Prayer does not fit us for the greater work; prayer is the greater work.
“A comprehended God is no God at all. ”
I’ve spent a great deal of time this month working on crafts – counted cross stitch, knitting, etc. Why? Because when we moved last summer to our new home, I came across a box of craft items that my mom and I had collected – it hadn’t been opened since before we moved to south Jersey in 1989.
The box contained 2 large floss organizers full of embroirdery thread, 2 small ones of various notions, pattern books and charts, aida cloth, hoops, a clock kit that is designed to be covered with a cross stitch motif, gold bookmarks, oraments and keychains ready to embroider – you get the idea. In addition to that I knew that I already had a large tablecloth that I started to embroider when I was in high school – back in the 1960’s – which still needs to be finished!
Now of course add to all that all the knitting projects and yarn that I have stockpiled and you know why I started to really work on these projects, trying to finish them up. So far, I have completed 3 Christmas tea towels, a small motif to use as an insert in a greeting card, plus a set of fingerless gloves and earwarmers for a friend. I am determined to get all these various projects done and out of the house in 2018! Can you say Christmas and birthday gifting sorted?
It’s funny the things we do to cope. 14 years ago in September, I was at Walt Disney World with my honey, Steve, on our honeymoon. One night, on the way out of the park, we went into one of the large shops in one of the parks. I always liked to look at the clothing and nightwear )and everything else!) Steve was someplace – lost him. Anyway, as I was wandering around, here he comes with a LARGE Disney bag. I wondered what on earth he bought, because he was generally a window-shopper.
So he opens the bag and pulls out — Winnie-the-Pooh and Tigger. 18 inches each worth of Pooh and Tigger!
For 13 years, these two buddies either sat on our bed or on the chest at the foot of the bed. Last fall one morning, they got tossed over against the wall, on the cedar chest, with other unsorted junk.
Finally, today, they came home.