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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Knitted Knockers

As you can see I've been busy making some Knitted Knockers. The 4 that
are stuffed and ready to be worn. I carry with me when I'm out in public
so when someone asks what I'm knitting I can show them and offer some
to them if they are in need. The others are ready to be stuffed and shared
with other as needed.

Knockers are always free of charge and given to women who have gone
through cancer or any type of breast surgery's etc.. If your in need of a
knitted knockers there is a form on the website
http://www.knittedknockers.org to fill out and usually within a weeks
time the mail man will deliver it to you, (always completely free of charge)

If you would like to knit or crochet some knockers, there are free
patterns to download for your use also FREE of charge. Also if
you wanting to knit in the round (with 4 needles) there is a wonderful
step by step video to show you how and what to do. There is
also a 2 needle pattern for normal knitting. and yes a crochet
pattern as well.

You can make them up and give them away in your community, ~OR~
make them up and send in a box full to Barbara Demorest @
Knitted Knockers 1780 Iowa St Bellingham WA. 98229 and she and her
group of volenteers will stuff them and send them out to ladies waiting
to receive them

Knitted Knockers:

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group of women touching other women's lives and making a
difference with our gift of love.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Knitted Knockers


Knitted Knocker are special handmade breast prosthesis for women who have undergone mastectomies or other procedures to the breast.

Crochet & Knitted Patterns available if you would like to make some to help other women...

This is my stash of Knitted Knockers that I'm getting ready to send in for stuffing and giving to others who are in need of them... As you can see the 2 grey ones on the right have been stuffed as well as the multi colored one right next to them in the front,  After they are stuffed they are ready to go to the women who need them ALWAYS FREE of charge.... JMSQ 7/6/2015  

Also feel free to contact link request a knitted knocker. Request form found @ http://www.Knittedknockers.org/

Ten Commandments

Friday, June 26, 2015

Joshua 24:15 (KJV) & Philippians 2:10 (KJV)

Joshua 24:15 (KJV)
And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.

What a sad day for America when it turns its back on God!

‪#‎Marriage‬ Equality:
US Supreme Court Rules Same-Sex Marriage Legal Nationwide in Landmark Decision

The court ruled, 5-4, Friday that the Constitution requires same-sex couples be allowed to marry in all 50 states. "No longer may this liberty be denied to them,” Justice Anthony Kennedy said.


Joshua 24:15 (KJV)
As for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Isaiah 55:6-7 (NIV)

Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near,
Let the wicked forsake his ways and the evil man his thoughts. Let him turn
to the Lord, and He will have mercy on him, and to our God, for He will freely
pardon... Isaiah 55:6-7 (NIV)

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Off Color Humor

This photo say it all, it's one of my favorite sayings and I tell others this whenever
the opportunity arrives, it's a freeing process of loving yourself enough to  forgive
and move on with your life. This doesn't mean you forget, only that you'll not be in
bondage by what others have done.. JMSQ 5/30/2015
Thank You Michelle Lane-Perkins for sharing this on Face Book 5/30/2015:
Off-Color Humor

Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the heare...rs.... Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
—Ephesians 4:29, 5:4

One of the most shocking things in the church is the dirty-mouthed Christian who always walks on the borderline. There is no place for borderline stories that embarrass some people, and there is nothing about sex or the human body that is funny if your mind is clean.

There was once a gathering of officers, and George Washington was present in the room. One of the young officers began to think about a dirty story that he wanted to tell, and he got a smirk on his face. He looked around and said, "I'm thinking of a story. I guess there are no ladies present." Washington straightened up and said, "No, young man, but there are gentlemen." The young officer shut his mouth and kept the dirty story inside his dirty head and heart.

Anything you could not tell with Jesus present, do not tell. Anything you could not laugh at were Jesus present, do not laugh at.
What an important reminder, Lord! Keep my thoughts pure. Amen.

Tozer on Christian Leadership: A 366-Day Devotional.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

George Washingtons Prayer

From: Julie Ann Smith (On Face Book)
Was looking for images this morning for "praying for America" and ran across this amazing portrait of our first president George Washington praying... which lea...d me to his "Monday morning prayer" from George Washington's Prayer Journal. Thought I'd share it:

O eternal and everlasting God, I presume to present myself this morning before thy Divine majesty, beseeching thee to accept of my humble and hearty thanks, that it hath pleased thy great goodness to keep and preserve me the night past from all the dangers poor mortals are subject to, and has given me sweet and pleasant sleep, whereby I find my body refreshed and comforted for performing the duties of this day, in which I beseech thee to defend me from all perils of body and soul.
Direct my thoughts, words and work. Wash away my sins in the immaculate blood of the lamb, and purge my heart by thy Holy Spirit, from the dross of my natural corruption, that I may with more freedom of mind and liberty of will serve thee, the ever lasting God, in righteousness and holiness this day, and all the days of my life.

