March 2017 Update on Stitchery and Reading

Two of my favorite ways to use my Fringe Hours, those extra minutes in my day that allow me to recharge and fill my cup before I continue pouring out, are reading and counted thread needlework.

Around Christmas 2016 I have finished Rocky Mountain Christmas by Marty Bell.
My current project I work on during appointments, is The Drawn Thread’s Alpine Garden…. It is slowly coming – here is the most current view of it.

I am working on a Puzzle Ball. This project has stretched my knowledge of specialty stitches.
Component One:
Component 2:

Over the past few months I have read a couple of books: The Great Divorce by CS Lewis. Living Forward. Twighlights Last Gleaming. I also had the pleasure of receiving a copy of From the Grave, a 40 Day Lent Devotional by A.W. Tozer from Moody Publishers in exchange for my review of the book. I want to take a few minutes and share my thoughts with you.

From the Grave is smaller than the your average size book, it is also hard back versus paper. I like the layout of the book. Each day is devotional in style, a verse followed by Tozer’s writing related to the daily scripture. I am a Tozer fan, I like his matter of fact writing style and that he simply addresses the topic at hand. In this Lent Devotional, what Tozer shares is timeless, it applies as much when he wrote it as it does to now. The progression of material presented each day is building towards the celebration of Easter. While this devotional is geared towards Lent and preparing us for Easter, I would go through this devotional any time during the year.

Devotionals can easily become check boxes on the list of daily to dos but when given time in one’s day it has the potential for impacting what one thinks about and applies during the course of the day.

I highly recommend this devotional book for next year’s season of Lent or if you are looking for a 40 day challenge. Thanks again Moody for an opportunity to read this book and review it.

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