This has been my latest obsession... crochet hats. I'm so excited about the new patterns I've found that I'm going to try!
Thursday, January 17, 2013
I really enjoy words. I like to read strange dictionaries and I'm a stickler for good spelling. The spelling is part of a word's character and personality. But some words may be schizophrenic because I cannot remember how to spell them. My personal nemesis is significant. I always debate over whether that "c" is a "g" and if I'm writing on paper I may write it down both ways to see which one looks "right". All I can remember is that most times I pick wrongly. Which one do I usually pick? Is it that one? Or the other? Oh... fail.
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Receive.... I would say that this is the core of what I've been learning here in the US these past few months. I've been learning to just receive love, receive care, and receive them with grace instead of protestations. I think we are all pressed to deserve what we are given... to be loved for our accomplishments. But God's love is not that way. And since I have been slid into a position where I have been loved and cared for by people who really don't know me, I have learned that sometimes that's the way God works. To deny these gifts would also be to deny His Gift of Himself. Undeserved love... it's a good thing. It is humbling, and that can make it hard. But when I see that it is really God who is providing it, it's okay, because it's hard not to be humble when faced with God himself. So, while I know this is a lesson I will have to work on and learn again, I am happy to have learned some small measure of it now. It is a blessing to receive God's love.