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Who am I?
I believe I am an intentional thought or decision that was made in the Divine Mind of God. I entered this world to experience as much as possible ie;  to play, to laugh ,cry, think and feel, to make a connection with others all the while learning and exploring the depths of God's creativity and love. I am here like we all are, to remember what we may have forgotten; our life purpose and our oneness of spirit that we share as Gods creations. I am here to share what moves me as I follow this path that is my life.  I am married for 41 years and I am a mother of four adult children.  They have grown  enough to honor me with seven grandchildren ; four girls and three boys.  I've worn many hats professionally, the most recent related to the world of Golf even tho I've never played anthing but miniature golf, lol! I have recently shifted into a creative time where I am exploring writing, sewing, trying my hands at making soap, candles and selfcare products.  I have a million ideas or more just waiting to manifest!

NEW WEBSITE! NEW PRODUCTS!

I AM PROUD TO ANNOUNCE MY NEW WEBSITE WHICH WILL BE MUCH NICER TO NAVIGATE AND CHECKOUT:
HTTP://INFINITESPIRITCRAFTSANDSOAP.COM

PLEASE VISIT ME THERE FOR ALL THE NEWEST ITEMS THAT I HAVE BEEN CREATING! I HOPE TO USE THIS BLOGSITE AS A PLACE TO TALK ABOUT MY TRIUMPHS AND MY ERRORS AS I HAPPILY NAVIGATE THE WORLD OF SOAPING! WILL ALSO BE OPEN TO OTHER AREAS OF ART AND CREATING BEAUTIFUL THINGS! THANKS SO MUCH FOR VISITING ME!

Living Your Passion

I invite the presence of God to be with me in the form of my passion. May our passions drive us to our lifes purpose.

InfiniteSpiritCraftsandSoap

InfiniteSpiritCraftsandSoap
InfiniteSpiritCraftandSoap
I WANT TO LET YOU KNOW THAT I PERSONALLY MAKE EACH AND EVERY PRODUCT ON MY SITE. I AM VERY PROUD OF USING NATURAL INGREDIENTS WITHOUT ANY ADDITIVES YOU CANNOT PRONOUNCE! I DO USE SAFE SOAP COLORANTS, SOME FROM NATURE/PLANT BASED, AND SOME FROM SAFE SOAP COLORANT OR MICA'S. MY FRAGRANCES COME MAINLY FROM 100% ESSENTIAL OILS,UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED. I HOPE YOU ENJOY MY SITE AND MY PRODUCTS!!

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Click the image below and follow me on facebook! Please "like" my page while you are there! I will periodically be running contests for free products so please follow me so you are notified of my contests and products! One of my followers just won a free LARGE jar of my Pumpkin Spice Body Butter and is in love with it! Knowing that my products make people happy puts a smile on my face! I have a bunch of new products coming up in the next week and I'm so excited to get started and get them posted! Get ready for some freebies!
Christmas Rose Bath Bar
This beautiful bath bar is made from a shea butter soap base . Pure Rose and Neroli Essential Oils have been added to give it the scent of a fresh picked rose!

Christmas Rose

Christmas Rose
VICTORIAN ROSE BATH BAR

ALL NEW VICTORIAN ROSE BATH BARS ARE MADE WITH AN ORGANIC SHEA SOAP BASE, CRUSHED ROSE PETALS, ROSEHIP OIL, AVOCADO OIL, ROSE AND GERANIUM ESSENTIAL OILS.

Victorian Rose

Victorian Rose
Victorian Rose

Victorian Rose

Victorian Rose
Victorian Rose
HIMALAYAN SEA SALT BATH BAR
THESE BEAUTIFUL BARS WERE MADE WITH AN OLIVE OIL SOAP BASE, HIMALAYAN PINK SALT, ESSENTIAL OILS OF PATCHOULI, GERANIUM, AND ROSE. HIMALAYAN PINK SALT, MINED NEAR THE BASE OF THE HIMALAYAN MOUNTAINS, SOFTENS AND SOOTHES THE SKIN. iTS NATURAL COLOR CREATES A LIGHT PINK SOAP WITHOUT ANY ADDITIONAL COLORANTS. GENTLE ENOUGH TO BE USED ON THE ENTIRE BODY, THE SOAP SMELLS LIKE A ROSE IN FULL BLOOM.

