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Monthly Archives: March 2013

intercessory prayer

It’s Resurrection Sunday!

The Bible Says: The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he is risen, just as he said.” {Matthew 28:5-6; NIV}

I’m so grateful for the sacrifice that Jesus Christ made on the cross. And we now celebrate the fact that he rose triumphantly on the third day–today. Today I pray for the unbelievers, the world over, but specifically in my sphere. That God help me to identify those around me that he would have me to approach and talk with, and those who will watch how I live my life with faith and hope in the Lord, and give me the boldness and strength to do so. That I share the exciting and life changing gospel message that Christ has risen so that we may go boldly to the throne of grace.

~Who or what are you praying for? Want us to pray with you? Do you have a prayer request? Let me know by leaving a comment below.

~Would you like to submit a prayer request more anonymously than in the comments section? Send an email with the subject line (prayer) to psalms34.8blog@yahoo dot com. I would be honored to pray with you about any issue. I may include your request on the Prayed Up Sunday list, but your name will not be included in any way–ever.

~Want to see more posts like this? See the INDEX page and look at Sunday posts.

NIV: New International Version

Butterfly Granny Square

I’ve entered the realm of the granny square!

I saw them while searching for other patterns, but thought I wouldn’t have a need for them and didn’t look into making one. However, after making so many scarves, and gloves, and hats–OH MY! I decided to make a granny square just to see what it was all about. While searching through Ravelry’s pattern database I came across a cute pattern with butterflies for a 12″ square and decided to give it a go. It used up the very last of my purple orchid skein and I think it came out gorgeous. The only issue is that the square ended up being 11″ when I was done. To date I’ve been sticking to patterns where gauge is not important. Maybe if I switch to a larger hook I’ll get the correct size–we’ll have to see about that. Or I could add an extra row of double crochet to the end.  Overall, I found it to be a lot of fun and intend to do more granny squares in the future. Can we say afghan?

The pattern is here on Ravelry.

What I used:

  • Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver in Purple Orchid
  • Hook: 5mm/US H

Bonus! The Cross Granny Square

A granny square that is perfect for the Easter Season. It features a cross motif. It is a 12″ square, and it actually was 12″ when I finished.

You can find the pattern here.

What I used:

  • Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver in Cherry Red
  • Hook: 5.5mm/US I

Red Cross Granny

Update 7/6/13: You can find more butterfly patterns on this post Curated for You.

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Why should you fast? Because Jesus did … and he said we would.

1 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry {Matthew 4:1-2} NIV

33 They said to him, “John’s disciples often fast and pray, and so do the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours go on eating and drinking.” 34 Jesus answered, “Can you make the friends of the bridegroom fast while he is with them? 35 But the time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; in those days they will fast. {Luke 5:33-35} NIV

Before Jesus Christ began his public ministry He spent a 40 day/night period of time fasting in the wilderness. During this time He was tempted by the devil–and He did not buckle under the pressure. Jesus is the ultimate example for the practice of fasting and it’s benefits. After his fast was over, he was ministered to by angels. The second scripture reference tells us that Jesus intended for fasting to remain a part of our lifestyle.

Early life of Christ in the Bowyer Bible print...

Angels minister to Jesus in the wilderness. Passeri (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Join me!

What I’m doing:  No meats, sweets (candy, sweetners, etc) ALL DAY Prayer Focus: Jesus’s sacrifice on the cross

~Do you fast? How have you grown in the process? Let me know by leaving a comment below.

~Want to read more about my 2013 fasting journey? See the INDEX page and read Friday posts, or hit the Fast on Friday link under the By Day section.

NIV: New International Version   **Each week we will explore a new scripture.**

~Are you saved? If you aren’t and would like to be-or if you’re not quite surePlease see Salvation: God’s gift and invite Jesus Christ to be your savior today.

Passion Week 2013: A recap of earlier posts below.

Sunday: King of Kings Monday: Don’t Cry (Music Monday) Tuesday: Love The World? Wednesday: Christ on the Cross Yesterday: Don’t Lose Your Soul