Thursday, February 7, 2013


So I haven't written in a few days. It'll  probably be a few days 'til I post again. Crazy storm coming. Even canceled the CYC Reunion....and I was looking forward to seeing my peeps from Conference. Oh, well. Safety is more important. I think we'll have a game of RISK at my house.

Any way....... I have decided to write that devotional for Christian knitting circles and individual knitters that I have been posting about. Here is another entry for it:

I find that switching colors on a knitting project is tough. It seems that that is the time I am most likely to make a mistake. When adding a new color, I often drop a stitch or mess up the pattern. It takes a little work to get back on track. I have learned to be extra-vigilant at these points.

It can be like that in life, too.

When things change, it can be difficult. Even good changes like marriage, the birth of a baby or moving into a new house are stressful.

It's helpful to remember this and watch for signs that stress is affecting us or our relationships. It can lead to irritability, short-temperedness, depressed mood and even ill health unless we are careful.

Added prayer and meditation can be useful at these times. Connecting with our Creator can help us at all times, even times of severe stress.

Keep watch and pray!

Lord, grant us your peace and direction in times of transition. In Jesus' name. Amen.


  1. I used to crochet, and rarely get the chance to do much of it anymore. I find I miss it.

    Change can be stressful, but if we know the change is coming - we can prepare for it.

    I'm not even sure there is such a thing as GOOD stress, but I would like to think so when we're talking about a new baby's arrival. :)

    That may be stressful for the mother-to-be as she goes through the pain of delivery, but for the rest of us, I highly doubt it's any stress at all. At least for me... I'm too excited to be stressed! LOL

    1. Preparing for change can definitely be helpful. I think that it can be stressful for the baby's family, adjusting to new routines and all, but it is definitely a positive change (or at least one hopes so.)

  2. So glad you've decided to write the knitter's devotional. I really enjoy the chapters that you post here.

  3. Thanks. I've actually done a rewrite of this one. I am hoping to knock out two chapters a day and have this ready in a few weeks, but we'll see.

  4. I love how you can evolve a hobby like knitting into something so much more personal!

  5. Hi Melinda-
    I second what Angela said. And breathing helps keep us grounded in our bodies. Here's to connecting with the Divine and living from a place of peace no matter what the circumstance.