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"For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost."
"Since then the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil; and might deliver those who through fear of death were subject to slavery all their lives. For assuredly He does not give help to angels, but He gives help to the descendant of Abraham. Therefore, He had to be made like His brethren in all things, that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. For since He Himself was tempted in that which He has suffered, He is able to come to the aid of those who are tempted."
Jesus therefore said to them again, "Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All who came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them. I am the door, if anyone enters through Me, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal, and kill, and destroy; I came that they might have life, and might have it abundantly. I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.
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This quote is from Our Daily Bread - September, 2002 Issue.
The following sent in by Lois Karklus.
Great story Lois!
An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life.
"A fight is going on inside me," he said to the boy.
"It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves.
One is evil. He is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance,
self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.
The other is good. He is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility,
kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.
This same fight is going on inside you, and inside every other person, too."
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his
grandfather, "Which wolf will win?"
The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."
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HOW TO ADD FRINGE TO AN AFGHAN
This stitch courtesy of Corky Schuhwerk
Fringes are pretty simple once you get started.
Cut several pieces of yarn approximately 12-14 inches long.
You can experiment to get the length and thickness you want.
Fold the strands in half. With right side facing, insert hook
in any stitch along the edge of the afghan. Draw the folded ends
of the yarn up through the stitch and pull the loose ends through
the folded end. This completes a fringe and all you need
to do is tighten up the knot by pulling on the strands of yarn. Continue
with this method in each stitch along edges. You can trim the
ends even with scissors after all fringes are added.
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Hi Lisa & Tim:
I hope you remember me, I haven't written in a long time but I wanted you to
know that I still read the newsletter and love the patterns. This month we
(my Tim and I) loved the humor section. Let me know if there are any prayer
requests that you may have. May God continue to grow and bless your
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-- I started crocheting nearly five years ago. ( I'm left handed, but luckily, one of my aunts is a lefty as well! So, Aunt Linda taught me how to do a granny square.) Until this past year, that was the only thing I made- Granny square afghans. I made numerous of those afghans..and they were well recieved. But after four years of making them, I was bored and burned out on crochet. I'd have to say the most special ones I made were for my father and grandfather.(Dad has his packed away in the closet- afraid to use it because he claims that it's too pretty and fancy to use! Grandpa took his with him on his last trip to the hospital- where he died at 90 of congestive heart failure.) Thanks to your site,I've been able to increase my skill and knowledge as a crocheter. When I got online, this was the first crochet website I found.(so, in the past year, I've made dish clothes, towel toppers, and scrunchies as well as the scarf I made for my uncle Last Christmas. Last Christmas, I made the winter scarf pattern at your site for an uncle for christmas. Sadly, it was the only gift he recieved. I just wanted to thank you guys for being here and sharing your crochet know how!
I just wanted to say I think your web sight is wonderful I found answers to so many of my questions and things I did not understand. Thank you , thank you again. I will be visiting again soon. Carol casey .
Love the Bible quizzes. Wish you had more of them. Have been putting hem in
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One question-- would you see if you can find preemie patterns and include
them in your newsletter? Thanks so much.
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An irritated father complained to his golf buddy.
"When I was a kid, my parents sent me to my room without supper if I
misbehaved. But my son has his own color TV, telephone, computer, every
computer game and CD player in his room!"
"So how do you handle it?" his friend asked.
"I send him to MY room!"
A tourist was admiring the necklace worn by a local Indian.
"What is it made of?" she asked.
"Alligator's teeth," the Indian replied.
"I suppose," she said patronizingly, "that they mean as much to you as
pearls do to us."
"Oh no," he objected.
"Anybody can open an oyster."
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.
"We're required to inventory lost wallets and purses," he explained. "I think you'll find everything there."
As I started to put my belongings back into the pocketbook, the man continued,
"I hope you don't mind if we watch. Even though we all tried, none of us could fit everything into your purse. And we'd like to see just how you do it."
A man was going up to bed, when his wife told him he'd left the light on
in the garden shed, she could see it from the bedroom window. But he
said that he hadn't been in the shed that day. He looked himself, and
there were people in the shed, stealing things.
He rang the police, but they told him that no-one was in his area, so no-one was available
to catch the thieves. He said, "OK," hung up, counted to 30 and rang the police again.
"Hello. I just rang you a few seconds ago because there were people in my shed?
Well, you don't have to worry about them now, I've just shot them all!"
Within five minutes there were half a dozen police cars in the area, an Armed Response unit,
the works. Of course, they caught the burglars red-handed.
One of the policemen said to the man: "I thought you said you'd shot them!"
He replied: "I thought YOU said there was no-one available!"
A man lay sprawled across three entire seats in the posh theater.
When the usher came by and noticed this, he whispered to the man,
"Sorry, sir, but you're only allowed one seat."
The man groaned but didn't budge. The usher became impatient.
"Sir, if you don't get up from there I'm going to have to call the manager."
Again, the man just groaned, which infuriated the usher who turned and marched briskly
back up the aisle in search of his manager. In a few moments, both the usher and the
manager returned and stood over the man.
Together the two of them tried repeatedly to move him, but with no success.
Finally, they summoned the police.
The cop surveyed the situation briefly then asked,
"All right buddy, what's our name?"
"Sam," the man moaned.
"Where ya from, Sam?"
With pain in his voice Sam replied "the balcony."
Little Harold was practicing the violin in the living room while his father
was trying to read in the den.
The family dog was lying in the den, and as the screeching sounds of little
Harold's violin reached his ears, he began to howl loudly.
The father listened to the dog and the violin as long as he could. Then he
jumped up and yelled above the noise,
"Can't you play something the dog doesn't know?!"
Trying to control my dry hair, I treated my scalp with olive oil before
Worried that the oil might leave an odor, I washed my hair several times.
That night when I went to bed, I leaned over to my husband and asked, "Do I
smell like olive oil?"
"No," he said, sniffing me.
"Do I smell like Popeye?"
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