It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is His faithfulness.
KNITTING brings me a sense of peace and renewal. Even though I only know a couple of basic stitches, I can knit any number of pieces. Though the particular pieces vary, the stitch I use doesn't. Once I have the number of stitches set on my needle, I can just knit away without having to think about what I am doing.
This past year I've been making birthday shawls for all the gals in my family and still have one for September and October to make then I'll have completed this years birthdays for the gals in my immediate family. I've loved spending time making something for them. It adds a personal touch to their birthday gifts and it's given me something to occupy my evenings which are often spent alone.
My knitting also takes me out of the world's hectic pace and into a time of peace. If you've never tried it I'd recommend as a wonderful way to spend your time.
I spend a lot of peaceful times in my life anymore. But I do remember the hectic days I had as a mom working and raising a family on my own too. I know how important it is to have peace in your home. After a long day at work, home has always been my refuge. Setting my alarm so that I could get up earlier than anyone else in the house allowed me some time to wake up slowly and indulge in some morning devotional time which always helped to start my day off better. If I missed my quiet time my day was never as good as it would have been otherwise.
I still have that time just for me. Sometimes I have more quiet time than I really need but continue to enjoy it.
My day has had a wonderful beginning. It's going to be a MERRY Monday at my house!
I hope your day is a MERRY one too.