Tuesday, October 11, 2011

trusting the weaver

blanket season is here. i love it.
although i adore each quilt and throw we have cozy-ing up our home,
i'm always looking for additions to the collection.
when i saw these i died. because they are fabulous and lovely.
and maybe because they are over three hundred dollars each.

something else though.
these beautifully woven woolen treasures reminded me of a poem:

My life is but a weaving
Between my Lord and me.
I cannot choose the colors
He worketh steadily.
Oftimes He weaveth sorrow,
And I in foolish pride
Forget He sees the upper
And I, the underside.
Not until the loom is silent
And the shuttles cease to fly
Shall God unroll the canvas
And explain the reason why.
The dark threads are as needful
In the Weaver's skillful hand
As the threads of gold and silver
In the pattern He has planned.
{author unknown}

 this truth. i believe it. his hand is skillful and his pattern is planned.
sometimes i struggle to trust this. to trust jesus. in all things.
i'm encouraged though by this promise in romans.
this is what i cling to, you can, too!

print from art by erin leigh

keeping up with my choice to be thankful this month,
today i'm thankful for:
:: the prospect of a new mother's of young children bible study group ::
:: elijah's excitement as he helps bake cookies ::
:: ginger sugar cookies ::
:: downton abbey on netflix ::
:: romans 8 ::

linking up with jami-go be encouraged!


  1. it's so sweet to trust in jesus! thank you for this beautiful reminder, hannah. i love hearing about all of the beautiful things God is doing in your life. ginger sugar cookies included! <3 ya! xoxo

  2. This is BEAUTIFUL!!! Love the poem!!!

  3. This is so true, my friend!!!! He's always weaving and working in our lives, even when we don't see it! I love ya , friend! You're very special!!


  4. That poem is one of my favorites!
    You did a NICE job of tying it all together!


  5. I love that poem!! Such a great way to think of how God sees the WHOLE picture.

  6. lovely post and I too adore blankets!

  7. I just love your posts, Hannah. You are SUCH an encouragement. I love how you consistently and boldly proclaim Christ and His work in your life!

  8. Those are gorgeous woven blankets. And I have heard that poem before.. beautiful. Thanks for the reminder today!

  9. Hi friend! All I can say is thank you.
    Hannah: I need to talk to you in private (prayer request), how can I reach you or txt or email?

  10. That poem!! so enriching and convicting, I will be printing that one out :)

    jealous of your mommy Bible study, our church is so small it would be 2 of us lol

    and I was totally planning on starting to watch downtown abbey today

  11. Wow, thank you Hannah! Jami(from Call me Blessed) & I were talking about you Saturday. We were talking about how the Lord uses you to inspire! God Bless you and your wonderful family.

  12. i cannot choose the colors.

    true story.
    need the reminder.

    thankful for a job that pays me.
    a roof over my head on rainy days (and sunny days too)
    a savior who loves me unconditionally.
    sweet friends with cute kids (you included!)

  13. I love it, Hannah! I'm so impatient all the time and I always forget that I only see "the underside" of the pattern. Excellent post, my friend!

  14. i am also a blanket collector :0)

    i love love love that poem. i am going to print it off. its lovely hannah

    i am going to have to look into downtown abbey.. haven't heard of it before.

  15. I had never read that poem... so glad you shared it.

    (I LOVE Downton Abby)

  16. Love this:
    The dark threads are as needful
    In the Weaver's skillful hand
    As the threads of gold and silver
    In the pattern He has planned.

  17. So beautiful and true. Love this! Thank you for sharing, I had not heard this poem before.

    Maegan :)

  18. my absolute favorite verse!!!! got me through some tough times.
    ps: a $300 blanket. be still my heart.wow!

  19. I LOVE Downton Abbey! I can't wait for the sequel to start! I love the poem and the tapestry it spoke of. That right there is why our ministry is called Tapestry-- God weaves us all together for His perfect plan. Love!

  20. I love the print and the scripture. And the weaver & the blankets..wow.:)

  21. I think I heard that poem before. I'm so glad that you reminded me of it... I need this reminder, often. There are so many times that I see all the weird, messy little strings, instead of a beautiful tapestry.