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.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Icky Fish

Floating at the top of the tank upside down the little fish was destined for a trip down the toilet. Nine fish, lucky enough to still be swimming, were speckled with white spots. Ick. What a funny and accurate name for a fish disease. At the pet store the kind man helped us pick out medicine and gave us advice. “Fish are very sensitive. Any temperature change can stress them out.” At home we treated the tank and made very sure that my son’s room stayed at an even temperature. After all our efforts, three fish survived. A couple of months later we added two more fish and a new thermometer. Who new fish could be so time consuming and sensitive?

We control the fish tank. We say when the fish will be fed, set the temperature on the heater, and clean it when we have the time. I can’t help but wonder if they long for control.

Like my son’s fish, the slightest change to my life can cause me to experience those icky feelings. I long to rule my own existence and try to wrestle away the controls my Savior so lovingly put in place to give me His best.  Selfishly, I want MY way. And because of this human behavior instilled in me at birth, born to sin, I am in a constant state of worry.

Grace is refreshing. Without it, I would be lost. Oh, thank you God for your unconditional love. A love so strong that it manages my environment, keeping me at an even temperature, helping me to stay pure and clean, guiding my steps. Acknowledging the tank I live in as His, giving everything to him - an everyday surrender - I am restored. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Birth Rings

One birth bead, two, three or even four. (One and Two shown in October color. More pictures to come.) Each ring is a one of a kind and made in your size. $10

January to December

No two rings are alike.

Monday, July 11, 2011

A New World

“It’s like a whole new world!”

These were the words coming out of the mouth of my six-year old son. Fear had kept him from swimming and enjoying summer fun for many years now. My husband and I had worked with him, he had taken many swimming lessons, and we had threatened to not let him near water until he would try to go under. His stubbornness would not budge. Time after time when he would go under he would come up crying as if it were the end of the world. Until one day, I forced him under water. Grabbing his body to mine and cradling him close, I held his arms and legs and submerged both of us. Coming up, I expected him to throw a fit but before he could start I exclaimed, “Did you see the bubbles come out of my nose?” Laughing he shook his head yes. Doing it again and again I managed to sink him under in many different ways, each time with no tears. After that he took off on his own, swimming like a fish, and exclaiming loudly about how cool it was under the water. Thrilled, I gave him praise and was astonished at the change.

Month after month I live in a constant state of fear - fear of the unknown, fear of the future. This month I have decided to turned all that fear to my Lord and Savior. Lifting my hands to him, I visualize my fear and Him taking it and giving me peace in it's place. Peace, like arms cradling me, carrying me through the water, taking me under to a new world. 

For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 
2 Timothy 1:7