Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Gathering the Pieces

"Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted." John 6:12

I'm reading a little book that was my mothers, especially enjoying the segments that she felt so meaningful she highlighted them. This morning's reading was about pieces; how life is like a quilt where new is created by rearranging the pieces of the old. It goes on to include this paragraph that says so much:

"It is quilting theology. God takes the pieces of our lives and stitches them back together, working His will for the good of those who love Him. With His handiwork, life isn't limited to one square. It is a pattern of squares where beauty depends on variety and no single square tells the whole story. They must be seen together --- like a quilt." [Quilted with Love by Goodwin]

[This is my 4,000 blog post on Gracious Hospitality]


  1. What a beautiful thought to share on your 4000th post!

    I, too, enjoy reading my mother's books and her Bible where she so carefully highlighted the things that meant something special to her. (Often, they are the very things that I would have highlighted had I been there first.)

  2. Hi there, Love the quote but love the photo of you at your Featherweight. Blessings to you this day!

  3. How great to have a book that your mom highlighted...

  4. Wow - you were out there in the forefront of blogging way before most of us! You started the craze! I love that sewing machine as it is a classic. I learned to sew on the really small portable version. I made a heavy winter coat on one back in the 70's. Love your blog!

  5. Beautiful! How lovely to read your mother's book and know by the highlights what meant something to her. Hope your day is wonderful. Tammy

  6. What a lovely post. I have a hand cranked machine very much like the one in your picture. It's a treasure.
    You are so sweet to share this post.

  7. Anonymous5:58 PM

    What a beautiful sewing machine. It is unique just like the quote.

    Thank you for sharing...and congratulations in your 4000 post!

    maria b.

  8. My goodness, that is a lot of blog posts. Amazing! I am just about to reach 1000. Love the quote and so true! Congratulations!


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