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Volume XVII, Issue No. 18
September 30, 2014

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If you are out of the fold and away from God, put your name in the words of John 3:16 and say, “Lord, it is I. I’m the cause and reason why Thou didst on earth come to die.” That kind of positive, personal faith and a personal Redeemer is what saves you. If you will just rush in there, you do not have to know all the theology and all the right words. You can say, “I am the one He came to die for.” Write it down in your heart and say, “Jesus, this is me—Thee and me,” as though there were no others. Have that kind of personalized belief in a personal Lord and Savior.”

~~ A.W. Tozer, And He Dwelt Among Us: Teachings from the Gospel of John ~~


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The Lord is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise Him; my father's God, and I will extol Him.

Exodus 15:2


"Brethren, my heart's desire and my prayer to God for them is for their salvation. For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not in accordance with knowledge. For not knowing about God's righteousness, and seeking to establish their own, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes. For Moses writes that the man who practices the righteousness which is based on law shall live by that righteousness. But the righteousness based on faith speaks thus, "DO NOT SAY IN YOUR HEART, WHO WILL ASCEND INTO HEAVEN?" (that is, to bring Christ down), or 'WHO WILL DESCEND INTO THE ABYSS?' (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead)." But what does it say? THE WORD IS NEAR YOU, IN YOUR MOUTH AND IN YOUR HEART" -- that is, the word of faith which we are preaching, that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved; for with the heart man believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. For the Scripture says, "WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED." For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call upon Him; for "WHOEVER WILL CALL UPON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED."

Romans 10:1-13


You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, these entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also. Suffer hardship with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No soldier in active service entangles himself in the affairs of everyday life, so that he may plese the one who enlisted him as a soldier. And also if anyone competes as an athlete, he does not win the prize unless he competes according to the rules. The hard-working farmer ought to be the first to receive his share of the crops. Consider what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything. Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, descendant of David, according to my gospel, for which I suffer hardship even to imprisonment as a criminal; but the word of God is not imprisoned. For this reason I endure all things for the sake of those who are chosen, that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus and with it eternal glory. It is a trustworthy statement: For if we died with Him, we shall also live with Him; if we endure, we shall also reign with Him; if we deny Him, He will deny us; if we are faithless, He remains faithful; for He cannot deny Himself.

2 Timothy 2:1-13

But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared, He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, that being justified by His grace we might be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

Titus 3:4-7




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(a/k/a Front Raised Double Crochet)

Yarn over, insert hook from the front side of the work right to left
around the post of the indicated stitch on a previous row;
yo and pull up a loop (3 lps on hook)
yo and draw through two lps (2 lps on hook)
yo and draw through two lps (1 lp on hook)

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Re: Dog Sweater Pattern

Hello, sorry to bother. I have a mini schnauzer I am trying to crochet a sweater for. I am a beginner at crocheting so I haven't quite got the hang of reading pattern ‘language’. I was just wondering if you could explain this pattern a bit better.


<< Reply >>

What part of the pattern is confusing to you?
The alteration instructions make this pattern suitable for any breed and
explains about adjusting the pattern to fit your dog.

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I don't really know how to interpret the hdc and follow through with all the instructions.

<< Reply >>

You can find our Beginner’s Guide here:
which will help you learn the most basic stitches and guide
you to complete a swatch.

Crochet language is just a bunch of abbreviations used to shorten patterns.
Familiarize yourself with the abbreviations for the stitches required to make your pattern and go from there.

The Dog Sweater pattern uses three stitches... the chain, slip stitch and the half double crochet.
Information regarding each of these stitches is on the page listed above, including a few videos to help you along.

Hope this helps!

Subject: Basketweave_Dishcloth

Please tell me how I slip st around the front and back of a double crochet ! I'm teaching my self , and I don't understand how to sl st around back of a double crochet or front of a double crochet! I'm doing the basket weave !

Thank you Colleen

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To slip stitch around the front or back of a double crochet you make the slip stitch around the post of the actual stitch. Think of each stitch resembling a fence post...

For the "front post"
Insert hook from the front side from right to left around post of the stitch

For the "back post"
Insert hook from the back side from right to left around post of the stitch

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Crochet Tip: When crocheting with dark colored yarn, work during the day or use a bright light to make seeing stitches easier.

