Saturday, January 25, 2014

Focus on Life: Week 4

Week 4: Word(s)
This week we will focus on words. What word speaks to you,
makes you laugh, makes you feel good about your being
and who you are in that moment. 

Last year, while perusing on Etsy, I came upon a PRAY pendant that caught my eye and touched something within me. It is made by Tracee Dock of The Classic Bead. This simple pendant was created with stoneware clay and has a very rustic, hand-made appearance. I had to have it!

I made myself a necklace with lampwork and bone beads on cotton cord, and I wear it often. Not so much as a reminder to pray but as an affirmation of prayer and how it enhances my life.

What exactly is prayer? It is our way of having a conversation with our higher power. It can be a plea for help or guidance, an expression of gratitude and a forum to acknowledge our failings in order to overcome them.

Here is the necklace that I made with the pendant. Rather an unusual design, I admit, but I was experimenting with a new technique. Successful in the eyes of everyone or not, I really enjoy wearing it.

“You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance.”
~~Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet~~

To see the words of influence in the lives of the other participants, check out the links below.


  1. Don't you love it when you see something that speaks to you and you have to have it.

  2. Bonnie I enjoyed your post this week. Such a simple word can mean so much.

  3. Gosh, Bonnie, what a truly gorgeous necklace - just beautiful!! And I love the quote - reminds me I must find my copy of The Prophet! Have a lovely, prayer-filled day :) x

  4. I don't know what I would do without prayer and the belief that someone hears and answers them. It's a powerful word.
    LOVE your necklace!

  5. A beautiful setting for a piece you believe in!

  6. I love your necklace Bonnie. Pray is such a powerful word and the necklace displays it perfectly.

  7. A beautiful word. I used to be good at praying every day but lately....well not so much. Thanks for the reminder

  8. I like the colors and if you love it that is what matters