Friday, September 28, 2012

Free Resources

Are you having a hard time finding patterns for your charity project? Here are some great pages full of Free patterns and resources for you to use.


Colossians 3:23 (NIV) Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Book Review: Disability and the Gospel

By Rose H.

I received this audiobook courtesy of Christian Audio for the purpose of writing a review. 

Narrator thoughts – To be honest this guy had a good voice, but he seemed monotone to me. I felt like he could have done a better job on the emphasis and speaking with emotion.

Book thoughts – Overall the book was good. I liked how the author points out how Jesus reached out to the broken, weary, and lost to show His glory. And how we should do the same. Too often we shun the disabled and turn our backs on the broken, instead of loving them for the people that God created them to be. That I think is a very good point.

What I didn’t like so much was mid-way through the book when the author started getting into theology. I felt like I lost track of where he was going and got lost in an answer to a theology question that I had forgotten. Besides I disagreed with some of his thoughts about why suffering happens to us.
It’s not the greatest book on suffering, but I liked some parts of it.  

Friday, September 14, 2012

Friendship Shawls

I found this website and I thought it had a charming idea.

It suggested that you make shawls for your friends. That way next time they need a hug and you aren’t there.

For patterns and inspiration, Visit

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

11 Years Later

11 years. It doesn’t seem like it’s been that long since one of the scariest days in my life. I remember many things from that day very clearly. Sadly the things I remember most are the fear that I felt. I wondered if we would be next. I even remember a few days after that hearing a plane go over our house and my heart starting to race. I wasn’t thinking rationally, so I started praying things like, “please God spare us, I don’t want to die right now.”

11 years later, I now laugh at the me that jumped at the sound of an airplane, but I don’t laugh at the me that watched in horror as two tower fell to the ground killing thousands. No matter how old you are when thousands of people die, it’s cause to be afraid and sad. Anytime the anniversary of 9/11 rolls around I still get heartsick. To think that so many lost loved ones and friends, it’s sad.

11 years after these events, there is hope and thankfulness. Hope for a better tomorrow and thankfulness for today. Don’t get so bogged down in the worries and cares of this life that you can look to the future and know that God will make all things good.

11 years from now, who knows where we will be, but I know that whatever the future holds, God will be right there seeing me through whatever comes.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Book Review: Fasting – Student Edition

By Rose H. 

I received complements of Christian Audio for the purpose of writing a review. 

Narrator thoughts – He had a nice voice. He was very good at enunciation. Some readers trip over big words or say things fast, not this guy. This narrator was very clear and his voice was suited to the subject he was covering. 

Book thoughts – I thought this book was very good. The author makes it very clear that fasting should be a part of our lives, not something we do if we get desperate. I was convicted that I should take some time and fast and pray. It also helped me to realize that I need to start giving God my firsts and not my leftovers. I also appreciated the emphasis he put on examining your heart to make sure that your motives are pure. 
There are only two things that I didn’t like about the book. One I thought that the author came across as thinking that if you would just fast, your life would be perfect. I personally believe fasting can heighten your spiritual awareness and help you to focus on prayer. But only God can bring about miracles. I also didn’t like how he used some verses to make his point. Some verses he used correctly, others he took out of context and cherry picked what he wanted to hear.
Overall it was a very helpful book. If you are someone wanting to start fasting, this would be a good book to read. With helpful solutions to help you get you started on your own fasting journey, this book is a helpful place to start.    

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Friday, September 7, 2012

What I Made

These hats on on their way to cancer patients. I'm so happy at the thought that they will be a blessing.