Today I have a really cool project for you to do using Paracord (the survival cord). It is really simple and does not use a lot. A friend had given me some Paracord for my birthday and I wanted to make something really cool with it and this is what I came up with! Hope you enjoy!
To make this sweet lanyard you will need the following:
-about 4 feet or so of your choice of Paracord
-a key ring
Fold your cord in half and put the key ring through it. You can kinda measure out how long you want it. You will want to have the point where you put the key ring a little longer than what you want your lanyard to be. Then you want to flip it around so the two loose ends are pointing up.
This is where you will start doing the “cobra weave”. As in the picture you will want your loop part pointing down and the loose end on the left to be folded over the loop part forming a “backwards P”. You will want the loose end on the right to be straight down over the “backwards P” part. Take the right loose end and put it under everything and through the “backwards P”.
Pull to tighten. This is your first stitch. Here is a picture of how it should look.
Do this on corresponding sides. (Your next stitch will be a “regular P” and the left loose side will go over it and then under and through the “P”.) Tighten after every stitch.
Once you get to the end of your cord as you see in the picture above you will want to cut the excess cord off (not too much, not too little).
Then use the lighter to smolder the edges so it won’t fall apart.
Put a key on it and you are done! I think these things look so amazing!
Have a fun time making your own DIY Paracord lanyard!
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As you know, I am big on challenges! I have posts on how I am challenging myself but now I have a challenge for YOU! This beautiful young woman is creating a challenge to send valentine cards to imprisoned children in Uganda. I strongly encourage you to make some cards as a family, make it personal, it is a ministry oppurtunity that your little brothers and sisters can help with. Lets make simple cards to further HIS kingdom! The details are on the blog below. Just copy and paste this URL into your browser!
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Have you ever doubted that God loved you? Let this verse encourage you…
“But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel : “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, you Savior. I give Egypt as your ransom , Cush and Seba in exchange for you. Because you are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you. I give men in return for you, peoples in exchange for your life. Fear not, for I am with you; I will breing your offspring from the east, and from the west I will gather you. I will say the the north, Give up, and to the south, Do not withhold; bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the end of the earth, everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, who I formed and made.”
These verses are an amazing account of God’s love for us! Yeah!!!
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While reading about Attila the Hun I came across this story of a teenage nun and thought it would be inspirational for all of y’all…
“As Attila and his army approached Paris, at that time a small fortified town on an island in the Seine River, the inhabitants panicked in the knowledge that many cities had already been destroyed by the Huns. Many residents had gone to church to pray for protection. Among them was a teenage nun named Genevieve who from the age of seven had dedicated herself to a life of faith and good deeds. Standing before the congregation of frightened Parisians, Genevieve offered to go alone or as the leader of a group of young women to confront Attila. She also prophesied that the town would be spared for destruction. After rallying the Parisians, Genevieve met with Attila at the walls of the town, and according to the legend, she convinced him to spare the city. The story of her brave act spread and became a symbol of courage for those who resisted the Huns. Genevieve was later named a saint by the Catholic Church and today is the patron saint of Paris.”
cited from “Heroes and Villains: Attila the Hun” by Marilyn Tower Oliver
Cool story of a teenage girl doing a very brave thing and putting her life in danger to save the town and church where she lived.
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Today I accepted the 100 Hard Things Challenge. This is a challenge to do 100 hard things that put you out of your comfort zone in 3 months. About 1 hard thing a day. This hard thing can be super simple like doing the dishes or super big like raising money to stop world hunger. The challenge is based off of the book “Do Hard Things”.
“Do Hard Things” is a book by Alex and Brett Harris that encourages teens to do hard things and break the myth of adolescence. You can read their book or their blog (therebelution.com). Both are really good. For more info on the 100 Hard Things challenge click the link below:
Each day I will post my hard thing on this blog, so keep checking!!! If you want to do the challenge, I encourage you to just go for it!
1 Timothy 4:12
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