Saturday, June 30, 2012

Are You Chasing Rabbits?


I have been trying to prepare lessons to teach in Zambia. My mind keeps jumping from one topic to another.  My husband calls it "chasing rabbits".
Lord God, Most Holy, Most High please calm my mind so I can prepare what You want.
Then this scripture comes to my mind.
Psalm 46:10 ASB
Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.

Some times I have to stop, drop and roll as I used to teach my pre-school students about fire.
Some times I am running around like I am on fire, not knowing what to do, not getting anything done.
If I just stop, and focus on God.
If I just drop to my knees and pray and thank God for all things.
If I just roll all my cares and worries over to Him.
Then, I can refocus and get the fires put out that are hindering my focusing on Him and worshiping Him as He desires.
Click below for a Free Bible Study.

http://www.worldbibleschool.org/

Are You Chasing Rabbits?


I have been trying to prepare lessons to teach in Zambia. My mind keeps jumping from one topic to another.  My husband calls it "chasing rabbits".
Lord God, Most Holy, Most High please calm my mind so I can prepare what You want.
Then this scripture comes to my mind.
Psalm 46:10 ASB
Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.

Some times I have to stop, drop and roll as I used to teach my pre-school students about fire.
Some times I am running around like I am on fire, not knowing what to do, not getting anything done.
If I just stop, and focus on God.
If I just drop to my knees and pray and thank God for all things.
If I just roll all my cares and worries over to Him.
Then, I can refocus and get the fires put out that are hindering my focusing on Him and worshiping Him as He desires.
Click below for a Free Bible Study.

http://www.worldbibleschool.org/

Friday, June 29, 2012

Will We Know One Another in Heaven?

John 14:6
Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.
I sometimes wonder if we will know one another in heaven.
This is a very touching song by Eric Claptons Song 
Tears in Heaven
Would you know my name
If I saw you in heaven?
Would you feel the same
If I saw you in heaven?
I must be strong and carry on
'Cause I know I don't belong here in heaven
Would you hold my hand
If I saw you in heaven?
Would you help me stand
If I saw you in heaven?
I'll find my way through night and day
'Cause I know I just can't stay here in heaven



While the Bible does not directly ask this question, the human heart does. David Padfield Adorning The Word, Volune 6
I know that I have been able to move through the grief process by believing that I will some day see my Mother in heaven. 
There are many other family members that I hope and pray I will see there too.
Recently I was with my lovely niece whom I love dearly. 
We were sitting in a Deli having a long awaited and highly blessed visit. 
I heard a soft voice say "Mrs Holmes?" With a definite question mark on the end.
I was so deep in the moment with my lovely niece that the sound of my name shocked me back to the surroundings of the Deli.
I looked in the direction of the sound, to see a young man with glasses looking at me, as if to say with his eyes are you really Mrs Holmes?
I looked at him intently and he looked at me intently. 
He said, "You are Mrs Holmes?" Again with that question mark at the end.
I said yes I am as I studied that face trying to decide how he knew my name. 
I  knew that I must know him but it was just putting all the pieces together to recall a name.
Having taught pre-school for twenty years, having 20 children each year, added up to 400 little ones that touched my life. 
When one teaches children that young they rarely remember you, even after a year.
I scanned my brain to see if I could put a name with that face. 
I did vaguely remember some of the features. 
The glasses where a huge clue.
Then the eyes beyond the glasses really stood out. 
The body was the part that did not fit the picture. 
It was like one of those computer generated pictures they do of children who have been missing a long time to show what they would look like grown.
In a matter of seconds from the time my eyes first met his, just as I was about to say his name, he said I am "****** *******".
I said, Yes, yes,******** I remember you but you have grown up so much. 
The last time I saw  him he was 4 or 5 years old. 
I said, "What are you up to these days?" 
He said, "I just graduated for high school and I am going in to the Air Force in a couple of weeks." 
So it has been thirteen years since I saw him.
No matter how long it has been since we saw our loved ones who have passed on, I believe that when(and if) we see them in heaven we will know them and they will know us.

