Starting with an idea & a box of yarn…
with hope of encouraging women to live out a few verses from Ephesians 4


” There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope when you were called— one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.”
With great expectations we chill the water while we work to “stitch” a celebration….
The new logo has been quilted together by a faithful man of God who lends his talents to the ladies of Faithfully Fit

The Fall Newsletter has been lovingly written and “sewn” together with the help of a computer and tired eyes staring at a screen to see if things are just right…

The linens are spread, the flowers are placed, and then we work on the final touches…spreading buttons, lighting candles. Because the ladies we serve, we serve with JOY & they are beautiful.
“All beautiful you are my darling; there is no flaw in you”
Song of Solomon 4:7

Now the time is near. There are circles of chairs that wait to be filled. The ladies, each with a heart, each with a smile, many with a quilt. The questions lay in wait…just little conversation starters and then we wait to great each lovely lady that God created.
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. Psalm 139:13
And they come. Generations are represented in more ways than one. The stories flow, the smiles enlarge across faces. Each quilt is shared with love and adoration for grandmothers, great-aunts, special church members who pieced together each square and finished a gift to be given….

And given. This one for a graduation gift in 1976

These all represent different stories, different lives, different hopes, different dreams.

 

Story after Story reveals love. One grandmother starting a gift of love, another to complete the gift. Scraps from dresses, potato sacks, flour sacks and more, stitched, one stitch at a time. The time spent together sharing prepares the heart to hear….

The Word.
The JOY from the laundry room spills out and over from one heart to another in hopes that we can live out those verses from Ephesians. Those special ladies with eyes wide open watch and listen.

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Rom 8:28

My Jesus is your Jesus. He calls us to be ONE. He takes all that we are, all that we have…and works it for the good. If you have Jesus you are ONE with any other who is a daughter of Christ. Let us come together as ONE, stitch by imperfect stitch….let us build the body.

Let us stitch

and stitch

Until everyone is stitched and held together by the one true knot called
JESUS!

And out of that box of yarn, with buttons of love and prayer we smile and we share, Our Third Birthday, with anyone who wants to be stitched into the family of Faithfully Fit!