Another week with the Zimmermans

Well were did another week go?? Busy sewing projects for HaddyGrace Designs orders! God has so Blessed my business that I feel overwhelmed with Thankfulness! So here are a few pictures of our week! MAE SURE YOU READ ALL THE WAY TO THE END! SATURDAY WAS LIFE CHANGING FOR ME!

Sunday night, My friend Rachel and I catching up on our digital scrapbooks and each others life while the Daddies and older kids play Monopoly.

12month old Hadassah found a new way to get into things. Get the little stool and make a new mess!!!!

It's 'apple crisp' night and everyone wants to help.

Staci's 121 inch apple peal all in one piece.

3yr old Mitchell and his cousin Regina playing his matching game.

Hadassah Loves, playing in the sunshine AND the American Girl catalog.

9yr. old Kristina had a friend over after school, we played 'Hair Salon' and took Glamour shots.

Sunday afternoon couch party, Yes this is all of us. :)
Now for the best part of the whole week..................................

My friend Ria and her sister-in-law Steph were in charge of this wonderful mini-conference called {em-pou-er}. It was the most life changing seminar/conference I have ever been to!
The Speaker, Grace Johnson is a wonderful woman letting God speak through her straight into the hearts of women like you and me!

The day was based on Jeremiah 18:2-4

1The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,

2Arise, and go down to the potter's house, and there I will cause thee to hear my words.

3Then I went down to the potter's house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels.

4And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.
As Grace sat on stage turning a hard, ugly lump of clay into a Beautiful and much loved piece of art, she spoke wonderful words of the Lord into weary and hopeless hearts.

Here are a few of the wonderful things I heard on Saturday that I will treasure forever.
1. the clay cannot form it's self into a beautiful piece of art. only under the potters loving hands is the clay made into something beautiful.
2. The lips of the vessel are never formed before the heart is done. (the heart of the vessel is the inside that carries the water).
3. Each piece of art is different and MUCH LOVED by the potter. (I am much loved by my master Potter)
4. The Potters hands are used to lovingly shape and mold the vessel, However he allows the tools to be used also to help bring out an even deeper beauty and prefect ion. (The tools are the things in life that hurt me or are unpleasant)
5. To finish the piece and turn it into a vessel that the master can use it has to go through the fire twice, chemicals, and spend a time sitting on the shelf curing, BUT THE POTTER NEVER ONCE FORGETS ABOUT HIS CREATION.
There is much, much more, but I have neither the room nor the time to write it all! You will have to find a Grace Johnson seminar yourself and let the words of the Lord soothe your weary sole!! Great news!!!! she is coming to Gospel Lighthouse Church in Floyd IA!!! we would love to have you come! Detail are still being worked out but I will be updating you!!

Meet a few of the wonderful Bloggers that we met at the conference. Steph Ria Rachel Beka

Of course we had to bring a piece of handmade pottery home. Nothing is better than tea from this special mug!

My beautiful friend Rachel and I enjoying 'Girl time'.
See you all next week!!!


  1. Ruth Ann- I love the new hair do !!

  2. That sounds like a wonderful week, I LOVE the pottery and what you heard and shared! :) Very encouraging and just what I needed to hear. Thank you!

  3. Love it, Ruth Ann!!! I so wish I could have been there!! You are so dear to us Phillips girls hearts!! :)

  4. Ruth Ann I am so glad I was able to meet you on Saturday. That conferance was so touching, even though we were there for just a short period of time. I can't wait to keep reading! :)


    LOVE YOU RUTHANN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. What JOY To meet you Saturday! I love this post and that you blogged what you learned. it is still so much for me to process!!! =)

  7. I'm with Steph... wow! :-) God is glorified!!!! You were suppose to be there for a REASON!

  8. Hey!! I am glad I found your blog! It was so fun to meet you on Saturday, what an amazing day it was!! I look forward to following your blog now :)


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