I’ve been scanning through my facebook updates and am impressed at how many people feel the need to comment about today being a Monday. I understand that. One person said “Good news – there’s no full moon this week. Bad news – it’s still Monday.” Another person cracked me up with a picture of a little dog laid out on his back and the caption reads: “Please don’t tell me it’s Monday. I can’t face it!”
I thank God for Mondays. I’ll bet you never heard anyone say that before, but it’s true. Monday used to mean “not work again!” Now it means: “Oh Lord, you are so good in your mercy! Thank you for another day.” I say that with a truly grateful heart. There was a time when I wasn’t sure there would be one more day. When I woke up the morning after I was a victim of an assult, and found myself still in one piece, “Thank you for one more day” was on my heart and lips without any prior contemplation. It was an automatic thought so profound that even the bed I was lying in shook, and afterwards, my mind and heart were open to Him . . . finally. That day was November 3, 1992. I can’t say everything has been perfect since then; life is an uphill, then down hill ride. What I can tell you is that unless your heart (or spirit) is broken, you won’t know what love truly is. That’s just the way it is. Even the Bread (Jesus) had to be broken before it could be completely given! I had my heart broken many times before, and many times since my conversion experience. Nevertheless, it was that one moment in time, my thank -you -for-another-day moment, that made all the difference in the world for me. In that moment, I experienced the Father’s love. Not just experienced it, but was open to it and received it. And His mercy, too. And comfort, and healing, and so much love. I’ll never forget it. I am still so thankful.
So, C’mon Monday! Gimme all you’ve got!
Ok, time for a shameless plug!!
I heard of people crocheting with fine wire before and wondered how they did it. My mother tried countless times to teach me how to crochet, but it never ‘took’. Even after I grew up! I tried and tried, but I could never keep the right tension, keep count of my stitches, and so forth. Surely you know how it is, right? I can knit. So one day, I was fooling around with some wire and knitting needles and I started threading them with beads and semi-precious stone chips. Wow! I was amazed! My experiment actually turned out to be quite pretty. Dare I say beautiful? I fell in love with knitting wire and experimenting with different stones, beads, crystals, charms, etc. I’ve posted some pictures below of some braceletsw/cuffs I made with a little wire and some baubles. If you see something you like, please go to my etsy store and look around. www.etsy.com/shop/nanaspocket
jasper chips and beads
amethyst chips – my favorite!
bronze, gold plated, and glass pearl beads
Gorgeous sodalite, silverplated beads, and silvertone charms
Cherry quartz – yummy!