Sunday, February 16, 2014

Did you ever wonder?

Did you ever wonder how where I got the idea for the name "tapestry316"?
The Weaver
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 'til 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.
This poem was read by Corrie ten Boom many times and is featured in her book, The Hiding Place. The story of her family in Amsterdam during WWII is amazing! There was a movie made staring Jeanette Clift, and it is a wonderful retelling of the story that stays true to the book. No spoilers here - read it or watch it! And let me know what you thought about it!
"tapestry" came from this poem.
316 came from John 3:16.

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son,
that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.
John 3:16
There you have it:  tapestry316.
Have a wonderful weekend.
PS The Weaver was written by that famous author, Anonymous.


  1. I love this, it is a beautiful poem. I had not heard of the book or movie, will check it out.

    1. Thank you! Hope you enjoy the book or movie! I really enjoyed both.

  2. I love The Hiding Place. I was quite taken with Anne Frank when I was very young, and am equally taken with Corrie ten Boom since I discovered her several years ago. Her Story on Forgiving is amazing also. I would love to go to her museum in Haarlem some day! Tomorrow night we are going to Thank God for Israel Night at Temple Beth Shalom. There will be an active duty IDF soldier speaking, among others. When I lived in SA I met a Holocaust survivor and also someone who was rumored to be Nazi prison camp soldier! The history of the Jews is so compelling.

    1. Wow! Amazing to have met those people in SA! I was fascinated by Anne Frank and when I went to Europe, I went to the place where they were hidden. It was quite an experience. I didn't know about Corrie ten Boom at the time. I shared her story of forgiveness in a classroom one - wow, it was quiet! Compelling story! Sounds like another wonderful experience in store for you tomorrow night!

  3. Beautiful poem. I would have guessed John 3:16, but not the tapestry piece. I also love Carole King's song Tapestry.

    1. Thank you! Wow - never thought of that song and Carole King was one of my favorite singers, too. lol

  4. Very cool to hear the story behind your name :)

  5. I had assumed that 316 was for John 3:16 but had no idea about the poem. The book sounds really interesting -- I'll have to look for it, and the movie.

    1. =) The book is really interesting and the movie was a very good faithful retelling of their story. Enjoy!

  6. It's always interesting to hear how people come up with their blog names! Mine is a hybrid of my shops, which was an attempt at cohesive branding: Little White Chapel and Oh Nostalgia.

  7. wonderful poem. I will definitely look for the movie! The title sounds familiar... {:-D

    1. Thank you! The movie has been around for a long time. So long, in fact - I think it is in black and white. lol

  8. I always suspected that the 316 part was from John 3:16, but it is wonderful to know about the tapestry part! Lovey poem, and wonderful although a little sad, the story of Corrie. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Thank you! This has been a favorite poem of mine since I first read it. When I found out that Corrie ten Boom used the poem and a piece of tapestry when she spoke, the poem became even more special. You are welcome!


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