Sunday, January 13, 2013


Tangled Floss

Remember this?  I have been working on organizing my floss and came across several skeins that had become quite tangled. As I sat working out the knots and tangles I was reminded of another time I spent untangling. I was sitting in my Dad’s living room with a large skein of yarn that had become impossibly tangled. I needed it for a project I was working on and didn’t have money to buy a new skein. So I worked and worked at it all the while my dad was sitting nearby reading the newspaper and watching me. Finally after several hours I was done and now had a nice round ball of yarn ready to be used.

My Dad just looked at me and shook his head “You must have a lot of patience.” he said “If it was me I would have thrown the whole lot away after five minutes and bought some new yarn.” Well that wasn’t an option for me at that time, but I am a pretty patient person in most areas of my life. However if circumstances had been different I may well have done just that.

As I was thinking about that I thought how our lives sometimes become so tangled through bad decisions we make or even how we react to circumstances beyond our control. Some of us became so messed up and tangled that even our closest friends and family were ready to throw us away as a lost cause, beyond hope, of no value.

But thanks be to God He sees the tangled mess and says I can work this out if you’ll just let Me. And with His help slowly the tangles come out. I was so deep in sin about to give up and end it all when He heard my cry and saved my life. He’s still working on my tangles and knots.

Even when He runs into a big knot His love and grace keeps working at it until the knot is loosened and the tangle is freed. Some of us are so tangled it may take our lifetime to get it all straightened out, but as long as we rest in His hands we have the assurance that He will continue until we are perfect in Him.

Happy to be His!



margaret said...

thank you for this post, I so know how you feel and about taking the wrong direction but even more relate to the help and strength we get from our good Lord who gets us through our trials and tribulations
My daughter gave me a very small calender that you tear a page off every day except Sunday as that is shared with saturday, it sits on my computer table in the kitchen and I am faithfully taking the page off each morning and what do you think it says for today "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble" now isn`t that appropriate to your blog. Mabel I will add you to my prayer list.

Rose said...

Thank you Margaret! Mabel is my mother's name, mine is Rose. People get confused by my blog all the time. I think I should make some changes to it - lol. I have my mother's photo there because she is the one who taught me how to sew and embroider when I was a child.
I like your calendar idea.

karen said...

yes, I suspect there are a lot of us who have 'tangles' of one kind or another in our lives. I want to thank you for the constant support and encouragement you give me and my is appreciated so much. Have a wonderful day

Susan In Texas said...

Thanks for your kind comment on my blog. I have undone so many tangles (and made so many more) in my life that your story was very familiar to me. I really do enjoy bringing order out of chaos. In a tangled up world, order is so soothing. Anyway, thank you very much for you kind comment about my organizational skills. I do enjoy it, and it was a balm to my feelings after reading a rather snarky comment on stitchin fingers about my clear boxes and "perfect labels". Ugh. I shouldn't let it get to me.

Rose said...

Susan I'm sorry someone left you a snarky comment I really don't understand why some people are that way. I admire anyone who can organize the way you do!

karen said...

I just mailed you Rose and it bounced right back!! Anyway...I was just saying thank you...for your comments and wishing you the happiest of Sundays....x