Pink Himalayan Sea Salt Bath Bars

Pink Himalayan Sea Salt Bath Bars
Pink Himalayan Sea Salt Bath Bars

HIMALAYAN SEA SALT BAR

HIMALAYAN SEA SALT BATH BAR
THESE BEAUTIFUL BARS WERE MADE WITH AN OLIVE OIL SOAP BASE, HIMALAYAN PINK SALT, ESSENTIAL OILS OF PATCHOULI, GERANIUM, AND ROSE. HIMALAYAN PINK SALT, MINED NEAR THE BASE OF THE HIMALAYAN MOUNTAINS, SOFTENS AND SOOTHES THE SKIN. iTS NATURAL COLOR CREATES A LIGHT PINK SOAP WITHOUT ANY ADDITIONAL COLORANTS. GENTLE ENOUGH TO BE USED ON THE ENTIRE BODY, THE SOAP SMELLS LIKE A ROSE IN FULL BLOOM.

Pink Himalayan Seasalt Bath Bars

Pink Himalayan Seasalt Bath Bars
Pink Himalayan Seasalt Bath Bars

What makes this super special

Boutique Style Stained Glass Bath Bar

Been busy all day! I had an order to put together, new soap to make, and the yummiest dinner to put on the table! This is my boutique stained glass soap! Made with 3 different bases, including, shea/mango, goat milk, and a clear glycerin base. The fragrance is lavender and berries.

Boutique Stain Glass Soap

Boutique Stain Glass Soap
Boutique Stained Glass Soap

Boutique Stained Glass Soap

Boutique Stained Glass Soap
Boutique Stained Glass Soap

BERGAMOT,PATCHOULI,SANDALWOOD

MENS BERGAMOT, PATCHOULI AND SANDALWOOD BATH BARS

THESE BATH BARS ARE MADE FROM 3 DIFFERENT SOAP BASES; GOAT MILK, SHEA BUTTER AND MANGO BUTTER. THEY ARE FRAGRANCED WITH ESSENTIAL OILS OF BERGAMOT, PATCHOULI AND SANDALWOOD WITH A SPLASH OF LAVENDER. LIGHTLY ADDED TO THIS IS GROUND ROSEMARY. I THINK THE GUYS IN YOUR LIFE, SONS, HUSBANDS, UNCLE, GRANDFATHERS AND FRIENDS WILL LOVE IT!

MENS Bergamot,Patchouli &Sandalwood

MENS Bergamot,Patchouli &Sandalwood
mens bergamot,patchouli &Sandalwood

mens bergamot, patchouli & Sandalwood

mens bergamot, patchouli & Sandalwood
mens bergamot, patchouli & Sandalwood
CHAMOMILE LAVENDER BAR

LAVENDER CHAMOMILE BARS

Beautiful scent of Lavender with a sprinkling of ground Chamomile and Lavender buds throughout. This soap is made from a shea butter and goat milk soap base for extra creaminess, skin conditioning, and lather.

LAVENDER CHAMOMILE

LAVENDER CHAMOMILE

LAVENDER CHAMOMILE BATH BAR

LAVENDER CHAMOMILE BATH BAR

LAVENDER CHAMOMILE

LAVENDER CHAMOMILE

Lip Balms and OTHER SOAPS

Lip Balm and Soaps

CINNAMON BUNS

MY CINNAMON BUNS ARE MADE FROM A GOAT MILK SOAP BASE, 100% NATURAL CINNAMON ESSENTIAL OIL, CINNAMON SPICE, SWEET ALMOND OIL, AND TOPPED OFF WITH A DRIZZLE OF WHITE ICING MADE FROM COCOA BUTTER. THEY LOOK AS AMAZING AS THEY SMELL!

