I like these verses

They make me think of spending my summer days on the front porch and winter evenings in the rocking chair stitching away on my handwork. Of passing the afternoons bent over my sewing machine or the cutting table. Busy warm hours at home with my dear family around me.

Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life,

to mind your own business and to work with your hands,

just as we told you,

so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders

and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.

I Thessalonians 4:11,12

Robin tells me I need an official plan for my sewing business and so I am hard at work on one. This passage will be going front and center; first page. A very good place to start, I’m thinking.



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12 Responses to I like these verses

  1. 1
    Kelley says:

    I love these verses also! *Ü*
    They are my everyday goal & life goal verses~ I strive to live them out everyday…
    Wishing you a most blessed day & a day & week filled with sweet & simple joys! ♥

  2. 2
    Beth says:

    Oh how wonderful!! Check out http://www.achristianhome.com and look at some of the links on the modest apparel (spelling?) section. Maybe you can even be added! (for your head coverings and such!)
    May God bless you abundantly!
    (I LOVE your redwork!!)

  3. 3
    L says:

    Perfect! Love your ideas!!!

  4. 4
    Diane says:

    kelley.. wouldn't they be nice hanging on the wall?

    beth… oh, i'll have to check that out!

    thanks L, dear☺

  5. 5
    Jodi says:

    Ooh, I needed to hear these verses today! Thank you for posting them!

  6. 6
    Diane says:

    jodi… they are goodies, aren't they♥

  7. 7
    Cheryl (Copper's Wife) says:

    I have the first of those two verses stencilled on my kitchen wall, right next to the sink. Fitting words to ponder on a daily basis, and a gentle reminder to me while I'm working in the kitchen.

    Best wishes on your new endeavor!

  8. 8
    Lady Dorothy says:

    Oh, I remember when I first "discovered" this passage. So practical, and yet so profound on so many levels!

  9. 9
    Molytail says:

    Cats on a quilt!! Cats on a quilt!!

    Okay, so that isn't what the post is about [but - cats!! on a quilt!!] ~ and much like Jodi, I definitely needed to read those verses today. Yep yep. :-)

  10. 10
    Diane says:

    cheryl.. that is a great idea!

    lady dee… practical and profound:exactly what i was thinking☺

    yes moly, cats on a quilt! hehehe

  11. 11
    Ginger "Tea" says:

    I am working on an article on contentment. Those verses fit quite nicely! I love to see your contentment, Diane. It is such a blessing and encouragement to me. And your handiwork is beautiful too!

  12. 12
    Diane says:

    ginger.. i really look forward to reading your article on contentment. a lot.♥

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