Link2Life for Thursday, January 30, 2014

by Upper Room Administrator on Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Instructions for making Jay's string crosses.


Comment by Jill of Ravenswood, WV

really didn't want to download a video just wanted the simple instructions on how to make them. is there not a printable instruction sheet??

Posted January 30, 2014 at 05:24AM CST
Comment by Bobby of Cedar Park, TX

Great video. I would think if you went to the home site the printed material would be their.

Thank to Upper Room for putting this in the devotion. My grandson will enjoy this very much.

Posted January 30, 2014 at 05:40AM CST
Comment by James of Fayetteville, GA

Seeing and doing is great. Wish I'd have had some para cord . Thanks.

Posted January 30, 2014 at 06:59AM CST
Comment by doris of s colton, NY

we already get you dailybread at church we read it everyday. I would like to make your cross necklaces for the children time at church if possible to get a print off so i can make one for the kids at church what kind of string cord do i need to make themm thank you so much
doris watson God Bless you all

Posted January 30, 2014 at 07:17AM CST
Comment by CARMEN of Longwood, FL

Oh God, I love really love this, tried to save it.... no way. How can I get it? I mean, I need more time to practice "hands on". Thanks UR

Posted January 30, 2014 at 07:48AM CST
Comment by Jo of Mansfield, OH

Here are printable instructions: Hope this helps.

Posted January 30, 2014 at 07:53AM CST
Comment by Candie of Calabash, NC

Is it possible to get a printed copy of these directions?

Posted January 30, 2014 at 08:00AM CST
Comment by Lita of South Haven, MI

The link above to printed instructions do not seem to match Jay's String Cross. In the video they seem to show a sheet of instructions with pictures. Is there a way to download that? Thanks & may God Bless you reading this. Amen!

Posted January 30, 2014 at 02:34PM CST
Comment by Heather

Would very much like printed instructions for the string cross....easier to figure out, share and make a project in our church. Thanks

Posted January 30, 2014 at 03:14PM CST
Comment by Donna of Holcomb, MS

Lita of South Haven, MI,is right. The printed instructions from Jo do not match the video. Where can we get the instruction sheet shown in the video? Jay, if you read this, please let us know where we can get a copy. This would be a great agape for Emmaus walks! God bless!!

Posted January 30, 2014 at 03:32PM CST
Comment by Sharon R. of Roseville, OH

Hi, Jay! My name is Sharon Yost and I'm from Roseville, Ohio. I truly enjoyed watching this video on how to make your cross. I may try to make one sometime, however, I was inspired to have a Cross Ministry myself back in 2008 to give away before Easter. My inspiration came from a little paper cross someone gave me one time that had a verse on it. The idea given to me has to do with tissue boxes. The patterns on some are so nice I made myself a template of the paper cross and then trace them on the sides of the tissue box and cut out and write scripture on the back and then make chains for them from embroidery floss, punching a whole with a paper punch and then attaching them At the time, I put them in envelopes and added a little card telling the persons to use them for book marks or to hang on their rearview mirror. That first year, I made 80 and gave them away. All this started, because I couldn't throw away such beautiful works of art. Since that time, I slip them in birthday cards, sympathy cards and get well cards. I call my ministry, Rose of Sharon Cross Ministry, as my parents named me Sharon Rose. I do not have as much time as I'd like right now to work on them. Oh, and I also do colors according to birth month or a persons favorite color. Keep up the good work you are doing, and may God continue your ministry!

Posted January 30, 2014 at 07:40PM CST
Comment by Norma of Valdese, NC

I love your ministry! May God continue to bless YOU and every cross you pass along to others.
What type of string do you use? Where can it be purchased?

Posted January 30, 2014 at 09:55PM CST
Comment by Josephine of Montgomery , AL

Video on today is not same as yesterday. Where to find video without using straw and using two colors cord?

Posted January 31, 2014 at 05:53AM CST
Comment by Kandyss

Thank you for sharing! I would like a printed instruction sheet. It would be great to share with the youth at our church during the mentor program.

Posted January 31, 2014 at 07:57AM CST
Comment by Paula of Springboro, OH

this is a different video than yesterday--I like the other one--where did it go?

Posted January 31, 2014 at 09:24AM CST
Comment by Brittany of Julesburg, CO

Love this idea! I'm planning on making a bunch and giving them to the kiddos at our church service! Thanks for sharing this wonderful ministry idea!

Posted January 31, 2014 at 11:11AM CST
Comment by J

Where can we get an instructional sheet of the string cross? One that matches the video. Please share and God bless

Posted January 31, 2014 at 10:13PM CST
Comment by Marlene K. of Fairmont, WV

Loved your "String Cross Reminders" devotional in the Upper Room. I printed out your cross instructions and watched your video, but it looks a bit complicated; I'll give it a try. God bless!

