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Volume X, Issue No. 13
July 15, 2007

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" To belittle is to be little.
To be grateful is to be great."

"I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep."

John 10:11

At that time the Feast of Dedication took place at Jerusalem; it was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple in the portico of Solomon. The Jews therefore gathered around Him, and were saying to Him, "How long will You keep us in suspense? If You are the Christ, tell us plainly." Jesus answered them, "I told you, and you do not believe; the works that I do in My Father's name, these bear witness of Me. But you do not believe, because you are not of My sheep. My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; and I give eternal life to them, and they shall never perish; and no one shall snatch them out ofMy hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand. I and the Father are one." The Jews took up stones again to stone Him. Jesus answered them, "I showed you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you stoning Me?" The Jews answered Him, "For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy; and because You, being a man, make Yourself out to be God." Jesus answered them, "Has it not been written in your Law, 'I SAID, YOU ARE GODS'? If he called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken), do you say of Him, whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, 'You are blaspheming,' because I said, 'I am the Son of God'? If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me; but if I do them, though you do not believe Me, believe in the works, that you may know and understand that the Father is in Me, and I in the Father." Therefore they were seeking again to seize Him, and He eluded their grasp. And He went away again beyond the Jordan to the place where John was first baptizing, and He was staying there. And many came to Him and were saying, "While John performed no sign, yet everything John said about this man was true." And many believe in Him there.

John 10:22-42

"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a dragnet cast into the sea, and gathering fish of every kind; and when it was filled, they drew it up on the beach; and they sat down, and gathered the good fish into containers, but the bad they threw away. So it will be at the end of the age; the angels shall come forth, and take out the wicked from among the righteous, and will cast them into the furnace of fire, there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth."

Matthew 13:47-50

And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."

Matthew 28:18-20

Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, "If any man is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, 'From his innermost being shall flow rivers of living water.' "

John 7:37-38

And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.

Mark 16:15-16



This quote is from Our Daily Bread - July, 2007 Issue.

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The following patterns will be added to our Free Patterns soon.


Napkin Cosy Crochet Pattern


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Added a link to an illustrated tutorial
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(A different crochet stitch and/or tip featured in each issue...
to be added later to the Crochet Basics page)


Insert hook in stitch indicated, yarn over and pull up a loop,
(holding back last loop on hook, yarn over and pull through the first loop on the hook only) 3 times,
yarn over and pull through both loops on hook.




I have a bunch of strips (4,5,6 sts. wide) that I want to sew together to make an afghan, but can't remember how to do it. Can you help?


You should be able to use a method like for joining squares...
take a look at the following page and choose a method you like:





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TRIPLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)




When you store yarn for a long time it sometimes acquires an odor.
Place a fabric softener sheet or an unopened bar of good smelling soap in your yarn containers
to keep your yarn spelling fresh.



Scrap Yarn Ideas ...

do you have number 34?

The following page is compilation of uses for scrap yarns:

If you have a use that's not listed email me!



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hello! i found this site today, and bookmarked it! im only 12 and i was able to read and figure out a lot of these crochet projects! thx a ton! :-)


Thanks so much for your website. I just found it today and am thrilled by how much is available and what you offer for free to anyone. God is good and shows his good-ness through people like you. I've crocheted since I was 13 yrs old and am now 60. I've made so many afghans and children's and doll's clothes and am still learning new stitches. You CAN teach an old dog new tricks! lol God bless you and your ministry. Ann :)

Love your site! I've only been crocheting about a year, but fell in love immediately! Love your free patterns, and love that you are strong in Christ! This is only the 2nd site I've found that combines crochet with being a Christian (the other is Ambar's Christian Crochet), although there are probably more. Stay Strong!
Jo Ann
Prov. 3:5-6

I love crocheting baby mittens & booties and I'm a Christian too.Its great that you're not afraid to tell everyone your a Christian.Have a great vacation. May God bless you and your family always.


This website is amazing ! I love the fact that you are a Christian/professing Jesus Christ on your homepage. There should be more websites like yours ! Keep up the good work! God Bless You !


i just happened to find this web site and i am very glad i did, i love the biblical refrences along with the patterns. god bless and thank you


I love to crochet alot! I think people who loves to crochet should go to this website!

Sydney Lee

I love this site, there are so many things to choose from...Thanks for providing it to the people who love to crochet... Hugs always

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I love this site. I need some very easy patterns for AFGHANS. I Just can't do the advanced one's. Thank's.

Karen Dunlap

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You can find numerous afghan patterns linked on this page:
There's something for all skill levels.



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When your dad is mad and asks you, 'Do I look stupid?' Don't answer.

Never tell your Mom her diet's not working.

Stay away from prunes.

Don't pull Dad's finger when he tells you to.

Never let your three-year-old brother in the same room as your school assignment.

If you want a kitten, start out by asking for a horse.

Felt-tip markers are not good to use as lipstick.

Don't pick on your sister when she's holding a baseball bat.

When you get a bad grade in school, show it to your Mom when she's on the phone.

