Traditionally, Thursday night is quilting night for me but I just had to make soap. I was suffering from withdrawals. LOL! Soapmaking is good therapy for me. Things are in a bit of an upheaval at the church. I should be used to it by now because that seems to be the history with our parish, but it's hard. It confuses the parishioners and can often lead to a faltering of faith. I'm praying that things work out for all concerned. But in the meantime, soapmaking has the same effect on me that baking bread does. It soothes the soul. Tonight's batch is Christmas Tree. I put titanium dioxide in the the lye water, but then mixed 2 separate colors of green and swirled those in. I am hoping that the part that looks yellow will turn white. It should, but you never know with soap. The chemicals tend to do what they want to with the colors.
Word of the day:
Wednesday of the Twelfth week in Ordinary Time
Saint(s) of the day : St. Thomas More, Martyr (1478-1535), St. John Fisher, Bishop and Martyr (1459-1535)
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew 7:15-20.
Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but underneath are ravenous wolves.
By their fruits you will know them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?
Just so, every good tree bears good fruit, and a rotten tree bears bad fruit.
A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a rotten tree bear good fruit.
Every tree that does not bear good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.
So by their fruits you will know them.
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