Tuesday, January 27

Crafty

As the school year is really coming into itself, I'm beginning to see that maybe 12 credits is a good place to be. I'm working, not as much as I want to, but I'm working. I'm enjoying challenging classes, though right now, I'm not quite sure what exactly I'm getting myself into. And for once in college, I have time to be crafty!!! So, time for some crafty photos of recent projects.

For a girls night last semester I decided to go all out and sew up some napkins and make some napkin rings just to make the evening a little more classy and fun, so here are a few of the set.

I have also had bunches of opportunities with Ashley to work on my scrapbook that I've been putting off for years. This is one of the pages of "my little brat" when she first learned how to play on the playground by herself.

I've also been watching a lot of movies lately, and my inability to sit still has gotten me back into knitting. Yay! I finally learned the purl stitch, so I'm making crazy little rows that actually look like knitting.

Last semester, Ashley and I were up one night after studying and decided for a study break that the next day we would sew together purses on Julie's old sewing machine. Not only did we discover that her machine hates me, but I made a crazy little purse with Geisha's on it. I'm super excited for spring to come so I can use it.


Anywho, that's some of my crafting. For those of you who emailed me asking about it, if you want to know anything else, leave a comment here or email me like you did before!

K

Tuesday, January 20

Because She was taken from Man

I started reading Captivating by John and Stasi Eldredge for the second time today. Not meaning that I've read it once before but meaning that I started it once before, couldn't finish it because I got frustrated with it, and I am now going to start from the beginning again with a more open mind. I hope.

Any who, I'm working my way through Genesis for the bajillionth-ish time in the past 6 or 7 months, looking at Eve again. It dawned on me this time though, that as humans, we never read the same thing twice. Not literally at least...

The way it hit me was this. I have read Genesis at least three times this month alone, well at least up until chapter 5, and I was in three very different states when I can remember them.

The first time, I was upset with God. I was confused about what His plans for the semester are and I was stressed about finishing graduate applications. When I was in that mind set, I was overwhelmed with the devastation of original sin.

The second time around, I happened to be feeling really good after talking to a really close friend, and I was blessed with a calming feeling of being a woman, and being created in God's image.

When I read it today, everything seemed a little more, vivid. Genesis 2:23 -- "At last!" the man exclaimed. "This one is bone from my bone, and flesh from my flesh! She will be called 'woman,' because she was taken from 'man.'" -- I never expected to be so overwhelmed by this verse, but my generally self-sufficient mindset lost to the will of God and I've been feeling awkwardly obedient, and with a desire to serve.

Right now, I'm not quite sure what that means. But I think that I'm going to leave Genesis alone for a little while and maybe look a little more at Proverbs 4.