4 reasons I have ignored my blog

Somehow the year has just flown by, and I have hardly touched this blog! Do I have a good reason why I haven’t been posting regularly? Not really, but I do have 4 flimsy reasons, and you can use these same excuses for just about anything.

There are many reasons to start writing a blog and there are just as many reasons not to start blogging, or to start one and then ignore it.

One article I read recently focused on getting out to meet other people instead of blogging, which kind of reinforced my recent thoughts about finding local businesses who would carry my Vampire Diaries earrings and bracelet or my handmade rosaries.

That right there would require face to face meetings, and I could probably come up with the same 4 reasons not to solicit!!

Ignore blog
Hit the Ignore blog button on your keyboard

4 reasons I have ignored my blog lately

  1. I have an appointment – that is always a good reason! A doctor appointment, an appointment with the BEACH, a dinner date, you name it!
  2. I just don’t feel like it – this is one of my top reasons, and it is associated with number 3
  3. Takes too much time – it really does take a lot of time, no matter how easy everyone says it is! First you have to write, then look up keywords and think of cool ways to illustrate because some people only look at the pictures!
  4. FREE HBO/Cinemax weekend! – that’s right, because watching a new flick is always a good reason not to blog or do anything ­čÖé

These 4 reasons are so generic that you can use them for just about anything!!

I do like to share ideas, and new cool beads and I will continue to do that. But somehow this year has just slipped past me. I really just wrote this little article to kind of apologize for not posting much lately.

What are your reasons for not blogging? Are they the same reasons for not beading or not exercising? Or not doing anything?  Comments are welcome!

My calling: making prayer beads and rosaries

It is time to tell this story, believe it or not, about my calling: making Prayer Beads and Rosaries. I truly believe I was called to make Prayer Beads and Rosaries and perhaps others have experienced this same calling. Those who have been called may be able to relate to parts of this story.

Saved from addiction

Many years ago I began a spiritual relationship with God when He saved me from addiction to drugs and alcohol.

I had been┬áraised in the Protestant Church, so I had basic religious instruction, but it didn’t really mean anything to me until I began my recovery and had a specific spiritual experience.

Once I was on the sober path┬áI began opening my mind to seeking and finding out more about God’s purpose for me, learning to ask for direction, and how to listen for His instruction.

This was a very personal relationship that I didn’t share with too many people, I just went about my life in recovery and was blessed to have a renewed interest from childhood in beads and beading as a replacement for my destructive obsessions.

The calling to make prayer beads

Being of an entrepreneurial mindset AND obsessive, I began buying and selling beads and jewelry findings, and also making jewelry to wear and share with family and friends. This became a little side business and pretty successful.

I had a website and an eBay store that provided additional income. I was looking at my website one day and thought:

“what else could I add to my current selections?”

Then out of nowhere a voice in my head quietly and firmly said:

“Prayer Beads”

What a great idea!! But I really knew nothing about Prayer Beads, since they were not used in the churches where I grew up. So I started to learn and educate myself by looking up the different types of prayer beads and how to make them.

Anglican Prayer Beads
Amethyst Anglican prayer bead style rosary

Making Prayer Beads and Rosaries

It took me several years to put this divine idea into action, and even though I still sell beads, and make other types of jewelry, making Rosaries and Christian jewelry pieces are my constant and consistent thoughts.

I would like to say that every set of beads I make are inspired, and maybe in some way they are, but all are meticulously created and infused with my loving intentions.

Christian Earrings
Praying Hands Christian Earrings
Listening to God

I have done much reading and have acquired spiritual knowledge of all kinds from different faiths, and know that God (no matter what name you call Him) is constantly “streaming” out love, guidance and direction to everyone. We have to be tuned to the right “frequency” so to speak, to receive and accept these heavenly “transmissions”.

There is so much “chatter” in our world that blocks out this communication from God, but learning to pray and focus the mind on Him is a good way to start listening.

Prayer and Rosary Beads are a physical and beautiful tool to use for prayer. A reminder of this important way to communicate with and worship our Heavenly Father.

I am sure that I am not alone in this calling, if you also feel like you have been called I hope you will leave a comment below.