Thursday, December 26, 2013

Mountainous Blessings, Oh Ye of Little Faith

christmas blessings tree


  I hope you all have had a good Christmas! Ours was very happy and blessed. And I was so relieved to finally be able to give the family their gifts. Whew. That's the downfall of always buying Christmas gifts throughout the year--by the time Christmas is close, you're just dying to give them out. And all the sugar you consume throughout the holiday season only pushes us dangerously closer to the brink. ;)

  The New Year will be here before we know it.  These last days will fly by. And so much has happened, just in this last quarter of the year--unbelievable. Got a new job that I just fell in love with, had my first sales in my shop (more on that later), interviewed Candace Rose from The Great Affair, got further in my work with my new book.

  And then I had to quit my job. Due to a accident in the family, I was no longer able to get back and forth. The 23rd was my last day. I was so grateful that my dad was fine (he was in a wreck), but after the reality of what the loss of the car would mean came closer, I was a bit bitter. I loved this job so much, but then I realized it was a blessing. I realized it was a way of God moving me forward in other things that needed my attention now. It's going to be hard--I'm a person that needs that constant action in my work--but I know for once in my life this is exactly where I meant to be.
  And I realized something else. No matter how well I  know my Bible, and tell myself that I know (more like hoping) what I'm supposed to be doing, I really don't. I thought, "I know it says to keep faith, to have hope, God will take care of you." Then I realized that all that I have been feeling lately, even in the middle of my blessings, was a sort of despair. I DO believe that the future is out there, that there is something waiting for me--but I realized that underneath all that I had a despair that felt like I would just never escape the bubble that my life feels to be--to have been for the past ten years. And I'm so desperate to break out. Then the other evening I realize I am that one in the story, that one that Jesus says of, "Oh ye of little faith". Why? Why should I have this despair? Despair is something we hold or let go of. I don't want to be the one of little faith. I want to be one of those people whose faith moves mountains. And sometimes the mountain that needs to be moved is Time. But like all things, that too changes. It has its seasons. That is God's law. So I will have faith, even though I know these days will be hard. They will be so hard. But faith is a belief in the heart without which the soul is not complete. And, for now,

  This is exactly where I'm meant to be. 

  I can get back to work on my book, attention that it needs. Get back to my endless studying, and making connections. I'm already making plans. Especially for my garden. That's one thing I missed while having a job. I had less time to tend my beloved flowers. My garden is one thing that never disappoints me--it may not fulfill every hope, but it never fails to be beautiful, to stretch to the sun. No matter how merciless the season. I have already ordered new flowers for 2014--finally got flowers that I have been dying to have/have again. And the star of my new year garden aspirations--White Licorice Floribunda Rose. What a beautiful yellow! I've wanted a sweet yellow rose for a long time. I wanted a Gold Medal yellow rose, but I realized I couldn't in good confidence try to grow a climber in a large pot. So that will be kept for another time. Hopefully when I have a place of my own--because I do LOVE that rose. But White Licorice--what a lovely flower. I'm going to be doting on it next year, I just know. I'm going to be doting on my whole garden. Can't wait to get my hands in the dirt, and it's just December. I need a greenhouse. I really do. Or a room in the house to just fill with indoor plants.
  Other flowers are zinnias, pansies, foxgloves, forget-me-nots, sunflowers, and...hmm. I know I'm forgetting one. No I'm not. I just probably feel like I should have gotten more. Can't wait to see how next year's garden turns out! 
  To see how things turn out in general.

As for my other news...a Clearance Sale!!

  I've decided to do a clearance sale for my shop, before putting it on vacation mode so I can have a period of rest to regroup myself. So any purchase is going for 50% off! And items range from $11 to $49! I greatly suggest if you have been eying anything in my shop, now is the time to snatch it up! Just be sure to remember the discount code, TRANSCLEARANCE2013!

Click here to visit my shop, Transcendence Designs.


clearance jewelry sets



  And for last...the upcoming interview with Candace Rose of The Great Affair!

 
Candace Rose
Candace, in Mumbai
I have enjoyed the process immensely, and I have learned so much! She has been through Europe, New Zealand, India--her stories are always uplifting and fun! Keep an eye out for the upcoming interview post!!


  ~Miss Cocoa Latte

P.S. I'm also going to do a post soon of a bunch of fun Christmas pictures I've taken over the season, after I figure out the best ones! So don't miss that!

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