…and this is what I believe…the short version.

It’s been said that the only thing we can really count on is change. Stuff is always changing. The weather changes. Kids grown and change (and get old and change…) Culture changes. I’ve changed. A lot, in fact. But there’s one thing that never changes, and that’s God’s love for us, His creation. I know that there are some of you, my faithful and beloved and few readers, who might take offense at any ‘religious talk,’ and click away and that’s fine. Feel free, but you really don’t have to leave. I’m not trying to proselytize anyone. Each of us is free to decide how and what to believe in. But in light of all the change happening so close to home, right here in my own family, I want to take a moment to give thanks to the one constant in my life, my God, who never changes. The three seconds of faith that I gave him when I whispered, “I choose to believe,” has extended itself into nearly 29 years of peace and hope.

I thought about writing out my whole experience here. In fact, I actually did, but decided against publishing it at the last moment. I did say I don’t intend to proselytize and I won’t. I just want to publicly offer my love and thanks and appreciation to the One who changed my life into something beautiful. And even though all the events haven’t always been beautiful, the deep contentment and joy that I carry inside me is proof to me of a changed heart. Thank you, Lord, for never changing, so that you might change me into your image.

On a somewhat lighter note, if you read this far, I’m going to have to close my shop on Saturday so I can pack to leave, but up until I do, I’m donating $5 for each skein sold to Doctors Without Borders for the Haiti relief effort. Good deal…they get money, you get yarn, we all feel better.

Thank you all, as always, for being there, for taking a moment to leave a comment, for occasionally sending email (proof of love, I call it)  😉 and for letting me be myself here and not trashing me for it. Except for that guy who left a comment that I read like, eight times because I couldn’t believe anyone would write stuff like that, before I deleted it into the fiery pit.

Just kidding about the fiery pit. Mostly.


~ by perchance2knit on February 11, 2010.

4 Responses to “…and this is what I believe…the short version.”

  1. How are you doing girl?? Sure wish you would update so we know what is happening! Think of you often….are you knitting that cotton coloured number again?????

  2. I, too, thank God for his faithfulness towards me even though I am seemingly oblivious to His presence. Thank God He never leaves me even though I can go days … well, let’s not go there.

    Thank you for your honest and open post. I will be back to see how you are; sharing your journey as a fellow pilgrim.
    A fellow pilgrim.

  3. Faith, however the individual defines and applies it, is a wonderful thing. It helps us to find meaning and reason in a world that doesn’t always cooperate with us. And helps us to tolerate those who leave comments deserving of the fiery pit!!!

  4. I’m an atheist and don’t take offense with this post and I won’t trash you for it, either. That’s the wonderful thing about this country: you and I can believe completely different things and that’s okay.

    In fact, I think we would even be friends if we met. 🙂

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