Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Primitive Pin Cushion For Cora

Love comes in all shapes and sizes, doesn't it? This time it comes in the shape of a sweet handmade bird pin cushion by Glad Tidings' own Naomi of Naomi's Notions. Naomi is also a member of New England Primitive Gathering and this week, they are hosting a fun Pattern Challenge where all the members were invited to use the same pattern and give it their own special touches.
Naomi created a lovely pink calico bird in honor of our Cora who recently entered into her own journey with breast cancer. The wings are floral and button accents handmade by Cora herself! A percentage of the winning bid will be donated to The American Breast Cancer Foundation.
When Glad Tidings Primitives & Folkart was created, our goal was to focus on primitives and folkart with a Christian message. We could not have imagined all those months ago that God's plan wasn't about the items, but about the connections we would make online with other folks, some searching, some hurting, some dancing in His awesome works... This has blessed our lives beyond human measure. When I clicked on the New England groups' page and saw this precious bird dedicated to Cora, my heart lept. This is what it's all about. Using our gifts and talents to reach across "borders" and bring God's love everywhere we go...
Cora is the heart of our little group. When we all discovered that Cora was sick, it was a devastating blow, but one that immediately made us "armor up" in scripture and prayer. Most of you reading this already know our Cora, and we know that you love her too. You know her struggles with funding and you know her beautiful faith. Please visit Naomi's Listing and consider bidding on this lovely pin cushion. I already have, but I'm hoping that the bids go way too high for me to be able to compete!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Everyone here at Glad Tidings and all friends send Cora our wishes for peace and God's Grace today....we are keeping her held up in prayer as she starts this struggle for healing and health.
We also pray for all who have contact with her, that God will be so evident and in control. We pray God will give them wisdom and skill in their appointed duties. We pray that all her needs will be met, physically, spiritually, mentally and financially.
Why should I feel discouraged, why should the shadows come,
Why should my heart be lonely, and long for heaven and home,
When Jesus is my portion? My constant friend is He:
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.

I sing because I’m happy,
I sing because I’m free,
For His eye is on the sparrow,
And I know He watches me.

“Let not your heart be troubled,” His tender word I hear,
And resting on His goodness, I lose my doubts and fears;
Though by the path He leadeth, but one step I may see;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.

Whenever I am tempted, whenever clouds arise,
When songs give place to sighing, when hope within me dies,
I draw the closer to Him, from care He sets me free;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.

I also wanted to let everyone know I have a giveaway on my embroidery blog at
if you like to embroider, check it out...

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Ten Guidelines From God

I received this email today, and I really needed to hear this. Thought I'd share it with ya'll too:

Effective immediately,please be aware that there are changes YOU need to make in YOUR life. These changes need to be completed in order that I may fulfill My promises to you to grant you peace, joy and happiness in this life. I apologize for any inconvenience, but after all that I am doing, this seems very little to ask of you. Please,follow these 10 guidelines

Life has dealt you a blow and all you do is sit and worry. Have you forgotten that I am here to take all your burdens and carry them for you? Or do you just enjoy fretting over every little thing that comes your way?

Something needs done or taken care of. Put it on the list. No, not YOUR list. Put it on MY to-do-list. Let ME be the one to take care of the problem. I can’t help you until you turn it over to Me. And although My to-do-list is long, I am after all... God. I can take care of anything you put into My hands. In fact, if the truth were ever really known, I take care of a lot of things for you that you never even realize.

Once you’ve given your burdens to Me, quit trying to take them back. Trust in Me. Have the faith that I will take care of all your needs, your problems and your trials. Problems with the kids? Put them on My list. Problem with finances? Put it on My list. Problems with your emotional roller coaster? For My sake, put it on My list. I want to help you. All you have to do is ask.

Don’t wake up one morning and say, "Well, I’m feeling much stronger now, I think I can handle it from here." Why do you think you are feeling stronger now? It’s simple. You gave Me your burdens and I’m taking care of them. I also renew your strength and cover you in my peace. Don’t you know that if I give you these problems back, you will be right back where you started? Leave them with Me and forget about them. Just let Me do my job.

I want you to forget a lot of things. Forget what was making you crazy. Forget the worry and the fretting because you know I’m in control. But there’s one thing I pray you never forget. Please, don’t forget to talk to Me - OFTEN! I love YOU! I want to hear your voice. I want you to include Me in on the things going on in your life. I want to hear you talk about your friends and family. Prayer is simply you having a conversation with Me. I want to be your dearest friend.

I see a lot of things from up here that you can’t see from where you are. Have faith in Me that I know what I’m doing. Trust Me; you wouldn’t want the view from My eyes. I will continue to care for you, watch over you, and meet your needs. You only have to trust Me. Although I have a much bigger task than you, it seems as if you have so much trouble just doing your simple part. How hard can trust be?

You were taught to share when you were only two years old. When did you forget? That rule still applies. Share with those who are less fortunate than you. Share your joy with those who need encouragement. Share your laughter with those who haven’t heard any in such a long time. Share your tears with those who have forgotten how to cry. Share your faith with those who have none.

I managed to fix it so in just one lifetime you could have so many diverse experiences. You grow from a child to an adult, have children, change jobs many times, learn many trades, travel to so many places, meet thousands of people, and experience so much. How can you be so impatient then when it takes Me a little longer than you expect to handle something on My to-do-list? Trust in My timing, for My timing is perfect. Just because I created the entire universe in only six days, everyone thinks I should always rush, rush, rush.

Be kind to others, for I love them just as much as I love you. They may not dress like you, or talk like you, or live the same way you do, but I still love you all. Please try to get along, for My sake. I created each of you different in some way. It would be too boring if you were all identical. Please, know I love each of your differences.

As much as I love you, how can you not love yourself? You were created by me for one reason only -- to be loved, and to love in return. I am a God of Love. Love Me. Love your neighbors. But also love yourself. It makes My heart ache when I see you so angry with yourself when things go wrong. You are very precious to me. Don’t ever forget......


Thanks Janie

Love all ya'll,
2 Much Farm Primitives

Monday, July 7, 2008

"Halloween Blessings" in July!

It's been forever since I actually listed anything on Ebay, and it took a group launch to get me "in the groove" again! My contribution is a one of a kind prim & whimsy folk art painting called "Halloween Blessings". Though it wasn't this group sponsoring the launch, I thought the message of the painting is appropriate here. If you would like to view the listing, and read my inspiration for it, please click here: Linda*Pinda*Designs

Thank You :)

Hugs & Prayers... *Linda*

Thursday, July 3, 2008

If You Feel Froggy......

Hey Yall, I just listed a cute little frog pin keep in my Ebay store. I've been running across cute little things that I'm really not sure what to do with, so I thought I'd try my hand at pin keeps. Even tho I'm not a "seamstress", I do enjoy decorating with these little prim items.

Check it out and also my other new items.

Ya'll have a great 4th!!

Love all ya'll,
2 Much Farm Primitives