Thursday, November 18, 2010

Tapestry (and Book Giveaway)

I love tapestry work. Even if the main design is already worked out, you can add your own unique touches. I like using coloured wools; much easier on the eyes.

A tapestry is so very much like life. If we allow the Lord to work out His unique design for our lives, from our point of view, all we see is knots and tangled threads. We can't quite make out the pattern. And that needle coming through can be equated to the many painful experiences life throws at us. I wrote a song about this and I hope the words inspire you.


There's a pattern to life with its joys and its strife and we each have our work here to do,
Like a tapestry planned by the Master's own hand, from each mistake we learn something new.
How it all floods my memory...was that little child really me?
With my needle and thread, making mistakes, instead, as I worked on my first tapestry.

Then my mother reached down,"What a lesson you've learned,"
And she smiled as she dried up my tears. "Dearest child, listen well,
on mistakes you can't dwell, or all your life you'll have heartaches and tears.
For the dear Lord above, sent the Son that He loved, and He died on that old, rugged tree.
And the blood that he shed, like a beautiful thread, through the pattern of life sets us free."

Who knows what my future will be? His design I can't always see.
Yet strand by strand, He is guiding my hand, as I work on my life's tapestry.

May you be encouraged as you face life's difficulties. The Lord is making something beautiful out of all your experiences as you yield to His Plan for your life.

God bless,

I'm also giving away a copy of my book, Fire in The Rock. By commenting on today’s post you can enter the drawing to win a copy of Fire in the Rock. The drawing will take place on Friday, November 26 and the winner announced on Sunday, November 28. Please leave an email address [ ] at [ ] dot [ ] where you can be reached.

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  1. Rita, I'd love to read your book. Just now I couldn't remember what it was about, so I popped over to the wiki, typed 'Fire in the Rock' into the search, and pulled up your page to read the blurb. Please enter me!

    valerie at valeriecomer dot com

  2. Dont enter me as I got this book last christmas but its still on my tbr pile.
    I did enjoy your post today.

  3. Lovely thought. Sometimes those old sampler verses contain such truths. It's a shame when they go out of style.
    Please enter me in your book draw.

    avaldal at shaw dot ca

  4. Thank you for sharing your beautiful song and its inspiring words.

    Don't enter me for the draw as I have a much enjoyed copy of Fire in the Rock already.