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Thread: Finished 3 doggy mug rugs and discovered an additional use for them

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    I started last week on a quest to make 4 mug rugs for women in my weekly prayer group. Made the cat one first and just now finished the doggy ones. In the meantime, one of the women in the group suddenly found herself in need of a hip replacement...something that no one had anticipated.

    In our weekly get togethers we talk about how God is working in our lives yet we all admit that it's difficult at times to truly turn things over to Him and not worry about things. I've made prayer boxes for friends for that very thing...just a tangible place to write down a prayer concern and place it there...to help the person remember that He truly is there in the midst of their situation with hopes that they will try to do more trusting than worrying about things in which they really have no control.

    One of the things that our group has in common that we try daily to find that quiet time to pray, read, and reflect. Well it suddenly occurred to me that these little mug rugs (since I made them a bit on the larger size) would be a great place to sit with a cup of coffee/cocoa/etc. and read our daily devotionals. Then with pen and paper write down any prayer concerns and place them in the little pocket as a reminder that the Lord really is listening to our prayers and will answer them.

    So I took the mug rug for my friend (who's having the surgery) early with paper in the pocket with my own prayer written on it for her healing. Also told her about putting her concerns on it. She loved the idea!

    So I just past this along as a possibility that this might be a nice aid for others as well.

    blessings to all, Karen
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    Wonderful idea!

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    What a great idea. I am sure you have started something here!

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    Howdy neighbor!! Great idea and God bless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trueimage
    Howdy neighbor!! Great idea and God bless.
    Howdy to you too! Nice to meet someone who's nearly in my back yard...lol!

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    What a marvelous idea! It is wonderful that you have a support system to help you through the ups and downs of life. Very thoughtful!

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    I like the idea - maybe even make a two layer pocket in the next one(s)?

    One book for the prayer/devotional book - and the other for paper and pencil.

    Definitely a great idea to write the thought down - then one doesn't need to go back and think about it any more.

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    This is a wonderful idea :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    I like the idea - maybe even make a two layer pocket in the next one(s)?

    One book for the prayer/devotional book - and the other for paper and pencil.

    Definitely a great idea to write the thought down - then one doesn't need to go back and think about it any more.
    I thought about that as well. I still haven't made one for myself...I'll have to play around with a different pattern idea for that one.

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    They are great. I would love to receive one of those. I am going to have to show them to the members of our ladies aid group. Thank you for a wonderful idea.

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    Karen all 3 of these are just so pretty! What a wonderful thing!!

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    What a wonderful, thoughtful idea.

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    wonderful.... :thumbup:

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    These are so cute! And what a great idea to include a prayer with each one!!!

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    Karen, This was a wonderful idea to do this. God Bless you for it!

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    Great idea!!! They are so cute.

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    great idea and so inspiring. I put Hershey's Hugs in the cups so everytime they eat one they know they are getting perhaps a much needed hug too. Love the idea of adding a note and a pencil. Love it.

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    For the person that has (Almost) everything these would be perfect I've made couple for gifts and have some special friends that would love and use the prayer daily! Tomorrows list just got bigger but this is on top.

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    I love this idea.......Bless Your Heart for listening to God.....He does hear our Prayers.....(in His time)......I think this is a great idea......our youngest son is a Pastor......I have been trying to think of one more gift for him for Christmas......Well I really think this is It.......
    Merry Christmas
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    What a wonderful thoughtful idea you have come up with. I hope your friend recovers from her surgery,

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    All your responses warm my heart. I'm glad this idea is giving others ideas as well. Merry Christmas everyone! :-)

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    I missed this before but I sure do like it; both the mug rugs and your ideas for it! Awesome... May God bless you... GrandPa

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrandPa
    I missed this before but I sure do like it; both the mug rugs and your ideas for it! Awesome... May God bless you... GrandPa

    Thank you! They were well received by the members of my prayer group. Hope you have a blessed New Year!

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    how nice

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    Great idea!!

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