Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Phil 4:6-7

Friday, February 14, 2014

Love, Love, Love

There is a new rosary in my shop, just in time for LOVE day...a sweet reminder of our Mary (vs Martha) love on this special day.

PS. The Proceeds from the rosary go to our local Pregnancy Decision Health Center, a great pro-life organization,

Martha And Mary

Martha her love and joy expressed
By care to entertain her guest;
While Mary sat to hear her Lord,
And could not bear to lose a word.
The principle in both the same,
Produced in each a different aim;
The one to feast the Lord was led,
The other waited to be fed. 

But Mary chose the better part,
Her Saviour's words refreshed her heart;
While busy Martha angry grew,
And lost her time and temper too. 

With warmth she to her sister spoke,
But brought upon herself rebuke;
One thing is needful, and but one,
Why do thy thoughts on many run? 

How oft are we like Martha vexed,
Encumbered, hurried, and perplexed!
While trifles so engross our thought,
The one thing needful is forgot. 

Lord teach us this one thing to choose,
Which they who gain can never lose;
Sufficient in itself alone,
And needful, were the world our own. 

Let groveling hearts the world admire,
Thy love is all that I require!
Gladly I may the rest resign,
If the one needful thing be mine! 

John Newton


  1. That Rosary is so beautiful, Barbara! And I love that poem!! Happy St. Valentine's Day!

  2. Agreed. I love them both. What a sweet rosary!

  3. That rosary is so beautiful! You have such a talent.

  4. so i am loving your shop, and can i just say...i tried to help at my church and make the twine chaplets for a local hospital to use for patients getting an MRI....i imagined sitting prayerfully while making these...
    instead...i was so bad at it....got so frustrated...might have said a few choice words...and after only making 10 chaplets that were UNFINISHED...i needed confession.

    YOU have a talent!

  5. Love, love, love that rosary!

    I've been using the rosary you made for me, and my boys just ooh and aaah over it's beauty. My younger son came to me and asked "Are those real diamonds?" I just love your craftsmanship--it is just so well made. It is a joy to pray with it!


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