What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Yarn Along


I have just finished the greatest book.  The kind of book that hurts while you read, but that hurt is actually the effects of your heart growing wider and deeper and in profound ways.  An extraordinary girl named Katie Davis, leaves her posh life at the top of her class and goes to Uganda for what was supposed to be a short-term missions trip.  Instead, she finds herself drawn to the place God calls her and moved to Uganda to reach the needy people there.  At 19 years old she began her journey to bring jobs to women who needed them so badly they prostituted themselves out, education to children whose families' wouldn't be able to afford it, medical care with her own two inexperienced but willing hands and has adopted 13 beautiful girls.  She is remarkable.  Her story is powerful.

You must read Kisses from Katie.
And then visit her blog.
And then visit her ministry website.
And then ask your husband to buy you these beads for Christmas because it would make you so very happy indeed to feel these precious women close to my heart.  (Please, Mattie?)

Though far less exhilarating than the book above~ I am working on this scarf in a random mohair skein that was given to me. It is coming slowly because I am alternating between this and that pesky second glove that needs to be finished! 

Join us?


Miranda Hupp said...

I LOVE her blog. What an inspiration. She is an amazing woman. I have not read her book yet. I just might need to put it on hold at the library cause I am not allowed to spend any money. lol! :)

Jill Foley said...

I've been reading her blog for a couple years and read her book when it first came out - she's so inspiring!

Leah said...

I always think it's good to remember that our vocations are holy and pleasing to God when exercised in the unseen daily suffering that comes with caring for the neighbors God has placed right in front of us today, no matter where we are, whether Katie Davis in Uganda with her adopted children, or you or me in our homes in Pennsylvania or Washington, with our children. The feeding, clothing, warming, and loving of the "least of the brethren" here and now is the same as doing it to Christ Himself. That sure comforts me.

(And hey, I'm liking that scarf. :)

Jessica Snell said...

I remember hearing an interview with her - she *is* an amazing woman.

Laura Streit said...

Hi Rebecca,

I was just reading her blog before I looked at your blog. I've been reading her blog for a while now, but I would really like to read her book too! How are you and your family doing? I haven't talked to you in so long, but I follow you through your blog! Hope you all are doing really well.


Anna Yager said...

Are you on Ravelry? If you haven't checked it out, it's a wonderful resource for yarnies.

Rebecca said...

Wow- it seems I am a little late in getting on the "Katie Train". Better late than never, right?! ;-)

Leah- you are absolutely right. Our vocations today as mothers offer us just as many opportunities to love and serve God... and our efforts to do so please Him just as much. Somehow, though, having 150 children over every Saturday and digging bugs out of feet seems like more of a sacrifice to me than the little things I do. :-)

Laura- HEY YOU! SO good to hear from you! We are doing well and I hope the same is true for you. We miss ya!

Anna~ yes, I am on ravelry! I love it. My name there is sgrbear724

Full of Grace said...

Looks like a great read..I will have to check it out. Thanks for the tip :)

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Sarah McKelvy said...

I'll definitely put it on my list of books to read. I LOVE Uganda and was there for 6 weeks in 2006.