Verse For the Day

Isaiah 58:6-7 (NIV) "Is this not the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice...Is it not to share your food with the hungry...?"

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Busy Saturday

My morning devotions led me into writing a piece about water, sort of a followup to my post about wastefulness. But I needed to be at church by nine to help in sewing pillowcase "Dresses for Haiti." So I didn't finish my essay on water. I'll post it at a later date. The sewing event was most enjoyable. I can't really sew because of arthritis in my hands, but after a while I found my niche. When the dresses were being put together for the sewers, I got to design them with pockets of contrasting colors, lace and rick rack trims, and bias tape for the shoulders. It was great fun, and lasted until one in the afternoon. 

But now I'm in a bit of a hurry. I have my niece from Wilmette coming to spend the night so she can visit my church tomorrow (I'm sure she's going to love it - our congregation is so welcoming.), and be here for my daughter Roseann's birthday party. We're doing a Spanish themed party with tapas and paella. And I still have to pick up some last minute groceries to have everything on hand that I need. 

When I speak of a party, I don't know if I mentioned that Chris Seay's book on fasting - A Place at The Table suggests feasting on Sundays because symbolically, the Bridegroom is with us on our day of worship. Actually Christ is with us all the time, and sometimes we're even aware of His presence. Isn't that an awesome thing? 

 An interior view of the Catedral de Barcelona

I've got to run now because in addition to groceries, I need to sparkle up my home a bit. You know how it is when company's coming. Thankfully, it's not too far from being up to my standards. And I can always ask Joe to pitch in. He's good at doing that. He is another one of God's blessings in my life. 

No post tomorrow. Check back on Monday.

By the way, I hope you have an awesome and blessed weekend. Bye!


  1. That Spanish themed party sounds fantastic!! Make sure to post about it--I would love to see some of the fabulous food you make!

    1. Hi Liz,
      I will try to do a post about it at some point, but right now doesn't seem to be the appropriate time. Maybe on Saturday, since Sunday is Feast Day. Thanks for the comment. Would you become a follower on my blog and I can become a follower on yours. Thanks.