Saturday, January 24, 2009
I obliged. I was very nervous to teach this class as I am a self taught crocheter, and am not very confident in my teaching abilities.
I started strong, but soon other "helpers" who knew more than me, took the wheel.
I was relieved, and a little sad...but it was all good in the end as the young ladies learned the basic chain, and dc stitches. They went home with yarn, hooks, and knowledge.
Next was Lathens birthday party. A very nice, relaxing event. The girls and I enjoyed a fun day...oh and I got to hold Erins sweet baby Noelle.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Lets start with the woman who is very close friends with someone who shouldn't even technically hold a grudge against me, but does by association.
Just before her in the parking lot I seen someone who was an actual friend at one time, and we both pretended not to recognize eachother.
Then later in the day in the grocery store I seen the woman who when trying to witness to didn't want to hear it...sort of created a wierdness between us.
I could go on, but it all gets kind of blurry.
SO strange, I don't see them hardly at all, then all in one day!
Other than that the day has gone quite well. I managed to get my van cleaned, really cleaned.
So that makes my van, my kitchen, my bedroom, and my two ds baths YAAAY. I was sick for a couple of days, and the cold still lingers, but it was too sunny and beautiful of a day to waste.
concider me logged and blogged.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
I couldn't post all the photos to this blog as it had trouble downloading all of them, and I just don't have the time to do one at a time, or even two for that matter. This was a very long and careful project, but the hard work paid off.. I am very happy with the results and have it done in time for the baby shower...which is what I wanted.
I hope you enjoy what you see...I am debating on making more of them for future baby havers.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
It would be of me and my savior walking along a beach...kind of like the one you would picture in foot prints. I would be looking up at him, and he would be looking down at me.
When I look at the picture I would see and feel the love that flows from my Savior.
He would have his arm around me and I would feel so warm and loved.
We would be talking about how wonderful he is. He would be telling me how much he loves me, and I would be asking him all sorts of questions, and sharing with him about my faith, and how much I love him.
I would know all my sins are washed away, and that he wouldn't be able to see my past, my dirt, and we would be in heaven so I wouldn't have any of these fleshy mean thoughts that make me so putrid.
Our hair would be blowing in the gentle breeze and the Light of God would be illuminating the beach where we walked. The ocean and the sky would be the bluest ever, and the white caps of the waves would be as white as snow.
And as we pass others on the sand they would be also walking with Jesus and we would smile to one another, truly having an agape love for one another.
Monday, January 5, 2009
I tried to make the booties for my nieces baby. I have come to the conclusion that I have lost my bootie mojo. I keep messing up, then ripping back (which takes a lot longer than it sounds like) then I finally finish the bootie. It comes out too big. UUGGHH I should have known to tighten my tension from the last 6 booties I have made. I just have to lay that project down and make the scrapbooking project that I have much more control over.
I have been reading my bible with more heart lately, and been really looking to the Lord for my everything. Now that I am doing it more often, I am realizing that in the past month I haven't been going to Jesus as often as I should have been. Blessings are flowing in the way of my teaching. I teach on Sundays to the 2 and 3 year olds, and on Monday, Thursday, and Friday
to the 1st and 2nd graders. I have been praying before I go into it, and the Holy Spirit has been gracing my toungue with wisdom. I have to be careful to remember though that I am constantly fighting with my sinful fleshy self, and that the closer I get to Jesus, that there is a very real enemy out there who wants nothing of the sort because he hates me. I know that i have not, and probably never will be tempted by Satan himself as he is NOT omni present, that he can only be in one place at one time, and probably has bigger fish to fry...however one third of the angels fell with him, and Satan has set in motion a plan for all of us to fail with thier help.
All that being said I am so thankful that there is a true and living God who IS omni present and who wants the best for me, and can defeat my enemy easy.
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Today will mark day 3 of being smoke free. I have been praying for grace and strength from Jesus. I know he will give it, I just hope we will accept it. I was looking around at some stop smoking help and found out some very interesting facts about trying to quit. One of the most interesting facts to me was to learn that it would be harder for wealthy people to quit smoking as they are accustomed to getting what they want, when they want it. People who are not wealthy are more accustomed to practicing self denial. So for those people they suggest checking into a hospital program where you stay a week with others doing the same thing.
It got me to thinking. Practicing self denial wouldn't be a bad thing. I am no where near wealthy enough to check myself into a hospital for a week and foot the bill...however I do make it a habit to just buy it if I want it. We are not talking about cars and major appliances here, no no what I am referring to is craft stuff; yarn, paper, fabric...etc. It would really do me good to practice some self denial. I think that and patience go hand in hand.