CINNAMON BUN

CINNAMON BUN
CINNAMON BUN

cinnamon pinwheels

cinnamon pinwheels
Cinnamon Pinwheels Soap

CINNAMON PINWHEELS

MY CINNAMON PINWHEELS ARE MADE FROM A GOAT MILK SOAP BASE 100% NATURAL CINNAMON ESSENTIAL OIL, CINNAMON SPICE, SWEET ALMOND OIL, AND TOPPED OFF WITH A DRIZZLE OF WHITE ICING MADE FROM COCOA BUTTER. THEY LOOK AS AMAZING AS THEY SMELL! THEY MEASURE 3 INCHES BY 3 INCHES IN CIRCUMFERENCE.

BODY BUTTERS AND CINNAMON BUNS

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CINNAMON PINWHEELS BAR

CINNAMON PINWHEELS BAR
CINNAMON PINWHEELS SOAP

PUMPKIN SPICE SOAP

PUMPKIN PIE SPICE BAR.
HANDCRAFTED WITH LOTS OF LOVE WITH THE BEST INGREDIENTS! MY PUMPKIN SPICE SOAP WAS A HUGE HIT! MADE WITH A SHEA BUTTER SOAP BASE, PUMPKIN SPICE AND PUMPKIN SPICE ESSENTIAL OILS IT SMELLS GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT! PLEASE BUY EXTRA BECAUSE YOU KNOW YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY WON'T BE ABLE TO KEEP THEIR HANDS OFF OF YOURS!

PUMPKIN SPICE BATH BARS

PUMPKIN SPICE BATH BARS
PUMPKIN SPICE BATH BARS

PUMPKIN SPICE SUGAR SCRUB CUBES

PUMPKIN SPICE SUGAR SCRUB CUBES
PUMPKIN SPICE SUGAR SCRUB CUBES
All Natural Lip.Balm! Made with your choice of Shea or Cocoa Butter, 100% pure organic coconut oil, beeswax and Vanilla or peppermint Essential Oils. This tin holds approximately 2 ounces. Compared to a ChapStick which holds 0.15 of an ounce, you are getting much more for your $$ and all pure ingredients! Have your lips smooth and kissable soft as the cold weather starts creeping in!

ALL NATURAL LIP BALM

ALL NATURAL LIP BALM
ALL NATURAL LIP BALM!
MY ALL NATURAL LIP BALM
AS YOU CAN SEE FROM THE PICTURE, THE SIZE DIFFERENCE IS IMMENSE! THE OTHER COMPANIES SELL SMALL TO SELL MORE AND MANY USE PETROLEUM BASED PRODUCTS IN THEIRS.

MY LIP BALM VS. REGULAR CHAPSTICK

MY LIP BALM VS. REGULAR CHAPSTICK
MY LIP BALM VS REGULAR SIZE LIP STICKS

COCOA BUTTER LOTION BARS

COCOA BUTTER LOTION BARS
COCOA BUTTER LOTION BARS

FROZEN SNOWFLAKE SOAP

SNOWFLAKE FROZEN SOAP IS AVAILABLE WITHOUT A HIDDEN SURPRISE. JUST LOTS OF SOOTHING GOATMILK, TROPICAL SCENT AND OF COURSE GLITTER!

Frozen Snowflake Soap

Frozen Snowflake Soap
FROZEN SNOWFLAKE SOAP

ITALIAN RAINBOW COOKIE SOAP

Italian Rainbow (Ribbon) Cookie Soap- made with Goats Milk, sweet almond oil, and an almond Vanilla fragrance.

