Wife, Mummy, Nurse: Mini Shawl {Yarn Along}

01 August 2012

Mini Shawl {Yarn Along}

I am still knitting the Mini Shawl I blogged about last week.  I should have finished it, but I preferred sleeping on the way home from the conference and my parents don't have air conditioning and I did not want to knit.  I only have four more rows to knit!!  I plan on giving it to Charis as a birthday gift.  She LOVES folding her knit blankets around her shoulder as if they are shawls, so I figure she'd like it.  I will need to block it when I'm finished knitting.

If you want to see the completed skirtie I made for Charis, go here.

Last week on the way home from the conference I read The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert written by Rosaria Butterfield.  I highly recommend it {and not just because she's my friend}.  One thing I loved about her book is that she didn't dwell on her past; she wrote mostly about the struggles she has had since becoming a Christian.
Are our testimonies honoring to the whole landscape of the Christian journey? Not if they only speak of the "how-shocking-was-my-sin-before-I-met-the-Lord" story. (As thought the sin I commit today is less shocking!). Not if they only share the safe feelings, rehearsed responses, and good "decisions" for which we give ourselves unearned credit. (ix-x)
I appreciated her writing this paragraph because often as Christians, we focus too much on how horrible non Christians are instead of putting to death our sin.  We forget that we still sin daily and are in need of God's forgiveness and His help.

What are your reading and knitting/crocheting this week?
Join me over at Ginny's Yarn Along.

1 comment:

  1. Both your knitting projects are wonderful. I know Charis will grow to love the things you make for her if she does not already. My kids still love the things I make for them. I'll be posting my projects soon. I'm just behind as I've been covering for a couple of other providers at work who went on vacation. I'm pretty slow since I'm still new. It such hard work - not physically demanding like floor nursing but still mentally draining.