Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering Gods grace in its various forms.

1 Peter 4:9-10

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Need a Name!

Looks like our little knitting circle is going to expand soon! Yippee! I love knowing these ladies want to get together, knit, socialize and drink tea :) Now that we've gone from just a couple staunch attendees, to an actual circle maybe it's time we elected a name for ourselves. I'm currently at a blank but I think it would be pretty cool to have tee-shirts and be able to display our name and some kind of crazy slogan! It is my goal, after all, to make this a permanent group. I feel like I've connected with all of these ladies and I would feel very sad if we couldn't continue our little gatherings. That and I love to cook and who, BTW, give me the motivation to clean the house! It'll never be Martha perfect but at least the floors will be vacuumed and the toilets cleaned!! LOL!

Serious progress is happening on the beanie for my little man. I've decided to amp it up a little and add some knit embellishments to it. Can't explain it - will have to snap a pic and post it so you can see what I mean. I'll have to finish it and get the wild man to pose with it on so you can get the full effect!

Had a really wonderful Bible study this morning. The message was powerful and even though I didn't feel like I had connected with with weeks written work as much, the video was spot on. Beth Moore is very inspirational and simply riveting to listen to. You can see and hear just how much she truly believes what she is saying and that kind of genuineness is so rare to find. I know I respond to her earnestness and her passion. She makes me want to learn more every time I hear her speak. I want that surety in my spiritual life. I think I've done everything I could to fill my life up with {{stuff}} - you know what I mean - instead of what I've really needed. I don't know how to let go and move that knowledge from my head to my heart. I feel like I should know what to do and it's so frustrating to feel that I can't. It's like dealing with my anxiety. I pretty much KNOW what the causes for it are, and what most of the triggers are, I just can't seem to let go enough to find the solution. It's not like I enjoy having excruciating pain when I experience a panic attack, right? I certainly don't ask for it. But, there it is...and I can't seem to do anything about it. The point is, for both my spiritual life and my anxiety, I'm fighting something. There is some springy resistance to my efforts and I don't know how to get past it. I want to truly let go and feel the Holy Spirit filling me with peace and I want to be able to handle the anxiety with out the medication. That's it in a nutshell.

On the book front, I have several on the bedside table. Along with the Bible and the Bible study work, I have The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry, a slightly disturbing mystery revolving around a woman battling her own mental health demons, The Willful Child by James Dobson, a hopefully insightful guide to raising a willful and stubborn child, and The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson, an incredibly detailed (mathematically speaking) and intense murder mystery about a Swedish hacker and her friend, a famous news-journalist. As you can see, I enjoy a wide variety of subjects :)

Time to roust the wild man! He actually napped today - first time in a week, I think! Then it's time for a turkey dinner, mmm!

Blessings to all!

1 comment:

  1. The knitting ninnies. The crafty cuties. I'm going for alliteration here but let's face it...I've got nothin'!


Books on Tap for 2011

  • Knit Together - Debbie Macomber
  • Captured by Grace - Dr. David Jeremiah
  • Murder Most Foul - A Collection of Great Crime Stories
  • Fireproof - Eric Wilson
  • There's Something About Christmas - Debbie Macomber
  • Questioning Evangelism - Randy Newman
  • Murder Uncorked - Michele Scott
  • A Sacred Sorrow - Michael Card
  • Prayer: Does it Make any Difference? - Philip Yancey
  • Get Out of That Pit - Beth Moore

Books Read in 2011

  • What a Sista Should Do - Tiffany L. Warren
  • 90 Minutes in Heaven - Don Piper
  • Forgotten God - Francis Chan
  • The Purpose Driven Life - Rick Warren
  • Dead Reckoning - Charlaine Harris
  • Shadowfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Chill Factor - Sandra Brown
  • Heaven Has a Blue Carpet - Sharon Niedzinski
  • Dreamfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Wednesday Sisters - Meg Waite Clayton
  • Stealing Home - Sherryl Woods
  • Bound for Murder - Laura Childs
  • Bloodfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Faefever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Darkfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Under Her Skin - Susan Mallery
  • The Red Pyramid - Rick Riordan
  • No Wonder They Call Him Saviour - Max Lucado
  • I Still Dream About You - Fannie Flagg
  • I Am Number Four - Pittacus Lore
  • The Last Olympian - Rick Riordan
  • Spider Bones - Kathy Reichs
  • A Thread So Thin - Marie Bostwick
  • The Battle of the Labyrinth - Rick Riordan
  • The Search - Nora Roberts
  • The Titan's Curse - Rick Riordan
  • Wicked Appetite - Janet Evanovich
  • The Sea of Monsters - Rick Riordan
  • Awakened - PC & Kristen Cast
  • The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan
  • Photo Finished - Larua Childs
  • Keepsake Crimes - Laura Childs
  • Sizzling Sixteen - Janet Evanovich
  • The Icing on the Cupcake - Jennifer Ross
  • Fleece Navidad - Maggie Sefton
  • Dyer Consequences - Maggie Sefton
  • The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree - Susan Wittig Albert
  • Heaven Has a Blue Carpet - Sharon Niedzinski
  • Dreamfever - Karen Marie Moning

Books Read in 2010

  • The Yada Yado Prayer Group - Netta Jackson
  • Silver Borne - Patricia Briggs
  • The Hole in Our Gospel - Richard Stearns
  • A Winter Marriage - Kerry Hardie
  • So Long, Insecurity - Beth Moore
  • Knit the Season - Kate Jacobs
  • Dead and Berried - Karen MacInerney
  • Murder on the Rocks - Karen MacInerney
  • where do i go - Netta Jackson
  • be sweet - diane hunt
  • The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown
  • Raven - Allison Van Deipen
  • Push (Precious) - sapphire
  • Faces of the Gone - Brad Parks
  • The Lace Reader - Brunonia Barry
  • Burning Lamp - Amanda Quick
  • Fired Up - Jayne Ann Krentz
  • The School of Essential Ingredients - Erica Bauermeister
  • Matters Arising - Sarah Harrison
  • The Sheen on the Silk - Anne Perry
  • I Saw the Lord - Anne Graham Lotz
  • The Dangerous Protector - Janet Chapman
  • The Seduction of His Wife - Janet Chapman
  • Re-reading all the Tintin graphic novels - Herge
  • The Sugar Queen - Sarah Addison Allen
  • the last time i saw you - Elizabeth Berg
  • Garden Spells - Sarah Addison Allen
  • Wild Ride - Jennifer Crusie & Bob Mayer
  • Dead in the Family - Charlaine Harris
  • The Girl Who Chased the Moon - Sarah Addison Allen
  • Grave Secret - Charlaine Harris
  • Crawl Space - Sarah Graves
  • The Honey Thief - Elizabeth Graver
  • The Otherworldlies - Jennifer Anne Kogler
  • Saving CeeCee Honeycutt - Beth Hoffman
  • A Face at the Window - Sarah Graves
  • Draycott Eternal - Christina Skye
  • Shelter Mountain - Robin Carr
  • Virgin River - Robyn Carr
  • Death by Cashmere - Sally Goldenbaum
  • An Ice Cold Grave - Charlaine Harris
  • Grave Surprise - Charlaine Harris
  • Grave Sight - Charlaine Harris