DSCN4078 The front and back of #2 daughter’s Christmas sweater are finished, I’m starting on the sleeves, and I’m having uncertainties. Is it too small? Too short? Do I have enough yarn? Is the shaping accurate?

It’s a lovely yarn, very soft and it keeps its shape very well. This is Cascade Yarns Pima Silk, a silk/cotton blend.

In church today we sang John Ness Beck’s “Offertory.” It’s a very pretty song, with smooth harmonies.

The sermon was about trusting God through the challenges of our lives. Instead of thinking we have control of everything ourselves, we should recognize that we don’t. Who by worrying can increase the span of his life by even one hour? No one. If we can’t do that, the pastor said, what makes us think we can control the circumstances of our lives?

The song is based on Micah 6:8. God only wants us to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with our God.

Oh, is that all?

The hard things about being Christian are not attending church, being faithful to our husbands, or sitting on all those committees. The hard things are trusting God instead of relying on ourselves, doing justly, loving mercy, and walking humbly with God.

Thinking on these things, I watched Netflix movies and knitted the sweater. Among the movies, I saw #2 daughter’s concert, which was really wonderful, and took the dogs for a walk.