I made a small batch of Lemongrass today. I am out of bars but I hate to make a batch of those because I have to make such a big batch. I just did a small loaf today because I am down to my last few ounces of sodium hydroxide. I have some coming but really wanted to do some soap. There's no "fanciness" in this bar as far as swirls. I did do a textured top with glitter. I put in some lemon balm that Clay and I collected from across the road. It's been dried and stored for several years. Clay doesn't remember picking it with me.
We got a large soap order last night. That's good because my coconut oil is almost gone. We use 8 different oils in our soap formulation and I've often been tempted to scale down the number because of the cost, but I love the way this lathers and moisturizes and I really don't want to change the recipe.
I'm a little discouraged about my Etsy shop. I haven't sold anything but stockings (which is good, I'm not complaining), but I'd love to sell some of my other things. I think I put out a quality product, but at this rate no one's going to find that out. :( Oh well, it's not that expensive to list, it's more of an ego thing.
Wednesday of the Fourth week of Lent
Saint(s) of the day : Bl. Notker, Benedictine monk (c. 840-912)
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John 5:17-30.
Jesus answered the Jews: «My Father is at work until now, so I am at work.»
For this reason the Jews tried all the more to kill him, because he not only broke the sabbath but he also called God his own father, making himself equal to God.
Jesus answered and said to them, "Amen, amen, I say to you, a son cannot do anything on his own, but only what he sees his father doing; for what he does, his son will do also.
For the Father loves his Son and shows him everything that he himself does, and he will show him greater works than these, so that you may be amazed.
For just as the Father raises the dead and gives life, so also does the Son give life to whomever he wishes.
Nor does the Father judge anyone, but he has given all judgment to his Son,
so that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him.
Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes in the one who sent me has eternal life and will not come to condemnation, but has passed from death to life.
Amen, amen, I say to you, the hour is coming and is now here when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live.
For just as the Father has life in himself, so also he gave to his Son the possession of life in himself.
And he gave him power to exercise judgment, because he is the Son of Man.
Do not be amazed at this, because the hour is coming in which all who are in the tombs will hear his voice
and will come out, those who have done good deeds to the resurrection of life, but those who have done wicked deeds to the resurrection of condemnation.
I cannot do anything on my own; I judge as I hear, and my judgment is just, because I do not seek my own will but the will of the one who sent me.
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