Woolfred and April Brown, two of three characters from my Green Grass, Still Waters book are now available as Amigurumi patterns! These are great patterns to make if you have intermediate experience with crochet, and are comfortable reading a pattern. To learn more about the patterns, see the listings for Woolfred and April Brown. If [...]
"I have a mission I believe in. I want to preserve meaning of the sheep & shepherd analogies in scripture, to make God's word more relatable to those not now living in agrarian society; to educate people what understanding "I am the Good Shepherd" tells us about Jesus' heart, character and personality. But being only one person, if this message is truly to spread, it will depend upon teaching as many others as will listen, so they may in turn, teach the people in their own groups. Essentially, I need to educate "shepherds", that they may be empowered to teach their own "flocks". "
If you attended the Hearing the Shepherd's Heart luncheon, click the link below here to download a one page summary of thoughts that go along with Linda Boswell's beautiful painting we gave you a print of, and the little clay sheep I made. Is 40 11 Who Is Your Lamb
"If people can become more familiar with sheep again in our 21st century world, the significance of those ideas [expressed by sheep analogies in Scripture] ...will not be lost."
"When it rains on the sheep, the shepherds get wet."
Shepherd is not only aware of the mother's concern for her babies, ...He is also sensitive to it and willingly takes action to help her with her concerns.
This is "The Kracken", Woolfred, our "male of the first year". So thankful Jesus paid for my sins, so I never have to sacrifice Woolfred! Leviticus 22 22 "Animals blind or made infirm and weak or maimed, or having sores or a wen [running sore] or an itch or scabs, you shall not offer to the [...]
The parable of the lost sheep is a story told in 4 sentences: "Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on [...]
"Like people, sheep believe there is safety in numbers. When they lose a sheep-friend they love, they notice and may even show signs of grief. When sheep are isolated, they get lonely and can become depressed."
"Like sheep, we tend to fall in love with our babies. Each time I've witnessed a young ewe have a new lamb, becoming a mother herself for the very first time, I've seen a sheep fall in love."