He knows my name!

My life verse: "I will give you the treasures of darkness And hidden riches of secret places, That you may know that I, the Lord, Who call you by your name, Am the God of Israel." (Isaiah 45:3). For me, "the treasures of darkness" has been the medically-treated depression that I have suffered off and on with for years. More than anything else in my life, I think this has made me realize how much my Savior loves me and has deepened my relationship with God. The "hidden riches of secret places" are my wonderful family and this fabulous craft--tatting! I thank God for both!
I think it is awesome that God knows my name! Did you know that He knows yours?

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Church Ornament

I have not updated my blog in months and months....so I'm going to just jump in right where I am at now...

Our church was asked by our Church Association to make an ornament for their Christmas tree that "represented" our church.  My little church asked me to tat an ornament for them.  I agreed only if another lady would write up how my tatted ornament represented our church.  Below are our efforts.  The design is my own, which I will publish here at a later date.  The thread is Lizbeth, size 20, #671 Christmas Red.  The beads all came from Hobby Lobby.

First Baptist Church
Braggs, Ok.
Explanation by Donna Hall
Ornament tatted by Patricia Cobb 

How does this ornament represent our church?
The foundation of our ornament is clear glass. Glass lets light both in and out. It is the desire of our church that our lives will be as glass, letting in the love of Jesus and reflecting that love back out for all the world to see.
Our ornament is decorated with beads held together by knots. Those knots represent the unity that holds our congregation together with a tight bond of love and support for each other.
The red thread represent the blood of Christ that was shed for us so that we could be redeemed through salvation unto eternal life in Christ.
The silver beads represent those "gray hairs" of wisdom and knowledge that we gain as we study God's Word and apply it to our lives.

Each spring butterflies remind us of a new beginning. The butterflies on our ornament represent our new birth in Christ when we accept Him as our Savior.

Our ornament is filled with hearts representing the uniting of our hearts in love for each other and for our fellowman.
On each heart is a favorite scripture reference chosen by the individuals who worship together in our church. It's through God's Word that we find healing for our broken hearts and strength for our faltering spirits.


  1. Very beautiful and inspiring!!! :)

  2. Very beautiful I love it and the meaning is wonderful also

  3. Absolutely lovely. The verse is put together perfectly. Karen in OR


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