All Things Andrea

All Things Andrea

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Encouragement from an old Sunday School Chorus

He owns the cattle on a thousand hills,
the wealth in every mine,
He owns the rivers and the rocks and rills,
the sun and stars that shine.
Wonderful riches more than tongue can tell;
He is my Father so they're mine as well.
He owns the cattle on a thousand hills;
I know that He will care for me.
- unknown

Monday, January 11, 2010


... always inspires me to quilt!

I finally got the inspiration to finish this scrap quilt that I had pieced back in the early 80's!

Saturday, January 2, 2010


"Do you take enough risk in your own life to know that it is not you, but God who won the battle?"
- Susan Sorensen in Praying Through Cancer

Friday, January 1, 2010

Disturb Us, Lord

We read this writing by Sir Francis Drake last night at dinner, and it seems the perfect way to start off the new year:

"Disturb us, Lord, when
we are too well pleased with ourselves,
when our dreams have come true
because we have dreamed too little,
when we arrived safely
because we sailed too close to the shore.

Disturb us, Lord, when
with the abundance of things we possess
we have lost our thirst
for the waters of life;
having fallen in love with life,
we have ceased to dream of eternity.
And in our efforts to build a new earth,
we have allowed our vision
of the new Heaven to dim.

Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly,
to venture on wider seas
where storms will show your mastery;
where losing sight of land,
we shall find the stars.

We ask You to push back
the horizons of our hopes;
and to push into the future
in strength, courage, hope, and love."

attributed - Sir Francis Drake -1577

Blessings on your new year!