“I want them to be encouraged and knit together by strong ties of love. I want them to have complete confidence that they understand Christ’s mysterious plan, which is Christ himself.” —Colossians 2:2 (NLT)
About Knit, Pray, Share
Welcome to Knit, Pray, Share! Will you join me in this random act of kindness so that we can spread smiles across the world? This movement is about sharing the love of Jesus by knitting, praying and sharing your gifts with those that make a difference in your life. Whether it is your neighbor or the clerk at the grocery store, when you give them something you have made by hand and and let them know that they matter, it changes the trajectory of their day.
All I ask is that you start and end each project you make with the color red. Not only does this make our project unique but it also symbolizes how we are sealed with the blood of Christ from the beginning to the end. We are all threads in God’s tapestry. Every single one of us is a part of God’s masterpiece.
With all of the hate and animosity in our world today, we need more people spreading God’s love to others. Knitting a hat, scarf or coffee cup cozy for another person seems as good a place as any to start on a radical mission of love.
I plan on memorizing a monthly scripture as I knit. I will share it at the beginning of every month. Please share photos of what you are making or when you give someone your gift by using the hashtag #knitprayshare.
I have a page with links to free patterns as well as a tag you can download and attach to the gifts you make. The instructions on the tag encourage the recipient to post photos on social media if your gift made a difference in their day.
If you are wanting to know of any organizations in need of donations, check out my mission project tab. For those of you that live in the DFW Metroplex, that are looking for a local organization to support, Pregnancy Help 4 U is one that my knitting group is making baby items. If you don’t live in the area or knitting/crocheting baby gifts don’t interest you, Friends of Pine Ridge Reservation (FoPRR) and Knitted Knockers can never have enough items donated to them, so that is why I have included them here as well.
I have been knitting for nearly fifteen years. It was a selfish hobby I started to fill idle time during my children’s activities. However, after I found knitting, it became a new form of therapy to help me relax. It has been a way to help me channel my anxiety. As I knit, I am able to pray and take my focus off of my problem and put my eyes where they belong….on our Lord and Savior.
I am not a master knitter. I like quick and easy projects. The garter stitch is a close friend of mine. I also enjoy teaching others how to knit. If you are in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and want to learn to knit, send me an email so that I can either direct you to local knitting classes or online resources.
My faith journey began 23 years ago. I was happily married with a precious 2-year-old son and five months pregnant with my daughter. In a matter of minutes that picture perfect life was torn and shattered. I stood on a beach in Cabo San Lucas crying out to a God that I didn’t really know, asking Him to save my husband from the riptide that had swept him into the ocean. He didn’t survive. I was devastated. Being a pregnant, single mom really wasn’t part of my life plan.
Through that painful time of grieving, rather than be angry toward God, I ended up finding a relationship with a Living God that I hadn’t ever known or felt before. I found a peace that surpasses all understanding. Writing during that sorrowful time was therapeutic for me. I wrote a book called “Widowed and Young…Learning a New Way of Life.” While it is no longer in print, I still reach out to widowed people by knitting them prayer shawls when I hear about their spouse’s death.
I have now been happily married for 18 years to a man who has loved me better than I could have ever imagined and has loved and embraced my children as his own. Praise God, we serve a God of such grace and mercy who gives us second (third, fourth, zillionth…) chances.