I had mass with the kids this morning. I stayed after to work with some of those who will be serving at Mass this week. Sunday is the beginning of Catholic Schools Week.
I made Apple Jack 'n Peel soap last night. I tend to work with one scent at a time. This week it is apple jack. Today I made some clamshell votives, an electric grubby, and a flameless tealight. I am systematically going through my inventory and getting it ready for our 2 spring shows. I also measured the rest of my hard oils. I started on the liquid oils but ran out of avocado so I get a break from measuring oils until that comes in. I try to do 20 soap batches at a time. That lasts me about 1-2 months depending on how often I make soap.
Word of the day:
Friday of the Third week in Ordinary Time
Today the Church celebrates : St. Gildas the Wise, Abbot (6th century)
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Mark 4:26-34.
He said,"This is how it is with the kingdom of God; it is as if a man were to scatter seed on the land and would sleep and rise night and day and the seed would sprout and grow, he knows not how. Of its own accord the land yields fruit, first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear. And when the grain is ripe, he wields the sickle at once, for the harvest has come." He said, "To what shall we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable can we use for it? It is like a mustard seed that, when it is sown in the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on the earth. But once it is sown, it springs up and becomes the largest of plants and puts forth large branches, so that the birds of the sky can dwell in its shade." With many such parables he spoke the word to them as they were able to understand it. Without parables he did not speak to them, but to his own disciples he explained everything in private.
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