In Which a Book and a Scarf Are Finished

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I’m so excited! I finished two things today. This doesn’t happen too often in my life, with all the joyous, daily tasks that occupy my time (unless you count finishing the dishes or laundry.

The first is a knit scarf that I’ve been working on intermittently since August. It’s very simple, and made of just one skein, but I’ve made on lots of other things while it was still in progress. This beautiful alpaca yarn was given to me by some friends who raise the alpacas. Here’s their website and blog. Go check ’em out!

I loved knitting this, and I’m so excited to get to wear the scarf. I love the rich brown color, which is the natural color of the fleece. I also love the cables! This was my first time knitting cables, and I’m very pleased with how they turned out, and how fun it was to knit. Here’s what they look like up close.

I also finished reading Life in Christ: A Guide for Daily Living by John Stott. Bret suggested this book for my pre-bed reading, and I have enjoyed it immensely!

Life in Christ: A Guide for Daily Living

This book journeys through the different prepositions that are used in the New Testament to relate the Christian to Christ. Because of that, I expected Life in Christ to be somewhat academic, but it isn’t at all. Stott’s writing displays his love for Christ, his understanding of Jesus character and person, and his desire for all Christians to live a life worthy of the Savior. The chapters include things like: Through Christ our Mediator, With Christ our Secret, and For Christ our Lover. The book is quite short, 128 pages, and each paragraph contains something worth pondering. It was really good for bedtime reading, because I could read just a little bit, and then have a fruitful matter to think over as I fell asleep. I highly recommend this book. This book has caused me to meditate often on Christ and how essential He is to my (and every Christian’s) life.

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About Rachel

Most importantly, I am saved by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. He is more than enough to satisfy my heart. In His abundant goodness, I am also delighted to be a wife and mama. I work at home and enjoy spending most of my time caring for my husband, 2 sons and new daughter. I also try to squeeze in some creativity, coffee, chocolate, and good books.

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