Monday, January 27, 2014

I'm very sorry to have to say this, but the 8 Week Challenge is postponed until March 30.

Monday's Minute Challenge (1/27/14)

 


This is my entry for the Monday Minute Challenge by Christ is Write; I hope you all like it!
Here's a link to the website:  http://christiswrite.blogspot.com/2014/01/mondays-minute-challenge_27.html

Every minute that passed was one minute closer to my worst nightmare. I struggled with the fears that threatened to strangle me and breathed deeply several times, willing myself to calm down and think. It was now or never, and it if was never, I could die. There was a window three feet above me and it was my only hope. I struggled to climb up the steep wall without hurting my throbbing swollen arm. Just as I sat on the windowsill and started to make my way out, I heard something behind me. I squeezed my eyes shut, wishing, hoping it wasn't who it had to be. "Trying to escape, are we?" a cold voice said quietly, sending chills up my spine. Veldi stepped into the room, his cold eyes emotionless as always. Veldi's best advantage over me was probably that he knew everything about me while I knew nothing of him, save that he was not afraid to hurt me. There was nothing I could do against him, so why was he afraid? Did he know something about me that even I did not know? Instantly, my fear was turned into anger and pain and I twisted around to look at him. "Why do you hate me so? Why can't you leave me be?" I exclaimed furiously with tears welling up in my eyes. "I'm afraid that would be impossible, my dear," he replied coolly. I shuddered at the latter part of his statement. Then his words began to sink in and dread descended into my heart. What did he mean? Was I going to be stuck in this cold and filthy hole forever? Why was he so afraid?
I hope you liked it!

Is This Cute or What?!

I am happy to say that I finished the Rapunzel hat and I even made something extra to go with it: a little crocheted Pascal! Here are some pictures of both projects:


I also finished the order of two headbands; now all I have left to do before Saturday is finish a Captain America hat and a dalmatian puppy hat. XD
All the Captain America hat needs is a star for the top. Easy-peasy! The dalmatian puppy needs a nose, ears, eyes and spots so that will take longer. It should still be really easy to get it done before Saturday, though.
Also, I just want to remind everyone that if you want a different kind of hat than the ones I'm making for the 8 Week Challenge, it will have to wait until I'm done with the challenge because I'm going to be very busy with other hats. If you want one of the hats I made for the challenge, then I will try to get it to you ASAP. Thanks for reading (again!)!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

All the Crocheted Projects I am Making

I can't stop myself from picking up my crochet hook and yarn and making more projects! I know I need to wait until February 1 because I know that after awhile, I will be heartily sick of making hats. I just can't stop!
First I started a Captain America hat because I thought my little brother was going to his friend's birthday party. Then I discovered that it was really his friend's sister's birthday party, so I started on a Polar bear hat for her. The Captain America hat is still waiting for me to finish it. I forgot to put a star on the top. :D
I was also making a Dalmatian Puppy hat for a little boy with cancer; the hat is done, but I need to add the eyes, ears, nose and spots (a very long exhale...). Last night I got another crochet order for 2 headbands, so I've started on those. Long story short, I have a LOT of unfinished crochet projects and I need them all done before February 1. I know, I know, I need to get OFF the computer and get to work on those projects... but first i want to tell you what I started making for my little sister's birthday. Her birthday is February 1 (the same day that I start the challenge) and I am in the process of making her a Rapunzel hat, hair included. I made a purple ear-flap hat and just added some yellow and orange yarn in the back for hair. As soon as I get off the computer, I will set to work on a flower for the front of the hat. Hopefully, I will be able to get it to look like the magic golden flower on the movie. I'm crossing my fingers... OK, not really. :)
I think I have a few more projects that I didn't mention so now I will get off and start crocheting! I told myself that I can't start the 8 Week Challenge until they are all done, so i had better get them done before 2/1/14!
Thanks for reading about all my silly, unfinished projects. 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Issue of Trust

As I rushed out of room angrily, hot tears sprang to my eyes. My dad was talking about something he knew I hated talking about (eyeballs, if you have to know) and I was overreacting again. I needed to stop being such a baby. I needed to stop being such a wimp. Thoughts like these rushed into my head as I ran into my room, locking the door behind me; I sprang onto my bed and buried my head into my pillow. At that moment, I despised my dad and it scared me. I knew that he was just playing around with me, but he knew that I hated talking about stuff like that!
I cried for awhile, determined to make Dad pay, somehow. Determined not to forgive him, just for a little while. In other words, proud.
I laid on my bed for 25 minutes and then something strange happened. Instead of seeing what Dad was talking about (which was different awful images), I saw the faces of my friends, the people who knew me as well as my family does.That's the moment when I decided to stop feeling sorry for myself and being mad at my goofy, lovable dad.

