Friday, April 17, 2009

Recipe For Jewelry Cleaner

Mix together these simple everyday household items:

2 tablespoons liquid hand soap
1 cup water
1/2 teaspoon ammonia

Add a drop of food coloring to make it look pretty, and store in a clean glass jar.

How To Use:

Briefly soak jewelry in the cleaner, rinse with water, and pat dry with soft cloth.
This can be used on gold, silver, and costume jewelry.

Do Not Use on opal, other porous stones or pearls!!!!!

This jewelry cleaner recipe came from Debbie Sosa of BeadBewitched on Etsy and ArtFire! She says that she made this cleaner over a year ago and it is still working! Thank you for sharing this idea with us Debbie!


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Legend of the Dogwood Tree

When Christ was on earth, the dogwood grew

To a towering size with a lovely hue.

Its branches were strong and interwoven,

And for Christ's cross its timbers were chosen.

Being distressed at the use of this wood

Christ made a promise that still holds good.

"Not ever again shall the dogwood grow

To be large enough for a tree, and so

Slender and twisted it shall always be

With cross-shaped blossoms for all to see.

The petals shall have bloodstains marked in brown

And in the blossoms' center a thorny crown.

All who see it will think of me,

Nailed to a cross from a dogwood tree.

Protected and cherished this tree shall be

A reflection to all of my agony."

Saturday, April 11, 2009

The Jelly Bean Prayer

Red is for the blood He gave.
Green is for the grass He made.
Yellow is for the sun so bright.
Orange is for the edge of night.
Black is for the sins we made.
White is for the grace He gave.
Purple is for His hour of sorrow.
Pink is for our new tomorrow.
A jar full of jelly beans so colorful and sweet;
is a prayer, is a promise, is a loved one's treat.

Have a blessed Easter!

Friday, April 10, 2009

A thought for the day....

Talent in God given. Be humble.

Fame is man-given. Be grateful.

Conceit is self-given. Be careful.

~John Wooden

former UCLA basketball coach

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Thoughts to pass on....

If you are impatient, sit down quietly and talk with Job.

If you are just a little strong-headed, go see Moses.

If you are getting weak-knee'd, take a good look at Elijah.

If there is no song in your heart, listen to David.

If your faith is below par, read Paul.

If you are getting lazy, watch James.

If you are losing sight of the future, climb up the stairs of Revelation, and get a glimpse of the Promise.

Elegantly yours.....