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Psalm 6:9  The Lord has heard my cry for mercy; the Lord accepts my prayer.

If you have never tried Loom Knitting you should.  I know how to knit with needles, but I always forget where I am, have trouble with tension, etc.  Looms are sold under different names, but one if the Knifty Knitter.  They are sold at craft stores, online and at Walmart.  You don’t have to remember a pattern and they turn out remarkable good results.

You can make hats, scarves, etc.  There are many options and some variation of stitches.  You basically “wrap” yarn around a peg and then loop it off.  It is a No Brainer and you can do this watching TV, etc.  Attached as a few of the latest hat/scarf combinations  that I have completed.  We give these away at a Free meal during Christmas.

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Psalm  36:  Your love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. 

This is a good idea.  If you are in an accident and cannot communicate, how will people know who to call.   I.C.E. is a good idea.  This stands for Emergency Contact Information.    Go to this website and request stickers to put on your mobile phone:   www.icesticker.com

You then need to list a phoe number on your mobile phone under ICE.  This can be more than one number:   Ice 1,  Ice-Dad,  Ice- Mom,  Ice- Wife, etc.  

You place the ICE sticker on the back of your cell/mobile phone

 This could save lives, pass onto all that you know

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Jermiah 29:11  “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

This is my last week in the Great Northwest.  As this chapter of my life ends I will resume my life back in Ky.  My life there will NOT be the same.  I have had a much needed time to reflect on what is really important.  Instead of spending time in meetings, I want to “meet needs.”  Most of my church committee commitments will end in December, and I plan not to get so involved in the workings of the church and just start “working.”  I know too many cute saying, they are just flowing this morning.

While I have been here in the west I have had a lot of time to knit, quilt, craft, etc.  I completed two prayer shawls and they have been given to some nursing home residents.  In doing shawls I always manage to have some leftover yarn.  With the yarn I started making “hats”.  So far I have completed “14”.  I got so involved that I even bought more yarn just for hats.  I began asking myself,  “why am I making all these hats?”  I have come to the conclusion that God wants this to be a ministry.  I contacted the Prayer Shawl minstry to see if they knew of any minsitry for hats, etc.  They responded that a lot of the prayer shawl makers also make hats, etc.

There are numerous ministries for cancer victims, but I feel lead that this needs to be a broader ministry.  There are a lot of people who need “Hope” .  I feel this ministry should be different and stand on its own.  I will be launching a web page or blog as soon as I get back to Kentucky.  I will post directions, sizes, etc. plus a card that can be printed for each hat.  My inspiration is to make these hats and distribute them to:   homeless shelters, women’s abuse shelters, etc.  Hats can be for children, infants, men and women.  The time involved in making one hat is only a few hours, so people that don’t have the time to make a large shawl could participate in this ministry. 

Using the Knifty Kniffer round looms even children can make hats.  I hope all of my bloggers will help spend the word of this new minsitry.  The cost is minimal in time and money, but the rewards will be GREAT.  Until I get the new blog up and running feel free to comment here and I will post a link to the new site when it is operational.

I thought I had a name, but after searching the internet the name I came up with:  Hats of Hope is already copyrighted by a manufacturer of baseball caps with inspiring messages.  I am open to ideas and suggestions for names.  The scripture verse that I will be using is:  Isaiah 40:31   Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength, They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Thanks for your help in advance.

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