Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Task as a challenge, Touch of the arm

Busily getting this wholesale order of Labradorite, Tourmaline, and Emerald crosses to an art gallery. Created a few extra for my etsy shop.

How do I get strength to be effective and accept responsibility? I will ask God for the strength I need each day. Like today. When I am quiet before Him he lays His hand upon my head, and Divine spirit flows through that powerful Touch to point the way. Sometimes I have to wait in silence before feeling that.

When in mental, physical or spiritual weakness I cry to Him for healing, His Touch brings Strength and Healing, renewal, the power to climb and carry on. Often I faint by the way, and stumble, His touch of the Strong Helping Hand supports me on my Way.

I'll go forward today. Bravely and unafraid.

Monday, October 5, 2009


Glad to report the subtle sexiness of my new Nicole Miller dress and my fave cowboy boots was a hit!

For the sake of my relatives and friends,
I will say, "Peace be within you."
Psalm 122:8

My hubby and I traveled to Indiana this weekend to experience a retro flash back to 1989. How on earth did I get this fine head of hair to stand so high? I highly recommend this experience to everyone who grew up in a small, quaint community where everyone knew your name. My favorite surprises rested in the most unexpected places. Gracious God, I thank you for touching the lives of so many forgotten friends. I re-acquainted with faces that I pray God reaches out a hand and blesses.

Oooh, and my dearest friends. Thank you for all that we shared together. I pray for these ladies, I realize that my connection is just a shadow compared to the closeness I have with You. God, You are always there, always ready, always available. Open my ears that I can listen with Your loving attention; keep me in your perfect will so that all I say and do with this rekindled friendship reflects you.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


The ability to listen is a skill I'm still honing. I no longer try to think something up, reaching for something that's just beyond grasp, "way up there, in the art stratosphere where it resides." No, when I'm in the moment, I'm engaged in listening for the next right thing creatively. I may begin with a plan, but that plan soon surrenders to that piece's own plan. I love moments of clear inspiration that nudge me gently into them on faith.

Listening is a form of accepting. Stella Terrill Mann

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Complete satisfaction

I've decided I don't want all the satisfactions from this world...so I serve God, right? That's where I want it. I'll take full & complete satisfaction in God, but don't I want it from the world too? I can't have it both. If I'm working for Him, then I've got the reward. But then why do I turn to the world, to people, and expect that reward too? It's a decision to not expect love, gratitude, acknowledgment from any. I've figured out where all the necessary reward comes from.

So today, I will stand apart from the world and not expect too much from it. Yep, quite content with the rewards that come from Almighty.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Tibute to Africa

I'm so excited to make etsy front page this morning!!!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

You should've been gone.

Oh, dear blog-how you've been abandoned and neglected. Forgive me and find comfort in the resurrection of word, pics, and video to bring you back to life again. How could I just turn and walk away. Yes, I'm typing this with Journeys "oh, Sherry" chorus line humming in my head.

Working on new, new, new crosses.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Wisdom - Psalm 121

I look up to the hills,
but where does my help come from?
Psalm 121

What is wisdom? Where do I go to become wise?

Ah, insights into the working of the world. If I seek wisdom, perhaps I'll know how to handle my neighbor who keeps parking illegally in front of my house. I'll be in tune with how it works to get along in conversation about today's healthcare opinions. The proper behavior towards the clerk at Circle K that won't acknowledge me as a regular customer.

I believe that God (call it as you please-sustainer of the universe, Creator, etc) knows how the world works in all its different ways.