Thursday, September 1, 2011

'X' - 'Y' - & 'Z' is for ...................

Well, it is now September 1st and I am posting my last 3 letters for ALPABET in AUGUST on Cliot's Run.  I tried hard to finish in August, but didn't quite make it !!!!  This has been a good "exercise" for me and hopefully gotten me back into posting on a more consistent basis.....we'll see!!

XMAS - It was very difficult for me to even type that!!!!  I dislike seeing Christmas written like that and I do not do it.  To me it is disrespectful of the most precious and important thing in my life - Christ - and the relationship I have with Him and all He means to me. 

YARN - Represents the 9 prayer shawls I have made so far.

The one I gave to our daughter, Suzette, on September 28th last year,  the day she was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer.

The last one I made for my dear blog friend, Kathy, when she, Danny, Bethany & Daniel visited us in July. 

I have small amounts of yarn left in 7 colors and I plan for my next prayer shawl to be made out of them as a Joseph's Coat of Many Colors.  I just haven't had the heart to get back to making another yet, but hope to as fall and cooler weather arrives. 

ZEAL - Eagerness, enthusiasm, ardor and zeal!!!  I love that, don't you?  I believe that is the way we are to live our lives and the way I endeavor to live mine each and every day. Reminds me of one of my many favorite Bible verses:  

 Ecclesiastes 9:10 – “Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do with thy might; for there is nowork, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.”

I have endeavored to participate in ALPHABET in AUGUST with ZEAL and it has been a good exercise for me in

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Sharon said...

What a great post and I hope that you will show us the prayer shawl of many colors when you get it done.
I think of that song by Loretta Lynn "My coat of many colors". I love that song.
Have a great day.

Mari said...

I also hate seeing Christmas written that way. I did read recently that that the x was a symbol for Christ in ancient times. Is it true? I don't know, but it would make me feel better about seeing it. However - in our time I think it's people taking a shortcut in writing it, so I still don't like it.
I love your prayer shawls and am looking forward to seeing the multi-colored one.

Maxine said...

I agree with you about Christmas written with the X. I have never been able to bring myself to do it.

Those prayer shawls are so wonderful. I also would like to see your many colored one when It's finished.

Hope you are well, Susan.