Treasures From Distant Lands

Princess Buttercup Sewing her Owl

Or, not so distant, as the Lands are just as close to me as the Land of Autism.

I have been tinkering with the idea of expanding the content of my blog from writing mostly about Treasures found in the context of raising children with Autism, to include writing about the Treasures I find from the Land of My Other Children, and the Land of Dealing with Aggressive Rheumatoid Arthritis, and the other Lands I travel through In Life in general.

Yesterday, I read my dear friend Fi’s blog, Wonderfully Wired, and saw that she is also being led in this direction so I have taken that as confirmation to do the same.

It’s so exciting to explore new lands full of adventure!

As a teaser to what’s to come… Here is the Treasure I’ve found this morning:

“Mommy, I forgot to tie my knot!” Princess Buttercup says in a “that’s silly” kinda voice.

She has been sewing her Owl pillow that she got for her 9th birthday in November.

“Oh, you don’t want to forget that!  Bad things happen when you forget to tie your knot!” I say, as I imagine all the work of pulling a string through all those stitches just to have the stitches come out as fast as they went in.  All that hard work for nothing…

I think about the knot at the end of my string…like an anchor, Jesus.

The Knot

If I were sewing through the tough fabrics of life without my knot, I would either get No Where, or, I would have a very Hard Landing.  I’m sure I would not have survived some of those Hard Landings if I didn’t have Jesus holding me, catching me as the Knot anchors the first stitch to the fabric.

Hebrews 6:19-20  “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf.”

Numbers 24:21 “Your dwelling place is secure, your nest is set in a rock”

The question of the day is:  Do you have a Knot at the end of your string?

Bonus:  Princess Buttercups Treasure:

A home-made needle threader!

Home-made Needle Threader


  1. alienhippy said,

    January 27, 2012 at 1:07 PM

    Hello my lovely friend,
    Inspiring as always, so exciting to hear new ways of finding who we are in Jesus. I’m looking forward to sharing your journey with you my friend.
    I too have been pondering on my blogs and listening for God.
    Always amazes me how we seem on the same page even though there are 1000’s of miles between us all. Great post. 🙂
    Love you LOADS Merri.
    Lisa. xxx 🙂

    • Merri Lewis said,

      January 28, 2012 at 1:03 PM

      Did you get my other reply? I just saw it was listed as a separate comment instead of a reply to yours…

  2. Merri Lewis said,

    January 27, 2012 at 1:51 PM

    So true, Lisa. That has been such a surprise Treasure for me since I started blogging!

  3. January 28, 2012 at 5:35 AM

    Oh Merri, what a wonderful analogy! I need Jesus to be my knot too!! I am the kind of person that needs some pretty heavy duty anchoring too! Lol. Can’t wait to read your ‘expanded’ blog xxx

    • Merri Lewis said,

      January 28, 2012 at 1:02 PM

      Ha ha! Thanks Fi. I hope to be able to write more often too, since I won’t be limiting myself as much in the content department 🙂

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