Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Season

Now that Christmas is almost here with us, I am reflecting back over the last year . I find myself thinking more and more about my Christianity then ever before. What does it mean to be a true christian in this day and time in our world? Do we bend our religious convictions to suit what others think is the correct definition o being a christian Or do we say, others be -----, I am what I am, even though I don't fit the mold that others would love to buttonhole me into.

I like to think that I have stepped out of my comfort zone in my Christianity and talked to others about my beliefs . I find my self wondering and hoping that I was tolerant to others about their beliefs. I also hope that the lessons I learned about others beliefs will be maintained and that I will better understand the differences in other religions compared to mine. I did not judge others for their beliefs, yet wondered many times if I was judging them on what they believed instead of trying to listen to them.

I hope in the new year that I will keep listening to others and rejoicing with them on their journey to self awareness in their religions. I hope that we will have great discussions on beliefs and Christianity, and that we will all walk a little closer to God.

Have a Wonderful Christmas and Merry New Year.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Busy, Busy

I recieved the most beautiful beaded Christmas ornament the other day.
The bead fringe was so soft and delicate, and the color was stunning. I have never been a fan of these type of ornaments until now. Now I want to get my hands on lots of pretty colors of glass ornaments and work on making these beaded ornaments. As if I have time for all of that.. But I do think that I will try to do a few. They may not get done until after Christmas, but I will still enjoy doing them.
I have been working on getting the web site up but have also thought about trying to get some of my work in a store near my house. Going to Etsy has also been on my mind. I really want to get some of my designs out there so that others can see them. Taking the pictures for these is what is the holdup. I never think that the photos that I take are good enough to put up onto either my web site or on Etsy.
I also have some small jewlery egg boxes that I want to get beaded. they would make great presents so that is something else that I need to put on the list . Of course this list has reached the length of my arm, so when everything gets done it will be a day for celebration.
I am also designing a cross that will have a gem stone in it and will be metal. I hope that it turns out nice. I have been working with brass and learning how to solder jumprings and other jewlery. I am hoping taht this will open other doors for my designs to get out into the world.