A Life Line

I recently started my most difficult knitting project EVER. It’s a beautiful shawl and my daughter bought me georgeous yarn and the pattern for my birthday. I knit left handed and have never used a chart before so I had to make some pattern changes. It’s a challenge, but a good one.

Well, 8 rows into the chart (140+ stitches wide) I found a mistake. Eek! I got help and ripped all 8 rows out. But, I also learned the importance of adding a lifeline every so often.

Talk about a lifeline…the Word of God is so important. I need it every day! Integrating it into my life keeps my thinking right and helps me avoid mistakes. Plus if I do make a mistake, the Word is my lifeline — making it much easier to see and fix what’s wrong.

How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth! Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

Psalm 119:103-105 (KJV)

First Memories

My first memory of God is when I was six years old and in first grade at a christian school, My class memorized Psalm 100 to recite. Thank God (literally), I didn’t know any better than to believe what it said. You know what? It’s as true today as it was when King David penned it so long ago.

Here are the basics that I learned:

  • He made me.
  • I am His.
  • He is good.
  • Be thankful.

Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him and bless his name. For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.  Psalm 100 (KJV)