Reaping The Whirlwind

"Sow the wind and reap the whirlwind..." (Hosea 8) I'm sure it wasn't a mistake that this verse has been part of my study this week. Here we are on the 6th anniversary of the day that changed our country forever. It's a blustry day in my tiny Midwest corner of the world. Winds of change? As a people, have we changed since that fateful September 11th?
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. (II Chronicles 7:14)


  1. I will never forget that day and watching the horrific events unfold on t.v. I was nursing my 10 month old baby, and sobbing as I thought, dear God, what have I done...bringing another child into this cruel world?? How will I ever protect all my children from the fallout of this?? I just wanted my husband and kids to come home, to be together. It was such an awful feeling of despair...

    It is a different world now, and of course, I am glad my family is the size it is, but I worry about the future more. Will we ever feel truly safe again??

    Thanks for the tribute to this significant day...


  2. You are too sweet Polly. Loving you!!


  3. Sweet post, Polly! And! Thank you, thank you for the wonderful package of fabrics that you sent to me! I love them, especially the cherry towel and the polka dots! MUAH!! You are so sweet for sharing your fabrics with us fabric gals! xoxoxoxxo, Becky
    PS: Sophie sent you some lovely things! How fun and you deserve to be lavished with girly things!

  4. what an awesome verse! we are so reaping what we have sowed... I pray we have changed! Thank you for remembering.Thank you for visiting my little blog too!

  5. Dear Polly, I have recently found your blog and have to tell you that I so enjoy it. I look forward to every posting. Thank you for sharing your faith. Your words are a ray of sunshine and comfort. Bless you for your witness. Oh, and I really love your style...roses!

  6. Hello...thank-you for the rememberance of that day! We need to thank God everyday for our blessings. We fall short at times as humans and can get self-involved but I truly feel blessed for what God has given me. I have just discovered your blog and have really enjoyed it! I love your porch and the fabrics! I can see we like similiar things. I am sooo coveting your yellow/rose umbrella! You lucky chick! cherry

  7. Polly i adore the way you write and the fact that it comes straight from the heart. You are such a sweetheart :)

    They will be remembered always......

    xo Shann

  8. I got my pillow today and I love it!!! Thank you so much and let me know if you find something like it again :)
    As for 9/11 I remember how churches were flooded in the coming days and wondered if the flood would dry up...I think people reach for God out of desperation but rarely out of plain humble devotion.

  9. I think we've changed, but perhaps not in a good way. The terrorist attacks led so many people to put blind faith in their federal government, when, as we've since realized, that's not the best thing to do! It's so important for the media and for the general public to hold government accountable (that's our money!).

    Getting off my soapbox now...

  10. Vintage Bethie, I'm so humbled that you're enjoying the blog. It's a fine line somedays, being sure to represent God in everything, every picture, every word. Blessings... Polly

  11. Love your blog - thank you for reminding us to remember. It seemed so forgotten that day besides the huge flag in town flying from a crane at the fire station.
    Great words from the Word too.


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