We receive encouragement from being united with Christ, but exactly what is encouragement?
2: something that encourages
1. transitive verb
1a : to inspire with courage, spirit, or hope : hearten <she was encouraged to continue by her early success>b : to attempt to persuade : urge <they encouraged him to go back to school>
2: to spur on : stimulate <warm weather encourages plant growth>
3: to give help or patronage to : foster <government grants designed to encourage conservation>
In this case, I’m going with definition number one:
to inspire with courage, spirit, or hope.
If we have any
from being united with Christ….wow.
His Holy Spirit
Even in the darkest of times.
Even during the holidays,
When, for some, it can be a difficult time of year.
I get it.
Remember, during the holiday season of 2014, I was
reeling from the shock of being diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer,
telling my family and close friends,
fighting with my insurance company.
As a child the holidays were not pinic either.
His Holy Spirit
reach out for such gifts?
Yes, my dear reader, emphatically,
We will feel His Joy,
Not our own human joy that is so fleeting,
And it is His Joy
that is our strength.
This holiday season
my friends have a deep need of
Your Holy Spirit,
My heart breaks for two friends, LORD
because just this past weekend,
they were both were newly diagnosed with cancer!
And another is facing terminal cancer.
And several more are battling this hateful disease.
Father, be with them and their families.
Let us not run from them,
but run to them with Your joy,
which is our strength.
Be with those who have lost loved ones
And are so missing them during this time.
Help us to celebrate the birth of Your Son with
For this I thank you and praise You!
this is my truth!
Day 6, Gift 6: Scarf
Here is a close up of the pattern. It was really easy:
Or you can do a 75 Foundation Double Crochet to skip all the chains! Here’s a link to a great tutorial from New Stitch a Day. They have both PDG and video formats.
Row 1-2: Double crochet in each stitch.
Row 3: X-Stitch across the row. Here’s a link to this stitch’s tutorial.
Repeat rows 1-3 till it’s the width you like! And that’s all folks!
Full disclosure: I sometimes double crocheted 2 rows, sometimes 3. It’s really loosey goosey and up to you!
I love using the X-stitch because, for me, it stands for the hugs and kisses I want to lavish on my loved ones!
Have an awesome day, Everyone!
Tuesday To Do
Last week I focused on trying to feel better from a cold so my Tuesday To Do List was non-existent. Here is this week's list:
To Do List for 12/13/16
Christmas Hand Sewing
My grand-dog’s Christmas gift
Secret Sewing for a friend’s Christmas gift
Finish Baby C’s Hat
I’m linking up to