The Quiet Homemaker

Helping you maintain peace in marriage, parenting & homemaking

Fall Crochet Along: Hosted by Dreams and Caffeine

Do you need a fun crochet project for the fall? Then you should check out this awesome Wanderlust Fall Crochet Along, hosted by Dreams and Caffeine!

Fall Crochet AlongSo a few weeks ago I wrote about 10 amazing benefits of the textile arts like knitting and crochet. The next week I gave you a simple knitting project that is great for beginners.

Today I am going to point you in the direction of a wonderful project that I will be participating in this fall. It is a Fall Crochet Along that will be hosted by Dreams and Caffeine. During the CAL we will be given the grid pattern each week through email and will work that pattern during the next week (making sure to share our progress on the private FB group).

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How to Let Go And Give Control Back to God

Are you overwhelmed because you are controlling things you really have not control over? Do you need to know how to let go and give a few things back to God? Jesus says that His burden is light, and if we only take on what is actually ours to take on, then this is correct. But when we try to carry loads that are not ours to carry, we harm ourselves and those around us.

So this past weekend I have had to work on a weakness that I did not really recognize in myself. Which is funny because I can see it so clearly in others. When people have a rough childhood that they do not face, they tend to control their surroundings, including those people that are in their lives. I believe that this stems from the inability to control what happened to them as a child. Now, while I did not have a perfect childhood I did not have what most would consider a terrible one either. There are quite a few issues that I have had to deal with because of my rearing, but they largely consist of a lack of love, unattainable standards, and a rules and regulations God. I have been working closely with God on these things over the last 10 years or so. Continue reading

How to Handle Adversity as a Christian

In this life there will be adversity. We are not exempt from hardships because we are Christians. So how should we handle adversity when it strikes?

How to Handle AdversityIn our day to day life knowing how to handle adversity is very important. It is something that we will face and as a Christian should be handled in the proper manner.

I believe that there are a couple of things that we should do, but the most important thing to remember during adversity is that God is using this time to grow us spiritually and draw us closer to Him.

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When You are Fearful and Alone Where Do You Turn?

Where do you turn when you are fearful and alone? Though you may feel fearful and alone, you are never really alone. God is always there, ready, with open arms. Turn to Him!

I begged God for forgiveness this morning, forgiveness for the fear; fear of rejection, fear of loss. And also for the insecurities that I battle with. Yesterday we went to a water fall, and I watched this young lady and her father and I wonder:

How much stronger would I have been if I had had a father like that. If there would have been no need to chase down boys for love, affection, and belonging, because I had received it from my earthly father? If my mother had taught me about my heavenly Father’s love for me?

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Simple Beginner Knitting Project

A simple beginner knitting projectKnitting…just the thought of the clicking needles calms my spirit. Last week I shared with you some of the many benefits of knitting, so this week I want to show you a very simple beginner project. The dish cloth. These handmade dish cloths are the only dish cloths that I use. They also make wonderful gifts for friends and family.

All you need to know is how to cast on, how to do the knit stitch, and how to cast off.

If you are brand new to knitting you can learn the cast on and the knit stitch here. This is the video that I learned from. Continue reading

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