Increase my faith in the sweet promises of the Gospel. Give me repentance from dead works. Pardon my wanderings, & direct my thoughts unto thyself, the God of my salvation. Teach me how to live in thy fear, labor in thy service, and ever to run in the ways of thy commandments. Make me always watchful over my heart, that neither the terrors of conscience, the loathing of holy duties, the love of sin, nor an unwillingness to depart this life, may cast me into a spiritual slumber. But daily frame me more and more into the likeness of thy son Jesus Christ, that living in thy fear, and dying in thy favor, I may in thy appointed time attain the resurrection of the just unto eternal life. Bless my family, friends & kindred unite us all in praising & glorifying thee in all our works begun, continued, and ended, when we shall come to make our last account before thee blessed Saviour, who hath taught us thus to pray, our Father.


From William J. Johnson, George Washington, The Christian (New York: The Abingdon Press, 1919).

Saturday, May 2, 2015


Morning All, On Monday past I had dental work done. Still in a lot of pain not from the dental work, but from the blisters from the dentures.

60 yrs old, I've never had a nice smile, (NEVER) truly, always ugly and in bad need of braces when I was younger and could ill afford to do such. Now I had what was left of them removed and have a BEAUTIFUL smile. Problem is, the blisters... Today is better then yesterday, and I'm sure in time they will begin to feel like my teeth, patience is the key and I've always been short on patience... smile

Yesterday we were at Wal-Mart no less then 2 hours. It was the 1st of the month, welfare checks & Social Security checks were out and so it was extra busy, by the time I got out to the van I was in such pain I had to take out my teeth and drive home toothless.

I have more understanding of those living and functioning without teeth in their mouths. (LESSON LEARNED LORD) Don't judge someone by their lack of teeth, they may be brilliant and in a lot of pain, one never knows

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Misfit Dolls

                                   "JMSQ "Copyright © 3/25/2015

                                         Q- Twins
                         (L) Quillan Edward (Eddie)
                         (R) Quillanne Elizabeth (Lizzie)

The Q-Twins were in inspiration for my dolls, Quillanne was my 1st
doll made and I just thought she was so sweet, visions of her twin
brother Quillan were made in my mind, but as it turned out, he was
actually my 4th dolls made... I love the names Quillan & Quillanne
so thus it belongs to these little lovely's.

These are my Misfits. (I hear the song in Rudolff the red nose raindeer,
 Why am I such a misfit).

 These dolls are each made by hand, each have their own character and
personality, each filled with love , and await the love of a child.

 They help teach your child that you are still of high value even with
all your imperfections. None of us are perfect, but we all need to be

 Some have flowers, X's, some of the legs might have different colored
feet, ears maybe, even or the same color, I make them as God leads,..
Fun to share

 I'm giving God all the Glory in this project of love,
(1 Corinthians 13:4-8b NIV - LOVE  NEVER FAILS)

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

God Is Love

                                         John 3:16

1 John 4:8b-11; 14-16 (KJV) God Is Love

God Is Love, in this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that
God sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might love through
Him Here in is Love, not that we loved God, but that He loves us and sent
His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us,
we ought also to love one another

14-16 (KJV)
And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the i
Savour of the World. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son
of God, God dwelleth in him and he in God.And we have know and
believed the love that God hath to us GOD IS LOVE; and he that
dwelleth in love dwelleth in God and God in him.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Knit or Crochet a Row


This is such a great idea, I wish in the "USA" our favorite restaurants &
Dr's Offices, Hospitals, Craft Stores, & Yarn Shops,  Etc. Would set this
out and help our local children with warm scarfs for the winter,

I sure would work on a scarf while waiting, you could knit or crochet
while waiting instead of entertaining yourself of the phone... Oh Yea

Simply co 18 sts and begin knitting, knit your scarf the length of knitting
needle 3 times and bind off. Add fringe to both ends or not, it's up tp you

Row 1: Ch 18 sts, 1 hdc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 hdc in each ch across,
ch 1 turn

Row 2: 1 hdc in each st across (18 sts)

Row 3: Repeat row 2 until scarf measures about  46" - 50". add fringe
on ends or not.

Trust in the Lord with (ALL) your heart and lean not on your own
 understanding; In (ALL) your ways knowledge Him, and He will
 make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV)

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Christmas 2014

Every year Ron & I choose someone (here in the mobile home park) to surprise with a gift of love. This is the poncho & ear warmer I made for this special lady who touches others life's with her style of tender care.

Boy won't she be surprised

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Open Minded VS God Minded

                                             Open Minded VS God Minded:

 Time to vent here, just because you don't belong to the 'feel good church' (you know, if it feels good we'll go ahead and do it), doesn't mean that your 'closed minded',...

If your standing on God's Word regardless of what others are doing in their lives, means that your God Minded. If God said it's it's sin, then it's sin, Sin is sin and just because you don't agree with another's view on their life style does not mean your ...not open minded, it means your God Minded...

