Dates Added

I just added dates to the patterns under "Links to my patterns" so you will know where to find the tutorials that go with them. Please find the tutorials under the year, month and day listed next to the pattern listed. Thanks and enjoy! If you have any questions please feel free to write me at the address in my profile.

Remember these are my own patterns that I drew the patterns for and wrote the tutorials for. I offer these patterns for free for you to make for yourself, as gifts, or even to sell BUT please do NOT claim my patterns as your own or put them on your website. You may put a link to my site on your website. Please be respectful. You would want the same respect for your patterns. Thank you. God bless.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Psalms Chapter one verse one

The Lord has been laying on my heart to study the Psalms.  And just this morning He asked me to put this on my website for you to consider and learn.   I will be going verse by verse and will quite often, like today, will not get through the whole verse at once.  So this will be an on-going teaching and I will try to get up post every day.  I will definitely post the next time where I left off.  If you have any questions you may write me at the address in the "About Me" section.  I will do  my best to answer or find out the answer.


Psalms consist of 150 chapters Praises to the Lord.  That is what the word Psalms means:  Book of Praises.  Many of them are songs written by King David the second king the Lord placed over Israel.  They are quite often used to edify us to do what is right and to walk right before the Lord; to offer encouragement and comfort.  I encourage you to read the Psalms and the whole Bible for yourself and let the Lord speak to you.

Psalm 1: 1  Blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful.  (KJV with the 'eth's taken out)

The Jewish Bible says:  "How blessed are those who reject the advice of the wicked, don't stand on the way of sinners or sit where scoffers sit!"

Blessed is a word that means happy or a state of bliss.  It is always used of people and never used of God.  "This term is used to describe a person or nation who enjoys a relationship with God."*  This is what a person or nation experiences when obedient to God and His Word.  This is what a person or nation experiences when they reject the counsel and advice of the ungodly or wicked.

The word 'ungodly' just simply means a bad person, an enemy of the Lord.  Sometimes this is very blatant and other times it is very subtle.  So how do we know when someone is trying to give us bad counsel or advice?  Here are some things to consider:
Does the advice... 
1)   teach us to walk with the Lord?
2)  encourage us to do and say what is right?
3)  make us question the Lord and His Word?  Remember Satan said to Eve, "Did the Lord say...."Gensis 3:1
4)   say something to the effect, " well it is just a little bit", or "just for a little while", or "it is just for fun, there is no harm in it" and anything else along these lines?
5)  cause pain of any kind to others either physically, spiritually, or emotionally?
6)  take things that don't belong to you or the person giving the counsel?

If the advice or counsel does any of these things (and there is probably more.  I will add to the list as they come to mind) then our ears should perk up and our feet take flight.  They may laugh at us--and it doesn't matter your age, a child, teen or an adult.  It is better to be laughed and talked about here than be ashamed before the Lord.

This verse also talks about 'sinners'.  "This word as a noun is used to describe those who by their actions are under the wrath and judgment of God and face ultimate destruction.  The influence of these people are to be avoided."*  Proverbs 4:14-15 says, "Enter NOT into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men.  Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away."  Here is why, Proverbs 4:16 "For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall."  When bad advice is given.....RUN!!!  (I encourage you to take time to read all of Proverbs chapter 4.)

Their (sinners) WAY refers to the "pathway of one's life, suggesting the pattern of life."*  This means wicked life, ways of darkness."*  And to STAND in those ways are to "confirm those ways, or standfast (like taking root) in them, or even be employed by them.  It is a path they have chosen and we are to avoid this path.

The last part of verse on tells us not to sit in the seat of the scornful.  They are sitting which means they, again have chosen a way of life and this way like above is an evil way.  So what is scorn or scornful?  It is a person who mock, is contemptuous, ridicules another, laughs at another.  All this causes so much pain.  Have you ever been laughed at?  No doubt you have been.  I have and I know how painful it is.  King David and Job, as well as others, know how painful it is too.  In Job 16:20 he says of his FRIENDS,  "My friends scorn me, mine eye pour out tears unto God."  With friends like that who needs enemies, as the saying goes.  And David, he says in Psalms 119: 51, "The proud have me greatly in derision, yet have I not declined from Your law."  Derision means to 'make ridicule of or to mock, make sport of'.  Both of these men kept their eyes on the Lord, looking to Him for help.  They never turned away from the Lord.  The Bible says he/she who chooses an evil way of life will reap what he/she sow:  Proverbs 3:34  Surely (for sure, for certain) He scorns the scorners:  But He gives grace to the lowly (humble).

All of us have been object of someone's mocking and laughing, but we don't have to choose that way.  Galatians 6:7 states:  "Be not deceived:  God is not mocked:  For whatsoever a man (or woman) sows that shall he/she reap."  If we are going to reap what we sow or plant why not plant good things into other peoples lives.  Read God's Word daily, talk to Him and do good to others.  If you don't know Jesus as your Lord (Master) and Savior I encourage you to get to know Him now.  Time really is getting short for His return.  Give Him your life today and live for Him.

That is it for today.  I challenge you and encourage you to study God Word for yourself.  As you read listen to what He is saying.  Read daily.  God bless.

* Old Testament Dictionary in the back of the Hebrew-Greek Key Word Study Bible

Part 2:  http://michiganloonyloomer.blogspot.com/2013/02/psalms-12-3.html

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Dates Added

I just added dates to the patterns under "Links to my patterns" so you will know where to find the tutorials that go with them. Please find the tutorials under the year, month and day listed next to the pattern listed. Thanks and enjoy! If you have any questions please feel free to write me at the address in my profile.

Remember these are my own patterns that I drew the patterns for and wrote the tutorials for. I offer these patterns for free for you to make for yourself, as gifts, or even to sell BUT please do NOT claim my patterns as your own or put them on your website. You may put a link to my site on your website. Please be respectful. You would want the same respect for your patterns. Thank you. God bless.

Pre-Op for Sweaters and Shrugs

This "Pre-Op for Sweaters and Shrugs" is to help you with sizing. There is a place for arm length, body length, wrist size---every thing you need to keep track of to make my sweaters and shrugs. The download button is on the right. You can copy off as many as you need sweaters and shrugs for. If you have any questions about this please let me know and I will try to help.