From the Heart/#AtoZ

The April A to Z Blog Challenge is an annual blogging event in which participants blog every day (except Sundays) one post for each letter of the alphabet for the entire month. My theme for the year will be “Quilts and Ozark Slang.” So gitchur coffee or sodapop, grab a pilluh, and sit a spell.

The Letter today is H.

This heart-shaped block took me less that 25 minutes to sew together. I can imagine a whole set of them, cut and prepared would take just an afternoon to work up. A set of these could make a wonderful set of pillow tops or even a little table runner. This may be an idea for a future project to use up some of my fabric leftovers. Time will tell. So much fabric, so little time as the saying goes.

From the Heart finished block

Speaking of sayings, today’s Ozark slang is “had a falling out“. In case you weren’t aware, the Ozarks are included in “The Bible Belt”. Here is a map from Wikipedia.

BibleBeltmapTo explain it, it is saying they aren’t friends any longer. When friendships are disrupted or worse yet, broken, it seems like folks around here start preaching about forgiveness. Why? Because forgiveness promotes Healing. And the heart can’t take too much stress without reacting. There’s a good many issues related to living with stress as everyone knows.

Colossians 3:13 says: “Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” 

Bitterness and pain are poison. Let things go. Forgiveness is not saying it’s ok what occurred. But it releases the issue to the Lord and its hold on us.

There are many more wonderful blogs this year that I hope you can spend a couple minutes reading. All you have to do is click here and select something that interests you. To read about the A to Z Challenge and what we are all about, click here.




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