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snail trails blog trails


snail, snail

silver trail

how will you go

fast or slow

leaving your silver trail.

Click to see an enlarged picture

blog trails are like silver snail trails

leaving a trail behind

that invites

us to follow …..

my silver trail started for me  with Texas Freckles and the idea

of 1 inch hexagons ……


because of joining the Hexie addiction, I found other like minded

Texas Hexies – one of them being

Valentina :0)


silver trail ….. silver trail …. where will you lead?

Valentina lead me to someone who showed her how to hand quilt …

Kristine at To Quilt or Knot


which changed my quilting and crafting life and now I am a virtual team member!

silver trail …… silver trail …… where will you lead now?

Kristine was seeking to have 50 quilts made by Christmas to

give to orphanages in Thessalonika ….. if she ended up with more than she needed

she would pass them on to

Benjamin Orphan Support


and this is where my silver trail lead me to :0)

So ….

What is so special about Benjamin?

First I would say ….

visit their site and see for yourself   :0)  ….

for me

I felt inspired,


and emotionally involved.

Here is just a little glimpse of what they do,

and how they came in to being  ….

“BENJAMIN Orphan Child Support Society

is a non-profit philanthropic organization

based in Katerini, Northern Greece, since 1994.

It is founded and supervised by men and women

who grew up in an Evangelical orphanage, during the 1950’s.”

They say ….  “In 1994,

grateful for the love and support we received

during those 1950’s difficult civil war years,

from people from the United States who did not know us but who knew the love of God,

we established BENJAMIN

to help other orphans and abandoned children.”

This picture was taken in 1985

“This photograph taken in 1985

is the first time in 33 years that the first orphans kids had been together again.”

Reading, I was inspired by the

Testimonies, the Projects and their LOVE and committment

I wanted to be involved in some way …..

but what to do?

To support prayerfully …. yes

To support financially ….. I hope to

but like Alison with her Sunshine School

I wanted something tangible to do …..

Was there something for me ……


(sorry about the poor photo quality)

This family of Raw Edged Bears are on their way to little hands and
happy bedtimes :0)
the first batch of many more to come!

I hope you too visit Harry and Joan Anastasiou at Benjamin Orphan Support

Benjamin provide for 120 orphans on their Programme

plus 150 children who still live with their single mums struggling

on a tiny income.

Every child is known and valued by Harry and Joan.

Whatever you do today ….

I hope you too follow a silvery blog trail …..

Picture showing Garden Snail

to who knows where!

from Bella and Me ….

and two more Raw Edged Bears ….

Bye for now and thanks for stopping by :0)

Tomorrow is Sunday


A few days ago

I discovered Scripture Dig


and reading the postings of the Godly writing team I was greatly blessed ….

and challenged ……

and inspired ……

and it brought me to tears……

Have you ever?

considered what happened on the Cross of Calvary and in the Resurrection of our

Lord Jesus Christ?

I encourage you to discover Scripture Dig for yourself …..

and perhaps

you too will be brought to tears ..

Tomorrow is Sunday


The Clock in the town

Witney Buttercross.


“It was in 1606 that Richard Ashcombe left £50 to build a house ‘over and above’

the cross and it then became a place where people sold perishable goods such as butter.

The clock turret was added later in 1683 following a bequest by William Blake

of Cogges who was a successful draper, wool merchant and local benefactor.

Cogges had plenty of common pasture where some local people kept flocks of sheep.

Some of those involved in the wool trade became rich and were able,

like the Blake family, to benefit the local community through endowments and charities.”

I think you will agree …..

That is a long TIME ago.

It got me thinking about  T I M E.

Perhaps it is moving to a new area and everything is new,

my thoughts have been a little looking back,

a little looking to the future,

but it has made me think about my  T I M E here and NOW,

after all

many seconds and minutes have ticked away in my writing even this post.

How do I “spend” my time?

after all

I only have one go at this thing called  LIVING!

Here are some words from others about this elusive thing ….


“Lost time is never found again.”
Benjamin Franklin

“The future

is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour,

whatever he does,

whoever he is.”
C. S. Lewis

“Time goes, you say?   Ah, no! alas, time stays, we go.”

Henry Austin Dobson

“Time is too precious to spend – it should be invested”

Derek Stringer

Are you aware that

there is another clock that is ticking ….

we do not see it or hear it ….

it’s History is from the beginning of  T I M E

and it does have an  ALARM

listen to it ….

“No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father

So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.”

Matthew 24: 36, 44

Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.

Matthew 25:13

the words of Jesus  Christ.

But we can get ready and be watchful for the times in which we live.

I would lovingly encourage you to invest  the  T I M E

to click on the Billy Graham button on the right ….

it will only take about 5 minutes of your TIME

but would last for the rest of your lifeTIME!

That’s a good Investment

Whatever the  T I M E   clock says where you are,

God’s Clock is still Ticking

Tomorrow is EASTER Sunday


On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross,
The emblem of suffering and shame …….

O that old rugged cross, so despised by the world,
Has a wondrous attraction for me;
For the dear Lamb of God left His glory above
To bear it to dark Calvary.

On the first day of the week being Sunday, when the women went to the

to the tomb …. they were told ….

“Jesus is not here,

He is Risen; go to Galilee and He will meet you there!”

YOU can meet  JESUS  today too …. just follow

The Steps to Peace with God

with Billy Graham

It will be a life changing meeting – guaranteed!

Did you know there is a cross shape in the heavens?

see here …..

From Hubble telescope

The core of the Whirlpool Galaxy


 X  Structure at Core of Whirlpool Galaxy (M51)

So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross,
Till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
And exchange it some day for a crown

image by STSCI


Send a Cow – Teaching Resources


Calling on Teachers!

African Gardens logo

Bring Africa and the needs of children ….. in a practical way …… to your children.

You will find loads of brilliant ideas and resources at


“Just like our practical approach in Africa, we believe that the best way to help children find out about the world is through learning by doing.

That’s why our projects focus on hands-on activities that often take pupils outside of the classroom, and involve creating something special for your school that adds to global learning and gives your pupils something to remember.”

from Send a Cow website

‘Growing my seeds was brilliant.

When I could pick what I’d grown it was really exciting.

I feel so proud of my Bag Garden!’

from a school on the Isle of White

Cowforce – for children and their teachers

Cowforce.com is our award winning interactive website for kids, designed to be used by children at home or at school.

Created with the help of children, the site gives an introduction to life in Africa, living in poverty and the work of Send a Cow. Using animations, interesting facts and a fun approach, your kids will love it!

“Cowforce in an immensely creative effort and shows a real in-depth understanding of its younger target audience. It is a great example of how NGOs can be more relaxed about their messages, yet still get across difficult ideas.”

Jon Snow, broadcaster.

Cowforce for teachers

You will find a unique ‘Teacher Tab’ on many of the pages of Cowforce.com, showing you lesson plans and learning resources that are relevant to the page that you are on. A good place to start on the site is the ‘Goatacycle Diaries’ of Tazo the goat from his tour of Africa, or the ‘Four African Tales’ animations that help to explain our work in a fun way.