Tuesday, February 21, 2006

More Bible blocks

I have been working on my bible blocks. I am getting a little bored with them so I think I will move on to another UFO for a few weeks before coming back to this. I wish a project could hold my interest from start to finish! The first block is “A Wise Woman Builds Her House” and is based on Proverbs 31:28-31. We build our homes everyday, not by doing the laundry and cleaning up after everyone but by being the wife, mother, friend, partner that we are.

The second block is the story of David and Goliath. I have always loved this story, how the little guy beats the bully. It reminds me of my oldest son a few years back. He had this boy at school that threatened and bullied the other kids. My son was truly afraid of him and stayed out of his way. Well one weekend he was working for our neighbor who farms large acreage. He was told that they were going to have an additional helper that day and could he drive over and pick him up. The farmer gave him the address and he headed off to get him. Well to his surprise it was the school bully. He said he didn’t know what to do. He had been afraid of this kid forever and here he was getting into his car. He decided to just act normal and kill him with kindness. He found out that this was just a normal kid who had really low self esteem. His way around this was to bully other kids. They acted like normal teenagers all day and he drove him home at the end, which he didn’t have to do. The following week at school this boy was back to bullying, he ignored my son but kept it up with the other kids. My son on the other hand had killed his giant that weekend which was fear, fear of the school bully.

1 comment:

Tracey said...

I love these blocks, Laura. However, I'm finding that my 'original design' lightbulb moment of a couple weeks back isn't as original as I thought once I see them! LOL! Ah well. :o)
And you're right...we build our homes not necessarily by what we DO, but how we act/don't act. Your quilt is going to be very beautiful.