Friday, March 27, 2009

No Idle Hands Knitter

No Idle Hands came about as a name for a small group at church. A favorite book read by our members is, No Idle Hands, The Social History of American Knitting, by Anne L. Macdonald. We all love this book!

While I knit for a friend, family member or charity, I am praying for them. Socks, Vests, Sweaters, Shawls, Mittens, Scarfs, Felted Back Packs, Hats & the Snow Suit for my grandson have all been knit with love and prayers for the recipient. This creative outlet is a blessing that blesses others.

It is spiritually healing to use your God Given talents. We each have been blessed with our own unique gifts. God works through us to bless others.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Fierce Patriot? Absolutely!

Proud of their heritage, my parents, all four grandparents and my great grandfather each told their own stories. Love of God & Country, defending and sharing their own personal American Heritage was an innate part of raising a family.

Framed copies of the Mayflower Compact, Declaration of Independence, and The Constitution were proudly displayed on our walls. We were taught how the members of our family tree played an important part in building America. A lesson sinking so deep in my core, I would never consider being anything but - a Fierce Patriot.