The Mountains Are Calling…..

I am sure that we have all seen the signs, banners, phone cases, anything that we can slap letters on, with the saying “The mountains are calling and I must go.” Well in my case the Mountains actually do call.

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The view from my house

You see I live at the base of America’s Mountain in sunny (way too sunny, would love some snow) Colorado. I get asked all of the time (I work as a front desk agent at a local hotel as my pay the bills job) if I get used to our view and take it for granted.

IMPOSSIBLE!!!!!

 

 

 

The mountains are way to big to get used to. They are in your sight-line and will not be ignored. But one thing I do tell my guests it that I don’t take advantage of them enough. Which is a shame because who would not want this view.

Mountain View
A 15 minute drive and 45 minute hike. Seriously

  So……..

Trail Stairs

See you at the trail head.

Trail Head

Not Just Another Crochet Blog

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Don’t misunderstand. I peruse crochet blogs like Whistle and Ivy, Moogly, Underground Crafter , Lilla Bjorn’s Crochet World, Look at What I Made and, my favorite, Crochet Concupiscence on a regular basis, at least three times a week, sometimes daily if we are going to be really honest. But they are not my favorite blogs to read. They are skimming blogs. I love give-aways, free patterns, and yummy yummy yarn, thank you A Boy and Bunting, but they are not where I spend my time.

You see, I am an extreme extrovert (I have an introvert score of 2 on the Myers Briggs; I have taken it more than once, apparently that’s the lowest score you can get.) And as much as I love the design aspect of my crochet and, all together now, yummy yummy yarn, I tend toward blogs about travel, brand management, the left brain side of creativity and lifestyle blogs. I want to focus on crochet as a part of my life not so much crochet alone. So, when I have solidified my site (bro 1?), my blog will be Have Hook…..Will Travel.

Because I love crochet, but I want to take it with me.

P.S. Don’t despair my introverted yarnies, I will have fun giveaways, free patterns, maybe a CAL or two and (say it loud) YUMMY YUMMY YARN.

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Some yummy yummy yarn

Please mention your favorite blogs and instagram feeds. I would love to know your faves.

Be Still….and Know

This advice is found in Psalm 46:10. “Be still and know that I am God.” Like so much advice found in that holy book it resonates through ages, literature and down into our souls with the realization that we must first Be Still to Know.

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Now it may be the spiritual understanding of I Am that we are searching for in the stillness. The knowledge that I Am the God that heals, or I Am the God that is with you. Maybe we are like Job and just want to know I Am the author and finisher. The One who was here first and will be here at the last. And in that knowledge, like Job, there comes a peace in our faith. That it’s not useless after all.

Spiritual awareness is really the first step in the stillness though. In the novel Pride and Prejudice; Elizabeth Bennett says to her sister Jane “In that moment I did not know myself.” The stillness allowed her an insight into herself and her willful misunderstanding and  mistakes come to her in sharp relief. Maybe we need that knowledge to come to us. Maybe there are mistakes and misunderstandings that we need to make right. Maybe they are not major, life altering blunders. Like Elizabeth, they might not change our character, but they will allow us to treat everyone with the same amount of character. To see through our own misconceptions and hurts and see others instead.

It may be a reminder to ourselves that we must find in the stillness. I know therefore I am. I know that in the past I made it through a hard time therefore I am strong of character. I know that in the past I came to a creative solution therefore I am a problem solver. I know in the past I overcame obstacles therefore I am able.

The interesting thing about Being Still to Know is that it will come with a call to action. To use our newfound spiritual awareness to share and impart that knowledge into our circle of influence. We must own up to our mistakes, make things right, forgive others and ourselves. We must be able, creative and strong of character again. But in that stillness you will find three little words that will motivate us to carry on.

Courage Dear Heart