Monthly Archives: June 2015

I Love That Love Wins!

In the last 6 months 6 people who are very dear to me or dear to those dear to me have passed away.  2 were heart things, 1 was cancer, 1 was complications due to dementia, 1 was a very unexpected lung thing and the latest was a strangulation.

The world is coming to an end! That is all I could think about.  If everyone dies, how am I going to carry on? Why complete or start any of my projects? It’s not going to matter anyway.

I turned to God. I told Him I don’t believe that love is enough. I told Him there is so much pain and injustice in the world how could love matter? What good does love do?  How can it overcome?

Then a couple of weeks ago the scripture about faith the size of a mustard seed was read in church. That is about the size of my faith lately.  So very tiny in my pocket.  I can’t even lay my hand on it.

But I carried on. Did the things on my to-do list.  Tried to remember to smile and love the people I come into contact with each day.

And then a decision was made and all over Facebook were postings of




I can tell you that seeing these posts has done my heart a lot of good to be able to read the answer to my questions.

Even though my faith is still a tiny seed right now and my heart still hurts, I rest assured that the important thing is to love.

What a Hug Looks Like

I recently asked a friend who lives in another town what she wanted for her birthday.  She said all she needed was a hug.  What she didn’t know is that I was already making an afghan for her.  I was checking in to find out if there was anything I could do to help celebrate her birthday.

I loved the idea of calling the gift I was working on a hug. So I did and I do.  When I make a gift like this one, I pray as I work. I pray for the good times and bad, guidance, protection and anything else that comes to mind.

Oh and that whenever the item is used, the person using it will feel loved, peace and hope.  Especially when the recipient is far from me and I can’t be there to give a hug in person.

Last Wednesday I traveled to her town to celebrate her birthday.  We were a month late because the weather has kept us from traveling.  Needless to say she cried when I gave it to her.  I’m glad she likes it.

joanns hug

joanns hug