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Volume XX, Issue No. 2
January 30, 2017

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You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how will it be made salty again? It is good for nothing anymore, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men. You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do men light a lamp, and put it under the peck-measure, but on the lampstand; and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine befor emen in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

Matthew 5:13-16

You have heard that it was said, "You shall love your neighbor, and hate your enemy. But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you in order that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.

Matthew 5:43-45


And after that He went out, and noticed a tax-gatherer named Levi, sitting in the tax office, and He said to him, "Follow Me." And he left everything behind, and rose and began to follow Him. And Levi gave a big reception for Him in his house; and there was a great crowd of tax-gatherers and other people who were reclining at the table with them. And the Pharisees and their scribes began grumbling at His disciples, saying, "Why do you eat and drink with the tax-gatherers and sinners?" And Jesus answered and said to them, "It is not those who are well who need a physician, but those who are sick. I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance."

Luke 5:27-32


But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. Whoever hits you on the cheek, offer him the other also; and whoever takes away your coat, do not withhold your shirt from him either. Give to everyone who asks of you, and whoever takes away what is yours, do not demand it back. And just as you want people to treat you, treat them in the same way. And if you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. And if you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, in order to receive back the same amount. But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. And do not judge and you will not be judged; and do not condemn, and you will not be condemned; pardon, and you will be pardoned. Give, and it will be given to you, good meausre, pressed down, shaken together, running over, they will pour into your lap. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.

Luke 60:27-38

But we request of you, brethren, that you appreciate those who diligently labor among you, and have charge over you in the Lord and give you instruction, and that you esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Live in peace with one another. And we urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with all men. See that no one repays another with evil for evil, but always seek after that which is good for one another and for all men. Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 5:12-18






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RE: How to Crochet: Writing on Single Crochet Fabric with Slip Stitches



<< Comments >>

I love that accent!
Will this method work on DC and hdc as well?

Beth O'Bryan

<< Reply >>

This method would work on any solid crochet fabric.



RE: ReadAPattern

Could you please help with the following excerpt from my pattern, I have been crocheting for many years but just cannot decipher this bit

"After rotating work, so you are working up the side, put 3sc over each side of next 3dc. 2sc over each side of next 22hdc. Put 3 scorer each side of next 3 dc. 1scinto the starting stitch. Join to first sc. 129 stitches. This is the back and neck edge of a hood for ponch.

I look forward to hearing from you.


<< Reply >>

Those instructions have you working into the row ends up the side of the work.
Work 3 single crochet stitches around the post of each of the next 3 double crochets.
Then work 2 single crochet stitches around the post of the next 22 half double crochets.
Work 3 single crochet around the post of each of the next 3 double crochets.
Work 1 single crochet in the starting stitch.
Join to the first single crochet (I’m guessing with a slip stitch).
When finished you should have 129 single crochet stitches.



I am new to crocheting and there is an abbreviation that I do not know. Can you help me

I says working in blo here and throughout.

<< Reply >>

Instead of crocheting in the entire stitch which is both loops on the top of the stitch... you only catch or go through one of the loops when you do each stitch.
The back loop (bl or blo) is the loop farthest from you.
Watch the video:


Subject: ReadAPattern

Happy New Year

I'm starting my new year off right, trying to start this pattern I've had sitting for awhile...

If I could understand the usage of "over" maybe this would make sense to me?

Help plz... here's how it reads...

Rnd 5: ch 4, dc in same sp, [2 dc over 3 dc, (dc-ch 2-dc) in ch-2 sp] 11 times, end 2 dc over 3 dc, Dcj--4 dc petals between each ch-2 sp.

Maybe I bit off more than I could chew...

If you could help me, it would be such a blessing.