However, it is not what I believe but what the scriptures say.
Matthew 25: 31 NASB
But the Son of May comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne.
V. 32
All nations will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separated the sheep from the goats;
and 
V.33
He will put the sheep on His right, and the goats on the left.
V. 34
Then the King will say to those on His right, Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
V. 41
Then He will also say to those on His left, Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels;
For a Free Bible Study Click Here:
http://www.worldbibleschool.org/

Will We Know One Another in Heaven?

John 14:6
Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.
I sometimes wonder if we will know one another in heaven.
This is a very touching song by Eric Claptons Song 
Tears in Heaven
Would you know my name
If I saw you in heaven?
Would you feel the same
If I saw you in heaven?
I must be strong and carry on
'Cause I know I don't belong here in heaven
Would you hold my hand
If I saw you in heaven?
Would you help me stand
If I saw you in heaven?
I'll find my way through night and day
'Cause I know I just can't stay here in heaven



While the Bible does not directly ask this question, the human heart does. David Padfield Adorning The Word, Volune 6
I know that I have been able to move through the grief process by believing that I will some day see my Mother in heaven. 
There are many other family members that I hope and pray I will see there too.
Recently I was with my lovely niece whom I love dearly. 
We were sitting in a Deli having a long awaited and highly blessed visit. 
I heard a soft voice say "Mrs Holmes?" With a definite question mark on the end.
I was so deep in the moment with my lovely niece that the sound of my name shocked me back to the surroundings of the Deli.
I looked in the direction of the sound, to see a young man with glasses looking at me, as if to say with his eyes are you really Mrs Holmes?
I looked at him intently and he looked at me intently. 
He said, "You are Mrs Holmes?" Again with that question mark at the end.
I said yes I am as I studied that face trying to decide how he knew my name. 
I  knew that I must know him but it was just putting all the pieces together to recall a name.
Having taught pre-school for twenty years, having 20 children each year, added up to 400 little ones that touched my life. 
When one teaches children that young they rarely remember you, even after a year.
I scanned my brain to see if I could put a name with that face. 
I did vaguely remember some of the features. 
The glasses where a huge clue.
Then the eyes beyond the glasses really stood out. 
The body was the part that did not fit the picture. 
It was like one of those computer generated pictures they do of children who have been missing a long time to show what they would look like grown.
In a matter of seconds from the time my eyes first met his, just as I was about to say his name, he said I am "****** *******".
I said, Yes, yes,******** I remember you but you have grown up so much. 
The last time I saw  him he was 4 or 5 years old. 
I said, "What are you up to these days?" 
He said, "I just graduated for high school and I am going in to the Air Force in a couple of weeks." 
So it has been thirteen years since I saw him.
No matter how long it has been since we saw our loved ones who have passed on, I believe that when(and if) we see them in heaven we will know them and they will know us.

However, it is not what I believe but what the scriptures say.
Matthew 25: 31 NASB
But the Son of May comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne.
V. 32
All nations will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separated the sheep from the goats;
and 
V.33
He will put the sheep on His right, and the goats on the left.
V. 34
Then the King will say to those on His right, Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
V. 41
Then He will also say to those on His left, Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels;
For a Free Bible Study Click Here:
http://www.worldbibleschool.org/

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Simple Pot Luck Luncheon Fellowship Tutorial



Acts 2:41-42 
So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand souls.
They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
Hebrews 13:2 Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angles without knowing it.

