Friday, July 24, 2009

Girls Night Out at the Knit Shop

My LYS (Local Yarn Shop) hosts a knitting night on Thursdays. Yesterday was my second time being able to attend and what a blast these ladies are. Currently most of the women are working on a sweater knit along. I've opted out since right now I'm working on a doll (pictured below) and soon I'll be working on a birthday cake hat for my niece.
Here is a picture of the knit shop dog, Rosie. Here she is trying to get a piece of cheese from one of the ladies and what I wish you could have seen is her begging for food by tapping her paw on the lady's arm. Too funny!

Last night I found out that one of the girls is vegetarian. When I asked her reason she said "Because I believe God is in everything". Sounds like a perfect ice breaker to me! Keep me in prayer as I prepare to be sensitive to the leadings of the Holy Spirit in regards to this matter.

Happy Knitting!

Friday, July 17, 2009

The Atmosphere of the Soul

Have you ever been in the presence of someone and when you left that person you were energized and ready to conquer the world? And have you ever been in the presence of someone who when you left their company you were ready to throw a pity party and blame the whole world for all of your problems? If you have lived long enough, then you most certainly have been in the presence of both. This is because we give off what we feel inside.

Every soul is surrounded by an atmosphere of its own--an atmosphere, it may be,
charged with the life-giving power of faith, courage, and hope, and sweet with
the fragrance of love. Or it may be heavy and chill with the gloom of discontent
and selfishness, or poisonous with the deadly taint of cherished sin. By the
atmosphere surrounding us, every person with whom we come in contact is
consciously or unconsciously affected. {COL 339.3}

What's flowing from your stream? Is it rivers of life? Or is it a cesspool of gloom and doom?

I encourage you today to allow God to purify your streams so that others who come in contact with you will know that Jesus lives!

John 7:38

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Hat Swap Update

These are the items that I recieved from my swap partner. The Yada Yada prayer group book, some scrap booking items and of course the hat that we were swapping

This is my model Jenny donning the ribbon hat. It's a little big for her head because the hat is for a 6 month baby and Jenny is much smaller. :)

The hat swap was a great project to participate in and I'm so thankful to my swap partner for the little extras she threw in.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Shift Your Focus

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. -Isaiah 26:3

But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. -II Corinthians 3:18

By beholding we become changed. God promises in Isaiah 26:3 that if our thoughts and affections are on Him we will experience peace through our trust in Him. He also makes another promise that as we keep our mind on Him, we will become like Him. So if we shift our focus, we can become like Christ and experience perfect peace. What a promise!

How often have you taken the time to read the stories of Christ and really meditate on His thoughts? Take for example the time the woman was caught in adultery. All the men brought her so that she could be accused and put to death by stoning. Jesus ignored them and began to write in the dust. Have you ever thought about what He was writing? Why didn't He just call out the names of the ones who had set her up or better yet, the names of the ones that had been with her which would perhaps include all of them!

Was He composing Himself? Was He giving them a way of escape or a chance to break out of this evil deed? I propose that as we reflect on Christ and ponder His thoughts, we will become like Him and experience the peace that passes all understanding. He promises that in His presence there is fullness of Joy.

May the fulness of God's joy be yours today and you shift your focus toward Him