Knit and Pray

Catholic woman talks about knitting, sewing, crocheting, cross-stitching, crafting and Catholic Faith and family.

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

2018 The Beginning...

Psalm 117
Praise the Lord, all you nations!  Extol him, all you peoples!
For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever.  Praise the Lord!
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May 2018 be a year we choose to fill with the love of Christ to all we meet!  Be a blessing and do as much good for others as much as we are able, for we shall not pass this way again!  Let's purpose to make each day we are given the best day ever!
Thank you dear God for your steadfast love!  Help me to share your love to all I meet. 

Friday, December 01, 2017

December 2017

Ready for Advent.
Working on more nine patch knit blankets.
Trying to get over a cold.
I think I blinked and then it was December.
Time for a cup of coffee and then a cough drop.
Stay warm and count your blessings!
May you have a wonderful and special Advent season!

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving 2017

Happy Thanksgiving to all!
Yesterday Norman and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary!
God is so good!
We are so greatful for the 97 years my MIL Ruth got to live.  Though she is not physically here this day she is remembered always, as are all who have passed on.
We are getting ready for Advent a bit later, but will celebrate today remembering all we have to be greatful for!  For all the trials and tribulations we endure, we are so very blessed!
To God be the glory! Great things He has done!
God bless us every one!

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

November 1, 2017

My dear hubby and I went to see William Shatner in Branson at the Welk Resort Theatre last Friday evening.  Mister Shatner puts on a very entertaining show and is one of the best storytellers we have.
I continue to knit up some nine patch blankets and will soon be working up some log cabin type blankets as well with a preemie Christmas hat or two thrown into the mix. These are for our local Newborns In Need.
There was a pretty lavender blanket I knit up about ten years ago (!) that was lacy and I began one in pink this time and is a WIP as well.
There are buttons and yarn ready for knitting up some burial buntings later on.
In between knitting I am reading "Up Till Now", and "Shatner Rules".
I am so thankful for my dear husband who supports me in my charity knitting and for charities like Newborns In Need and Relief Share. We also support our local Ronald McDonald Houses. In this country especially, we have much to be thankful for!
I am thankful for each day given to me that I get to be with my family and friends!

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

For Times Like These...

"These are the times that tries men's souls."~Thomas Paine
"I won't back down."~Tom Petty
"Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good."~Romans 12:21
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."~Philippians 4:13
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I am so thankful that we have a Savior who has overcome the world!  He is my consolation!  Each day has it's own trials and tribulations but I know He is able to get me through whatever each day holds!  Thank you Jesus!!!  Jesus I love you!!!  Jesus I trust in you!!!

Friday, September 01, 2017

Peace Be With You

With all the storms that rage around us these days I praise God that He has seen fit to give us His peace!  A peace that passeth understanding!  Just like Peter if we focus on the storm we sink, but when we do what Jesus bids us and focus on Him we can do anything!
Thank you Jesus! Jesus I love you! Jesus I trust in you!

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

August 1, 2017

Amazing how swiftly time seems to be moving! Michael will be a teenager on the 29th. My sweet boy is growing up!
I am reading "A Travel Guide To Heaven" by Anthony DeStefano.
Made a delivery to Newborns In Need for their annual baby shower.
Am working on knitting up strips for Relief Share with a couple of nine patch knit blankets for Newborns In Need.
We have done a fair job of cleaning out the house and garage and donated to Saint Elizabeth Ann Seaton and DAV. It is stunning to see how much gets accumulated in 25 years and three boys! We still have a bit more to do to make the garage a nicer work space for Norm.
Will be working on a quilt for Michael as soon as he gets back to school.
Try not to let the news of the world get to me. Jesus has overcome the world! Thanks be to God!!!
A family friend is going through cancer treatment. A neighbor has suffered a severe fire. A new neighbor has shown himself very unneighborly. Yet another has been visited by the Sheriff too many times! We normally do not have that much trouble but occasionally will have those elements come through. We all need to know we have choices in how we respond to these troubles. God help us to reflect you!
May God bless and keep us through this time a trial and tribulation! Lord have mercy!
Happy first day of August 2017!