Shelia Holmes Copyrighted 2012Shelia Holmes Copyrighted 2012

I discovered what really goes over well at a Church Fellowship Pot Luck Luncheon.
We had the youth group out for a Hay Ride and a wiener roast. We had a lot of wieners left over.
We were having a Fellowship Luncheon the next day. 
I had planned to cook some other kind of meat to take. 
Since I had the wieners already cooked and some extra that were not cooked.  I decided to B-B-Q them in a crock pot and take them to the Luncheon.
I filled the crock pot full of wieners and Bar-Bar-Q Sauce. 
They were a huge hit and there were none left. 
That is the way I like it when I take something to a luncheon. 
I do not like to bring anything home.
So, here is a simple tutorial on how to make a huge pot of 
B-B-Q Wieners for a large group.
For the Tutorial go to this page:  SIMPLE POT LUCK TUTORIAL 
Enjoy and please leave a comment.
For a Free Bible Study Click Here:
http://www.worldbibleschool.org/

Simple Pot Luck Luncheon Fellowship Tutorial



Acts 2:41-42 
So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand souls.
They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
Hebrews 13:2 Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angles without knowing it.

Shelia Holmes Copyrighted 2012Shelia Holmes Copyrighted 2012

I discovered what really goes over well at a Church Fellowship Pot Luck Luncheon.
We had the youth group out for a Hay Ride and a wiener roast. We had a lot of wieners left over.
We were having a Fellowship Luncheon the next day. 
I had planned to cook some other kind of meat to take. 
Since I had the wieners already cooked and some extra that were not cooked.  I decided to B-B-Q them in a crock pot and take them to the Luncheon.
I filled the crock pot full of wieners and Bar-Bar-Q Sauce. 
They were a huge hit and there were none left. 
That is the way I like it when I take something to a luncheon. 
I do not like to bring anything home.
So, here is a simple tutorial on how to make a huge pot of 
B-B-Q Wieners for a large group.
For the Tutorial go to this page:  SIMPLE POT LUCK TUTORIAL 
Enjoy and please leave a comment.
For a Free Bible Study Click Here:
http://www.worldbibleschool.org/

Monday, June 25, 2012

5000 Views as of Today----Thanks So Much!!!!


Thank you so much for helping me reach this Milestone on my blog.
The winner of the Key Chain of their choice is Terry Dolan. Yea!!!!!
Congratulations to you and a Great Big Thanks to everyone who left a comment or liked me on Face Book. 
Just click there if you would like to help me out by liking my Face Book page.
If you really want one of the Key Chains you can get one here. SomCreations
For a Free Bible Study Go to http://www.worldbibleschool.org/


5000 Views as of Today----Thanks So Much!!!!


Thank you so much for helping me reach this Milestone on my blog.
The winner of the Key Chain of their choice is Terry Dolan. Yea!!!!!
Congratulations to you and a Great Big Thanks to everyone who left a comment or liked me on Face Book. 
Just click there if you would like to help me out by liking my Face Book page.
If you really want one of the Key Chains you can get one here. SomCreations
For a Free Bible Study Go to http://www.worldbibleschool.org/


Friday, June 22, 2012

Graduation Gifts-Mini Composition Notebook-Key Chain and Chap Stick Holder.

This post is full of photos. 
A picture is worth a thousand words.
Please enjoy.
We have a sweet friend who graduated at the end of May.
She is going to A & M University. 
I wanted to make her something special for her new adventure.
Click below to order.
It has the Mini Composition Notebook, a Personalized Key Chain/Fob and 
a Monogrammed Chap Stick Holder.
I really liked the black and white giraffe material.
I made these two sets for a couple of girls at church who graduated.
I wanted to make them a little different so I used turquoise thread
on one and hot pink thread on the other.  
These Mini Notebooks are handy to keep in your purse
or Bible. I love taking notes at Church.

Never lose you keys again with these handy Key Chain/Fob.
I did not have black giraffe ribbon so I used the same 
black giraffe material  as the Mini Notebook Cover and 
the Chap Stick Holder.
I had never done that before but it was fairly easy.
I cut a 10" strip of fabric 1 1/2" wide.
I needed it to be 7/8" wide finished.
I folded the edges under and pressed real well until it measured 7/8".
It was very easy and they turned out so nice.
I plan to use more fabric instead of the ribbon on key chains.
These peanut shaped Chap Stick Holders are really nice to 
have to keep up with your chap stick or USB
For a Free Bible Study Click Here:

Graduation Gifts-Mini Composition Notebook-Key Chain and Chap Stick Holder.

