Even in Texas there are signs of fall. The Oregon girl in me thoroughly enjoyed our rainy, cloudy, cool week. Time to break out the scarves and jackets. (And in celebration of the season I picked out to new scarves to brighten up my wardrobe.)
My boss hosted a guest speaker yesterday at HSU. Scott Acton from Ball Aerospace in Boulder, Colorado. He is part of a team working on the James Webb Space telescope. It will replace Hubble and go even deeper into the universe. As I listened to his presentation the quilter in me began wondering how to incorporate the incredible beauty that is out there into some of my future quilts. I think I may be puzzling over that for some time as I really have some UFO's that need to be tackled and completed first. But let the imagining begin.
For now, the hubs and I plan to enjoy fall break- a nice little tradition at HSU that means we have a three day weekend.
New on the site this week:
My look at Psalm 119 continues...
I came across this great quote yesterday: When something goes wrong in your life, just yell, "PLOT TWIST!" and move on. I will have to remember that then next time life throws me a twist. Read more in my post Things Do Not Always Go As Planned. I have heard from others that have similar memories of their mothers, please feel free to share your own!
And a few favorites from around the web:
Inspiring 93 year old- I have not done the splits since high school.
If you have never heard Chonda Pierce share her stories you are in for a treat.
Finally let me share some lovely images from space. Credit for these images goes toNASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA).
New on the Site This Week:
Psalms 119 -The Secret to a Happy Life
Psalm 119:3-4 Walk In His Ways
Psalm 119:5-6 We Cannot Keep What We do Not Have
Catch up with what is happening in my quilt studio this week.
Enjoy some free fall quilt patterns I have come across on the web.
Interesting finds around the Web:
Is the American Church Really Dying?- We are hearing that more and more, but I tend to agree with the Ed Stetzer on this one. There is starting to be a cost to calling oneself a christian and as a result many are opting out, which will be good for the Church in the long run. I particularly like this point, "The answer is not found in waging cultural wars incessantly, or in making a theological shift to the left to pacify a culture offended by the gospel. The answer is in all of God's people, changed by the power of the gospel and propelled by love, moving into the mission field as agents of gospel transformation."
Do you know the date? I thought this was a good answer to the following question: "Pastor John, I was greatly troubled in a service recently when the preacher said that unless each person could identify the specific day that they prayed "the sinner's prayer" they were not converted. He then said that if in fact they were not sure of the date, they should walk forward in the service, pray the prayer and then sign the date and time in the front of their Bibles. I feel sure I am converted but this preacher has unsettled me enormously. What are your thoughts on this?"
And finally a product that I discovered quite by accident. This is an actually product, and an actual add....enjoy. They are offering a free sample if you are interested at http://www.poopourri.com/t/o20130911/home-page-free-sample/#.Ull6WVCbNXk
I may have a strange sense of humor...
It is homecoming this weekend so the purple and gold is out all over our campus. Looking forward to the game on Saturday. I have never been a football fan, but I do love being in the stands for home games to support those players, cheerleaders, and band members that I know.
So I leave you with a taste of my favorite part of homecoming...
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