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Comment by P. Jeanne Haessler on Thursday

I have shifted to circular loom knitting for awhile as it works up fast and I am using thicker yarn, bulky mostly.  It is great for doing up vests.  I have done two and a half so far.  My doc has ordered a bunch of xrays, determined to figure out my wonky knees and left shoulder and arm so we shall see.  I may end up glowing in the dark at this rate.  Regardless, there is a lot of beauty in this world and I consider you ladies to be part of that.  I am thankful for what I can do and adjusting to what I cannot.  Keep smiling.  I hope each of you feels Gods care and concern for you over this coming month.  

Comment by Grace Weir on January 2, 2015 at 4:19am

Thank-you Jeanne for your helpful comment and also for sharing "The touch of the Masters Hand" poem with us... I had heard it before and it is really beautiful and one can really picture the old violin and the auctioneer.   It does show how God is in the process of changing us when we submit to Him and His authority in our lives day by day.  Lets start the New Year by saying "Thanks be to God for his unspeakable gift"  xx

Comment by P. Jeanne Haessler on January 2, 2015 at 4:07am

I want to share a for me meaningful message from a minister in my faith:  

"Think of the simple yet dignified way our Heavenly Father chose to honor the birth of His Son. On that holy night, angels appeared not to the rich but to shepherds. The Christ child was born not in a mansion but in a manger. He was wrapped not in silk but in swaddling clothes.

The simplicity of that first Christmas foreshadowed the life of the Savior. Though He had created the earth, walked in realms of majesty and glory, and stood at the right hand of the Father, He came to earth as a helpless child. His life was a model of modest nobility, and He walked among the poor, the sick, the downcast, and the heavy laden.

Though He was a king, He cared neither for the honors nor the riches of men. His life, His words, and His daily activities were monuments of simple yet profound dignity.

Jesus the Christ, who knew perfectly how to give, set for us the pattern for giving. To those whose hearts are heavy with loneliness and sorrow, He brings compassion and comfort. To those whose bodies and minds are afflicted with illness and suffering, He brings love and healing. To those whose souls are burdened with sin, He offers hope, forgiveness, and redemption.

If the Savior were among us today, we would find Him where He always was—ministering to the meek, the downcast, the humble, the distressed, and the poor in spirit. During this Christmas season and always, may we give to Him by loving as He loves. May we remember the humble dignity of His birth, gifts, and life. And may we, through simple acts of kindness, charity, and compassion, fill the world with the light of His love and healing power."

Comment by P. Jeanne Haessler on January 1, 2015 at 5:19am

Just did a difficult thing, wrote a letter to a good friend who I just found out is about to pass on from cancer.  It returned and the slide has been swift.  I sure said a lot of prayers this morning while writing to her.  Now I think I need to go do something uplifting and distracting for a while.  How are you all doing?

Comment by P. Jeanne Haessler on December 29, 2014 at 2:08pm

It wouldn't let me post this with the poem (size limit) but

This is the authoress:

Myra Brooks Welch

I lived from 1878-1950. I was from the United States, and am in the Americas category.
Probably best known for the poem “The Master’s Hand” written in 1921, Myra Brooks Welch was born in the late 19th Century in America. Thanks to one of our Oldpoetry readers we believe she was born in Illinois 1878, daughter of John Brooks,and she married Otis Welch.
She was a resident of La Verne, California. As a youngster her special joy was playing the organ but this was denied her in later life as she suffered badly from arthritis and spent much of her time in a wheelchair. She wrote with an inverted pencil in each of her gnarled hands and would pick out the words on a type writer. She said that the joy of her writing outweighed the pain of her efforts. She was known as “The poet with the singing soul”.

Comment by P. Jeanne Haessler on December 29, 2014 at 2:08pm

I hope everyone found some peace and joy over these holidays despite any rushing around, cold temps, or hot if you're Ozzie, and family invasions and resulting tiredness.  I'd like to share this poem which was read at Church today. It's one of my favorites of all time.

 The Touch Of The Master's Hand

’Twas battered and scarred, and the auctioneer
Thought it scarcely worth his while
To waste much time on the old violin,
But held it up with a smile:
“What am I bidden, good folks,” he cried,
“Who’ll start the bidding for me?”
“A dollar, a dollar”; then, “Two!” “Only two?
Two dollars, and who’ll make it three?
Three dollars, once; three dollars, twice;
Going for three—” But no,
From the room, far back, a gray-haired man
Came forward and picked up the bow;
Then, wiping the dust from the old violin,
And tightening the loose strings,
He played a melody pure and sweet
As a caroling angel sings.
The music ceased, and the auctioneer,
With a voice that was quiet and low,
Said, “What am I bid for the old violin?”
And he held it up with the bow.
“A thousand dollars, and who’ll make it two?
Two thousand! And who’ll make it three?
Three thousand, once, three thousand, twice,
And going, and gone!” said he.
The people cheered, but some of them cried,
“We do not quite understand
What changed its worth.” Swift came the reply:
“The touch of a master’s hand.”
And many a man with life out of tune,
And battered and scarred with sin,
Is auctioned cheap to the thoughtless crowd,
Much like the old violin.
A “mess of pottage,” a glass of wine,
A game—and he travels on.
He’s “going” once, and “going” twice,
He’s “going” and almost “gone.”
But the Master comes, and the foolish crowd
Never can quite understand
The worth of a soul and the change that’s wrought
By the touch of the Master’s hand. 


Comment by Arlene G on December 18, 2014 at 3:53pm

Wishing you a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Seasons Greetings, Joy and Peace


 (Fox Sparrow and Rufus Towhee in our hazelnut trees 2014)

Comment by Arlene G on December 18, 2014 at 3:40pm

To all the faithful workers for KAS

You are the light of the world

Matthew  5:14-16    You are the light of the world.  A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.  Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.  In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. (English Standard Version)

Comment by P. Jeanne Haessler on December 14, 2014 at 3:53pm
Comment by P. Jeanne Haessler on December 7, 2014 at 1:51pm

My favorite rendition of the hymn Angels We Have Heard on High...I have this memorized I think. I love singing along to it in the car. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdqYtDRS62w


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