Saturday, March 18, 2006
Well, as you can see, I am not having success with Blogger, in posting multiple pictures. Thanks for all the help though. As I tried to drag one picture, another moved itself...I know it sounds absurd, but thats what happened. Back to the knitting....I had this dishcloth on size 5 dpns and decided to switch from the smaller size I was using to the 5's. I was pleasantly surprised to find that after so many months I was able to continue knitting this pattern on round 32 no less. I wish I could say I'm having as good a success on the sock, truth is I'm not. I get past the cuff and the directions are greek to me. However....smile...I have realized (thanks to my knitting books) that to pick up stiches you must use yarn to pick them up with....blush...so that heads me in the right direction and I will have yet another 'go' at it. Other than the pinched nerve or whatever it is in my neck that once in a while threatens me I am enjoying trying to knit a sock for our little darling who I hear gets cuter and more handsome by the day....don't you just know it..smile!
A few thoughts from my Bible notebook that I keep notes from the Sunday sermons in.
God's disappointments in our lives may be God's way of showing us that there are idols in our lives that need to be dealt with. (idols= things that we put before God, hobbies etc... even ourselves!)
Dependence on others to have success equals discouragement. Psalm 118:5,6&8
The only truly dependable source we have in our lives is God. Joshua 1:8
Pray for spiritial victory-don't lay the blame on others for our lack of success and spiritial victory in life...(if only my husband would get his act together...or my parents etc)
Don't set your goals to high or to much..be realistic or you will feel like a failure.
Don't give in to discouragement...discouragement can be a learned behaviour. Hebrews 12:12
A pessimest is a sour person who looks for the negative. Pessimisom kills Christian joy.
How to win over discouragement;....Galatians 6:9 When you find yourself discouraged, here is a good way to climb up out of the pit. Review, even get a piece of paper and start to write down all your blessings. Think of all the times God has blessed you and helped you. He's still here for us, waiting to hear from us in contrite prayer and praise. No one ever cared for me like Jesus! the following is simply the chorus from a wonderful hymn I absolutely love because the truth of it rings in my heart and it is God...loving on me! How welcome !
"No one ever cared for me like Jesus, There's no other freind so kind as He; No one else could take the sin and darkness from me, O how much He cared for me." You can find the tune to this in my sidebar to sing along....you'll be blessed...smile.