Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Series on Suffering by Christan Perona

My sister-in-law recently did a series on suffering for Easter and Lent on her blog, Repurposed Heart. She asked me to do an interview with her on my experiences with loss involving miscarriage and infertility. At first, I was eager to do this but then as I began answering the questions, I realized I had built a wall around the truth of the matter. As I read through the rough draft of my answers, I realized they were very trite and not real at all. Where was the true emotions? Over the phone, we went back through each question and I answered them for REAL. I thought I would share these on my blog to give you a chance to understand something many women go through but no one talks about. After reading this interview you should read the rest of her Series on Suffering. It is very insightful and shows how God can redeem any situation.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

New Stuff!

This headband is great for anyone who wants to feel like a princess!

This bracelet is a mother or grandmother's bracelet. The silver beads separate families. I have several different designs in this bracelet that are not birthstone beads. 

All jewelry is handmade and one of a kind.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

You are precious in His sight.

Lists have always given me a thrill. But when I was given the task of listing ALL the words that describe who I am, I shuddered. Blah! As I wrote I did feel silly and a little self-absorbed but on I wrote. Outgoing, creative, compassionate, understanding, and sensitive are just a few examples of the describing words I had come up with.  After a while, I realized I had run out of those nice, colorful words that describe the person I am. Now, I moved to words that I didn’t necessarily love but were still me. Slight perfectionists, impatient, unorganized and not always gentle with my words were in the middle of this inventory. Moving on to those downright ugly describing words was extremely hard. Cringing, I wrote broken, glutton, angry, fearful, stubborn and prideful. Ashamed, I hid my list under piles of papers, stuck it in a notebook and crammed it under my bedside table. Walking away from the record of who I am, I passed a mirror and took a long look. Seeing the physical scars and signs of age deepened my shame. I felt ugly inside and out. The devil knows just how to get you even lower.

God has a plan for everything, even this now crumpled list. No matter what I am, what I am made up of or look like, or no matter what is going on in my life at the moment, I am HIS. I AM PRECIOUS IN HIS SIGHT. Even with my imperfections I am His true love, HIS – EVERYTHING about me is precious to HIM.  AND He longs for my attention every second and pursues me! It is just mind blowing. The more I trust His love, the less I care about all those ugly words. His grace, love and mercy are rewriting my list and teaching me to keep my focus where it belongs – on the one who calls me PRECIOUS.

Psalm 139:14 
Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous--how well I know it.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Planting Seeds of Hope and Faith

My life has taken a fantastic turn. I was offered a job! Teaching 5th and 6th grade Math, Science, Social Studies and Technology has been a greater blessing than I could ever imagine. God in His infinite wisdom knew exactly what I needed when I needed it.

From recent posts you may have read about experiencing pain or discovered that I suffer from infertility.  Drawing from my gardening references in Feeling the Pain, I realize that I have planted many seeds in my life – doubt, anger and even bitterness. When will I stop comparing myself to others? Keeping myself from seeing God’s everyday harvest, I should have been planting seeds of hope and faith.

With this new turn in my walk with the Lord, I am discovering I am made for so much more than even I want for myself. He wants me to burst all over the world with His love and because of who He is, our God and King - I want to do that for Him. His gentle prodding has helped me to push the doubt, confusion, anger and bitterness away and focus on what He has for me in the now. Desperation has taken a back seat. Finally, I feel my focus shifting and I am able to say, “Your will oh Lord.” And whatever comes, I know He will be there.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

My New Necklace!


You can choose whatever you want for your tag. I chose my son's name and his birthstone. You could do Anniversary date, birth dates, names, initials or just words like love, breathe, live... or whatever you come up with. I LOVE this piece! $20

When ordering, keep in mind that each piece is hand stamped therefore no two pieces are alike. The alignment and spacing of the characters may vary adding to the charm and uniqueness of each custom piece.
 All sales are final on custom orders.

More Rings

 This ring is a conversation piece. The large blue green stone cannot help but be noticed. $10
 This large dented silver ring has a lot of character. When I wear mine people are always asking me about it. $10
 This is my Galaxy ring. The first one is Feb. and Dec. birthstones with small pearls floating around them. The next one is two Jan. birthstones with small pearls floating around them. I think this would be a great ring to do with his and her birthstones with the small pearls floating signifying you and your hubby being the center of your small world. $10
 This is my three birthstone mother's ring. Someone wanted one with Feb. birthstone and two small pearls on the side. I thought it was so beautiful I wanted to share it with you. $10
Little girls love to play dress up. This little girl daisy ring is just the thing for a young girl to play with. $10

All rings are handmade and one of a kind. No two rings are alike. If you see something you like shoot me an email.