I'm so thankful for the spring. Winter can be so long and dark, I feel like it will never end. But spring is so wonderful that you can't help but see the light at the end of the tunnel. It feels so amazing to have the sun warm your skin, to smell nature emerging once again.
This blog was supposed to be about starting a new business venture but has sort of rabbit-trailed all over the place. So anyways, in business news.. I have sold probably 15 items, which isn't bad considering I sort of went hard for a week with making and posting items, and have been slacking ever since. I guess I'm not really banking on internet sales but am looking forward to Farmer's Market season. I think that would be a little more interesting anyways, you get to interact with your customers and get first hand experience on what people like and don't like. I guess both have their perks, because online you don't have to do much.. just post and wait, and you don't have to pay for a table. I really need to get back into painting and start posting some more photography. I'm hoping to get my job back here at the library this summer, but with a few less hours so that I will have time to do some of these things I've been meaning to do.
As for the rest of life, it's been busy, but wonderful.
so it's been a while. and my fan base is beginning to become agitated with my lack of written brilliance as of late. i apologize. so i'm here to make it up to you.
life is full of changes. little changes and big ones. we can resist with all our might, but all around us life is still in a constant state of alteration. trees lose leaves. flowers bud. lightning strikes. the earth rumbles. man scurries as an ant or slumbers as a bear. all involves change. your state of consciousness, your state of mind. the path you choose to take. change can be terrifying, but mostly it is great. how else will you learn or grow or become what you are meant to be? who you are meant to be..
here are some definitions of change: (who knew there were so many?)
*--To alter; to make different; to cause to pass from one state to another; as, to change the position, character, or appearance of a thing; to change the countenance.
*--To alter by substituting something else for, or by giving up for something else; as, to change the clothes; to change one's occupation; to change one's intention.
--To give and take reciprocally; to exchange; -- followed by with; as, to change place, or hats, or money, with another.
--Specifically: To give, or receive, smaller denominations of money (technically called change) for; as, to change a gold coin or a bank bill.
*--To be altered; to undergo variation; as, men sometimes change for the better.
*--To pass from one phase to another; as, the moon changes to-morrow night.
*--Any variation or alteration; a passing from one state or form to another; as, a change of countenance; a change of habits or principles.
*--A succesion or substitution of one thing in the place of another; a difference; novelty; variety; as, a change of seasons.
*--A passing from one phase to another; as, a change of the moon.
--Alteration in the order of a series; permutation.
--That which makes a variety, or may be substituted for another.
--Small money; the money by means of which the larger coins and bank bills are made available in small dealings; hence, the balance returned when payment is tendered by a coin or note exceeding the sum due.
--A place where merchants and others meet to transact business; a building appropriated for mercantile transactions.
--A public house; an alehouse
--Any order in which a number of bells are struck, other than that of the diatonic scale.
i starred* my favourites.
so, happy change to you.
And when they came to the place which is called The Skull [Latin: Calvary; Hebrew: Golgotha], there they crucified Him, and [along with] the criminals, one on the right and one on the left. And Jesus prayed, Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. And they divided His garments and distributed them by casting lots for them...
But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, [the women] went to the tomb, taking the spices which they had made ready. And they found the stone rolled back from the tomb, but when they went inside, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus... He is not here, but has risen! Remember how He told you while He was still in Galilee. ~ Luke 23:33-34; Luke 24:1-3, 6(AMP)
Lead Me to Calvary
King of my life I crown You now;
Yours shall the glory be.
Lest I forget Your thorncrowned brow,
Lead me to Calvary.
Lest I forget Gethsemane,
Lest I forget Your agony,
Lest I forget Your love for me,
Lead me to Calvary.
High on the cross I see You there,
Anguish across Your face.
How great the pain and grief You bear!
How great the price of grace!
Jesus, I bow and take the cross
Gladly You bore for me.
Daily, my Lord, in gain or loss,
Lead me to Calvary.
Words by Jenny E. Hussey and Ken Bible
Music by William J. Kirkpatrick
Happy Easter everyone! I decided I needed to have an Easter spotlight on my blog, because I feel like it just came and went this year and I didn't even give it a lot of consideration, yet it's one of the most important holidays. It's funny how we make such a big deal out of Christmas, and yet Easter can go by without a passing glance. I think this must be the result of consumerism and its effects on religious holidays. This isn't new information, but the fact that I could have easily missed Easter makes me realize the importance of having one's own traditions or traditions within your family that can become symbolic and help you to refocus during busy holiday times. I think we should even do more within our churches to commemorate, for this day is the foundation of what the church is built on. We also need to teach our children how to celebrate the important things in our lives.