I had not planned a post today, but I have been thinking about why I blog and getting back to that original mission. My mission was about rosaries. Get them into prayerful hands. I started the blog not so much as to promote the rosaries I make, because I'm not in "business." But to, well, promote them I guess it is, in a less-about-money more about praying manner.
In the ten years or so that I have been making rosaries, I guess I have made at least a hundred rosaries. I make them, someone takes them. It works. Lately though, it hasn't been working. I have made some poor business choices, I guess you could say. I was too generous with my time and funds. I made some commissioned rosaries and then got left holding the bag. More than $100 in rosary beads, centers, crucifixes -- not good for a "business" that makes no money, no "cush" you might say. I made the commissioned rosaries and then my "customer" fled the scene. Bummer. Even people who say they want rosaries can be dihonest, stinky lesson to learn, but it's happened more than a few times, leading me to make some changes in business practices.
Anyway, I am not too upset. I put them in my Etsy shop and they'll eventually go to whom God intends. He provides, I totally trust Him. But, I also have to hold up my end of the deal, and that means spread the word. So, today is a little advertisement of sorts.