ITALIAN RAINBOW COOKIES

ITALIAN RAINBOW COOKIES
ITALIAN RAINBOW COOKIE SOAP

ITALIAN RAINBOW COOKIES

ITALIAN RAINBOW COOKIES
ITALIAN RAINBOW COOKIE SOAP

LEMON ICE Sugar Scrubs

Sugar CUBE Body Scrub NO mess and it smells heavenly! This is made with organic coconut oil, white sugar, lemon juice and lemon essential oil.
Pumpkin Vanilla Sugar Cube Scrub is equally scrumptious made with organic sugar and brown sugar with vanilla and pumpkin essential oils. Great seasonal scent!
One cube, cup in hands under running water to crush and rub gently over skin for moisturizing exfoliation. Each order comes with ten cubes in a air tight container! That's ten days of heaven!

PUMPKIN SPICE SUGAR SCRUB CUBES

PUMPKIN SPICE SUGAR SCRUB CUBES
PUMPKIN SUGAR SCRUB CUBES

LEMON ICE SUGAR SCRUB CUBES

LEMON ICE SUGAR SCRUB CUBES
LEMON ICE SUGAR SCRUB CUBES

PEPPERMINT SUGAR SCRUB CUBES

PEPPERMINT SUGAR SCRUB CUBES
PEPPERMINT SUGAR SCRUB CUBES

PEPPERMINT SUGAR SCRUB CUBES

PEPPERMINT SUGAR SCRUB CUBES
PEPPERMINT SUGAR SCRUB CUBES

LIP BALMS AND SOAPS

Lip Balm and Soaps

BODY BUTTER

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS BODY BUTTER!! THIS JUST WHIPPED UP TO CREAMY PERFECTION THAT SINKS RIGHT INTO YOUR SKIN. THIS BODY BUTTER IS MADE WITH COCONUT OIL AND SHEA BUTTER, IT DOESNT GET BETTER THEN THAT! RIGHT NOW I AM MAKING VANILLA, LAVENDER, AND VANILLA MINT SCENTED BODY BUTTERS, BUT YOU CAN MESSAGE ME OR FIND ME ON FACEBOOK INFINITESPIRITCRAFTSANDSOAP
IF YOU HAVE A PREFERENCE THAT ISN'T LISTED!

BODY BUTTER

BODY BUTTER
BODY BUTTER

LUXURIOUS BODY BUTTER!

LUXURIOUS BODY BUTTER!
LUXURIOUS BODY BUTTER!

VANILLA MINT BODY BUTTER

ALL NEW VANILLA MINT BODY BUTTER MADE WITH PURE SHEA BUTTER, COCONUT OIL, AND SWEET ALMOND OIL ! SCENTED WITH VANILLA AND PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OILS. THE SHEA BUTTER JUST SOAKS RIGHT IN TO YOUR WINTER SKIN AND FEELS SILKY AND GREAT! PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL BODY BUTTERS COME IN TWO SIZES AND A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY!

VANILLA MINT BODY BUTTER

VANILLA MINT BODY BUTTER
VANILLA MINT BODY BUTTER

Body Butters and Cinnamon Buns

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HONEY ROSE BATH BAR

THIS HONEY ROSE BATH BAR IS MADE WITH NOURISHING COCOA BUTTER, RAW HONEY, ROSEHIP ESSENTIAL OILS AND A SPLASH OF LAVENDAR. CRUSHED ROSE PETALS ARE ADDED FOR A BEAUTIFUL SCENT WHILE YOUR SKIN ABSORBS ALL THE HEALING AND NOURISHING PROPERTIES OF THE INGREDIENTS!

HONEY ROSE SOAP

HONEY ROSE SOAP
HONEY ROSE SOAP

HONEY ROSE

HONEY ROSE
HONEY ROSE

LIP BALMS AND SOAPS

Lip Balm and Soaps

Honey Almond Oatmeal Soap

I am so excited! I had all the ingredients envisioned in my head and how the final product would look, smell, and feel! All that was holding me up was not having received the soap molds that I ordered over a week ago! I decided I would take the plunge and use one of my bread loaf pans. I lined one with parchment paper, shiny side up, and went to work. I was so thrilled with the finished product! I love the loaf pan, the soap came out easily and the bars are all a nice size; about 4 x 3 x 1/4 thick. I can't wait to try another soap mold using this method! The Oatmeal soap is made with a Goats milk soap base which is moisturizing, ground milled oatmeal which is a gentle exfoliator, organic sweet almond oil, and raw honey.

