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The Lord also will be a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble, and those who know Thy name will put their trust in Thee; For Thou, O Lord, hast not forsaken those who seek Thee.
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, and though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains quake at its swelling pride.
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, "My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!" For it is He who delivers you from the snare of the trapper, and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings you may seek refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark. You will not be afraid of the terror by night, or of the arrow that flies by day; of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, or of the destruction that lays waste at noon. A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not approach you. You will only look on with your eyes, and see the recompense of the wicked. For you have made the Lord, my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place. No evil will befall you, nor will any plague come near your tent. For He will give His angels charge concerning you, to guard you in all your ways. They will bear you up in their hands. Lest you strike your foot against a stone. You will tread upon the lion and cobra, the young lion and the serpent you will trample down. Because he has loved Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him securely on high, because he has known My name. He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him, and honor him. With a long life I will satisfy him, and let him behold My salvation.
I cry aloud with my voice to the Lord; I make supplication with my voice to the Lord. I pour out my complaint before Him; I declare my trouble before Him. When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, Thou didst know my path. In the way where I walk they have hidden a trap for me. Look to the right and see; for there is no one who regards me; there is no escape for me; no one cares for my soul. I cried out to Thee, O Lord; I said, "Thou art my refuge. My portion in the land of the living. Give heed to my cry, for I am brought very low, deliver me from my persecutors, for they are too strong for me. Bring my soul out of prison, so that I may give thanks to Thy name; the righteous will surround me, for Thou wilt deal bountifully with me."
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Submitted by Donna Rae
Good morning, Lisa!
I can't believe this hint is original, but it is in my mind, as I thought of it myself!
((((( CIRCULAR KNITTING NEEDLES "HOLDER" )))))
$$ One Quart-size zip-lock bag (freezer type - with the label) for each circular needle/s you wish to HOLD (plain zips would work, too - but the freezer type is nicer)
$$ One, 3-ring (snap-ring) binder (1/2" size - small one, -holds approximately 12 circular needles (1" binder would hold 24, 2" would hold 48, etc.)
$$ Permanent felt marker
$$ Hole punch or an awl, icepick, etc.
With the marker, place two tick marks on the BOTTOM edge of each bag/s - the distance between two of the binder's rings - 4 1/4" - set this marks in about 3/8" from the edge of the bag.
Hole punch these marks.
(The zip side is not next to the ring - but on the right side, next to the end/side of the binder cover - giving you easy access to opening it when needed - and of course replacing it when not in use. The bag stays in the binder when the needle is in use.)
Mark the zip-lock label area with the needle size and length of needle.
Place your needles in the bags - staggered - one bag at the top, one at the bottom, (they're overlaped), then you TURN the page, so to speak, for the next needle/s bag/s.
Place them in numerical sequence - small to large, or large to small.
One might decorate the binder like the folks do who make the photo-albums - pad the outside, cover with pretty material, etc. This list goes on.,.,.,.
I personally hot glued spare stitch markers, broken knitting needles or crochet hooks that I had re-pointed with a mounted pencil sharpener.,.,.,.onto the outside of my binder.,.,.,.and it looks fine.,.,.@@
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read the jokes at the end of the newsletter.
Thanks for a great job and keep it up.
God Bless you and yours
RE: Dog Sweater Pattern
I made one of your dog sweaters... I wanted to thank you for putting the pattern on the internet...
I used some chenille yarn , black with specks of red and gray... my pomeranian Jax is going to look cute in it next winter.
Fran from Indiana
What a nice place to visit -- so many good patterns, I can't wait to try a few.
Hi there! Your website is very pretty! I love the awards and colors! Keep up the great work and take care. Aloha from Hawaii! ~Abikee~
I am a teenager who is just getting good at crocheting. i was surfing
the web one night and i found your page. i have really enjoyed it. i
have made the eyeglass case, the mini tote, the tissue holder, and
one of the granny squares. thanks again.
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My personal pet peeve is to find an error at the very end of
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"More on candidates at 10 P.M.," he said.
My ten-year-old granddaughter Ashley looked at me in disbelief.
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I was trying to get my seventh-grade history class to understand how the
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"How would you feel," I asked, "if someone showed up on your doorstep who
looked very different, spoke a strange language and wore unusual clothes?
Wouldn't you be a bit scared?"
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As the bus pulled away, I realized I had left my purse under the seat. Later I called the company and was relieved that the driver had found my bag. When I went to pick it up, several off-duty bus drivers surrounded me.
One man handed me my pocketbook, two typewritten pages and a box containing the contents of my purse.
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"King David used to be a hero of mine, but not anymore," little Brodie told
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