Knit and Pray

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Multi-Task Lessons Anyone??

I just THOUGHT I could no longer do several things at one time. Guess I should not have bragged in my last post.
This morning, I kept my coffee cup from spilling hot coffee onto me, I kept myself from dropping and breaking the mug, and I went down most gracefully onto BOTH knees.
Yes, I'm a mess. No, nothing is broken but I'm sore and tired and hurting and trying desperately NOT to complain. Not complaining is the hardest part for me.
However, the roast is in the oven, we got x-rays, another skien of yarn is untangled since I will be spending a lot of time with knees iced and feet elevated.
Not the way I had planned.
And yes, there are several scriptures that spring to mind and I wish I didn't remember the one that sweet Jane Ray always quoted----no matter WHAT!
*sigh*
1 Thessalonians 5:18 give thanks in all circumstances, for this is ... ... In all things give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you all. ...
You see, while I was writhing on the floor crying in pain I was praying for my precious First Born and for my Dear Heart--both of whom need me. I asked Father to provide and He did. I'm not in the hospital or in a cast!!!
So, I think the words from Psalm 138:2 is a deeper expression of gratitude and I will concentrate on this passage as I limp along tonight:
I will bow down toward your holy temple and will praise your name for your love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word. I will bow down toward your holy temple and will praise your name for your love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word.
Truly, God's Word and His Name are exalted and He IS faithful. And my cup overflows.

Because He first loved me, I will praise Him
~~Liz~~

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Multi-Task No More

I remember the old days when I could.... but never mind.
These days, I can STILL single-task and I'm grateful!
     I have a lot of posts in the "draft" stage. Prayers and praises and wonderful people and fun blogs I want to share with you. But for the time being, even my knitting is "on hold"--except for the times we're in a medical office.... waiting!!
     Why??? Because I'm learning QUICKEN, for goodness sakes. I started it way last January and decided that it was something I absolutely could NOT learn and tossed it aside.
     Now I've decided that I absolutely MUST learn a personal money management program. (grrr) Doing pretty well, if I do say so myself. This old silver brain still functions from time to time when it is forced!!
     I'm trying to be organized and efficient and a good steward. For many reasons!! But, especially so that come January 20, I can yell: HEY, TAX MAN!!! I'M READY!!!!!!!! Sweet Marc will probably faint dead away!
     About the only scriptural thing I can think of right now is Jesus's admonition to 'render to Caesars what is Caesars and to God what is God's.' Of course, everything I have and am belongs to and came from my loving heavenly Father, the One Triune God, so that one isn't very hard.
     I'll touch base with you as often as I can during these hectic days of being a number cruncher.
The job I hate most in the world.
But I will give thanks that I can still deal with those dollar marks and decimals!!!!

And, P.S. I'll post pictures of my beautiful First Born with her cast-boot to help heal the broken bone in her foot! As our doc says, "She is really tough to be so fragile!"

Because He first loved me, I'll work hard to be a good steward,
~~Liz~~