Tag Archives: Providence

Road Trip: Grass Valley Grandeur

half dome yosemite national park

Montana marveled at the carved granite mountains of Yosemite Valley, realizing God’s supreme providence.

“For God is my King of old, working salvation in the midst of the earth.

The day is thine, the night also is thine: thou hast prepared the light and the sun.

Thou hast set all the borders of the earth: thou hast made summer and winter.”
Psalm 74:12, 16, 17 KJV

coloring fun:half dome, yosemite national park:psalm 72: 12, 16, 17.

Coloring Fun:Half Dome, Yosemite National Park:Psalm 72: 12, 16, 17.


Coloring Fun: Lilies of His Field

lilies of His field

Lilies of His field/color.

“And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.”
Matthew 6:28, 29 KJV

coloring fun:lilies of His field

Lilies of His field.

Sew Straight

quilt diary

“The wagon train traveling west created a safe home for me as a runaway slave,” Harriet explained. She showed Susanna where she had hidden her signature on the log cabin design. “Not my best work, but the challenge of creating something useful from scraps on the jolting ride gave me hope. The trunk must have gotten mixed up in the chaos as our wagons chose different trails.”

“Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.

Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees;

And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.”
Hebrews 12:11-13 KJV

Pattern of Hope

memory jog

As Harriet led the songfest with Sam, she slowly recognized the specific colors and patterns of the quilt that wrapped Susanna and June in warmth.

“That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments:”
Psalm 78:7 KJV

Waves of Praise

ocean vespers

Although Susanna didn’t feel much like singing, she allowed the warmth of Rosita’s gift to surround her as she listened to believers and nature praise their Creator.

“All the earth shall worship thee, and shall sing unto thee; they shall sing to thy name. Selah.”
Psalm 66:4 KJV

Hearts Open

luck or providence?

Sam, the local blacksmith, invited Susanna to a Friday evening Surf ‘n Sing that he and his wife, Harriet hosted most weekends.

“And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped God, heard us: whose heart the Lord opened, that she attended unto the things which were spoken of Paul.”
Acts 16:14 KJV


mystery box

In Orchard Valley, Rosita discovered a trunk from the wagon train in the storage room of the chapel. The believers used the dresses and quilts they found stored inside to meet the needs of their community. Susanna read the note Rosita had tucked inside the quilt:
“I’ve been reading Paul’s letter to the Thessalonians and felt impressed to send this to you after reading chapter four. I think of you often and may this quilt bring comfort to your hurting heart.”

“And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.”
Isaiah 65:24 KJV