Posts tagged ‘inspiration’

March 21, 2012

$45K in 45 days

It is more blessed to give than to recieve. This is something my dad understands, which is why for his 45th birthday he wants to give a gift to children who have essentially nothing.

He and Moriah, my younger sister, visited these children two years ago and were changed forever. Each day from now until April 29 dad will be posting a glimpse into life at God’s House of Grace.

Please spread the word (pinterest, twitter, facebook, blog…) and consider donating. Just $1 can change a child’s life for the better.

via $45K in 45 days.

March 3, 2012

Then Sings My Soul Book 3 by Robert J Morgan – Book Review

Then Sings My Soul Book 3
The Story of our Songs: Drawing Strength from the Great Hymns of Our Faith
By Robert J Morgan


Then Sings My Soul 3 is all about the history and future of Christian hymns. In the first section, The History of Hymnody, Morgan leads us from Biblical times up through Contemporary praise. In the second section, Do You Know These Hymns?, we have the familiar format of a hymn complete with sheet music followed by a page of history specific to that hymn. The first hymn was written about AD 100 and the last in 2001. The third section, Six Hymn Stories I Love to Tell, is similar, but the stories are much longer (6-12 pages each). In the fourth section, Hymning in Private and in Public, the reader is encouraged to apply the knowledge of the hymns to his or her life. The Epilogue closes out the book with a reminder of the gospel – a perfect ending in my opinion!

I loved the first two books in the Then Sings My Soul trilogy. I couldn’t imagine a better hymn book, but this third installment surpassed my expectations! Having a particular interest in history certainly helped, but even if you don’t share that enthusiasm, you will find this book easy to read and learn from. My favorite part of this book is the history of hymnody. I loved seeing the similarities and differences in the way the church worshiped in song through the years. My only complaint is the way this book is bound. The pages are artistically ragged and uneven, making it difficult to flip through the pages, especially when looking for a certain page.

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February 29, 2012

My first 1912 Project pattern!

I’m so excited to get started! Unfortunately, I wont have a chance to work on it until tomorrow. I’m thinking of making it up in modern fabric, so as to make a pretty summer dress, but we’ll see 🙂

February 24, 2012

Me? An Experienced Costumer?

I suppose it’s official now that I have been placed in the Experienced category for the Double Period Project (DPP) at Your Wardrobe Unlock’d – right alongside ladies from England and Belgium!

My entry into the DPP 1912 Experienced category

Jordan Newhouse | Your Wardrobe Unlockd. <<<click to see the other entries

Last year I pored over the DPP entries (the two periods of history highlighted being the Revolutionary period 1770-1789 and the Natural Form of 1876-1882) and wondered if I could even dream of being at the level of artistry of the winners. I’m still wondering 😉 but at least I’m working toward that dream!

If you haven’t yet seen it, my dress diary with details and inspiration photos for all four garments in this outfit can be found here.

February 6, 2012

If I had been born 100 years earlier…

I have posted a new outfit in my gallery – a 1912 ensemble for Arizona’s 100th birthday! (Click the picture to go see more)