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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 felt it creeping inside of me, very gradually; day by day it grew a little stronger. I had a strong sense of uneasiness not knowing why or where it was coming from. As I searched myself for the source, it seemed to be growing into every encounter, conversation and expression, verbal or otherwise. I have so much to be grateful for and yet everything and everyone I have counted as blessings began to feel like they were part of the problem. I was short on patience and tolerance, and growing strong on grumpiness and criticism. Mumbling to myself was a troubling warning sign. What’s wrong with me? Is it my hormones? Could I possibly have had that many “bad” days in a row?
I listened to a podcast by Joyce Meyer about having an attitude adjustment as I scrolled thru another website looking at spring clothing. Ha! There was my answer. I need to adjust my attitude, and quickly, before this monster of grumpiness engulfs me completely. Gratitude is my only escape. Thank you Lord, for the roof…
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…