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

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