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Happy Feast Day Saint Therese of the Child Jesus!
In honor of the feast day of St. Therese of the Child Jesus I would like to share a link of prayers to her and also to share with you that many years ago, I had prayed to her for an answer in my life and hours later, was answered by her by receiving a dozen red roses while I was at work as a physical therapist assistant! She clearly told me what it was that I was to do and I have always been dedicated to her since that time. Please enjoy the link and the many prayers that are attached and believe in her intercession on our behalf . http://sttherese.com/Prayers.html
The holiday season is upon us, and while it may strike chords of happiness and family togetherness, for many it is a lonely time and brings on severe depression.
What of those who have no family to enjoy? For some, even the invitation from a neighbor or someone else's family, makes them feel like an orphan in the worst sense; rejected, unwanted, and unloved by their "natural " family if they have one, and a charity case at best.
Growing up as blessed as I was, holidays were always at home with my parents, four sisters and four brothers. Once married, with four children of our own, it was wonderful to carry on that tradition, and to relieve our parents of the work of feeding and entertaining.
This morning I turned to my book* of daily readings *.
It highlighted 10 key biblical promises that the reader was instructed to "Memorize, Remember, and Treasure".
Number 1 was; "I Am Adopted" with the reference to Ephesians 1:5, and this is the one I would …
I had said in a previous blog that I would share more ways you can use some of the ingredients I used for the sunspot face serum, so here goes!
I found a recipe online for these lotion bars which are lotion, NOT soap! They are just the right amount of creamy for me, but you can adjust the recipe to make it creamier or harder. The idea is, when you rub them against your warm skin they melt just enough to condition and protect your skin.
I got my recipe out and all the things I would need in advance so I wouldn't be running around trying to find things at the last minute.
For this recipe I used 100% filtered beeswax, shea butter, organic coconut oil, and lavendar essential oil for fragrance, although you dont have to add fragrance but if you decide you want to you can choose any essential oil you prefer or just pure vanilla extract which I may try next time.
I bought two solid blocks of beeswax here:
What I would do different next time is buy beeswax pastilles by the pound li…
In an earlier post I shared my beeswax candlemaking experience. I went by a receipe that called for 1.5 pounds of beeswax to 1 cup of coconut oil. Sounded good, wouldn't melt as hot as pure beeswax and was for beginners. I didn't realize at the time that there were different wicks for different waxes and different size candles! I had already ordered some #2 all cotton wicks so I was going to wing it!
I put this off as long as possible, I guess out of fear! I was having too much fun with my soaps anyway. Well, two out of 4 candles cracked in the wax. I'm still not sure why? I tried looking up what I could do to salvage the two with the crack in the wax. Didn't find much help. I stumbled across another website that makes beautiful pure beeswax candles:http://www.quietlightcandles.com/
A little bit about them here; In June of 1999 we were transplanted from Holy Nativity Convent in Boston, one of the country's largest producers of 100% pure beeswax tapers.…