Tuesday, June 23, 2009
I had posed some questions to a longtime pastor and good friend/mentor and he answered back in such an encouraging way. It just made me tear up!! I had asked him about Discipleship and what it took to be a good disciple for the Lord. I was concerned about how Cowboy Church was in such a hurry and wanted me to just go everywhere and be totally committed to the ministry. It also seemed to be at the expense of something else like jobs and important things. I did what I could but it also seemed there was more I needed to do. I also had problems with doing these things without my husband involved since we are in the ministry together. I was glad and uplifted to hear that the very things that I had been wondering about with the Sr Pastor of Cowboy Church, my friend had also addressed these things with him. To push people to try to accept a vision you have and do it the very way you ought to think it should be done just isn't going to work! Also giving up on people way too soon and moving on to others just isn't right either. Where's the love in that I ask you?? Some things are gradually done and when God says you are ready to go up a level you move up.
Friday, June 12, 2009
Well here is a photo of the scarf I am knitting. It's quite nice and I am flowing with the pattern now. Already had to rip it all the way out and start over because of a dropped stitch that turned into a group of them! Who knew stiches could multiply that fast??
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
I decided to knit a scarf with a nicer pattern this time. Had to get help with the pattern before I even started it! I have a friend at work who asked me to knit a scarf for his wife. He chose the yarn, nice handspun alpaca and I set to work on knitting. Hope it is finished soon!! I will post a photo as soon as I remember to take the camera to work!
Thursday, June 4, 2009
It seems that I always have questions on whether I am following God's will for my life. Also questions pertaining to others on God's will for theirs. The Cowboy church ministry I am semi-involved in, (long story) has asked for prayer because of spiritual attack within the finances and family of the Senior pastor. I received an email stating that their family is experiencing sickness in a strong way. (hospitalization) They have been in financial lack for a bit though. My question is, is this a spiritual attack because they are following the will of God or are they not following the will of God??? Satan doesn't like anything that they are doing so it could easily be said that he is trying to make things difficult for them. On the other hand, if they are not to be going forward with some of the decisions they have made, then it could be they brought the attack on themselves. Sometimes you open doors that you should have left shut. Getting ahead of God isn't a very wise thing to do. Patience is a virtue. Not getting enough information to know how to pray in a situation doesn't help either. I actually feel that they need to go back and shut the door!
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
I have started spinning Autumn's fiber that I so jealously kept all to myself. I have 7 ozs to spin and am now working on just one ounce with my drop spindle. Isn't it fantastic!! This is her hindquarter wool, but I'm hoping to get more color spun up out of her blanket wool on the next ounce. I hope to get a decent amount of yarn from this ounce. I have spun just about 300 yds to the ounce and hope to get that much from hers. I wonder how I'm going to get all that on here???