once again, my latest rosary… The center depicts the Agony in the Garden on the front, and the Resurrection on the back. I used red multifaceted glass crystal beads.
I really love this one.
Our Blessed Lady will be featured in a number of my upcoming rosaries; I am waiting for the beads (pale blue and deep violet).
Goodness, I can hardly wait to open my etsy shop! Every day I eagerly await the arrival of the mailman. Hopefully, I shall soon have the registration number I need for my business account, as well as the various odds and ends I require before I can officially open the shop.
Each time I make a rosary, I feel that I am doing a small, beautiful thing for the Lord… I am capable of small gestures of affection, at least; it encourages me.
I am rather introverted, and a certain amount of solitude is vital to me. I have often berated myself for not being more gregarious, as if my solitary nature made me a poor Christian, but I think there is room for all sorts of flowers in God’s garden… Because I am energized by solitude, and tend to seek it, I have the quiet temperament that seems essential to being a writer. I believe that rosary making has been the Lord’s way of upholding me, of blessing my solitude… The handiwork has been a source of balance to me, and great joy. It is as though the Lord whispered in my ear, “I have the perfect task for you.” And those who use my rosaries will be comforted…
I have another beautiful illustration to show you, a piece I commissioned from my talented friend Ben Wu, and it expresses what I always try to do, as best I can… It is the foundation of my life.
You see how the Lord is doing all the work… I cannot lift that cross; I am not particularly strong. But I can hold it… I can touch a shoulder quietly, unobtrusively.
I am His, and that is the whole of me.
Logospilgrim, the quiet professor