You’d hardly expect to find old St. Nicholas in a prison. But St. Nicholas is more than a children’s Christmas legend. Indeed, he was real flesh and blood, a persecuted prisoner for Christ, the bishop of the Mediterranean city of Myra….
(By Christina Langella of Heavenly Springs blog.)
Augustine is considered one of the greatest theologians of all time. Christian History magazine writes, “After Jesus and Paul, Augustine of Hippo is the most influential figure in the history of Christianity.” 
And, if the familiar adage is true, “Behind every great man is a great woman” there can be no greater example than Augustine and his mother, Monica.
But don’t take my word for it. Take Augustine’s.
Sometimes we just need to know there are others that have gone through terrible, hard things and gone on to thrive! And if we understood how good most of us really have it, we wouldn’t be so prone to complain.
Elisabeth Elliot. Challenging. Authentic. Wise. Gifted. Fearless. Strong. Passionate. Compelling. Faith-filled. These adjectives barely begin to describe the beloved missionary and author who, for over 60 years, made a significant impact through the astounding stories of her life and experience of losing two husbands.
Lillian Weber makes a beautiful basic peasant dress. She sends them to little girls through the Christian outreach Little Dresses For Africa (LDFA). I posted earlier on Why 99-Year-Old Lillian Weber Is Not Retired.
Lillian Weber’s goal was to make her 1,000th dress by her 100th birthday. On Thursday, March 12, she accomplished that goal, well before her own birthday deadline in early May.
So, in honor of Lillian Weber’s 100th birthday on May 6, 2015, I found a beautiful tutorial over at Once Upon A Sewing Machine for the basic peasant dress (before ruffles and appliques and pockets) just like Lillian makes (with shorter sleeves). Most beginning sewers can do this.