In the midst of the wrappings, the crumbs from the cinnamon buns, and the morse code beeping of incoming facetime calls, we pause and consider the child. A helpless infant, born in poverty to parents who have no place to stay in the middle of nowhere embodies the peace, love, joy, and hope of generations.Continue reading “Child”


We all want to be part of a flock since we all want that sense of belonging. My grandson’s flock is Star Wars. He’s obsessed with Star War’s legos and he told Santa he wanted the Death Star Lego. His parents were horrified since it costs more than $1300! He loves meeting and playing withContinue reading “Flock”


The first thing I thought of when I saw the word “Magnify” was drawing attention to my knitting mistakes! The next thing I thought of were reading glasses. We know what magnify means but when do we do it and why? When do we make something appear larger or more important or more intense thanContinue reading “Magnify”


St. Augustine said, “Singing is praying twice.” There is something about music that moves the soul. It goes beyond words just like pictures. A haunting melody in a minor chord may cause a melancholy mood and then moving on to a lively march can change the mood. Music is powerful. It touches our emotions inContinue reading “Sing”


The Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck NY provides a bountiful supply of every kind of yarn you can imagine. It is overwhelming with booth upon booth of soft squishy yarn in a rainbow of colors. It takes me the first day of the festival just to get oriented before I can begin to sortContinue reading “Bountiful”


The free dictionary defines gladness as a condition of supreme well-being. We all have moments of supreme well-being – sitting at Sunday dinner surrounded by family laughing and talking while enjoying a good meal or standing in a sun-drenched field admiring the vivid colors of flowers and the smell of concord grapes or warm handsContinue reading “Gladness”


Stephen and Penelope’s in Amersterdam stirs my creativity. Their use of yarn in different ways pokes at the imagination and the incredible choices they offer make anything seem possible. In 2Timothy 1:6 Paul tells Timothy to stir up his gift from the Holy Spirit. The Greek word invokes the idea of a bellows sparking embersContinue reading “Stir”