ALMOND HONEY OATMEAL

THIS SOAP IS SO GENTLE AND CLEANSING ON YOUR SKIN WITH GROUND OATMEAL, HONEY, SWEET ALMOND OIL IN A GOAT MILK BASE. NOT OVERLY FRAGRANT SO MEN AND BOYS WILL LIKE IT TOO!

HONEY OATMEAL

HONEY OATMEAL
ALMOND HONEY OATMEAL

OATMEAL AND LAVENDAR BATH BAR

LOVE , LOVE, LOVE THIS Oatmeal and Lavendar bath bar in a pure creamy rich Goatmilk and Shea butter base. Ground whole oats and lavendar buds,RELAXING lavendar essential oil fragrance and sweet almond oil complete this soothing soap!

LAVENDER OATMEAL

LAVENDER OATMEAL
LAVENDER OATMEAL

LAVENDER ITEMS

LAVENDER ITEMS

LIP BALMS AND OTHER SOAPS

Lip Balm and Soaps

BODY BUTTERS ,CINNAMON BUNS AND STAINED GLASS BOUTIQUE BARS

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KIDS MENU

KIDS SOAPS

CHILDRENS SOAP

ALL YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTERS IN OUR CHILDRENS SOAPS! I MAKE ALL OF MY PRODUCTS MYSELF AND EACH BAR IS HANDCRAFTED AND DESIGNED BY ME. I ALWAYS USE NATURAL INGREDIENTS. MOST OF THE CHILDRENS SOAPS ARE MADE WITH SHEA BUTTER AND GLYCERIN SOAP BASES WITH ADDED FRAGRANCE OR ESSENTIAL OILS!
STAR WARS THE FORCE AWAKENS

ALL NEW STAR WARS FIGURES SOAPS!
THESE SOAPS ARE MADE WITH SHEA BUTTER SOAP BASE AND GLYCERIN, WITH A HOLIDAY CANDY SCENT! STAY TUNED FOR MORE STAR WARS FIGURES AND SOAP!!

STAR WARS DESERT ROBOTS

STAR WARS DESERT ROBOTS
STAR WARS DESERT ROBOTS

STAR WARS FIGHTER PILOT

STAR WARS FIGHTER PILOT
STAR WARS FIGHTER PILOT BATH SOAP

STAR WARS SCOUT TROOPER

STAR WARS SCOUT TROOPER
STAR WARS SCOUT TROOPER BATH SOAP

star wars battle ships

star wars battle ships
STAR WARS BATTLE SHIPS SOAP

STAR WARS SOAP!

KIDS SOAPS- STAR WARS
THESE NEW THOMAS THE TRAIN SOAPS ARE MADE WITH PURE GLYCERIN SOAP AND FRAGRANCED WITH VANILLA, PEPPERMINT AND SWEET ALMOND ESSENTIAL OILS. THE TRAINS ARE UNDER THE SEA! YOUR KIDS WILL WASH EXTRA WELL TO GET TO THE TRAIN!

THOMAS THE TRAIN UNDER THE SEA

THOMAS THE TRAIN UNDER THE SEA
THOMAS THE TRAIN UNDER THE SEA

thomas the train under the sea

thomas the train under the sea
Thomas The Train Under The Sea

THOMAS THE TRAIN UNDER THE SEA

THOMAS THE TRAIN UNDER THE SEA
THOMAS THE TRAIN UNDER THE SEA
Glittering Snowflake Bath Bars with a hidden surprise for the young ladies and girls! Inside each bar is a one size fits all (stretch) beaded bracelet wrapped and waiting to be discovered! You can also buy this soap without the bracelets or jewelry. Don't worry boys, I am working on special soap surprises for you too!

