Paul concludes with such a humble admission and extremely sound advice. He realizes that even he is a work in progress and he gives us a precious tool to win the prize!
Since almost the beginning of my walk with Christ, this verse called to me. I had baggage, serious baggage in massive amounts. But, here this man of God was preaching three points:
1) Forget what is behind,
2) strain toward what is ahead
3) press toward the goal to win the prize God has called me to win.
Do you have baggage as well? I bet most of us do - and that's ok.
"Forgive and you will be free,"
"Just stop thinking about it,"
And then I would feel so alone...did not anyone understand my pain?
Sometimes, we unintentionally shoot our wounded.
But it doesn't have to be that way.
14I press on toward the goal
to win the prize
for which God has called me
heavenward in Christ Jesus.
This is a process - a healing process
that takes time.
Differing amounts of time
for different people -
for different traumas.
Let's be gentle with others,
and more importantly,
To be continued in the next post.
Project Bag #1
Last Saturday was "Knit/Crochet in Public Day!" I didn't know such a day existed, but, for me, I celebrate this day almost every time I go out! Right?
In honor of Knit/Crochet in Public Day, Bethany at Whistle and Ivy posted a cute little project bag to crochet! Her pattern was easy to follow with no problems at all. In case you're wondering if your crochet hook will slip through the holes in the bag, I make a habit of simply placing mine deep in the yarn ball when I crochet on the go!
So, yeah! You bet! I started it last night and just finished it this afternoon!
My granddaughter loved it! Her eyes were wide as she said, "It's so beautiful!"
For this first bag,
I made a few changes.
I love to crochet large scarves and also shawls.
I wanted to make sure
it would be big enough to carry
the yarn and projects
as they grew.
So, I used a "J" hook versus the "H" hook recommened in the pattern.
I also used two strands of
Cascade Yarns Cherub Chunky in
Hot Pink (#45) and White (01).
They were extremely easy to work with!
I used a total of 10 oz. of yarn.
This bag is roomy enough for
a scarf that is 1/3 of the way done
and three 3.5 oz. skeins of yarn!
Sorry, I can't show you the scarf yet -
it's a Chirstmas gift! :)Did you notice I said, "For this first bag"? Yup, I started one more for my smaller projects! For this one, I'll be using the "H" hook as recommended. I didn't have Caron Cakes, so I'm using another yarn from my stash. I wanted to go out and buy one, but then I realized, "Hey, Sister, be wise. Use what you have!"So, I am. Being responsible isn't always fun.....
Quilty 365Here's May's blocks....
By the way, did you notice May had no black circles? No Fibromyalgia pain for a month!
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