when it’s quiet

I thought I’d share a few words on silence.  The quiet I’m referring to is the quiet that mysteriously fall upon this place.  My goal is to post 4-5 times per week, but that doesn’t seem to happen much.

The main reason is ministry.  I want to tell you that I don’t mean I blame ministry.  Not in the sense of complaining.  After all, spreading the gospel is on the top 5 important things in my life.  Simply put, ministry gets busy.  The more people God adds to our flock, the more dinners, meetings, counseling, events, friendships, rough patches, ect are adding to our already full life.

I am blessed by the work that is taking place in our town.  People’s lives are changing. Christians are digging deeper into the Truth.  That’s what God can do through willing hearts and faithful people.  These wonderful people have been put under our care.  I’m still trying to figure out why us.  The only answer I can come up with is…because.  Because He said so :)

Why am I sharing this with all of you?  I just want to let you know that even if you don’t hear from me, it doesn’t mean I’ve forgotten you.  All it means is that somewhere in the middle of Women’s Bible Study, a church potluck, and counseling a broken heart…I didn’t get the laundry, dishes, school, or cooking done.  I’m using my usual “blog time” to fulfill some responsibility and maybe even the occasional rest.

I really miss you friend.  I hope we can share all sorts of fun Christmas crafting soon…just as soon as I get some more done.

I worked on headbands last week(8 down, 2 to go), and eye masks.  Next on the list…wallets and car cozies.  And certainly some knitted hats.  How are you doing?

 

 

 

for my Liv

The Favorite Knit Hat is fresh off the needles for my miss Olivia’s Christmas gift.  A Mustard Scarf is underway to complete her knitted gifts for the holiday.  Double points for that rhyme  ;)

Progress is always good, with cool nights and mornings it’s just the kind of atmosphere I need for motivation.

change of plans

Wouldn’t you know it?  Just as soon as I plan out Christmas gifts for crafting, and actually feel like starting it straight away, my sweet Josie baby decides to be the first child to have stitches.  She fell right on our decorative baseboard, splitting her head in two places.  Luckily she was given the super glue stitch method and she is doing great now.

Motherhood has a way of changing your daily plans.  Today there will be plenty of cuddling and tentative play, and very little crafting.  I am enjoying the sweet snuggles despite the worry of concussion that is settled in the back of my mind–which I am praying away.