Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Easter, Daniel and Hobbies

Easter Sunday was fabulous as always, but came really close to the service that didn't happen - for us anyway. I just didn't think and we got to church the same time we do every week and of course, Thank You Jesus, the church was very crowded. Thinking back on it now it was pretty comical. We'd see some seats and start walking that way, only to have somebody slide in. Turn, spy some seats, walk that way and the same thing would happen. There literally was no place for us to sit, so we resigned ourselves to sitting in the car and waiting for the next service. Luckily the "announcement lady" asked everybody to do the "Easter squeeze" and move towards the center and many seats opened up. It turned out to be a great thing for us as we ended up sitting right behind the family that was having their baby baptised during the service. The baby was so precious and had the hardest time staying awake during the service and even slept through the baptism! Of course she was very distracting to me because I kept watching her and wanting to go and love on her. :)

Then Monday night was the first night of our new Beth Moore Study on Daniel. I am so happy I decided to go as this study will be amazing. So many things I need to hear at this time in my life. And I really think that I haven't given the book of Daniel the credit that it deserves. The other neat thing about that evening was one of the ladies I was sitting with asked to exchange phone numbers just in case we miss a night. I was so thrilled! I do realize it's very high school, but some of those feelings really never leave you and it was so good to make a connection. One of the goals I have for this year is to get more active in my church and meet more people and this is a great beginning. I also think that by and large a person gets out of a group what they put into it, so step one was doing something more than just attending service. God is so good! :)

In knitting news, I have finally picked up the stitches and started knitting on the gusset of my sock. For those of you that knit, I used Grumperina's method of picking up stitches this time and they really are prettier this way. Try it, you'll like it!

Fabric news - last night I started using my rotary cutter on those beautiful fabrics and getting things ready to sew. I so thoroughly enjoyed this and it's especially nice as Keith has installed some new under shelf lights above my crop table and it made cutting a breeze.

I did have to cut it short as I ran to the grocery store with Keith. On the way back home we stopped by the Christian book store so I could run in and get book two of the Restoration Series by Terri Blackstock. Great reading!

And all these fun things are making it very difficult to sit at work today, especially as the weather is simply gorgeous out there!
~ Elizabeth
"As one woman told me, "When I decided to come in to work happy, everybody around me became happy." This woman had decided to quit a job she hated, and on the last day of her two weeks' notice, she woke up happy. At the end of the day, she noticed that everybody around her was happy, too-- so she didn't quit after all. She decided to come to work happy instead. Two years later, she's still on the job, radiating happiness and love." - Unknown


Prayerful Knitter - Shelly said...

Well, now I can see I need to make a trip to Mardel's soon! I'll be looking for the books you mentioned.

Enjoy your new bible study. : )

Teresa said...

We did Daniel in the Fall. It was really amazing! I expected to stop liking it toward the "prophetic" part but it just stayed good all the way through! You'll love it!
...and I'm going to look up Grumperina's gusset method right now.

Julie in Texas said...

Beth Moore's Daniel was the first indepth bible study that I did. It was awesome! I am sure you will love it and gain so much insight into the book.

I have some fabric calling my name as well. I have decided to give myself 30 minutes a day for sewing..whether that is cutting or sewing. I always want to wait until I have a block of time, which NEVER comes! So I figure 30 minutes is better than none!