These Snowflake Frozen Soaps hold a hidden surprise! Each snowflake has a girls beaded bracelet (stretch) wrapped up inside. The soap is made with a goat milk SOAP base, a tropical scent (Florida snow) with glitter throughout.

FROZEN SNOWFLAKE SOAP

FROZEN SNOWFLAKE SOAP
FROZEN SNOWFLAKE SOAP

KIDS MENU

KIDS SOAPS
ALL NEW LITTLE GIRLS SNOWFLAKE SOAP!

Soap is made with pure shea butter soap base and a touch of clear glycerin to color the top of each sparkley snowflake! Inside each one you will find either a bracelet or necklace for a dear little girl! I cannot guarantee whether you will get the bracelet or the necklace, but I can tell you which color snowflake has which design! The YELLOW SNOWFLAKE holds either a bracelet or necklace with a cute little owl.
The RED SNOWFLAKE holds either a bracelet or necklace with multi color hearts.
The PURPLE SNOWFLAKE holds either a bracelet or a necklace with a cupcake charm!
If you buy both of one color you are guaranteed to get both necklace and bracelet set!

SNOWFLAKE JEWELRY SOAP

SNOWFLAKE JEWELRY SOAP
SNOWFLAKE JEWELRY SOAP

LITTLE GIRLS HEARTS NECKLACE OR BRACELT

LITTLE GIRLS HEARTS NECKLACE OR BRACELT
HEARTS NECKLACE OR BRACELET SNOWFLAKE

LITTLE GIRLS CUPCAKE JEWELRY

LITTLE GIRLS CUPCAKE JEWELRY
SNOWFLAKE CUPCAKE SOAP

LITTLE GIRLS JEWELRY SNOWFLAKES

LITTLE GIRLS JEWELRY SNOWFLAKES
OWL NECKLACE AND BRACELET

FUN SOAP FOR THE KIDS!

BATHTIME FUN FOR THE KIDS !

New ways to inspire bath time for the children! They will be sure to come out squeaky clean in their attempts to rescue one of the toy figures encased in glycerin SOAP, each with a unique non irritating and gentle scent. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TOYS AND ITEMS INSIDE THE CHILDRENS SOAP MAY PRESENT A CHOKING HAZARD! NOT INTENDED FOR CHILDREN UNDER 3 YEARS OF AGE.

Kids Character Soap

Kids Character Soap
Kids Character Soaps

MINNIE SOAP

MINNIE SOAP IS MADE FROM PURE GLYCERIN SOAP BASE AND HAS A LIGHT VANILLA FRAGRANCE.

MINNIE SOAP

MINNIE SOAP
MINNIE SOAP

MICKEY SOAP

MICKEY SOAP IS MADE FROM A GLYCERIN SOAP BASE AND HAS A LIGHT ROSEHIP ESSENTIAL OIL FRAGRANCE

MICKEY SOAP

MICKEY SOAP
MICKEY SOAP

DONALD SOAP

DONALD SOAP IS MADE WITH PURE GLYCERIN SOAP BASE AND HAS A LIGHT PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL FRAGRANCE

DONALD SOAP

DONALD SOAP
DONALD SOAP

hot wheels gift soap

HOT WHEELS GIFT SOAP!

I currently have four bars of HOT WHEELS SURPRISE (wrapped) children's SOAP! This is made with Shea Butter and Glycerin soap- with essential oils of tangerine and mixed berry and citrus essential oils. Your children will smell good enough to eat while getting clean with safe soap and a surprise toy inside! PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF THREE AS IT CAN BE A CHOKING HAZARD!!

KIDS HOTWHEELS CAR SOAP

KIDS HOTWHEELS CAR SOAP
KIDS HOTWHEEL GIFT SOAP

HOT WHEELS GIFT SOAP

HOT WHEELS GIFT SOAP
HOT WHEELS GIFT SOAP

HOT WHEELS GIFT SOAP

HOT WHEELS GIFT SOAP
HOT WHEELS GIFT SOAP

KIDS MENU

KIDS SOAPS

NEW PRODUCTS

SOAPS AND SUCH

PICK YOUR LOTION BAR!



