We know that we will make mistakes. Everyone makes mistakes. But I don’t want to make mistakes and that desire to avoid mistakes can be paralyzing. I don’t consider myself a perfectionist. I’m okay if I stumble into a mistake but my problem is spending too much time figuring out how to avoid mistakes toContinue reading “Why It’s Important To Make Mistakes”
I went out for a run this morning in a strange city. There is a beautiful walkway next to a river which was pretty much deserted in the early morning except for people setting up tables and chairs outside of their restaurants. I was struggling with the heat and humidity and the fact that IContinue reading “An Unexpected Gift”
Seeing the pictures of the Ukrainian refugees on the Polish border is heartbreaking. The families with just a suitcase totally reliant on strangers for food and shelter. It’s cold in Poland. Some people just wanted a chair to sit and rest. They don’t know where they are going or how they are going to getContinue reading “Matthew 25:35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,”
Episode 1 of Contemplative Knitting – How I played yarn chicken and lost twice!
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”
The little girl with the wad of yarn on her needles is the same little girl that was so happy to get the blanket made on the size 50 needles. She just turned twelve in December and she is the oldest of our twelve grandchildren. We don’t get to spend much time together because sheContinue reading “Generations”
When I think of “Blessing” I think about making something holy with a special prayer. I am a priest and this is what we do. Making something holy means recognizing the presence of God in the holy object. We recognize the presence of God in the bread and the wine since God is the creatorContinue reading “Blessing”
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”