PROGRESS DOESN’T NEED TO ERASE HISTORY: Long-awaited dream come true

When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for; and let us think, as we lay stone on stone, that a time is to come when those stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, ‘See! This our father did for us.' John Ruskin 19th century art critic, social thinker, and philanthropist:     So began the public overview of a project a lot of people have been working on for a long time; some of them years longer than me . . .   Some of you long-time readers will remember me telling you about A New Day in ... Keep Reading...

NAKED CAKE — for a church baby shower? Yes, please!

Hello, Friends!   It's been a whirlwind since we last met here, but I'm stopping in for a minute to say "hello" and share a few quick pretties with you.   Today's inspiration began with nursery bedding chosen by our pastor and his wife for their first baby.     When asked to decorate for the church shower, I almost laughed. After all, my pretties are in storage as we continue our house-building adventure.   But when I learned the Mommy-to-be had chosen a woodland theme, I knew I was in luck! ... Keep Reading...

BREAKING THE SILENCE: On the third day . . .

Picking up where we left each other . . . Contemplating the crucifixion of Jesus and His sacrificial death. Pain. Grief. SILENCE.   I believe in God, the Father Almighty, the Creator of heaven and earth, And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell.     The third day He arose again from the dead.   He ascended into heaven and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty, from whence He shall come to judge the living and the dead.   I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, ... Keep Reading...