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  • Jeremiah 42:6
    "Whether it is pleasant or unpleasant, we will listen to the voice of the Lord our God to whom we are sending you, in order that it may go well with us, when we listen to the voice of the Lord our God."

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Saturday, March 07, 2015


Bev C

Hello Deb,

It's interesting to see what goes on inside when its so cold outside. Some very talented people reside at your home, everyone is busy. I did notice through your photo's that you have lots of houseplants. They all look so healthy as well.

Happy days.


I love seeing pix of the progress of the house, it reminds me to pray for the upcoming wedding, and the visa morass.

The verse you used reminds me about what the Shepherds' Conference @ Grace Community in SoCal had as their theme this week. As my sweet husband I watched much of the conference via live streaming, we were blessed and encouraged immeasurably by the scholarly theologians aa they delved into the subject of inerrancy. Steve Lawson held a 1534 version of the Tyndale Bible, which was weathered, tattered and worn, and said, "I've seen the Crown Jewels in the Tower of London. THIS is the crown jewel." I had tears running down my face much of the time as we listened to the teaching about God's law. Lately, I've been thinking much about Romans. 1:16:

"For I am not ashamed of the Gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek."

If you have time, it would be a good investment of it to check out the conference online. The videos of the speakers are already up. This evening we listened to Iain Murray, who is nearly 84 (!) proclaim the Word.

Stay warm today, and enjoy your Sunday. It was a chilly 75 here today. The bad part is that we need rain and there isn't any in the forecast. We keep praying.


Your family is super busy! You'll have to show us a picture of the finished cabinets and the house too. I'm sure it will all be so lovely when it's completed. Lots of love went into it.
We stayed busy here this weekend too. With the help of one of my girls, I spent the weekend painting door frames and doors while hubby was working on new stair rods for the balcony. I let the boys do all the cleaning up. :)




I hope you were able to clear Jonathan's driveway. Although stomping through the snow is a great workout, it would cut down the time you actually had to work on the house. By the way, I'm still curious as to how long the driveway is. When you get a free moment(ha,ha), maybe you can measure it.


The Girotti family has to be the most amazingly talented family I know. I am so impressed with all of the knowledge that each one of you have. In your family you have quilters, bakers, cake decorators, soap makers, woodworkers, bee keepers, electricians, carpenters,teachers, photographers, gardeners, basket weavers, bloggers, and followers of Christ. I know I have only scratched the surface of all of your talents. I am so impressed and inspired by your family!


Hi Deb, I enjoyed looking around at your blog -- it's like a newsletter! I didn't see a link to an email so hopefully you'll see this comment. You won Susie's Simply Striped Pillow pattern in my drawing. Please contact me with an email address, which I will forward to Susie. I think she will be giving you the pattern in a PDF. Thanks for participating!

Brenda Nuland

I just love Show & Tell!

Lara B.

Deb, you have an amazingly talented family! And friends too! It looks so beautiful where you live!
I enjoyed reading about your week and seeing your pictures. That row quilt is a beauty!

Carol Blair

This comment is for Cathy -- I hope she sees it.

Cathy -- Did Steve Lawson say where he got that Bible? I'm sure it is a rare one that many museums would love to have. Dr. Lawson recently wrote a book on William Tyndale, and I also am very interested in Tyndale's life.


That quilt is beautiful. The colors are so fresh and bright. I've enjoyed seeing the pictures of yours, too. I wish I had more time for quilting, but I've made four Indian costumes for little girls and 3 for dolls lately. It's probably more fun for me to see them running around in their costumes than have more quilts on the beds. Someday. :)


Hi Deb! Your quilt top looks really nice! Love the colors you used. I enjoyed all the pics of the goings on around your place. Hope you are warming up there. We had a high of 68 degrees yesterday, but it's raining today - at least it isn't snow. LOL
Have a great day!

Rhonda Noether

We are your sister family up here in Western NY! My girls helped their dad build a 24 x 48 barn in 2006. You can find them baking, sewing, crafting, and be knee deep in home repair! My girls will be 29 and 31 this year, the younger married and the older with us, and our surpise son who is 16. Also, we joke about every room in our home being multi-purpose. We sacrificed a 2800 square foot home in the village and moved to a 1650 sq ft. home in the country with 3 acres in 2012. I can relate to the cabinet doors in the living room! Sometime soon, I will send you a picture of my family. Rhonda


This will be the third time I've tried to post a response to Carol. Perhaps the saying about it being a charm will do the trick.

First, I am embarrassed by my first post...I read it again last night, and saw the poor structure of the first sentence, and the typos that I made. My excuses are numerous: it was early, the only light on in the room was that of the iPad, Daylight Savings Time cost me an hour of sleep...and I am HORRID on a touchscreen! Yet, here I am using the iPad again because I'm too lazy to get up and go to the desktop...I only have myself to blame if I make the same errors!

Carol, no Steve Lawson didn't say where he'd gotten the Bible as I recall. He did say that there are only 70 in existence. He graciously displayed it for the guys to see after the meeting. His message, BTW, was phenomenal, and I urge you to take the time to listen to it. As to his books, I bought a couple of his books from the "Godly Men" series from our church bookstore, and while they're small books, they're dense and rich.

As an aside, our church (in the Bay Area) is hosting a Ligonier Conference this Friday and Saturday, and Steve Lawson will be there, as well. I hope, at some point, the messages will be available online (@ no charge), but I'm not sure how that will be handled. I think attendance will be @ capacity.

As to our weather: we got the fan out in our room yesterday because it was so warm, and our room tends to heat up by days' end. Although it wasn't warm enough to turn on the air, the trajectory seems to be headed that way. Unfortunately, we need rain...even a cloud the size of a man's hand would be an improvement. 😉



Your beehive in the living room has me laughing like a crazy woman...I remember my parents raising baby chicks in the living room one spring when we got a late cold front. There were only us 8 girls and about 75 peeping chicks....guess how much fun my dad had with that! He said many times that there were 84 chicks (counting momma) and it was impossible to tell who was the loudest peeper. Momma didn't laugh as hard but she took it with a small measure of dignity. I'm going right now to read your beehive post!


Look at all that beautiful snow. What a lovely excuse to cozy by the fire and craft. Though I can admire and enjoy the snow, I'm sure you were glad to see it go and start to warm up.
Jonathan's house is coming along nicely. I'm impressed that you all do the wiring too!

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