Posted February 01, 2014 at 09:20AM CST
Comment by Judy of Chariton, IA

Where can we get a printed sheet like the one in the video?

Posted February 01, 2014 at 10:14PM CST
Comment by Josephine of Montgomery, AL

FOUND IT!!!!!!

Posted February 02, 2014 at 07:33AM CST
Comment by Josephine of Montgomery, AL

video listed on you tube under fusion knot

Posted February 02, 2014 at 07:42AM CST
Comment by Joyce of Hayti, MO

"Fusion Knots" video shows knots, but doesn't show how to make this necklace. Would love to be able to make them. If anyone finds printed instructions, please post source on here!

Posted February 03, 2014 at 01:55PM CST
Comment by Shirley of Texarkana, TX

I love this but I am with everyone else, the instructions in the video would be so nice to have. I have tried to search several ways with no luck finding it. I have a lot of time sitting due to being a caregiver and would love to make these and give to our local homeless people and others. I certainly hope that Jay sees this and hears the cry out for all of us who are interested. There are other crosses but this one seems more simple and quicker to do. Thanks so much for sharing this! I will figure it out if it takes me watching the video over a hundred times! Lol Printed instructions would be so nice and then I could share with others and teach them also.

Posted February 03, 2014 at 10:25PM CST
Comment by Paula of Richmond, TX

Could someone please post a photo of the finished product so I can see if I'm interested in making one? Thanks in advance.

Posted February 04, 2014 at 10:39AM CST
Comment by Susan of Altoona, IA

Hi Jay,
Our "team" is leaving on a mission trip to South Africa in just 10 days! We'd love to make and take many of your string crosses but need a printed copy of instructions ASAP. Would you be able to send one to me so we can get started?
Thanks so much.

Posted February 04, 2014 at 11:03PM CST
Comment by hilda of Lexington, NC

I, too, would like printed instructions for Jay's string crosses. Would like to make for a children's sermon. Never was able to locate directions at the address in the Upper Room devotional. Hope to hear soon. Hilda Forrest Lexington NC

Posted February 06, 2014 at 02:41PM CST
Comment by deborah of las vegas, NV

Me too! Thank you, Deborah

Posted February 07, 2014 at 03:29PM CST
Comment by Heather of Peconic, NY

I, too, would like printed instructions for Jay's string crosses. The video is great but it would be beneficial to have the printed sheet.

Posted February 10, 2014 at 05:42PM CST
Comment by Corinne of Bluffton, IN

I, too, would love to have the printed instructions for Jay's string crosses. I have just become a member of my church and would like to make these for everyone one at church for Easter. If you could please mail them to me at my home I would b very appreciative. Thank You,

Posted February 11, 2014 at 12:02PM CST
Comment by Judy of Crouse, NC

I, too, would like a printed instructions for Jay's string crosses. The video is great, but the older people can not keep up with the directions. I would love to use this as a club project for my county home extension ladies to give to the abused children, nursing homes, missionaries and many churches-but I need an instruction sheet on the steps, like the one on the video. Of my 22 members, only one has a computer! If anyone has a copy of Jay's instruction sheet, would you please send me a copy to this: judymomofcrouse@yahoo. com..thanks so much. God bless all of you.

Posted February 15, 2014 at 10:32AM CST
Comment by Upper Room

We have transcribed some instructions from the video (and created stills to go with them). If you would like these written instructions, simply email Upper Room associate editor, Susan King, at

Posted February 17, 2014 at 02:37PM CST
Comment by Joanne of Muskogee, OK

Hi, everyone. I'm new here. I read the Jan. 30th reading by Jay Bassinabouts making sgtring crosses. Well I went to the site and watched them make a strings crossRoom it was not the same one that I had seen made the day before. Then it was called "Jay's croched string crosses." I even called the Upper : they looked it up for me and it was not the one I was looking for. So I started making a crochet cross following the instructions I had. I modified it a little and they turned out grest. The ladies group I belonged to just loved them. Everyone of the ladies has a copy of my directions and they write their own versions. I just wish I could find that video to make sure

Posted March 03, 2014 at 07:04AM CST
Comment by Teresa of Wolfforth, TX

Found these written instructions for a rosary; Steps 10-13 show how to make the cross. Hope these help! God Bless! I copied, pasted into word, and saved as a PDF file.

Posted June 16, 2014 at 05:41PM CDT
Comment by stewart of chicago, IL

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Posted June 05, 2015 at 08:11AM CDT
Comment by stewart of chicago, IL

I got to know something new and really good and easy about string crosses. i will apply in our church kids will like it just don't want that what kind of a string cord do i need to make them.

Posted June 05, 2015 at 08:15AM CDT
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