Lotion Bars are made with:
100% Pure beeswax
100% Organic Coconut Oil
100% Pure Sweet Almond Oil
100% Pure Shea Butter or Cocoa Butter
Vanilla Essential Oil

These are both loaded with healing properties for your skin and feel extra silky on! I'm pretty sure you are going to love them as much as I do.

LOTION BARS

ALL NATURAL LOTION BARS

ALL NATURAL LOTION BARS
LAVENDAR & VANILLA LOTION BARS

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Do you have Martha syndrome?

Sink, Swim or Worry




A month ago my granddaughter Elizabeth would not swim without a child size tube/float around her waist. She was always terrified of sinking under water. She was unlike her older brother Andrew, who at the age of one, was jumping in the family pool and happily swimming underwater. One day I plunged my head underwater to see whether he was struggling and found him smiling back at me with his pearly whites as if he was trained at Sea World! Fearless!

Last week Elizabeth , who had recently graduated to “swimmies” that are inflated with air and go over the forearms decided it was time to toss them to the side as she he yelled, “ Look Grandma!", while sliding down the ladder at the deep end of the pool. A stunningly proud moment to be sure, albeit a scary one for Grandma. Today she turned four years old, who knows what the next great feat will be?

As I watch her play and dare new things, a part of me feels light and joyful. In her innocence, spontaneity and boundless energy, she helps me appreciate life. Elizabeth lives each moment as it is meant to be lived, fully and consciously.

I sit writing this at 3 am because I cannot sleep. I like Martha in the bible, must worry. How will I pay the bills? How will my husbands back surgery go? Will I ever get a job? What clothes do I even have to wear if I do? Should I clean the car, garage, refrigerator, and attic? Have a garage sale? Is there anything even worth selling? The grass needs to be cut too, I should do that tomorrow.

Will I ever feel life is good again or will it just be a continuation of my “To Do List” which consists of worries for today and every day thereafter?

Martha wanted help while she fretted over dinner preparations, but Jesus’ answer was “Martha, Martha, you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:41   More to say about Martha's contributions in a later post.

Mary was in the right place at the right time. She in that moment was listening and spending time with Jesus. Like my granddaughter Elizabeth, Mary was fully immersed in the moment. Like Elizabeth, Mary reminds me where I need to be when I am feeling overwhelmed, anxious, and discouraged. I need to be immersed, and totally submerged in Gods word. Fearless in Gods love and promises TODAY. Grateful for how He keeps me afloat NOW, and joyful in every new attempt in successfully growing closer in trust of his divine providence each and every moment.

P.S.- Since I have posted this I have through the grace of God received a job, and my husband is recovering from back surgery. Things are not perfect as the world defines it, or problem free, but God is a merciful and loving God <3

By : Theresa Scibelli

3 comments:

Scibzmasta said...

Its true, and its a lesson I've learned over and over again throughout stages of life. I feel like I'm "losing the race", like my feet are behind and my eyes and my hopes are stuck in concern for the unknown future. Well, that future comes one way or the other, and things are going to change. Always will- and when they do I glance back at what life was like when I last felt like I was "losing the race", and that seems like an infinitely amazing time period that I was too blind to see the beauty and joy in. Why was I unable to see it at that time? Human nature I guess. We take so much for granted.

theresa said...

"Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you. Keep straight the path of your feet, and all your ways will be sure."
- Proverbs 4:25-26
I think when we are keeping our "eyes looking directly forward, and our gaze straight before us" it means focus on the goal. When we look backwards we focus on the safety of the past and the fear of the unknown.

McGuyver said...

My worries about the future have never come to pass the way I had imagined therefore it's safe to classify my worrying as fantasy. None the less I still succumb to it. Thank you for the reminder Theresa that my best weapon is the living word of God. Allow me to share a few verses that have help boost me out of the vortex of worry. 8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Philippians 4 . God bless and he really does love you.