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When Satan is knocking at your door, simply say
"Jesus, could you please get that for me?"
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.
Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.
2 Corinthians 5:17
Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him. For if while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. And not only this, but we also exult in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eterman life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
"WHEN YOU OPEN YOUR HEART TO JESUS,
HEAVEN IS OPEN TO YOU."
This quote is from Our Daily Bread - August, 2003 Issue.
The following was sent to me by Marie Richards...
"You are always sending us bible versus with the news letter.
After reading this I thought of you and new that you would love this.
Please read it with a Kleenex handy. I wish I had one when I read it."
Re: The letter
Sally jumped up as soon as she saw the surgeon come out of the operating room. She said: "How is my little boy? Is he going to be all
right? When can I see him?"
The surgeon said, "I'm sorry. We did all we could, but your boy didn't make it."
Sally said, "Why do little children get cancer? Doesn't God care any more? Where were you, God, when my son needed you?"
The surgeon asked, "Would you like some time alone with your son? One of the nurses will be out in a few minutes, before he's transported to the university."
Sally asked the nurse to stay with her while she said good-bye to her son.She ran her fingers lovingly through his thick red curly hair.
"Would you like a lock of his hair?" the nurse asked. Sally nodded yes.
The nurse cut a lock of the boy's hair, put it in a plastic bag and handed it to Sally.
The mother said, "It was Jimmy's idea to donate his body to the university for study. He said it might help somebody else. "I said no at first, but
Jimmy said, Mom, I won't be using it after I die. Maybe it will help some other little boy spend one more day with his Mom." She went on,
"My Jimmy had a heart of gold. Always thinking of someone else. Always wanting to help others if he could."
Sally walked out of Children's mercy Hospital for the last time, after spending most of the last six months there. She put the bag with Jimmy's belongings on the seat beside her in the car. The drive home was difficult. It was even harder to enter the empty house. She carried Jimmy's belongings, and the plastic bag with the lock of his hair to her son's room. She started placing the model cars and other personal things
back in his room exactly where he had always kept them. She laid down across his bed and, hugging his pillow, cried herself to sleep.
It was around midnight when Sally awoke. Laying beside her on the bed was a folded letter. The letter said: "Dear Mom, I know you're going to miss me; but don't think that I will ever forget you, or stop loving you, just 'cause I'm not around to say I LOVE YOU. I will always love you, Mom,
even more with each day. Someday we will see each other again. Until then, if you want to adopt a little boy so you won't be so lonely,
that's okay with me. He can have my room and old stuff to play with. But, if you decide to get a girl instead, she probably wouldn't like the same
things us boys do. You'll have to buy her dolls and stuff girls like, you know. Don't be sad thinking about me. This really is a neat place.
Grandma and Grandpa met me as soon as I got here and showed me around some, but it will take a long time to see everything. The angels are so cool. I love to watch them fly. And, you know what? Jesus doesn't look like any of his pictures. Yet, when I saw Him, I knew it was Him. Jesus himself took me to see GOD! And guess what, Mom? I got to sit on God's knee and talk to Him, like I was somebody important.
That's when I told Him that I wanted to write you a letter, to tell you good-bye and everything. But I already knew that wasn't allowed.
Well, you know what Mom? God handed me some paper and His own personal pen to write you this letter. I think Gabriel is the name of the angel who is going to drop this letter off to you.
God said for me to give you the answer to one of the questions you asked Him 'Where was He when I needed him?' "God said He was in the same place with me, as when His son Jesus was on the cross. He was right there, as He always is with all His children.
Oh, by the way, Mom, no one else can see what I've written except you. To everyone else this is just a blank piece of paper. Isn't that cool? I have
to give God His pen back now. He needs it to write some more names in the Book of Life. Tonight I get to sit at the table with Jesus
for supper. I'm, sure the food will be great. Oh, I almost forgot to tell you. I don't hurt anymore. The cancer is all gone. I'm glad because I couldn't
stand that pain anymore and God couldn't stand to see me hurt so much, either. That's when He sent The Angel of Mercy to come get me. The Angel said I was Special Delivery! How about that?
Signed with Love from: God, Jesus & Me.
Let's see Satan stop this one. Take 60-seconds and send this to five other people, within the hour, you will have caused a multitude of believers to pray to God for each other. Then sit back and feel the Holy Spirit work in your life for doing what you know ....God loves you!
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CROCHET STITCH, TECHNIQUE or TIP
(A different crochet stitch and/or tip featured in each issue...
to be added later to the Crochet Basics page)
If you know of any stitch I have omitted from our basics pages please drop me a line.
Stitch Idea submitted by Eekthiessen
I came across a crochet stitch called Camel, and I am lost trying to decifer the directions. Does it ring a bell with you? It has something to do with using the loop on the back of the foundation chain and then a kind-of-double-crochet as near as I can figure. Do you have a clearer pattern guide? I'd really appreciate it because it's supposed to look a lot like a knit stitch. Thanks.
There's not alot on Camel Crochet online other than leaflets/books for purchase.
There is a pattern for a Camel Square here:
And another pattern here that might help:
Though I've never tried it I do know a little about this method of crochet.
On the first row, you do stitches in the hump (hence the name camel crochet)
of the chain instead of the top loop. This is what makes it look knitted.
I wasn't sure where to put the stitches in subsequent rows until I saw the
pattern for the "hump granny". The photo that shows the horizontal back thread
helped me visualize where to place the stitches.