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It works!:)
Denise Adams


Lol....with my eyesight can't do dark colors at need daylight to
Chris Vincent


Or use light up crochet hooks!
Deborah KirkBiden Meyer Engle


Kind of a "no brainer"!
Jeanne Kedzorski


I put a white pillowcase across my lap when crocheting with dark colors.
I know it sounds weird but it helps.
Rena Charboneau


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Re: How to Crochet - Ruffled Edge


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Thank you very much! Was very helpful! :) 

Liza K


Thank you for the lesson on ruffles. I put them on the edge of a shawl, and used the triple crochet stitch and the ruffles came out great! This is my first time attempting ruffles, I love the way it looks.

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


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Thank-you I am making a baby blanket and now I can personalize it with the baby's name you are so creative!

Stephanie Reeves


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Re: How to Crochet - Front Post Double Treble Crochet



<< Comment >>

Thank you I was so confused by this in a stitch, I'm still a little confused by the pattern and wish there was a video for this granny square I'm trying to complete. I get the stitch now, it's just that I'm not sure where they want me to put it. I hope I can figure it out. Thanks again!

Tawny Reed




Thanks Lisa. They are very nice! God bless. Emmy



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Humor provides us with a valuable tool for
maintaining an inner strength in the midst
of outer turmoil. - Brian Deery




In my early driving days, I had the bad habit of running out of
gas frequently. Once, I was stranded at the mall and called my
father for help.

When he arrived, I was under the hood, poking around. "I think
there's something preventing the gas from reaching the carburetor,"
I said.

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A man takes his place in the theater, but his seat is too far from the stage. He whispers to the usher, "This is a mystery, and I have to watch a mystery close up. Get me a better seat, and I'll give you a handsome tip."

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A pious man who had reached the age of 105 suddenly stopped going to synagogue. Alarmed by the old fellow's absence after so many years of faithful attendance the Rabbi went to see him. He found him in excellent health, so the Rabbi asked, "How come after all these years we don't see you at services anymore?"

The old man looked around and lowered his voice. "I'll tell you, Rabbi," he whispered. "When I got to be 90, I expected God to take me any day. But then I got to be 95, then 100, then 105. So I figured that God is very busy and must have forgotten about me, and I don't want to remind Him!"



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given the present: "Who is the most obedient one here?
Who never talks back to Mom and does everything that
Mom says to do?"

There were a few seconds of silence, and then all of the
children said in one accord: "So you get it, Daddy??!"


At dinnertime, our three-year-old daughter, Dani,
was refusing to eat her carrots. She looked at her
daddy strangely when he told her that carrots make
you see better in the dark.

Dani picked up a carrot and started to press it.

"No, they don't," she said. "That's what a flashlight
is for. See, this doesn't light up."


I was sprawled on the living-room couch watching my favorite
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Lisa was sitting around the breakfast table with her children.
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While leading a tour of kindergarten students
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"Have you ever broken a bone?" he asked.

"Yes," the girl replied.

"Did it hurt?"


"Really? Which bone did you break?"

"My sister's arm."

My daughter's fifth-grade class had been studying astronomy.

One morning at breakfast she announced. "On Friday we're
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A preacher prepared for Sunday morning service, but only one person,
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The farmer replied with a drawl, "Well, if only one cow came into the
barn, I'd feed it."

So the preacher mounted the pulpit and began to preach ... and preach ...
and preach. After about two hours, he concluded.

Then he stepped down and said to the farmer, "So, what did you think?"

The farmer replied, "Well, if only one cow came into the barn, I certainly
wouldn't try to feed it all the hay."


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and had a caddy with a reputation of constant chatter.
Before they teed off, Bolt told him, “Don’t say a word to
me. And if I ask you something, just answer yes or no.”

During the round, Bolt found the ball next to a tree, where
he had to hit under a branch, over a lake and onto the green.
He got down on his knees and looked through the trees and
sized up the shot.

“What do you think?” he asked the caddy. “Five iron?”

“No,” the caddy said.

“What do you mean, not a five iron?” Bolt snorted. “Watch
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The caddy rolled his eyes. “Nooo, Mr. Bolt.”

But Bolt hit it and the ball stopped about two feet from
the hole. He turned to his caddy, handed him the five-iron
and said, “Now what do you think about that? You can talk

“Mr. Bolt,” the caddy said, “that wasn’t your ball.”




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