Just a quick post!
Mary Catherine and I have Sewing Club this afternoon with our 4-H group. This month's project is a tote bag...
here's what we are making!
Unbeknownst to most of you, I got a wild streak in me and started a different blog in December. I have no idea why. Regardless, I haven't kept up with both blogs and instead, decided to put my time and energy into her Little Ways. The only reason I bring up my other blog is because I posted a ton of photos there sharing what I made for each of my kiddos' classroom teachers for Christmas. So, I apologize to the few of you that have already seen these pics.
I think I should be able to help Mary Catherine quite a bit with the "tote bag" project! LOL
If you would like the link to the tote bag tutorial, just let me know. I will gladly repost.
Lots of other big changes happening around the house. Hubby is off picking up some new furniture as I type. Can't wait to show you my family room and formal living room transformation!
And speaking of transformations, our parish is building a new church. Hubby and I were on the Capital Campaign Drive last Fall and it was extremely successful! (We live in such a generous parish. We far exceeded our $1 Million Dollar Pledge Drive and we are a tiny farming community!)
Anyway, today's homily was actually presented by the architect representing the firm out of Denver, CO that received the Archdiocesan contract. Adam, the architect, did a beautiful job connecting his talk with today's Gospel reading. I loved how he shared that when we enter into a sacred place it should first and foremost, glorify God, but it should also help to sanctify us...the body of Christ. He shared that the iconography of a church should allow the eyes to rest, but remain focused on the truths of Christianity...that when we cross the threshold we immediately sense that we are entering a holy and spiritual place designed to offer refuge from the outside world. That the space should lift us vertically...helping us reach upwards towards the Heavens and God. That we should be transfigured by the space!!!
I guess with all the hustle and bustle in this crazy world, Adam's message just really resonated with me this morning. I've been craving quiet and peace more and more.
Blessings this Sunday afternoon,