My Life "off" the Road! A New Set of Challenges

 Well here I am sitting at a real kitchen table, no vibrations running through my frame, no rumble of wheels on concrete. It's been It's been a little over two months since Mark's mom rose into paradise, but it seems like it's been longer, and at times it seems like just yesterday she was playing Scrabble on her computer. It's amazing how time loses its definition when you get closer to eternity.

Life has been somewhat of a blur, speckled with tiny islands of clarity. Some of the clear moments have been when I've been focused on jewelry projects. Each one begins with a challenge, an idea with the need to become a reality, and through trial and error becomes a solid finished piece of my character. It's quite thereputic, and the need to focus my creative energy on solid materials is somehow very grounding.

It has been rather easy in my life to get spread very thin, with so many possibilities before me each day. My musical instruments are peppered throughout the condo, and my jewelry bench invites me with its array of bright tools and colored stones. My family is always on my mind in the mornings, from the time I pray for them till I get immersed in some project, so I find myself calling one or two of them each day. My laptop sits open and it's easy to get lost in the avalanche of emails, I can spend hours trying to trim down the hundreds, and answer as many as I can. Then there is our web page, facebook, and my etsy website which all need to be maintained and updated. 

We do eat sometimes, and I do housework in the mornings vacuming, sweeping, laundry, putting away the clean dishes from the night before. The challenge comes in balancing all these things, and still having time for music. It has taken discipline in choosing carefully my goals for each day, not allowing myself to get burried in any one thing for too long, giving myself time to do a portion of at least three artistic things. This seems to be working for me here "resting from the road" in mom's condo!


 

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  • Glen Thomas Dibben

    Glen Thomas Dibben Grootte Eylandt Northern Territories Australia.

    Dearest Friend in Yeshua"s Family and bloodline of Jacob, each day I have the pleasure of your families singing and am bought together over the distances by the Ruach Ha Kadosh Adoni. His presence and comfort has helped me to acknowledge my Hebrew linage , throught the Abrahamic Covernant. On our Island we have many Hebrews, and our Torah studies are such a blessing at Ed Stringers house in Alyangula. We are a Mining fraternity of GEMCO, which extracts Manganese minerals for the production of metals for cars etc. The owners are of Aboriginal extraction who walked across the earth from India [near Sri Lanka] in 1959 BC.. They are of the Tribe of Japeth thru their Grandfather Javan. [ Java]. Who inhabited the land of the Spice Islands known now as Indonesia. These people who are of the Bara Tribe. Meaning Creative winds, Gen ch 1 verse 1 [Berishet] founded there first village here at Nulbulwar 3,816 yrs ago. Fifty years later during the time of Peleg GEN 10 v 25 , Ha YAHWEH Divided the 7 Continants by sinking the land masses under the seas. Book of Jasher ch 7 v 19. They moved around Australia and as they increased, 2 angles came and gave them lauguages and information how to keep the Earth and to walkabout in their territories. To have Totems for sustainance and to Cicumscision for the boys at 12 yrs old. which dedicates them to the Great Creator Yah. I have been able to lead them in the study of Yeshua Ha Mashiach and there Hebrew links. Evidence shows that one of their Princesses married Solomon Meelakar of Israel. Till next time , keep up the great work of Glorifying Yahweh. Your Brother in Yeshua. Shalom Elay shim.

    Dearest Friend in Yeshua"s Family and bloodline of Jacob, each day I have the pleasure of your families singing and am bought together over the distances by the Ruach Ha Kadosh Adoni. His presence and comfort has helped me to acknowledge my Hebrew linage , throught the Abrahamic Covernant. On our Island we have many Hebrews, and our Torah studies are such a blessing at Ed Stringers house in Alyangula. We are a Mining fraternity of GEMCO, which extracts Manganese minerals for the production of metals for cars etc. The owners are of Aboriginal extraction who walked across the earth from India [near Sri Lanka] in 1959 BC.. They are of the Tribe of Japeth thru their Grandfather Javan. [ Java]. Who inhabited the land of the Spice Islands known now as Indonesia. These people who are of the Bara Tribe. Meaning Creative winds, Gen ch 1 verse 1 [Berishet] founded there first village here at Nulbulwar 3,816 yrs ago. Fifty years later during the time of Peleg GEN 10 v 25 , Ha YAHWEH Divided the 7 Continants by sinking the land masses under the seas. Book of Jasher ch 7 v 19. They moved around Australia and as they increased, 2 angles came and gave them lauguages and information how to keep the Earth and to walkabout in their territories. To have Totems for sustainance and to Cicumscision for the boys at 12 yrs old. which dedicates them to the Great Creator Yah. I have been able to lead them in the study of Yeshua Ha Mashiach and there Hebrew links. Evidence shows that one of their Princesses married Solomon Meelakar of Israel. Till next time , keep up the great work of Glorifying Yahweh. Your Brother in Yeshua. Shalom Elay shim.

  • Zemer Levav

    Zemer Levav

    I have always wanted to visit Australia, and have been very intrigued by the sparsely populated Northern Territories. It is very wonderful for me to find that someone there has our music! I pray that someday we can come and explore your beautiful country. ~Shimrit

    I have always wanted to visit Australia, and have been very intrigued by the sparsely populated Northern Territories. It is very wonderful for me to find that someone there has our music! I pray that someday we can come and explore your beautiful country. ~Shimrit

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