Comfort Cross

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Project by LittlePaw posted 146 days ago 865 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Is there anyone besides me that can’t sit still and just watch TV even when you’re under the weather? Mind you, I’m not hyper, just have to be doing something or making something.
So from some scrap wood (walnut, padauk and sycamore) I wanted to make something small that I can hold in my hand and keep in my pocket…hold it, rub on it while meditating, praying or just for feeling good. The first one was a simple traditional cross. After looking at it for a while, I started carving on it. I thought that Jesus taught his diciiples to be fishers of men and their fishing boats were sailboats. So the vertical part of the cross became a boat. Looking at it from the side the upper part resembles a man sitting in it, but when you look at it from the bow or stern, it would look like a nail that was used on Jesus that pass through the hull on to the keel. Since I made it, sometime ago, it has been mu constant companion in my pocket everyday. It gives me comfort when I rub on it . . . sort of like the comfort bears or bunnies or turtles. Hope y’all like it too.

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#1 posted 146 days ago

I was raised in a home where you were not allowed to sit around. To this day, me and my 5 brothers are workaholics and don’t watch TV.

Good job on this

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#2 posted 146 days ago

A am not a very spiritual man but this does speak to me!
Nicely done!! I really like it!

-- Measure twice and try not to cut your thumbs off!

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#3 posted 146 days ago

Time well spent. The Cross is always fascinating; potentially life-changing. Thanks for sharing here.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#4 posted 146 days ago

Very nice and thoughtfully created. Thanks for sharing both your carving and it’s story.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#5 posted 146 days ago

I really appreciate the symbolism your cross gives you. Great job of carving your comfort cross.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#6 posted 146 days ago

Littlepaw makes perfect sense to me. All of Mother Nature will talk to you if your willing to listen. After all we all came from her! Thanks for sharing a great moment!!!!!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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#7 posted 146 days ago

nicely thought out and made, better use of time than watching tv

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#8 posted 146 days ago

Thanx, y’all for your “comforting ” thoughts. You are all so right about the waste of time watching TV. But not only that, every time we watch a show, the “actors” gets residual pay. And I for one have a big problem giving them more money so they can make more shoot ‘em up shows to train our kids how to kill . . . sermon over! 8-}

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#9 posted 145 days ago

Yup. It makes sense to me.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#10 posted 145 days ago

Great thought process, well done.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#11 posted 144 days ago

Really like it. I’ve been thinking of some kind of item to make and give to people in nursing homes or retirement home or to hospital. I believe this is it. If you don’t mind my taking it.
Its just the right obejct to hold in your hand and move thru your fingers.

-- jerry

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#12 posted 144 days ago

Thanx again everyone . . . and Jerry, I had the same thoughts. In fact I gave one each to my Sr Pastor, the Assist. Pastor and the Youth Pastor in my church. And they all told me that they carry theirs in their pockets daily. Also my Pastor mentioned that he uses his for witnessing with the story. So by all means make as many as you wish and I will also make some for the retirees here. That’s a great idea, and thanx for that idea, Jerry.

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#13 posted 82 days ago

This is a wonderful reminder, LittlePAW! Thank you for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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