Candles Decor, Have Fun, Bring Light

Pearls and Twigs Candle Decor

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We often think that decorations have to be expensive and all come out of a box, but sometimes if we can muster up the patience and love, we can create beautiful pieces for the season and bring a beautiful light to our home, heart and lives, keeping in mind the true light of the season, Christ.  May this poem give light to you.

 

Christmas Candle Poem

Getting Creative and Bonding

Holiday Decor You Can Easily Create

The holidays can be a time of stress, of running around and shopping for gifts It can really lose the significance of the season. Think about it.  It is supposed to be about Christ, about bonding with those we care about, sharing love and light with those we care about.  Somehow, Advent preparing for the season of light and love, and redemption has gotten lost in the commercial, in the craziness of activities of running around.  What if instead of all of that we came together to create decorations with the family, with friends?  What if we all agreed homemade gifts instead of fancy store bought gifts, just for this year?  What if?  Here are some ideas for that. 

Quote and Reflection

CS Lewis Monkey Bar Quote

Letting Go in order to move forward, scary prospect for me, very scary.  My dad let go of me, left when I was a kid, and twice when I was a kid I got left behind in a crowded street, so letting go is a scary prospect for me.  Trusting completely in the unfamiliar, wow, big leap of faith. 

However, something has been shifting.  I created my youtube channel and started trusting God that somehow, someone who could help me be what I was supposed to be and do what I was supposed to do would hear my music and I was contacted by people who if auditions go well will be my artistic reps.  I am promoting my youtube channel and this blog diligently.  One of my youtube videos got over 20,000 views, another over 8,000 and still another over 5,000.  Once I have artistic representation, and trusting that one of my several prayers is answered, I will no longer have my own space, place and will have to see about someone to be around for my mom and I will have to do so without guilt.  I will have to be ok with building a life of my own, will have to let go of this not very healthy co-dependent relationship mom and I have, that has kept me from growing on many levels.  Doesn’t mean I don’t love her.  This also means putting myself in a spotlight position, something I really have been weary of thinking what if I am not good enough in comparison to the others out there, but that is silly.  It is not about in comparison to others because we are each just supposed to be the best me we are created to be by the creator, staying within His boundaries, and as long as we focus on that, we are going to be fine. 

What about the relationship area of things?  On twitter I have had several gentlemen friend me and come on with in my face flirting using babe and baby, stuff like that right from the get go, which I don’t like plus I really was not looking for love on twitter or anything like that on twitter, and am not.  One message was very sweet, polite and I thought, open up to at lease friendship, this person is being polite, they are not being disrespectful, they are being polite, so let them know you are find with friendship and see what happens and when I did they didn’t retreat.  It may die out after a few messages, or it may be that at some point, since they reside in NY State, we actually meet and a great friendship develops.  I decided to take a chance, to meditate, pray and take a chance.  If at any point I get a sense of something not right, I block them. 

I am letting go and trusting in the Lord to guide me through this journey, just like I am trusting Him and the Holy Spirit, along with scripture to guide me through the journey of my career and vocation.  I am letting go, not in a sense of being reckless, all due diligence will still apply, but I am not running or shutting down, hiding from life because of stuff in the past.  Yes, stuff will  have to change, stuff will have to be let go of etc… and that’s okay.

Amen

Quote and Relection

Deepest Pain Greatest Calling

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When I say that the fibroymyalgia has in a way turned out to be a great blessing some might think “she’s nuts”.  When I saw this quote, I thought, yeah, that’s me.

As I reached the 50 year age mark, the fibromyalgia not letting, coming back stronger than ever after seeming to have calmed down, I really decided it was time to focus on what I wanted to do with my life, what my calling was, and so I decided I needed to really focus.  I wanted to focus on the artistic and also on inspiring and motivating.  If I had not had the fibromyalgia crisis, I may not have come to this point, revamped my internet presence, left only youtube and this blog as my platforms and venues for sharing my gifts, talents.  I wold be still like a palm tree swaying here and there, not confident in the gift given to me by the Lord or fully in him to move forward with my calling.  Also, I am going to be looking to a faith venue that really speaks to me as an artist to use my gifts as an artist in faith.  While pain and struggle are never something we should actively seek, that does not mean it can not serve as a way to focus an unfocused life or help us to reach a level of understanding we did not have before if we can get past, let go of anger, resentment all that stuff.

Amen

Thank You and What’s Up?

Garden

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Thank you for the feedback, it’s much appreciated, the comments, feedback.  As always, thank you for keeping it positive.  What is going on with everything?

My fibormyalgia is kicking up a storm, creating fatigue blood pressure issues etc.., doc even wants me to have a sleep apnea study done, so life continues to throw boomerangs and such, but life marches

  • Check out my youtube channel and that it can uplift, inspire, even bring a bit of healing to your life.  In regards to my youtube, I will recording a series of holiday poems, songs for the holiday.  I of course will start with Thanksgiving, then Advent and Christmas.
  • I am going to get involved with a nearby church that has a thriving arts ministry, and is very prayer oriented.
  • I am going to keep promoting and I hope that this  blog is a true inspiration and you will become a premium member.
  • I am going to see about organizing live events artistic and perhaps seminars as well. 
  • I am going to pray, do a lot of that.

I will keep you posted, God Bless.