On Good Friday, my sweet, giggly, spit fire, independent, energetic, teddy bear loving, red headed Grandma Sunshine died (she told us when her time came to say that she died – she didn’t pass away or go to rest). Amidst reading Heaven is For Real (see April 1 post), we get a glimpse of life after death and I can only imagine her homecoming!
After celebrating the death and resurrection of our Lord and feeling so much gratitude for the people that we are so blessed to join our hearts with on this journey, and for opportunities like partnering with the Iowa Women’s Conference and seeing a sea of 850 women sporting BAGOLITAS this past Tuesday and Wednesday – when I saw this (thank you, Laura), it not only allowed me to write the longest sentence in blog history (I’m sure there was a better way!), it captured my heart and brought me to tears. How TRULY Great Thou Art!
There’s loads of fabric at BAGOLITAS from seasons past – in fact, we’ll be offering public shopping in our fabric room May 9-12th (9am-1pm) at the BAGOLITAS Studio in North Liberty, IA. There have been so many home projects from our fun and funky fabrics and I always ask for pictures (which is dangerous because it just makes me want to start my own home projects…. and we all know where that leads). I just had to share these! Calypso just made it’s debut on these creative kitchen chairs in Minneapolis, MN. How cool does that look!
It’s been crazy in Bagolitaville with the UIHC Dance Marathon Sale last week and the Iowa Women’s Conference next week where 850 people will receive a Bagolita – AWESOME! Amidst working on products for the fall, moving the business home and the hustle and bustle of life, the best bag ever (that’s how it feels!) emerged… and it’s not for sale.
My friend Jane is getting married this summer and I was so honored (and scared!) when she asked me to cut up her late mother’s wedding dress to make her a bag to carry down the isle. I made her watch me cut it so that she was certain and oh my goodness, it couldn’t have turned out better. Check out these photos of the grand unveiling at her shower!
When life gets so busy that things like blogging are put to the side, boy does it feel good to feel the dust settle and routine to take hold once again! We are nearing the end of the school year, spring is upon us (halleluiah!) and at bedtime for the kids, it is still light out. To wrangle them in, we have been trying to settle in and read together as a family. A dear friend shared this amazing book with me, and we are hitting the hay each night with the comfort of life beyond our journey here on earth – such needed perspective amidst the chaos taking place around the world. Let me tell you more…
Heaven Is for Real is the true story of the four-year old son of a small town Nebraska pastor who during emergency surgery slips from consciousness and enters heaven. He survives and begins talking about being able to look down and see the doctor operating and his dad praying in the waiting room. The family didn’t know what to believe but soon the evidence was clear.
Colton said he met his miscarried sister, whom no one had told him about, and his great grandfather who died 30 years before Colton was born, then shared impossible-to-know details about each. He describes the horse that only Jesus could ride, about how “reaaally big” God and his chair are, and how the Holy Spirit “shoots down power” from heaven to help us. Told by the father, but often in Colton’s own words, the disarmingly simple message is heaven is a real place, Jesus really loves children, and be ready, there is a coming last battle.
When I checked my in box today, there was an email from Women of Faith featuring this book and offering it at 50% off. Once I saw that, I just had to write about this book and share!