21 April, 2007

Mission: Action!

I've been busy, really busy the last few days. Called to action. I attended a wonderful quilt show on Friday, a close-to-home Guild show, not my Guild. It was delightful in every way! These are details from a charming original quilt based on stick figures, it was a captivating calendar-style quilt. I am unacquainted with the quiltmaker, but have put her on my "Mission: action" to- do list! (I've gotta meet this gal!) I already know we'd have much in common, her quilt spoke to me! I spent that day with two good, long-time friends. It's been too long... really; we had a fantastic time, including lunch and enjoyed every single minute. When we arrived back at the home of one of these friends she invited us to her back yard to witness the devastation of this week's wind storm... a tree that had crashed onto their back deck. They don't have a chainsaw. I called my husband, no problem; we have three! Mission: action... ! (There was a reason I went by there yesterday!) I spent this morning at a conference gathering of our church's womens organization. There were thirteen churches represented at the conference gathering, it was a picture-perfect morning in every way and the attendance was the best in recent memory. We broke into small groups for Bible study, the topic should have come as no surprise... there are no coincidences: "Women in Mission: Called to Action" Hey, I'm on already on board, not a problem! I arrived home to find a message on our answering machine, from our retired pastor, our 'Pastor of Visitation'. He has deep connections to Blacksburg, VA and Virginia Tech. He was calling to inform me that our council president is out of town for the weekend and that I, by default, was "in charge". (I am VP of congregation council). I had to laugh at the pronouncement; but, he had a greater reason for calling me: to request an official endorsement by council to dedicate next Sunday, 29 April, as Virginia Tech Sunday in our congregation. I told him I would handle that. Mission: action. Yet, again! I sent out a group e-mail to the council, on behalf of our now-known-to-me absent president requesting us to stand with the Virginia Tech. family, and with the larger Blacksburg community, as fellow Lutherans in support of the churches, the families and Lutheran Campus Ministry there. We'll be wearing maroon and orange next Sunday, and we'll be doing that proudly! Called to action, living the mission... how can we do anything else? I'll be posting more photos in days to come of the quilt show. There were the most stunning examples of piecework and an utterly incredible Baltimore-album style quilt that requires a post of it's own. I'll do my best to give it the just accolades it deserves... after all, I've been called! Called to action, it's my mission these days!

Life is Good!

7 comments:

quiltkeemosabe said...

I"'m so glad you've been called to action. The world is in great hands with you on the job. Everything will get done and done well. I'd also like to publicly thank P******** Logging for the wonderful job they did yesterday, clearing the tree-- until they can better be paid. He who is chainsaw-less has offered to cook you dinner---ribs, I believe. As CEO of the company, I believe you'll be invited, too!

Shelina said...

Action is always good. I think that is what makes life good, when you can take action, rather than sitting around moping. You've been doing a lot of good.
By the way, I was not able to see the pictures.

Quilt Memories said...

Hubby and I went to same Quilt show. Was some outstanding quilts there.I too was impressed with the stick figures. Goes to show all of us, anything works!!!!!Will you be at LQS on Wednesday? (Cotton club).
Hope to see you then. God bless.

Kyle said...

I can see em...

leigh anna said...

when i came to look this time, the quilt picture was gone....so maybe the pictures are coming and going as they please!!

(and i promise that i'll do better about commenting on your blog, and not just telling kylieboy that i read it)

hope you have a great week!

YankeeQuilter said...

Love your mission and action theme! Very inspiring. Sounds like your church is in good hands...

Jim V said...

Chainsaws
Quilting
Church Leadership

Amazing the twists and turns God puts in our paths, isn't it? Who woulda thought you'd ever be writing a post that included all of the above, and that they'd all be interrelated.