Thank you,
Marcy Scire

<< Reply >>

Hi Marcy:

I believe the designer wants you chain 4 and work one double crochet in the same space... then:

work 2dc in each of the next 3dc
work 1dc, ch2 and another dc all in the next chain 2 space (that’s one time)

work 2dc in each of the next 3dc
work 1dc, ch2 and another dc all in the next chain 2 space (that’s two times)

work 2dc in each of the next 3dc
work 1dc, ch2 and another dc all in the next chain 2 space (that’s three times)

work 2dc in each of the next 3dc
work 1dc, ch2 and another dc all in the next chain 2 space (that’s four times)

work 2dc in each of the next 3dc
work 1dc, ch2 and another dc all in the next chain 2 space (that’s five times)

work 2dc in each of the next 3dc
work 1dc, ch2 and another dc all in the next chain 2 space (that’s six times)

work 2dc in each of the next 3dc
work 1dc, ch2 and another dc all in the next chain 2 space (that’s seven times)

work 2dc in each of the next 3dc
work 1dc, ch2 and another dc all in the next chain 2 space (that’s eight times)

work 2dc in each of the next 3dc
work 1dc, ch2 and another dc all in the next chain 2 space (that’s nine times)

work 2dc in each of the next 3dc
work 1dc, ch2 and another dc all in the next chain 2 space (that’s ten times)

work 2dc in each of the next 3dc
work 1dc, ch2 and another dc all in the next chain 2 space (that’s eleven times)

work 2dc in each of the next 3dc

work a Dcj as stated at the beginning of the pattern. (I must admit I’ve never seen this stitch... definitely unusual)

According to the reference... when you finish you should have 4dc petals between each of the ch-2 spaces.

I have to admit... that makes no sense to me. I have 8dc between each of the chain spaces on this round.
No clue why that would be referenced as 4dc petals.

Re: crochet

Just to say enjoy your site I do crcoheting for Mission without Borders, also nice to finda Christian site.


<< Reply >>

Thank you so much Ann... I appreciate
you taking the time to let me know.
Feel free to email me anytime.


Re: Pony tail beanie

Do you have instructions for a pony tail beanie?
Wanting to make one for myself...thank you so much for your great work..

Terrie Anhalt

<< Reply >>

You’re very welcome Terrie.
My version is here:




RE: Julee's_Mermaid_Tail

I am trying to print this pattern but it will not let me help

Dave Saunders

<< Reply >>

Which browser are you using?
We have had problems with Firefox not printing the patterns.
Other browsers seem to print them fine.


RE: Spiderweb_Table_Topper


Spider Web Table Topper Free Crochet Pattern

Just wanted to thank you for sharing this pattern. I've been wanting to make it for years. Here is a picture of the results.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Brenda Underwood

<< Reply >>

You’re very welcome Brenda.
So glad you enjoyed the pattern.
Thank you for sharing your photo with us.




RE: Air_Freshener_Doll_Dress

what type of air freshener does this fit.....? I would to make some of these as christmas gifts for this year.

Thanks Rose

<< Reply >>

This fits a Renuzit style air freshener.



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RE: How to Crochet: Writing on Single Crochet Fabric with Slip Stitches


<< Comments >>

this really helped me thank you

Robin Hood



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"Laughter is an instant vacation." - Milton Berle
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Humor provides us with a valuable tool for
maintaining an inner strength in the midst
of outer turmoil. - Brian Deery




With some misgivings, we left a young baby-sitter in charge of
our three energetic youngsters. When we returned a few, hours
later, she was sitting alone watching TV. I went to check on
the children, and found them in our narrow hallway.

By bracing their arms and legs against the walls, two of them
had climbed up to the ceiling. "The baby-sitter taught us how,"
they said gleefully.

The sitter joined me, her face a deep red. "Since they had me
climbing the walls, I figured they might as well be too," she

A company offered tours through the historic district, led by
guides dressed in Colonial clothing. While leading a group,
one of the guides, tripped and fell, breaking his wrist.

He went to the hospital, and as he sat waiting in the emergency
room, a policeman walked by.

Doing a double take at him in his 18th-century garb he asked,
"Just how long have you been waiting?"

The Fourth of July was coming up, and the nursery school
teacher took the opportunity to tell her class about patriotism.
"We live in a great country," she said. "One of the things we
should be happy is that, in this country, we are all free."

One little boy came walking up to her from the back of the
room. He stood with his hands on his hips and said, "I'm
not free. I'm four."