ILLUSTRATED BASIC CROCHET INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE BEGINNER:
HOW TO DO A STARTING CHAIN
SINGLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)
HALF DOUBLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)
DOUBLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)
TRIPLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)
Submitted by Joy Shreckengost
Thanks for a great and helpful website. I have a tip that is helping me right now, Sometimes I can't find the middle of a skein of yarn so I have to unravel it from the outside. Rather than get all tangled up, I put the skein in a clean, empty laundry basket and let it roll around inside. It also comes in handy to put the afghan and supplies in when I am not working on it. joy
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Re: Appreciate Your Newsletter
Hi, Lisa & Tim:
I haven't written to you, both, for quite a while and want to tell you how much I appreciate your timely newsletter.
I have been on your list for over 2 years and haven't ever outgrown it...thank you again, for always being there for any help that I may need and also for the easy patterns that you always have. I only have trouble with filet crochet...I can't seem to get any pattern done correctly and am still trying to overcome my mental resistance to the instructions. Let the Lord give you all that you need for this day...
RE: Back Issues of Crochet Fantasy Magazine
I am looking for some back issues of Crochet Fantasy.
Would you have back Issues?
I love your web page. This is the first time to see it. Just a wonderful message.
I know the LORD as my SAVIIOR. I am so thankful for his love, grace, and mercy.
Have a blessed day in knowing the LORD
I'm glad you enjoy my website... feel free to visit often.
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I have crocheted off and on since I was about 10 and never really finished any projects until this year when my new granddaughter was born. I found your site looking for free patterns and I was impressed by the ease of working them.
I come here all the time when I get confused with a project and always find help!
Thanks for running a great site
You have some really nice patterns! I'm glad that I found this site. I've only tried a few so far & they came out nice, thanks to your patterns. Thank You Very Much!
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By Cylinda Mathews
My personal pet peeve is to find an error at the very end of
a big pattern. About 6 years ago, I chose a lovely tablecloth
pattern from either a Magic or Decorative Crochet magazine
to make for my mom. On the last two rnds, after months of
working on this cloth, I found an error. Because these patterns
are in symbol crochet, and the edge of the cloth was hidden in
the picture, I had to design my own edging. My other pet peeve
is an error at the very beginning. If you can't figure it out, or
contact the designer, you can't even begin!
What's your pet peeve?
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When Albert Einstein was making the rounds of the speaker's circuit, he
usually found himself eagerly longing to get back to his laboratory work.
One night as they were driving to yet another rubber-chicken dinner,
Einstein mentioned to his chauffeur (a man who somewhat resembled Einstein
in looks and manner) that he was tired of speechmaking.
"I have and idea, boss," his chauffeur said. "I've heard you give this
speech so many times. I'll bet I could give it for you."
Einstein laughed loudly and said, "Why not? Let's do it!"
When they arrived at the dinner, Einstein donned the chauffeur's cap and
jacket and sat in the back of the room. The chauffeur gave a beautiful
rendition of Einstein's speech and even answered a few questions expertly.
Then a supremely pompous professor asked an extremely esoteric question
about anti-matter formation, digressing here and there to let everyone in
the audience know that he was nobody's fool.
Without missing a beat, the chauffeur fixed the professor with a steely
stare and said,
"Sir, the answer to that question is so simple that I will let my chauffeur,
who is sitting in the back, answer it for me."
A man is giving a speech at his lodge meeting. He gets a bit carried away
and talks for two hours.
Finally, he realizes what he is doing and says; "I'm sorry I talked so long.
I left my watch at home."
A voice from the back of the room says, "There's a calendar behind you."
A man was having trouble getting his neighbor to keep his chickens fenced
in. The neighbor kept talking about chickens being great creatures, and as
such they had the right to go where they wanted.
The man was having no luck keeping the chickens out of his flower beds, and
he had tried everything.
Two weeks later, on a visit a friend noticed his flower beds were doing
great. The flowers were beginning to bloom.
So the friend asked him how he managed to keep the birds away. "How did you
make your neighbor keep his hens in his own yard?"
"One night I hid half a dozen eggs under a bush by my flower bed, and the
next day I let my neighbor see me gather them. I wasn't bothered after
A man learned shortly before quitting time that he had to attend a meeting.
He tried unsuccessfully to locate his car-pool members to let them know that
he would not be leaving with them. Hastily he scribbled a message to one of
the fellows and left it on his desk:
"I have a last-minute meeting. Leave without me. Dave."
At 7:00 PM, the man stopped at his desk and found this note:
"Meet us at the restaurant across the street. You drove, you Goober."
It was the first camping experience for Jed.
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 dishevelled.
"What happened?" asked a fellow camper.
"I was chased by a black snake!" cried the frightened Jed.
The camper laughed and retorted, "A black snake isn't deadly."
"Listen," groaned Jed, "If he can make you jump off a fifty-foot cliff, he is!"
A man called his mother in Florida. "Mom, how are you?"
"Not too good," said the mother. "I've been very weak."
The son said, "Why are you so weak?"
She said, "Because I haven't eaten in 38 days."
The man said, "That's terrible. Why haven't you eaten in 38 days?"
The mother answers, "Because I didn't want my mouth to be filled with food
if you should call."
A father had three very active boys.
One summer evening, he was playing cops and robbers in the back yard after
One of the boys "shot" his father and yelled, "Bang! You're dead!"
He slumped to the ground and when he didn't get up right away, a neighbor
ran over to see if he had been hurt in the fall.
When the neighbor bent over, the overworked father opened one eye and said,
"Shhh. Don't give me away. It's the only chance I've had to rest all day."
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