Thursday, February 3, 2011

Note to Self

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Yay! My hero, Purple Heart, came and heroically picked up all the bags, at least nine or ten of them along with several boxes etc. from the homestead here. Let's just say it was a lot. A lot. The volunteer looked like a G.I. Joe with a cowboy hat and black leather jacket, not to mention cowboy boots and Wranglers. Yay Purple Heart!

It's nice to know the things are appreciated and it's nice to know we didn't donate any stained up articles only things with worth for someone, things to BLESS others.

Now for Round III of our De-Clutter party!

Before I begin I must confess to my thoughts on something.

Last summer I had made what I thought to be a super-wowee dress with beautiful black cotton floral material. The material was very pretty, an enchanting array of English flowers in baskets and the dress pattern was one of the more expensive ones an individual designed. Let's just say all my hard work on that dress and enchanted high hopes didn't pan out and in the future I will probably stick with making separates for the mostpart for reasons some of you ladies may get me on. : )

This morning, I was going through my sewing box looking through my material to see if I should take advantage of a nice sale at fabric.com and purchase some nice knit materials to make a couple of simple tops, and another skirt set to tie things together. I am finding it helps to declutter first by checking my working stash before spending one dime.

Out peeps the dress I had made...I had hopes of making a skirt out of the bottom portion but I could tell from a quick look it would still be lacking. Then I thought...But I could make napkins out of it.

<Then self kicked in, at least the nice part of self not the selfish part of self:

"Now Self, you know that that is being very selfish. This dress will be a huge blessing to a woman who loves things like this, just like you love things like this. This dress will fit her very nicely, it will be a blessing for her."

I suddenly felt really rotten for even thinking to make napkins out of that poor dress.


I quickly stuffed it into a bag for Purple Heart and it is now gleefully riding along with the cowboy hero awaiting another sister who will be greatly blessed with the pretty dress.

Yay God!

When we donate to charity, when we give faithfully, we reap the joy of sharing...and God pours out His blessing! ~Inspirational Bible Verses.com

I want to be a cheerful giver, the real deal. God loves a cheerful giver!

38Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you." ~Luke 6:38
Perhaps I'll be back later for updates, we shall see what we shall see...Today I've watched & listened in the background with Dd17 as she edits photos, the movie: "To Kill a Mockingbird"...Just love that movie. Gregory Peck is such a gentleman in the character Atticus. The music is hauntingly beautiful, we play the soundtrack many a day. The movie is so telling on prejudices of many kinds... Enjoying a cup of french pressed coffee. Dds17 & 25 making Chinese for supper. Goodnight All.

Please remember the Sanctity of Life. It's a sobering time to remember the unborn in our country, I have an article I had written on Roe Vs. Wade and also a sobering grand jury report of recent. There is a holocaust in our very country. Please pray to end abortion. If only wombs had windows! You may read more of these thoughts and challenges on my other blog:

Vision for a Godly Home

Also tips for keeping a Godly Home are found there, its starts with us, it's the heart of the parents that will be ultimately shown.

For an audience of One, my Savior, Jesus. ~Amelia

8 comments:

Mary R. said...

Somebody will probably love that dress -- your heart of virtue won out and I'm proud of you!

Amelia said...

Thanks Mary, Yes, I really feel that dress will be such a blessing for someone! : )

John Bircher said...

Amelia: Since I get a "google" alert any time Purple Heart is mentioned on the web, I saw your post about your thrift donation -- It brought a smile to my face! Thanks for your generosity -- please know that you are right, the proceeds will go to assist all veterans and their families.

John Bircher, National Public Relations Director, Military Order of the Purple Heart

Amelia said...

Dear Mr. Bircher,

Thank you so very much for taking the time to stop by my blog and leaving your most encouraging comment. I'm so glad you enjoyed the blog! : )

Purple Heart is such a great organization to give to. Our family has given to Purple Heart in the past and have always been happy with the pick-up of items; we plan on giving more in the future and urge others to do so as well.

God Bless America and God Bless Purple Heart!

Blessings! ~Amelia

Cordy said...

Amelia - it was like coming back to an old friend to visit with you again! :) I had taken a break back in the Fall for quite awhile as I was trying to discern where my "encouragement attention" should be. We'll see if I made the right choice in coming back. I trust I have.

Decluttering has been my heart's desire for awhile now - mainly papers! It is something I work at continuously.
Blessings to you and your loved ones. ~Cordy

Carmen said...

Mrs. Amelia, A lovely post again!

Carmen said...

Thinking about you Mrs. Amelia. Praying for your Family too. I pray that GOd conforts all of you during this time.

Amelia said...

Dear Cordy, it is so very nice to hear from you...I look forward to hearing from you again soon dear friend. I think of you often.