Saturday, 5 April 2014

Diamond in rough shape

Inspiration In The Laundromat

Bored of  listening to the incessant thump thump of dryers and disgusted by the gossip in the magazines available we went through the magazine rack in hopes of finding something that was not mind numbing to read and we found a diamond in rough shape.
Songs of Inspiration
Cover page missing, pages ripped yet still readable we found Songs Of Inspiration by John T Benson copyrighted 1949.  We read “a resourceful collection of choice gospel songs inspiring for the home, practical for churches and Sunday Schools, Conventions, song festivals, youth meetings, revivals and radio work.” 

I will now add laundromats and blogs to this list of venues where this little book can provide inspiration.

We thought about leaving this precious old gem of musical wisdom behind however it did not feel right so it has traveled home with us and the inspirational words contained on its pages have brought joy to us and will become part of this blog to be shared with you.

Hymn book open
How is it we are always surprised when confronted by a gift from God?  An old hymnal, a call from a friend at just the moment most needed or a good Samaritan's help while traveling.  Should we not live in a state of constant of God's gifts?  

I wonder how many blessing we miss every day because of our stubborn need to constantly active - our lack of incentive to seek out the blessing, to recognize them for what they are.

If there is one gift I can give my grandchildren it is to be mindful of God's gifts around us.  Teach them to quiet their expectations, worries, planning, grumbling, and busyness - to look beyond themselves to the experience of the Divine in the moment, so they can find songs of inspiration in their lives.

It really isn't hard all it takes is a single question of explorations - "What gifts from God can you right now?"  They start naming things without embarrassment or question while the adults look and look.

What gift is God giving you right now?  

Grandma Snyder

©2013-2015 twosnydergirls 

Friday, 4 April 2014

Psalm 63

Psalm 63

 O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;

Dry and thirsty land

To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary.
 Because thy loving kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.
Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name.

My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips:
When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.
Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.
 My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.
 But those that seek my soul, to destroy it, shall go into the lower parts of the earth.
 They shall fall by the sword: they shall be a portion for foxes.
But the king shall rejoice in God; every one that sweareth by him shall glory: but the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.

 Grandma Snyder
©2013-2015 twosnydergirls

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Knitting the Sky 2014

 March 2014

March 2014 sky reflected through knitting

Being mindful of the sky, throughout the day has become a habit as I knit the daily sky in 2014.  As has sitting in my arm chair as evening falls with a good cup of tea in my favourite tea cup knitting what I have observed.  
March 2014 sky

 The March sky reflects the sky over Myrtle Beach South Carolina and specifically over Pirateland Family Camping Resort where we spent the month of March.

Docknits logo
The yarn used in this project comes from 

651 Goderich Street, Box 2140
Port Elgin, N0H 2C0

 While Knitting the Sky is a Leafcutter design
Leafcutter designs logo

Grandma Snyder
©2013-2014 twosnydergirls 

Sunset at the beach reflected

Four images of how the sunset is reflected in the waves Grandma Snyder ©twosnydergirls