Friday, January 13, 2012

From the Mountains

I promised I would post some pics from my vacation to Gatlinburg TN so here you go.  We took 2 trips up to the mountains and it was amazingly beautiful to say the least.
Here I am beside one of many many small water falls we found running down the mountains.
I love watching all the rivers that flowed and it always amazed me that it never stopped coming form up the mountains.  I mean where did it all come from?
The above 2 pics were taken at New Found Gap.  The sign we read said on a clear day you could see 90 miles! 
I could not help but feel so small and minute as we drove around and stopped to take pictures.  I was totally amazed at the creation God has made.  All the beauty He created that He could come and sit among any time He likes and enjoy.  Even though God created all these amazing places on earth He still wants to know me.  I feel totally unworthy looking at His creation and it's beauty knowing He wants to a relationship with me even after I fail so many times and fall into sin.  The fact that He has all this and still sent His Son to live among us and to die so we could have eternal salvation with Him in Glory.  I had goose bumps most of the day and many times I could feel the tears welling up in my eyes as I thought all He created yet He wanted me!  I am still in utter amazement by that fact.  In fact its not just me he wants but everyone one of you as well.
Most of us know John 3:16 and can quote it.   "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
But I find John 3:17 even a little better.   "For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved." 
Not to condemn the world but through Him we might be saved.  Can you fathom the real meaning of this verse?  As I was going through the mountains I was amazed its not just me but the WORLD he wants to know even though He has so much beauty He can surround Himself with when we make so many things so ugly.  Out of all the beauty in the world He chose YOU I pray you find as much peace and comfort in that as I do.  God Bless!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

More Roving

I just got back from my Vacation in Gatlinburg TN late last night.  I went with some friends of mine to Winter Exteme and had an AMAZING time.  We went 3 days early so we could hang out in Gatlingburg and go to the mountains.  I will try to get some pics posted of the mountains soon.  I need to sort through them first I uploaded over 200 pics from them.  Got to hear some really good speakers and hear some awesome Christian bands as well.

I had a box of roving sitting on my bed when I got home last night.  I had sent this to Wooly Knob Fiber Mill back in June.  It took them a while to get it back to me but I am very pleased with the result.

 This is pure Alpaca and some of the softest I have seen in a long time!  I have some fawn from the same breeder at another mill in MI waiting to be spun.  Amazing stuff you have to sink your fingers in this to truly appreciate it.  $4 an ounce
This is the one I have been the most excited about getting back, my bright green sparkling Shetland!  I dyed this different colors of green from Teal to Kelly green and had green firestar blended in.  I typically send my roving to Stonehedge in MI to card but they do not blend in the firestar only pin draft it in so you don't get an even blend.  The guys at Wooly Knob really did an amazing job on this one.  If you like the bright sparkling stop and look at me type of roving you will love this one!  I have this on my wheel right now and it spins nicely.  $3 an ounce.  If your intersted in any of my new roving email me at God Bless!