Thursday, May 15, 2008

Psalms of David

For my quiet time, I have been reading a One year Psalms devotional. One thing I have noticed is that sometimes David gets really upset with God. He will lament and wonder how long God will "forget him". He always comes back though, and says that he will still praise God. This can be hard to do, especially when it seems that there is no end to our present problems. It is OK to ask God why things are going wrong in our life, but we still need to praise Him. This is an important lesson that our family is learning right now. My mom says that it is good for us kids to learn this when we are young, instead of when we are grown up.

I am now knitting with 4 knitting needles. I am hoping to knit my first pair of socks. Hopefully they will turn out OK! :) The other pictures are from our homeschool Olympic Day. Joshua (14), Caleb(13), Emily(8), Olivia(7), and myself all competed in different races. This was my last year to be able to do it :(. We all had a good time.

I hope everyone has a blessed weekend!



Ruth said...

How are the socks going? I saw your question and am going to either email you or write a blog post soon. I'm excited that you're knitting socks!

Ruth said...

Oh, but I meant to tell you quickly, also. I use a stitch marker (a safety pin works great for this) to mark the beginning of the round. You just slide the marker on the dpn (double pointed needle) at the beginning of the round, then knit around until you get to the marker, slide it from one needle to the next, and knit the next round. Continue like this. Everytime you get to the marker you know you have finished a round. I notate my rounds on a piece of paper, but many people use stitch counters. I don't care for counters, but my notations on paper work great. It helps me to ensure that both socks come out the same size.

This really did not end up being short, did it?

We need to get together soon--our families--and when we do, bring your knitting and I'll show you.

I'll try to write a blog post or email with pictures of what I do.

dstapl said...

my name is Hannah. I saw on the list of your favorite movies that you listed Facing the Giants. I LOVE Facing the Giants! I also really love the Andy Griffith Shows! Have you ever watched Sound of Music? That is one of my favorite movies too.

Bob and Cindy Cole said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog! Yes, we really like Sound of Music! Have you seen Flywheel? If you haven't, you would really like it! It is by the same people who made Facing the Giants. Do you have a blog? If you do, I would love to visit!