the bill, especially with friends like Andrew and Ann.
My good friends, Scott and Lisa, were honored for their many years of service to our ministry. Such wonderful people! I am so thankful they are in my life.
I love the beautiful color of these organic free range eggs from my friend Amanda’s chickens. Let me tell you, they are TASTY!
Sometimes I need a reminder that God is still good, always, in all circumstances. Even mine.
In the midst of a late fall storm full of tornado warnings and heavy rain, the sky opened up for a moment of beautiful light. Thankfully there were no tornadoes in our area.
I love this picture of Leah. She just finished showing me how she learned to tie her shoes and that face! She is so proud! Well done, Leah! Yay!
A cool thing about being a missionary is getting letter from a kid saying he is praying for us! We are so grateful!
Sunday, our church had each of us write the important things of our lives on a glass ornament. Then we could walk up and smash it in a green coffin to show that we are willing to give up our lives for Jesus. “Whoever wants to be my disciple must take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it.” —Jesus. (Mark 8:34-35)