Thursday, May 27, 2010

Lest you Think Me Pious or "Holier than Thou" - please read:)

'A woman's heart should be so hidden in Christ

that a man should have to seek Him first to find her.'

When I say that 'I am a Christian', I am not shouting that 'I am clean living'.
I'm whispering 'I was lost but now I'm found and forgiven.'

When I say 'I am a Christian' I don't speak of this with pride.
I'm confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide.

When I say 'I am a Christian' I'm not trying to be strong.
I'm professing that I'm weak and need His strength to carry on.

When I say 'I am a Christian' I'm not bragging of success.
I'm admitting I have failed and need God to clean my mess.

When I say 'I am a Christian' I'm not claiming to be perfect.
My flaws are far too visible but God believes I am worth it.

When I say 'I am a Christian' I still feel the sting of pain.
I have my share of heartaches so I call upon His name.

When I say 'I am a Christian' I'm not holier than thou,
I'm just a simple sinner who received God's good grace, somehow!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Today is my oldest Son and his Wife's Anniversary!! 15 Years! God has worked many miracles in their lives, as you can see from the five little lives God has given them:)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

If you're "crafty", you might want to
check out this site.  Every kind of craft
is here:)

Monday, May 10, 2010


If you're a crocheter like me, and haven't done so yet, go to:  You can sign up for a free account and will get free patterns in your e-mail from time to time.  This summer they will have a different dishcloth pattern each week!

This is the Sylvan Star Washcloth.

I can tell you from experience, not all projects turn out exactly as you'd like. Recently, I made the washcloth pictured below: This is how it looked when done (just
made up my own pattern).

This is how it looked after first wash!
Which goes to show, the old saying, "You're only as strong as your weakest link", is SO true!  lol
Oh well, will try again, HOWEVER, will use a larger gauge yarn this time:)
No more lightweight cotton yarn on washcloths.

New washcloth pattern from Lion Brand Yarn.
This patterned washcloth is called "Southbeach Washcloth Set".

Friday, May 7, 2010

Poems God Gave Me


I heard a wayward cry today,
From someone not too far away,
A cry of loneliness and despair,
A person bound with so many cares.

Sometimes our laughter, smiles and such,
Can hide such pain that's way too much
For us to bear alone, you see
And that is why we have need of Thee.

Lord help me to relay and share,
My love for one who feels so uncared,
Allow me to put my own needs aside
And let me show where they can hide.

Life comes at us way too fast
And precious moments do not always last,
There's only One in whom we hope,
Will ease the hurts, the pains, the mopes,

For longings each one of us feel from time to time
And cover up with one huge mime,
Longings for peace and comfort and quiet
To be understood and to be enlightened
Let us all come together and lift each other up
On days when we just can't cope.
For you are the Father of all who will see
That there's no way to be truly joyful without Thee.

But you must let me know
What kind of special prayers you need to grow,
Past all the weeds and thistles there,
That seem to crowd around despair

With each verse that's read or song that's sung,
Another weed will be undone!
And soon the Son we'll feel again
His warmth and strength we will regain
As we place our all with the great I AM!
He'll put His arms around you dear
And hold you to his breast so near
He'll show you again the reason why
He came upon this earth to die.
                    __K.S. Flint