Random Thoughts and an Urgent Prayer

~I haven't forgotten about our Small Steps Together Study. Look for a post on Thursday. I'm giving a talk tomorrow and dedicated my writing time to that in recent days. Also, there has been a flurry of knitting and writing about knitting as the Knit Along casts on. I do promise you that this won't be an all-knitting, all the time blog;-).

~There is still time to join the Knit Along. Just leave a comment after any of the Knit Along posts. You have to have told us you are in to qualify for the prizes. I saw a sneak peek at the prizes and, really, you want to qualify.

~The weather is so beautiful here that I'm really glad we homeschool. We're down to the basics this time of year. We'll ramp up to a fullblown course of studies when it 95 and dripping humid.

~I sort of miss Lent. Actually, I miss the discipline of Lent. The longer I live the litrugical seasons, the more I am certain that we need to guard against feast seasons becoming a pass for gluttony (or sloth or any number of other vices). Those lenten disciplines bore great fruit. Back to that plan. Oh, and, I can do without sugar forever. Truly.

~Finally, and with all heartfelt sincerity, please pray for Elizabeth DeHority today. This is the first day of a new chemotherapy regime.

Please God, wrap her in your Grace. Comfort her; hold her; console her. Give her family the strength and grace and courage they need to face the challenges of this season. And God, let us help her to carry this cross, to remember that we are knit together in love, to have all the riches of assured understanding and the knowledge of God's mystery, of Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures or wisdom and knowledge. (Col 2:2)