I have this thing about eyeballs. Whenever someone starts talking about anything eye-related, I put my hands over my ears and close my eyes. I know it sounds immature and it kind of is. My dad and my sister Allie love to say stuff that make my eyes tear up. For example, one time Allie threw a Frisbee to my dad and he dropped it (of course! :D) and he said, "That happened the other week, too. Except that time, I caught it with my eyeball."  
Then they had this whole conversation about how he caught it with his eyeball and how it was still stuck in his eye (after a week!). 
My rabbit, Sophie is half-blind in one eye. When we found out something was wrong with her, we took her to the vet and he demonstrated how to pull her eyelid back a little and then put the eye drops in. I almost passed out! My dad had to carry me out to the car so I could get some fresh air.
My family knows how to get me on the floor, curled up into a ball with my hands covering my ears and my eyes closed. The thing is, when I'm in that position, I'm completely venerable. There's nothing protecting me. 
That's how I need to be with God; completely helpless. I need to put that kind of trust into action, and not just with God, but with my parents. I need to put my life in his hands and trust he will do what's best with it.
OK, I agree with you if you say this is a weird tidbit. :)
I just felt like I was supposed to write this. Thanks for reading my weirdest article yet! :D
Don't worry, there will be more to come!

Monday, January 20, 2014

In the Tough Times

There are so many times when you just want to give up; it's so easy to just stop trying when the going gets rough, even when you're doing hard things for God. Especially when you're doing hard things for God. The devil will throw all he's got at you: temptations, the urging to do something you shouldn't, hardships, trials, and so on. God lets him do that so that we may grow stronger in Him. When we go through temptations and troubles, God gives us the strength to resist them. As 1 Corinthians 10:13 says, "No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it."
I really like the band BarlowGirl; it's a band made up of 3 sisters who are committed to serving God with their musical talents. Recently they retired, but that's not the point. They have a song called, 'Stay with Me' and one of the lines says, "If you won't take me out, then please take me through this." It's one of my favorite BarlowGirl songs.
As I embark on my first big hard thing, I know that I will encounter some tough times. I also know that when they come, it's not because God has abandoned me. It's because he wants to build me into the godly woman he plans for me to become.
Thanks for reading! I hope you will continue to read my little tidbits as I update the website. :D 

Saturday, January 18, 2014

At the End of the Day

After a busy day, I'm always glad to go read my devotional for the day (I read the God Girl's Devotionals by Haylee DiMarco) and write in my prayer journal. I really should do this at the beginning of the day, but that's not up for discussion right now. :) 
There's always something that either encourages or challenges me. Either something that says, "You're doing great! Keep up the good work!" or "You're doing good, but you can do better. Try harder. It is possible." It's nice to get the encouraging kind every once in a while, but even though it's obviously harder, the challenging kind is better. We should never stop with 'just enough'. We need to press on towards the goal that Christ has set before us. We need to keep going, even after we've done the allotted task. There's always an opportunity to do more for Jesus, even if it gets harder or it seems impossible.
While I'm on the 8 Week Challenge, I'm going to post little tidbits regularly with the photos of the hats. If we raise $1000, I might raise the original time (8 weeks) to 10 weeks, or even 95 days! If we get a big response, we'll probably do it again!
Remember, I am the only one who is making 56 hats in 56 days at the moment. If you would like to do the challenge too, I'm going to try to set it up where you can pledge to do that on the website. Maybe you can't do 1 hat a day; how about 1 hat a week? You can always change it according to your schedule, but I urge to to challenge yourself. Do it for all God's glory, because he gave you your talents!
This is a baby owl hat I made recently on request. I'm still crocheting stuff to sell even though the 8 Week Challenge hasn't started yet. If you would like a certain kind of hat, just request it from me and I will try to get it to you.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

The 8 Week Challenge

Hi, guys! I hope you like the website! I'm so glad I finally have it done!
I'm going to be doing an 8 Week Challenge starting February 1. The gist of it is I'm going to be crocheting 1 hat a day for 56 days to raise money for the Master's Home, an orphanage located in Uyo, Nigeria. Donations would be greatly appreciated and when the 8 Week Challenge is over, I'm going to be selling all of the hats so if you want one of them, just email me at: hopeeverlastingfromchrist@gmail.com
If you want a different kind of hat then the ones from the 8 WC, just request it and I'll get back with you shortly. Most of the hats will be $10.
Thanks for checking out our blog! I hope you will help with our cause. :)
God bless!
Elisabeth Sullivan

Our Very First Post

This is the very first post on the Everlasting Life From Christ Blog and I'm so excited! I hope you guys like it!
I'm thinking about doing a 50 day challenge where  I crochet 1 hat a day for 50 days (straight) to raise money for an orphanage. I will probably sell the hats after the challenge, so if you're interested in buying some, just send me an email at: hopeeverlastingfromchrist@gmail.com
Also, all of the hats will be different; from Bumblebee Hats to beanies, they will all be unique. 
Here's a picture of my latest hat; it's a Polar bear Hat that I made yesterday. :)
If you would like to request a certain kind of hat (Bear Hat, Newsboy hat, etc.) just let me know! I'd be happy to make it for you. :D