A woman was found guilty in traffic court and when asked for her occupation she said she was a schoolteacher.

The judge rose from the bench. "Madam, I have waited years for a schoolteacher to appear before this court." He smiled with delight. "Now sit down at that table and write 'I will not run a red light' five hundred times."

While working at a pizza parlor, I observed a man ordering a small pizza to go. He appeared to be alone and the cook asked him if he would like it cut into 4 pieces or 6 pieces.

He thought about it for some time before responding. "Just cut it into 4 pieces; I don't think I'm hungry enough to eat 6 pieces."

A woman went to traffic violation court for speeding, lost the argument as it always happens, and paid the fine. So the police clerk issued her a receipt for her payment of fine.

The lady, annoyed at her defeat in the court, asked him waspishly, "And what am I supposed to do with this?"

"Keep it," the clerk advised politely. "When you get three of them, ma'am, you get a bicycle!"

Cards offering used textbooks for sale are posted on the college notice board at the beginning of each semester. One read:
"Introduction to Psychology, $8, never used."
The card was signed, "Must sell."

The next day a note had been added:
"Good price. Are you sure it's never been used?"
Signed, "Prospective buyer."

Below in a different hand was:
Signed, "Professor who graded his exam."

Never lie to an x-ray technician.
They can see right through you.

A salesman dropped in to see a business customer. Not a soul was in the office except a big dog emptying wastebaskets. The salesman stared at the animal, wondering if his imagination could be playing tricks on him. The dog looked up and said, "Don't be alarmed. This is just part of my job."

"Incredible!" exclaimed the man.
"I can't believe it! Does your boss know what a prize he has in you?
An animal that can talk!"

"No, no," pleaded the dog. "Please don't!
If that man finds out I can talk, he'll make me answer the phone, too!"

It was the first camping experience for Paul. As soon as he had pitched his tent, he went for a hike in the woods. In about fifteen minutes he rushed back into camp, bleeding and disheveled.

"What happened?" asked a fellow camper.

"I was chased by a black snake!" cried the frightened Paul.

The other camper laughed and retorted, "A black snake isn't deadly."

"Listen," groaned Paul, "if he can make you jump off a fifty-foot cliff, he is!"

Dad's pager went off, summoning him to the hospital, where he is an anesthetist. As he raced toward the hospital, a patrol car sped up behind him--lights flashing. Dad hung his stethoscope out the window to signal that he was on an emergency call.

Within seconds, came the police officer's hand in response, dangling a pair of handcuffs out the window.

As the family gathered for a big dinner together, the youngest son had an announcement to make: He'd just signed up at an army recruiter's office. There were audible gasps around the table, then some laughter, as his older brothers shared their disbelief that he could handle this new situation.

"Oh, come on, quit pulling our legs," snickered one.

"You didn't really do that, did you?"
"I'm positive you'd never get through basic training," scoffed another.

The new recruit looked to his mother for help; but she was just gazing at him.

When she finally spoke, it was to voice a single question.
"Do you really plan to make your own bed every morning?"

To confirm her suspicions, my sister needed to purchase a pregnancy test. Since I was going to the pharmacy, she asked me to pick one up. I didn't stop to think how I appeared to the clerk when I waddled up nine months pregnant to pay for the kit.

"Honey," she said, "I can save you $15 right now.
You're definitely going to have a baby."

Did you ever notice when you put the two words "The" and "IRS" together it spells "THEIRS"?

A small, uncertain, and nervous witness was being cross-examined.
The lawyer thundered, "Have you ever been married?"

"Yes, sir," said the witness in a low voice. "Once."

"Whom did you marry?" the lawyer demanded.

"Well, a woman," the witness answered timidly.

The lawyer said angrily, "Of course you married a woman. Did you ever hear of anyone marrying a man?"

And the witness said meekly, "My sister did."

My husband was just coming out of anesthesia after a series of tests in the hospital, and I was sitting at his bedside. His eyes fluttered open, and he murmured, "You're beautiful."

Flattered, I continued my vigil while he drifted back to sleep. Later he woke up and said, "You're cute."

"What happened to 'beautiful'?" I asked him. "The drugs are wearing off," he replied

Think positive.
If you fall in the creek, check your pockets for fish.

One bright, beautiful Sunday morning, everyone in the tiny town of Johnstown got up early and went to the local church. Before the services started, the townspeople were sitting in their pews and talking about their lives, their families, etc.

Suddenly, Satan appeared at the front of the church. Everyone started screaming and running for the exit, trampling each other in a frantic effort to get away from this evil incarnate. Soon everyone was evacuated from the Church, except for one elderly gentleman who sat calmly in his pew, not moving, seemingly oblivious to the fact that the ultimate enemy was in his presence.

Now this confused Satan a bit, so he walked up to the man and said, "Don't you know who I am?"

The man replied "Yep, sure do."

Satan asked, "Aren't you afraid of me?"

"Nope, sure ain't," said the man.

Satan was a little perturbed at this and queried, "Why aren't you afraid of me?"

The man calmly replied, "Been married to your sister for 48 years..."


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