I made a heart to keep and 6 to send away using this free pattern. Each took me about an hour to knit and stuff so there's plenty of time for you to get a few done for Valentine's Day. The mitts are finished and I've started another pair using this free pattern. What do people who don't knit do in the winter... I can't imagine such a thing! :)
I've read about George Muller in the past and was so very moved that I was quite excited to find this book at the thrift store a few months ago. Each chapter begins with a selection from Muller's own autobiography. The back reads:
As a teenager, he was a liar, a gambler, an alcoholic, and a thief. As a young adult, he was a skeptic, a seeker, and finally a believer in the God who changes lives. As a man, he was a visionary, a prayer warrior, and a caregiver to more than ten thousand orphans who needed to know the love of Jesus Christ.
George Muller's service to the people of Bristol, England, in the 1800's and his devout personal prayer life reflect the joy of believing in God's faithfulness. Perhaps the most powerful part of his story is what it teaches us in practical ways about depending on God to meet every need we have.
This Valentine's Day Erin and Audrey will be on the other side of the mountain visiting their sister and brother; a week with Hillary since Monte is working in Alaska for a month and a long weekend with Cory. So, who is going to decorate our Vday breakfast table? Who is going to bake the Vday coffee cake? Who will delight over my Vday heart shaped pizzas? Who? The house is relatively quiet and while I was eager for this little 'staycation', a week is too long. I miss all of my kiddos terribly and look forward to Friday when Larry and I will join them for a few days and then bring Erin and Audrey home (where they belong :).
Wishing you all the love you deserve (or don't deserve as the case may be ;). Remember there is one who loves you like no other and He delights in your acceptance of His unconditional love. If you don't know Him, request a meeting. It's as simple as asking.. He'll answer.