This post is full of photos. 
A picture is worth a thousand words.
Please enjoy.
We have a sweet friend who graduated at the end of May.
She is going to A & M University. 
I wanted to make her something special for her new adventure.
Click below to order.
It has the Mini Composition Notebook, a Personalized Key Chain/Fob and 
a Monogrammed Chap Stick Holder.
I really liked the black and white giraffe material.
I made these two sets for a couple of girls at church who graduated.
I wanted to make them a little different so I used turquoise thread
on one and hot pink thread on the other.  
These Mini Notebooks are handy to keep in your purse
or Bible. I love taking notes at Church.

Never lose you keys again with these handy Key Chain/Fob.
I did not have black giraffe ribbon so I used the same 
black giraffe material  as the Mini Notebook Cover and 
the Chap Stick Holder.
I had never done that before but it was fairly easy.
I cut a 10" strip of fabric 1 1/2" wide.
I needed it to be 7/8" wide finished.
I folded the edges under and pressed real well until it measured 7/8".
It was very easy and they turned out so nice.
I plan to use more fabric instead of the ribbon on key chains.
These peanut shaped Chap Stick Holders are really nice to 
have to keep up with your chap stick or USB
For a Free Bible Study Click Here:

In The Beginning was the Word,

The Word.
John 1:1-4
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
He was in the beginning with God.
All things came into being through Him and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.
In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.  
Jesus is speaking to the apostles and Peter answers:
Matthew 19:16-18
He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?"
Simon Peter answered, 
"You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."
And Jesus said to him,
"Blessed are you, Simon Barjona, because flesh and blood did  not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.
"I also say to you that you are Peter and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.
Keys-the only keys we need.
Matthew 16:19
Jesus said:
"I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind on earth shall have been bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall have been loosed in heaven."
For a Free Bible Study Click Here:
http://www.worldbibleschool.org/

In The Beginning was the Word,

The Word.
John 1:1-4
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
He was in the beginning with God.
All things came into being through Him and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.
In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.  
Jesus is speaking to the apostles and Peter answers:
Matthew 19:16-18
He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?"
Simon Peter answered, 
"You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."
And Jesus said to him,
"Blessed are you, Simon Barjona, because flesh and blood did  not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.
"I also say to you that you are Peter and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.
Keys-the only keys we need.
Matthew 16:19
Jesus said:
"I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind on earth shall have been bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall have been loosed in heaven."
For a Free Bible Study Click Here:
http://www.worldbibleschool.org/

Final Notice about 5000 Views Blog Give Away-Still Time to Enter




Still time to Enter My First Ever Give Away-4037,4517,4542 4900 views as of today 6-22-2102
I think it will hit 5000 within the next week.
When it hits 5000 I will pick a winner!!!!!!
The winner will be picked from the comments from this post and the original post announcing the give away.
See below on how to enter.
The Prize Will Be Winners Choice of One 
Sparkly Base Animal Print Key Chain/FobOnly open to viewers in the U.S.A at this time.
These Key Chain/Fobs can be found on my Etsy.com(Click Here)
I started my blog in 2008.
However, I never stuck with it until 2012.
I decided it was time to get serious about it.
I still have a hard time blogging every day.
As a matter of fact I have not ever blogged more than two or three days in a row.
I realized I have passed 3000 4037 4900(which is about 1000 a month) views.
I decided to have a give away when I hit 5000 views.
Just a couple of rules for the give away. Well maybe three.
1. Please follow my blog.(Click Here)
2. Please like my embroidery Face Book Page.
(Click Here)
3. Please leave a comment answering the following question.
What do you like best about this blog and what would you change?
The winner will be picked from the comments. 
Thanks so much for helping me reach 5000 views. 
I hope it has blessed your day.
Shelia
For a Free Bible Study Click Here:
http://www.worldbibleschool.org/

