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If you know me at all, you know my affinity for the dirtiest, smelliest (well, maybe not the smelliest!!), stupidest animals ever…Sheep!!

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It all started with these three sheep here…(below)

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I got them from this little catalog called Gooseberry Patch. Something about these little faces just cried "Take me home and love me!" When I got them, I started to notice every sheep around! And then I had this amazing experience with Psalm 23. The Lord is My Shepherd…and I really started to understand what it meant to be a shepherd…and to be a sheep! 

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There is a verse that is even more precious to me in regards to sheep…

"The gatekeeper opens the gate for him [the Shepherd], and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice." Jn 10:3-4

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I do follow Him…because he is my Shepherd! I know His voice and He knows me, through and through. What a comforting thought. I don't have to worry about anything!! He's got me all taken care of…

Don't get me wrong…I still worry about things, but the overall picture for me is pretty amazing! I have days of struggle (when my evil twin shows up and starts yelling at my children… LOL!!!), and days of confused wonder, days where I just want to crawl back in bed…but lately when those days show up, I hear that small, still voice speaking to me! It could be through music; it could be through reading of the Word; through a sermon I am streaming; through a simple, kind blog comment! through a picture I "pin" on pinterest.com (my newest obsession!)…

I know the Shepherd's voice…and I love Him…because He first loved me!! powerful!!

and this, my darling readers, is why I love sheep…

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(I just picked these up today at a sweet antiques store…adore!!)

I hope you enjoy my tutorial that will go up on Amanda's blog late tonight!!

It has to do with…yep, you guessed it!! …{sheep}…

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    Love your project this morning!! Very cute and wonderful job with your tutorial! You go girl – enjoy the day!

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    Sally, your tutorial is totally adorable. The sheep (eek! it just looks so fun! like it’s going to run off the quilt and tease someone.) and then the bunting around the table and all the decorating around sheep, I love it!

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    I”m with you. Sheep are awesome. After I came back from Australia and New Zealand, I was enthralled with them, too. We might get a couple sometime here. But my husband doesn’t have good intentions for them. 🙂

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    I know the Shepherd’s voice…and I love Him because He first loved me. Each day I am reminded of the grace of Jesus’ gift of salvation. I wake up, hear His voice, and pray. I accept that gift of grace and life everlasting. I have stage 4 terminal lung cancer that has metastasized into bone cancer. The Shepherd is taking care of me, I am a sheep, I love others as myself, this is why I love sheep. Amen. alternate email mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    I’m becoming frustrated in that my comments are not posting to your blog.
    I love my Shepherd and thank Him daily for His grace of salvation offered and accepted. Jesus loves and takes care of me, one of his sheep, as I deal with stage 4 terminal cancer. I depend upon the comfort of his love. mlwright29@hotmail.com

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