Skip to main content

And Time Moves On

We make a decision. We make another. However, backward we cannot go. Time moves forward, bringing new discoveries, hard choices and valuable lessons. One may call them mistakes while another considers them experiences, dependent upon the point of view.

Golden autumn moves forward into silvery-gray winter. It is only forward do the seasons march, hibernating for quiet, cold months before growth is ready to break forth into spring. And that is our hope, isn't it? That despite the sometimes difficult journey forward, we hold onto the encouraging words of friends and the eternal promise of our faith - not unlike waiting for the green growth of spring.

And so, time continues to move on. Traditions are examined while the reality of true friendship is pondered yet again. Deep introspection leads to bold honesty and steadfast determination of who we are as we take the tentative steps forward with faith and courage, waiting on the Master to light the way.  As we marvel at the fleeting beauty of autumn, we will be content in the winter hibernation that is upon us while waiting for time to bring the new season.

...The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away.
Blessed be the name of the LORD.

Job 1:21




If you will call your troubles experiences, 
and remember that every experience develops some latent force within you, 
you will grow vigorous and happy, 
however adverse your circumstances may seem to be.

~John Heywood

Popular posts from this blog

Our History with Saber Forge

UPDATE, April 19, 2012: we purchased new sabers from Ultra Saber LLC. To see a review, go HERE.
* * *
Saber Forge's Ambassador saber hilt
This post is to document and record the history of our experience with a company called Saber Forge. I would like this information to serve as information and perhaps a warning to all that are interested in purchasing a machined lightsaber, and/or are considering Saber Forge.

Saber Forge makes and sells lightsabers to be used as props with Star Wars costumes. When we started looking to purchase lightsabers that had the ability to light, Lisa posted for information on the Rebel Legion website. She was contacted by Mr. Phil Isherwood, owner of SaberForge.

Saber Forge

It is most unfortunate that we have had problems with the sabers. I love the hilt, to be honest, and felt that we got what we paid for; however, the lingering problems and now the complete lack of customer service is most troubling.

[We were so excited about purchasing these blades…

Just Throwin' It Around

I have a friend who just got engaged to be married. As he was detailing the way he proposed to his beloved, something he said caught my attention. In the course of his adult life, dating and living, he had promised himself that he would only use the actual word love towards the one who he was going to marry. He further explained that it was his thought that people 'throw the word love around carelessly' and that it had a special meaning, one meaning. For him, it was only to be used in speaking to his soon-to-be wife.

I can see his point, especially when thinking about dating. I know it happens, all too often, that relationships proceed a little too quickly and emotions peak prompting hasty pronouncements of love and devotion only to be rescinded down the line, after the passion has worn off. Careful and introspective we must be when experiencing and building a new relationship that we don't bite off more than we can chew, so to speak. I agree with my engaged friend - w…

Confession

I am a maker and collecter of Artist Trading Cards. In my world, we call them "Letterboxer Trading Cards", because they are made by letterboxers and they must have a hand-carved stamp featured on the card. I have made hundreds, even thousands of these cards, and enjoy the hobby immensely (samples shown are a few of my cards). I also collect them from other artists and letterboxers, and have a collection numbering (also) in the thousands.



So, here's the confession: I HATE LOGGING THEM! Yes, that's right, I said 'hate'. I know, that's pretty strong, but it is the only way I can adequately describe the feeling of dread that comes over me the second after I enjoy receiving them in the mail. If I were a disciplined person, I would immediately make my way to the computer, sign into to my favorite letterboxing site and let these wonderful friends know how much I love their efforts, thus easing their minds that their hard work arrived safe and sound in my care. Bu…