Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Spirituality and Religion has been shut down at Knitter's Review. So much for freedom of speech or freedom of religion. It seems that everyone has a right to speak their mind, including hatred, blasphemy, and general rudeness, except the Christians. Well, I take that back. If you are a liberal, pro-abortion, gay-rights, Jesus loves everyone and you don't have to do anything kind of Christian, you are welcome to speak your mind. If you tell someone the Word of God, you'd better duck! In the entire time that I have visited that website, never have I read a Christian saying the horrible things that they are accused of, but I have read some of the most horrific things I've ever read on that site.

It's unfortunate that these people are so blinded! They are filled with hypocrisy and do exactly what they accuse others of doing, but, of course, they are justified. How sad! May God rescue them!

Sunday, July 17, 2005

It's been a busy weekend!

We spent Friday at an antique tractor show with our "Homespun Family". It was so hot! We couldn't spin or knit, the wool and yarn wouldn't slide through our fingers.

On Saturday, we went to our county fair where my 17-year-old daughter had three knitting projects judged for 4-H, and I judged the open class needlework entries. Open class didn't have many entries and the quality was down. This was the third year that I've judged and I'm taking a break next year.

Darling daughter faired very well!! Three blue ribbons and two of those projects are going to the State Fair. She was thrilled! Her poncho and her felted purse are going to the state level. She received Grand Champion purple rosettes for those projects as well. Ah, someone following in her moms footsteps!

We returned to the antique tractor show today, husband in tow. He has a very late load time tonight, so he was able to join us. We rarely get much time together on Sundays, usually just church and a meal, so it was nice to have him alone.

My hand is feeling better. I didn't knit for a day, wore a carpal tunnel glove and then knit on my shawl with bigger needles than my baby sweaters. That helped tremendously. When I started knitting again I wore a thermaglove and that helped too. I also got a new mouse with a track ball and a wrist rest for the mouse-it hurt like crazy to try to use the regular mouse. I'm more watchful for the symptoms now.

115.2 vs 24.4 is just the dial-up speed with which I can get on the internet! (Hey Lottie, so good to hear from you!!! E-mail me! I think of you often!)

Well, I'm going to relax a bit.

Thursday, July 14, 2005

So, I'm at a friend's house and she get 115.2 compared to my average 24.4, so I'm blogging!

It seems the dreaded carpal tunnel syndrome is rearing it's ugly head! A combination of humidity, tiny needles and cotton yarn. So, no knitting for a few days! We have a Homespun Family event, but I guess I'll just have to talk about knitting.

Our visit with Baby A and her parents was really nice yesterday. She's doing so well and is just adorable.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005



Baby A on MY lap!! She's just wonderful! Baby A's first dress-up sweater is done, too!

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Please pray for our dear friend, Steve. He was diagnosed with lung cancer today. There are many wonderful "God"incidences in this story, like how another accident had to happen in order to discover this early. Please pray for his healing, the family's strength and peace, and all the other things that come along with cancer.

Baby A is home! Praise God! We're hoping to go see her soon and I'll post a picture.

Must be knitting!

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Another...

Another terrorist attack! I'm praying for the victims and their families.

Gen. 9:6 (NIV) "Whoever sheds the blood of man,by man shall his blood be shed; for in the image of God has God made man.

Matt. 5:17 through Matt. 5:20 (NIV) "Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.

Prosecution in court is not what the terrorists need, and it certainly will put no fear into the hearts of upcoming terrorists. God's judgment is what is needed. Jesus came to fulfill the Law, and in God's Law, He calls for the blood of those who have taken blood. They have forsaken their lives.

How sad! May they seek the mercy of the one True God! Jesus Christ!

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Baby A didn't get to come home on Tuesday, looking at Friday now. She's 4 lb, 4 oz and getting chubby cheeks!

Spent the afternoon learning how to can beef. It's much simpler than I had anticipated. I've got plenty that needs to be dealt with before our next beef goes to the butcher. I'm hoping to get some chicken canned, as well, and that will help with food preparation for the coming winter.

Hubby got called away on another overnight load tonight, so I'm on my own. I'm hoping to get some knitting done and maybe do some scrapbooking. Or, I could go run the errands that I didn't get run. We'll see!

Monday, July 04, 2005

I'm inspired! I've been doing a little searching today and discovered so many Christian, Mom, Homeschooling blogs! I'm feeling like I can take this blog on a little more regularly and I'm not going to mince words anymore!

We're waiting to see if Baby A gets to come home tomorrow. It's been a long time coming! God is so faithful.

I've almost completed reading "Created to Be His Helpmeet". It is an awesome book. Very challenging. Coming from someone who has read A LOT of "how-to be a good Christian wife" books, this is by far the best. It is more practical, more straight-forward, and more challenging than any before. In Titus 2:3-5, the bible says:

(NIV) 3Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. 4Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children, 5to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.

Debi Pearl really explains what it means to malign (blaspheme) the Word of God. Our home life is changing moment by moment and my marriage (which was already wonderful) is getting better because I am working at giving up my selfish desires and "needs". I would recommend this book to any wife or woman wanting to be a wife.