Friday, February 26, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Because Carolyn Asked For It
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Week One of Lenten Knitting Progress
The goal I have set is to knit one burial bunting a day. I have cut all my flannel out and have 8 of the clouds pattern, 7 of the pink rosebuds, and 22 of the small dots and hearts. That totals 37 in all so that will be the total. I don't plan on knitting any more of these. I'll need those last few days to sew them up and get them ready to donate. I have 7 blue buntings knit up so far.
I finished up the scrap blanket which I used US8 needles and cast on 160 sts. The end result measures approximately 52"x46".
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Ash Wednesday: Pray, Fast, Share
Day one of my journey in the desert. Trying to make this Lent the best ever!
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Purity of Heart
He who truly loves God is not ashamed of what he does for God before the world, nor does he hide it away in confusion though the whole world should scorn him.
He who truly loves God considers the loss of all created things to be a gain and reward, together with the loss of himself for love of God...
He that with pure love works for God not only does not care whether or not it is known by others, but does not even do these things that God Himself might know it...
It is a great thing to exercise oneself much in holy love, for the soul who has attained the perfection and fulfilment of love is not held back, whether in this life or the next, from seeing the face of God.
He whose heart is pure profits equally from being raised up or cast down to become ever more pure. Whereas the impure heart is useless for anything except to produce still more fruits of impurity.
In everything the heart draws out a knowledge of God that is flavorsome, chaste, pure, spiritual, full of joy and love.~Saint John of the Cross
(Mt 5,8), he speaks of those who are filled with love, since blessedness is bestowed on us according to the degree of our love.
Tuesday, February 09, 2010
Oh Lord My God...
Grant me, O Lord my God, a mind that knows you, an eagerness that seeks you, a wisdom that finds you, a life that pleases you, a perseverance that expects you confidently and a confidence that endlessly possesses you. Grant me to be afflicted through repentance by what you endured, to use your gifts through grace along the way, to rejoice in your joys especially in our homeland through glory. O You who, being God, live and reign for ever and ever. Amen.~Saint Thomas Aquinas
Sunday, February 07, 2010
The Last Three Pads
Who knows how much snow we'll end up getting this go-round. I hope it won't be as much as last time. I'm already dreaming about spring:~D
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
Wednesday Post Featuring Five More Pads
Watched the Duggars on "19 Kids and Counting". I sure hope little Josie will pull through without any problems. Those preemies really give your faith muscles a workout!!!