I would just wildly guess that most of us are ready for Spring to arrive after all the snow we have received all over the place!
In late February we finally got a few snow days up North and it seems like the polar vortex took over the whole US with a lot of never experienced hardship down South. Hope all you guys have survived without too much damage.... Prayers to all for sure!
Event: Sartell Farmers Winter Market (NotesNBling & Warren's Sauce)
Day: Saturday, March 6
Time: 10 am - 1 pm
Where: Sartell Community Center, 850 19th Street South
Town: Sartell, MN
Event: Pot-O-Gold Vendors Market. (NotesNBling)
Day: Saturday, March 13
Time: 10 am - 4 pm
Where: Smith's Central Weddings & Events,
3315 Pearl Street
Town: McHenry, IL
My daughter Cindy & friends are hosting this event
and I'm so thrilled to be back for it this year with
NotesNBling showcasing my jewelry line!
Event: 12 Hour Minnesota 24/7 BURN (Music)
Day: Saturday, March 20
Time: 9am - 9 pm. (our worship set will be 1-3 pm)
Where: Harvest Fellowship Church, 400 2nd Ave. N
Town: Sauk Rapids, MN
February pretty much was spent indoors with the exception of the Winter Farmer's Market. Of course that day was the first day of the polar vortex! Despite the coldness it was a busy day and we were able to sell.
I'm excited I sold one necklace to a good customer who has eyed said necklace for almost two years, wanting it but always choosing something else she liked even more. Well after all this time she got it! She was so excited it was still there (so apparently it was meant just for her)!! It amazes me sometimes why things stick around for a long time on my displays but also have had the feeling with some pieces they are to be there until that ONE person comes along who it's supposed to belong to! I'm thrilled this necklace is now being enjoyed by the person who has wanted it for so long!
It's been nice to also have gotten a few custom orders which brought much joy to those who requested them!
The photos below are my setup at the Winter Farmers Market at the Community Center in Sartell. The middle is a custom earring request and the last is a new choker design I have available.
WORD OF ENCOURAGMENT:
In these tumultuous times we definitely must set our hearts aright unto the Lord, constantly enduring temptations and trials and not make hastily decisions in time of trouble. Lets cleave unto Jesus (Yahusha) and not let our hearts go astray so we may stay confident and increased in faith.
Whatever is brought upon us we need to consider to take it cheerfully and be patient when we face tough times and are humbled. James 1:2-4 says: Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
Remember gold is always tried and purified in the fire and so it is with acceptable mankind in the furnace of adversity. Often that's when our true self comes out (and believe me mine isn't always pretty!! 🤷♀️). Adversity is hard and often scary. It's ok to be scared but not ok to be faint! I'm sure Moses was scared, Daniel was scared, Shadrach, Mechach and Abednego were scared, Peter was scared.... lots of examples, but yet all remained faithful (yes, even Peter).
So always believe in the Lord and He will help us as long as we order our way aright and totally trust in Him. Fear (revere, honor, obey) the Lord, always wait for His mercy, don't go aside otherwise you'll fall (or fail), believe Him and your reward won't fail you. Always hope for good and for everlasting joy and mercy.
We must remember that the Lord is full of compassion and mercy, He's long-suffering and patient and He forgives sins and He saves in times of affliction.
However, me must not have fearful hearts or faint hands! If we are fainthearted we actually aren't truly believing and trusting, so therefore we make wrong decisions and end up in a mess.
Let's not lose patience!!! Let's prepare our hearts and humble our souls in His sight and let's not disobey His Word because if we love Him, we will keep His ways. Let's always seek that which is well pleasing to the Lord and we will be filled.
It's so much better to fall into the hands of God than the hands of man, for as great as His Majesty is - so also is His mercy!
May you have a wonderful March and if you're local maybe we will see you at any of the upcoming events.
Christian Organic Folk Singer/Songwriter & Author
based in Minnesota
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Psalm 100 Scripture
1 Shout joyfully to the LORD, all the earth.
2 Serve the LORD with gladness; Come before Him with joyful singing.
3 Know that the LORD Himself is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
4 Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name.
5 For the LORD is good; His lovingkindness is everlasting And His faithfulness to all generations.