Late for a seminar and unable to find parking, I pulled into a spot behind a church.

It was only after I’d gotten out of the car that I spotted this sign:

"No parking. Forgiveness is our business, but don’t make it harder than it already is."


A little boy got on the elevator in the Empire State Building

in New York City. He and his daddy started to the top. The boy

watched the signs flashing as they went by the floors: 10, 20,

30, 40, 50, 60, 70.

They kept going, and he got nervous. He took his daddy's hand

and said, "Daddy, does God know we're coming?"


Last year at Thanksgiving, my mom went to my sister's house for the traditional holiday feast. Knowing how gullible my sister is, my mom decided to play a trick. She told my sister that she needed something from the store and asked if my sister wouldn't mind going out to get it.

When my sister left the house, my mom took the turkey out of the oven, removed the mixed stuffing, and inserted a Cornish hen into the turkey cavity...then re-stuffed the turkey. She then placed the bird(s) back into the oven.

When it was time for dinner, my sister pulled the turkey out of the oven and proceeded to remove the stuffing. When her serving spoon hit something, she reached in and pulled out the little bird.

With a look of total shock on her face, my mother exclaimed, "Barbara, you've cooked a pregnant bird!"

At the reality of this horrifying news, my sister started to cry. It took the entire family almost two hours to convince her that turkeys lay eggs!

We had built our dream house some years ago, and furnished
it with quality pieces as we could afford them. Now the
delivery truck carrying the last purchase, a new bedroom
suite, was pulling into the driveway.

"Finally!" I exclaimed, flinging open the front door as the
driver walked up to the house. "I've been waiting twelve years
for this!"

"Don't blame me, lady," he said. "I just got the order this


Little Johnny was left to fix lunch.

When his mother returned with a friend, she noticed that Johnny had already strained the tea.

The two women then sipped their tea happily while having lunch.

"Was it hard finding the tea strainer in the kitchen?" Johnny's mother asked.

"I couldn't find it Ma, so I used the fly swatter," he replied.

His mother nearly fainted, so Johnny hastily added:

"Don't get excited, Ma, I used the old one!”


One night I was tucking my 4-year-old daughter in to bed and I

told her a nightly Bible story.

This night it was the story of the prodigal son. We discussed how

he had taken his inheritance early, left and spent it all on living it

up and partying until he had no money left and had to work on a

pig farm where he couldn't even afford to eat what the pigs ate!

He remembered his father and went back home to ask for a job

and forgiveness. His father welcomed him home with much joy!

After we finished the story I asked my daughter what she learned

and she immediately said, "Never leave home without your credit



A large, two-engined train was making its way across America.
While crossing the Western mountains, one of the engines broke

"No problem, we can make it to Denver and get a replacement
engine there," the engineer thought, and carried on at half

Farther on down the line, the other engine broke down, and the
train came to a standstill in the middle of nowhere.

The engineer needed to inform the passengers about why the train
had stopped, and always trying to look on the bright side of things,
made the following announcement: "Ladies and Gentlemen, I have some
good news and some bad news.

The bad news is that both engines have failed, and we will be stuck
here for some time until the additional engines arrive.

The good news is that you didn't take this trip in a plane!"


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*Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale. It is a good chance to get
rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your

*The peace-making meeting scheduled for today has been canceled due
to a conflict.

*The sermon this morning: Jesus Walks on the Water . . . The sermon
tonight: Searching for Jesus.

*Next Thursday, there will be tryouts for the choir. They need all
the help they can get.

*Missionary from Africa speaking at Calvary Memorial Church in Racine:
Name: Bertha Belch - Announcement: "Come tonight and hear Bertha Belch
all the way from Africa."

*Announcement in a church bulletin for a National Prayer & Fasting
Conference: "The cost for attending the Fasting & Prayer conference
includes Meals."

A person checks into a hotel for the first time in his life and
goes up to his room. Five minutes later, he calls the desk and
says, "You've given me a room with no exit. How do I leave?"

The desk clerk says, "Sir, that's absurd. Have you looked for
the door?"

The person says, "Well, there's one door that leads to the bathroom.
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