Saturday, March 14, 2020

It's Lent. It's reflection and preparation time.

Lent is the 40 days pre-Easter, pre Christ's Resurrection.  Various Christian denominations celebrate this period in different ways.  The most "popular" Lenten observance is giving up something that is very important to you.  People attempt to break bad habits, lose weight, and, actually, various other self improvement features.  While this may inspire you to reflect upon Christ's sufferings, what about you take something up, for a change?

What if you took time to pray more.  Take time to have conversations with God.  Research the saints (even if you're not Catholic, these are great people to take the time to study).  Start volunteering.  That will remind you of Christ's sufferings through the misfortune of others.  Be grateful for your blessings.  Be reminded of how quickly life can change.

Of course, there's also celebrations.  In Catholicism, it's the 1st Holy Communion along with a person's first Reconciliation.  Some Protestant religions have returned to having communicants study before receiving their first communion.  And so, while this is a very reflective process, many times families and sponsors enjoy presenting the communicant with gifts signifying this important day.

Nature's Sol tries to help in this respect in providing one of a kind, original, heartfelt gifts.  From placing your communicant's photo on a slate frame, to providing a custom rosary pouch -- each product is made with your request in mind.  We work with you to deliver a truly memorable gift.

Check us out.  If you have questions, or requests, please email us at   Visit our store at Nature's Sol

Boy First Communion Rosary Pouch

Girl First Communion Rosary Pouch

rosary pouch reconciliation

Time for new beginnings ...

Spring and a time for new beginnings.  Difficult to believe with the current health crisis, and all the other worldly matters.  So, when it all seems so overwhelming -- I resort to nature.  Just sitting under the trees that have just begun to flower, listening to the songs of birds, it gives you a gentle reminder that God is, indeed, in control.

I meditate among the trees, the mountains, the clear, or cloudy, sky and remind myself of all the things I do not have control over.  To maintain any amount of sanity, I must let go of the control mechanism I, and many other people, have.

So, visit our website.  Yes, much of it is traditional religion, but I do open myself up to anything that can release the stress from my spirit.  I love travel, seeing new environments, taking photos -- and sharing with you!

In this blog I'll address what you can do with your photos.  How you can showcase your spiritual travels.  I'll let you know of places I've found particularly restful and calming.  So, follow us, stay tuned and be sure to visit Nature's Sol.