Thursday, July 28, 2011

By the Grace of God


Today I have just been meditating over everything that God has done in my life over the past several years. In 2009 I signed up to volunteer for the website FindYourTrueBeauty.com authored by Shelley Hitz. It is such an amazing ministry for teen girls that I was excited to play a small part! Well, not too much later than that a woman on a site that I was volunteering for for Christian moms asked about devotions for teen girls. I told her that I knew of a fabulous ministry, but I didn't know if they offered devotions. So, long story short, I asked Shelley about it and they didn't, but she asked if I would be interested in helping her get some started, and I have been writing devotions for her ministry ever since (you can see them here).

Over the past couple of years this has grown from volunteering as a prayer partner, to writing and editing devotion, to doing freelance work for Shelley's other website self-publishing-coach.com. Which indirectly led to me getting hired by another woman to do editing for her. I would have never dreamed 2 1/2 years ago when I signed up to pray for her website, that it would lead me to where I am today. God has used this exponentially in my life, and the life of my family. I got to meet Shelley and her husband last fall when they were on a ministry trip and passed through Colorado. You can read about that here.

Well, this week she has hired me on to help her with a higher level of commitment. I'm excited for the new opportunity and just amazed at how God has allowed me to help support my family financially while still being able to be a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom! It truly is amazing! I am so thankful for the way God has provided, and continues to provide for all of our needs. I am also thankful that the work I do for her on her self publishing website is helping her to be in ministry full time! Her and her husband are Christian speakers that travel all over speaking to teens and adults. They have been doing this part time since before I met them, but God has just now blessed them with the opportunity to do so full time. It has been such a joy to watch their ministry grow!

What are you thankful for? Write a post and link up with Lynn over at Spiritually Unequal Marriage!

5 comments:

  1. I'm a writer so this post of thankfulness and God's fingerprint speaks to my heart in a personal way.

    Matthew 6:33

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  2. I feel like God placed the desire and enjoyment of writing on my heart for a reason. As I follow Him, I look forward to seeing how He uses that in my life more and more. Just my little blog has blessed me in so many ways.

    I will make this suggestion to you too, since you write devotions, I have a HARD TIME finding devotions for my 7 year old daughter and I to read together. They're either too simple, or too complicated. I'd love to find something in between with some memory verse work that we could do together.

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  3. Glad the Lord is blessing your efforts. How do you manage all you do AND multiple blogs? *smile*

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  4. All by the grace of God!! :)

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  5. God works in ways we can't imagine. Praising Him for the way He's worked in yours.

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