Thursday, November 13, 2008


Where does the time go. I have to tell you my exciting news. I went to a knitting group last night and had the most wonderful time. Thank you to all the girls for making me feel so welcome:) It was great:)

I have been busy getting my polka dots and rick rack swap ready to mail. Peeks later:) I am also working on my SSCS and I have to get that ready to go next week. Then Dec 1st is my Doll Swap quilt and wait till you see all these goodies that are going to special places:) Can't show until they receive them but once they do. I can post. I am having so much fun. I am knitting and loving it and my confidence is picking up so all I want to do is knit. I think that my quilting just needs a break. Once I get my swaps off I will be knitting and can't wait. I have posted a little snowman wall hanging that I made about 10 years ago and I still love him cause I see how far I have come:)

Here is a little something from me to you:)

A man's daughter had asked the local minister to come and pray with her father...When the minister arrived, he found the man lying in bed with his head propped up on two pillows. An empty chair sat beside his bed. The minister assumed that the old fellow had been informed of his visit. "I guess you were expecting me”, he said. “No, who are you?” Said the father.

The minister told him his name and then remarked, 'I saw the empty chair and I figured you knew I was going to show up.' 'Oh yeah, the chair,' said the bedridden man. 'Would you mind closing the door?' Puzzled, the minister shut the door. 'I have never told anyone this, not even my daughter,' said the man. 'But all of my life I have never known how to pray. At church I used to hear the pastor talk about prayer, but it went right over my head.' I abandoned any attempt at prayer,' the old man continued,' until one day four years ago, my best friend said to me, 'Johnny, prayer is just a simple matter of having a conversation with Jesus.'

Here is what I suggest:

'Sit down in a chair; place an empty chair in front of you, and in faith see Jesus on the chair. It's not spooky because he promised, 'I will be with you always'. 'Then just speak to him in the same way you're doing with me right now.' 'So, I tried it and I've liked it so much that I do it a couple of hours every day. I'm careful though. If my daughter saw me talking to an empty chair, she'd either have a nervous breakdown or send me off to the funny farm.'

The minister was deeply moved by the story and encouraged the old man to continue on the journey. Then he prayed with him, anointed him with oil, and returned to the church. Two nights later the daughter called to tell the minister that her daddy had died that afternoon. Did he die in peace?' he asked. Yes, when I left the house about two o'clock, he called me over to his bedside, told me he loved me and kissed me on the cheek. When I got back from the store an hour later, I found him.

But there was something strange about his death. Apparently, just before Daddy died, he leaned over and rested his head on the chair beside the bed. What do you make of that?'

The minister wiped a tear from his eye and said, 'I wish we could all go like that.'

Prayer is one of the best free gifts we receive.

I asked God for water, He gave me an ocean.*

I asked God for a flower, He gave me a garden.*

I asked God for a friend, He gave me all of YOU...

If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.

Happy moments, praise God.

Difficult moments, seek God.

Quiet moments, worship God.

Painful moments, trust God.

Every moment, thank God.


Polly

18 comments:

The Quilt Buddy said...

I can't wair to see your projects! Thanks for the inspiration!

vicki said...

Thank you for the lovely story and the little verse at the end. I saw your link on a blog that I read every day. Leigh Gray's Speaking thru Me! We live in the same area and I have went one of her home Bible Studies. I saw you are a quilter, so am I ! I love that pumpkin quilt you had posted. I am looking forward to seeing more of your projects
v

quilterpolly said...

this is a test

em's scrapbag said...

What a lovely post Polly. And I just love your snowman.

quiltingnana said...

enjoyed reading your post...and your snowman is cute

rachel griffith said...

your snowman is SUPER cute.

can't wait to see your projects.

and thanks for the story you shared.

Thimbleanna said...

What a nice post Polly. Now I feel guilty for talking about Mr. Hot LOL!

Love your little snowman and can't wait to see all your swaps!

Chookyblue...... said...

madly trying to finish my polka dot swap also........

Chookyblue...... said...

madly trying to get my polka dot swap done to....

Kathie said...

your snowman wallhanging is adorable!
yes sometimes we all need a break from quilting...
Kathie

Eileen said...

What a cute snowman. It's so nice that you found the group of knitters. We all need that kind of thing. :-)

Melanie said...

What beautiful words. Thanks for sharing them. Adore your snowman! I decided to buy the quilt book "Be Attitudes" to encourage me to be a nicer person. Your snowman reminded me of the style of that quilt.

Ok back to the tree skirt making. My hand break has turned into a loiter in blogland. :-)

Lovely blog.

Lurline's Place said...

Knitting is so relaxing - we are not forever bobbing up and down, sorting through fabrics, etc. Enjoy it! Touched by your little story, too!
Hugs - Lurline!

Marsha said...

Love, love, love the design of your blog. Of course you always keep it interesting too. Thanks so much for posting the "Story" about prayer. A day without prayer is like a day without hope. Peace

teodo said...

Polly your snowman is nice and this little quilt remember me that winter is arriving and I love during this cold season listen, read and narrate stories like your.
But the prayer is along all the year.
ciao ciao and thanks.

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