Thursday, August 10, 2017

Philippians 4:6 Part 1.Shawl #2. . Crafty Cops.

Philippians 4:6
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  Philippians 4:6

Two absolutes:  anything and every situation.
Two attitudes:  anxious, thanksgiving.
One action:  present your requests to God.

Again, I have to remind myself that Paul is writing these words as he sits in prison waiting to see if he will live or die.

Yet he writes, "Do not be anxious about anything."  Delaying getting medical tests done and then waited for the results were certainly anxious times for me.  How did Paul achieve this faith - being anxious for nothing?  How do people today achieve this level of anxiety free living?  

I know that I want to live this way.  So, to prepare for my next follow up with the oncologist and the tests required to monitor my status, I need to make a change.  

Remember these Alphabetical Scripture Cards?  I wrote a tutorial for my version.

It's time to implement them again so that I'll be ready for the next time I'm anxious.  I need my Sword of the Spirit (Ephesians 6:17) to fight this battle against anxiety.

Not only that, we need to believe God's Word - not just in our heads, but in our hearts.  

Lord, thank You for reminding me about these Scripture Cards.  As I reread my own words, I realized how much they helped me!  Father, help all of us to face each situation with courage, faith and hope which is based on You.  Let us not lose one more minute to anxiety!  Thank You, LORD, for Paul's example!  I love You, Abba!

Prayer Shawl #2
Another prayer shawl completed means someone else gets a blessing plus I get to take off 7 more ounces of yarn from my stash!  
It finished at 51" and here is a pattern for it.  

To Do Tuesday
Last Week's To Do Tuesday
- Bind Baby Panel Quilt Done and finished!
- Keep up with Quilty 365 Done!
- Prayer Shawl #2 - make progress  Done and finished!
- Covered in Love Quilt Blocks Almost done!
- Crafty Cop Quilt Blocks.  Christine over at Stitch All Things has written a great description of this wonderful idea!  Done and finished!  
Here are two of the blocks!

- Drunkard’s Path:  Pick layout, do the math, begin cutting fabric Nope!

This Week's To Do Tuesday

- Keep up with Quilty 365 
- Covered in Love quilt blocks - - Crafty Cop Quilt Blocks - get them to my daughter to mail along with the quilt she is piecing for them.  Jessica @craftycop on Instagram collects these blocks which are made into quilts for families of fallen police officers.  
- Drunkard’s Path:  Pick layout, do the math, begin cutting fabric 
- make progress on my friend's shawl
- make progress on Fabri Flair project

I'm linking up to:

Fiber Tuesday at

Hookin’ On Hump Day @


  1. the shawl is beautiful. I really like the idea of scripture cards, and I will be buying paint here soon....

    1. Yes, I really enjoyed making them! I'm sure you will be blessed as well! Thank you for stopping by and visiting!

  2. Ohhh, I love your alphabet scripture card idea!!! I want to do that to.

    1. They are so much fun, a blessing, portable and inexpensive to make! I really enjoy them and am eager to start using them again! Thank you for visiting!

  3. Oh, wow! Jessica is going to be so thrilled to get more blocks, and yours are so lovely! I can't wait until tomorrow, because I can start working on mine too! You've been busy this week, and I love the prayer shawl.

    1. Thank you Christine! The description you wrote is so complete and well done that every time I post about Crafty Cops, I'm now linking to your post! Thank you for visiting, for hosting To Do Tuesday and for such a great description!

  4. Great blocks - love the color choice! Thanks for sharing your project on Midweek Makers!

    1. Thank you, Susan! I now have a total of 8 blocks to send to Jessica! I love those colors as well! Thank you for hosting the party! It's good to be back!