Final Notice about 5000 Views Blog Give Away-Still Time to Enter




Still time to Enter My First Ever Give Away-4037,4517,4542 4900 views as of today 6-22-2102
I think it will hit 5000 within the next week.
When it hits 5000 I will pick a winner!!!!!!
The winner will be picked from the comments from this post and the original post announcing the give away.
See below on how to enter.
The Prize Will Be Winners Choice of One 
Sparkly Base Animal Print Key Chain/FobOnly open to viewers in the U.S.A at this time.
These Key Chain/Fobs can be found on my Etsy.com(Click Here)
I started my blog in 2008.
However, I never stuck with it until 2012.
I decided it was time to get serious about it.
I still have a hard time blogging every day.
As a matter of fact I have not ever blogged more than two or three days in a row.
I realized I have passed 3000 4037 4900(which is about 1000 a month) views.
I decided to have a give away when I hit 5000 views.
Just a couple of rules for the give away. Well maybe three.
1. Please follow my blog.(Click Here)
2. Please like my embroidery Face Book Page.
(Click Here)
3. Please leave a comment answering the following question.
What do you like best about this blog and what would you change?
The winner will be picked from the comments. 
Thanks so much for helping me reach 5000 views. 
I hope it has blessed your day.
Shelia
For a Free Bible Study Click Here:
http://www.worldbibleschool.org/

Friday, June 15, 2012

Mini Composition Notebooks




These Mini Composition Notebooks are so fun and easy the make.
The pattern is for a embroidery machine.
They are made completely in the hoop.
I want to make one in every color and out of all kinds of material.
They will make a great gift for someone or a handy notebook to carry in your purse.
They are just the right size for little hands too.
For a Free Bible Study Click Here:


Mini Composition Notebooks




These Mini Composition Notebooks are so fun and easy the make.
The pattern is for a embroidery machine.
They are made completely in the hoop.
I want to make one in every color and out of all kinds of material.
They will make a great gift for someone or a handy notebook to carry in your purse.
They are just the right size for little hands too.
For a Free Bible Study Click Here:


Saturday, June 9, 2012

Saturday Stitching Fun and More


They are so easy to stitch out on your embroidery machine. It doesn't take but about 30 minutes start to finish.
They fit 4 1/2" by 3 1/4" Notebooks that I bought at Dollar Tree. They come in a pack of 3 for $1.00.
The pattern is from fivestarfonts.
I am not associated with Five Star Fonts. I just use a lot of Anita's patterns. They are wonderful and stitch out perfect every time. Anita is quick to help with any situation I have ever had.

I made this wedding shower gift today. I made the Bless this Home with Water and Bread pattern some time ago and I have it saved. I just add the names when I need to make a wedding shower gift. 


Just a couple more things I have made lately. I monogrammed the towels for someone to give to the seniors from our church who graduated this year.

Have a blessed week-end and stay safe.
For a Free Bible Study Click Here:




Saturday Stitching Fun and More


They are so easy to stitch out on your embroidery machine. It doesn't take but about 30 minutes start to finish.
They fit 4 1/2" by 3 1/4" Notebooks that I bought at Dollar Tree. They come in a pack of 3 for $1.00.
The pattern is from fivestarfonts.
I am not associated with Five Star Fonts. I just use a lot of Anita's patterns. They are wonderful and stitch out perfect every time. Anita is quick to help with any situation I have ever had.

I made this wedding shower gift today. I made the Bless this Home with Water and Bread pattern some time ago and I have it saved. I just add the names when I need to make a wedding shower gift. 


Just a couple more things I have made lately. I monogrammed the towels for someone to give to the seniors from our church who graduated this year.

Have a blessed week-end and stay safe.
For a Free Bible Study Click Here:




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