Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Praying for Direction

This morning I am praying for the Lord to direct me exactly where He wants me to go. I am so passionate about helping others....that is the main reason I started my business. To help my family, to help needy families, to make a DIFFERENCE in this world that we live in. I really try to make it my focus because that really is what matters most. And funny enough, that is also where the true blessings are....through blessing others, you are also blessed more than you could ever imagine.

I tend to get overwhelmed with all that there is to do in life. Husband, 4 kids, business, church, friends, etc. My heart is to give 110% to EVERYONE. But a lot of the time, I can't do that. I so struggle with that...my heart wants to do so much, but my body doesn't line up with that a lot of the time. So this morning, I am asking that the Lord direct my steps to where He wants me to be at the exact time that He wants me to be there. In that I believe I will find my true hearts desires....to make a difference for others. I just have to learn to trust the Lord that He knows what He is doing better than I do. It's easy to get caught up in your own thoughts and the way you think things should go. When all along, the Lord is patiently waiting to show you the way.

So even though I can't see it sometimes, I know that the Lord has purpose in all of this. In all that I am passionate about. Because I believe that the Lord places the desires of our heart there for a reason. And He doesn't give you a dream in your heart if He isn't going to take you there. You just have to be willing to let Him in HIS plan and not your own.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

When is a lipstick more than a lipstick?

Well I have done better this time. It's only been 2 months since I posted and not a year. I really do love to blog....a lot. I have a hard time balancing between hubby, 4 kids, running my business, church, etc. And taking time to blog, well it does just that, takes time. BUT....I do love it. So I really am going to try and be better about it. Do you believe me yet?! ;)

So here is what I have been up to. My recent fundraiser (still going on) is to help raise money for the wonderful people of Albania. I have a friend who is sponsoring them and has developed a deep passion for everyone in Albania. She visited there and came back with all sorts of stories that, of course, broke my heart. One of which is that domestic violence is extremely high there. But at this point, they have absolutely NO shelters at all. I can't imagine being in a domestic violence situation, much less not even having the choice to go somewhere safe. So I set a goal to sell 200 lipsticks for Albania. I know, I know.....sounds weird. But hey, most women like lipstick (or Lip Gloss if you prefer) and they are only $13. So it won't break the bank for most people. It's not nearly enough to build a shelter, but it is a start. And who doesn't like a really good lipstick?! Guys, don't answer. ;)

Lipstick really can be more than a lipstick. This video says it all: