Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Foundation Stitches

I am in the process of crocheting a coverlet for our spare bedroom.  It has turned out to be a major project for me.  At first I miscalculated the measureing and made it much to long.  I am doing a wave pattern, or zig zag as some would call it.  So, I remeasured and am making it shorter in width.


Yesterday, I realized that I had somehow strayed from my foundation row.  I go up ten stitches, then down ten stitches.  Some how, I had gone up with out going down on one occasion which threw the whole pattern off.  So, for the third time I am remaking the blanket.


It seems like a lot of work for nothing, since I could easily go buy a coverlet.  Yet, I want it to be something I made myself.  So, back to my foundation stitches.


This reminds me of my spiritual foundation.  So often in today's news I can get carried off with ideas that are so far away from the word of God, that I wonder where they came up with the idea.


I watched only a portion of this year's grammy awards show.  Why folks have to dance in skimpy clothes and hang suspended in mid air to sing, is beyond me.  Where did they get the idea that performing a gay wedding ceremony would be entertaining?  Hollywood is not the foundation for my life.  It should never be the foundation for anyone's life.  After all, when we think of the word 'actor' it means someone who is playing a part, not real.  Why on earth anyone would take their opinions  to use as a foundation for their real life is beyond me.


SeaWorld has gotten a lot of bad press these days as well.  I feel much of it is undeserved.  Before anyone comments on this blog, I warn you that I won't publish negative comments about this.  Sea world does so much for the stranded fish around my state, and most of it is not printed; except in local papers.  To think that nine bands have refused to perform there is sickening.  The media is having a field day with this nonsense. 


No, I have to turn off the television sometimes and get back to my foundations.  To get caught up in the tangles of the media, politics, and even neighborhood gossip can put you on a road so far from your foundations that you find yourself looking at a stranger in the mirror.


I may stand in line with the few, those who don't follow the way of the world, but I don't care.


 Philippians 3:13-14 'Brothers,I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it, but one thing I do; forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.'

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