Were as Christians are called to Love our neighbor as ourselves. We can hate the sin in their lives, and yet still love them and pray for them... Always doing good to & for them, and not wollow in the muck of their sinful lifestyles...

{I'm NOT closed minded, I'm God Minded}

How To Pray For An Unsaved Loved One

                    How to Pray for an Unsaved Loved One

People often get discouraged when praying for the salvation of loved ones and begin to wonder if their prayers ever really help. Well, guess what? Yes! Your prayers can be a powerful force in the lives of your unsaved relatives and friends if you know how to pray for them according to the wisdom and Word of God.

The problem is that most Christians don’t know how to pray with skill. They just throw prayers in every direction and hope something comes of it. That’s especially true when it comes to praying for the lost. It’s not uncommon to see believers praying for friends or loved ones to get saved for 20, 30 or even 40 years without results.

What exactly are these people praying? It usually boils down to something like this: “Oh, God, please save my brother. He needs to be saved.” (Don’t you think God knows he needs saving?) Then they might go a step further and start rehearsing their brother’s sins: “Lord, he got drunk again last night and we had to bail him out of jail again. If You don’t save him, he’s going to drive us all crazy!”

That may sound funny—the example is a little extreme to make a point—but many of us have prayed prayers that sounded something like that.

What we haven’t understood is this: There’s nothing wrong with your unsaved loved one (or any other unsaved person) except the devil. No human being who truly understood the salvation Jesus has offered to us would reject that salvation of his own free will. No one!

Why, then, are so many people still unsaved? II Corinthians 4:4 tells us it is because “the god of this world [the devil] hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.”

Once you realize it’s the devil (not your loved one) who’s the real problem, your first prayer step becomes clear. You must get the devil out of your loved one’s way.

As Jesus said, “How can one enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man?” (Matthew 12:29). You can’t! So bind him.

Say, “You spirit operating in the life of my loved one, blinding ________ to the gospel to keep ________ out of the kingdom of God, I bind you now. I belong to the Lord Jesus Christ. I carry His authority and righteousness, and in His Name I command you to desist in your maneuvers. I spoil your house according to the Word of God and I enter into it to deliver my loved one from your hands.”

Now, you may not be able to cast that devil entirely out of the situation, because your loved one may invite him back in faster than you can cast him out. But you can bind that spirit and keep it bound. It may keep you busy for a while, but you can do it.

You’ll find your next prayer step in Matthew 9:37-38. There, Jesus was looking out at the multitudes who needed ministry and He said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.”
It’s the Word of God that brings faith for salvation: “Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17). So you need to see to it that the Word gets into your loved one’s heart.

“How?” you say, “My loved one won’t listen to me!”

Probably not, but God knows who your loved one will listen to, and He’ll send that person halfway around the world to talk to your loved one if necessary.

So pray to the Lord of the harvest: “Father, I’m asking You to send laborers across ________’s path, laborers who are equipped with the Word of God about salvation, the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, healing and deliverance. Send laborers who can communicate effectively with ________ so Your Word can reach his/her heart.”

Once you’ve prayed for your loved one like that, from then on, put your faith in action by treating your loved one like he’s/she’s saved. Don’t treat your loved one like he’s/she’s not good. On the contrary, every time you see your loved one, say, “Praise God! Isn’t it good to know Jesus?” Then just stand back and watch how things change. You’ll be amazed.

It’s happened many times. And it can happen that way for you and your loved one. So don’t give up.

Get smart! Start praying according to the Word and praying by faith…and you will see the salvation of the Lord!

Here is a sample prayer for your unsaved loved ones. As you speak God’s Word, remember that it will not return to Him void. It will prosper in the thing whereto it is sent (Isaiah 55:11):

“Father, I come before You in prayer and in faith, believing. Your Word says You desire all men to be saved and come into the knowledge of the truth, so I bring ________ before You this day.

“I break the power of Satan from his assignments and activities in ________’s life in the Name of Jesus. Now, while Satan is bound, I ask that You send forth the perfect laborers to share the good news of the gospel in such a way that ________ will listen and understand it. As the truth is ministered, I believe ________ will open his/her eyes to the gospel, come out of the snare of the devil and make Jesus Lord.

“Father, I ask that You fill ________ with the knowledge of Your will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding. As I intercede in his/her behalf, I believe that the power of the Holy Spirit is activated, and from this moment on, I shall praise and thank You for ________’s salvation. I am confident that

You are alert and active, watching over Your Word to perform it. It will not return to You void. It will accomplish that which You please and prosper in the thing whereto it was sent.

“Therefore, my confession of faith is: ‘God has begun a good work in ________’s life and He will perform it and bring it to full completion until the day of Jesus Christ, in Jesus’ Name.’”

Scripture References from The Amplified Bible: II Peter 3:9; Matthew 18:18, 9:37-38; II Timothy 2:26; Jeremiah 1:12; Isaiah 55:11; Philippians 1:6.