Hello Birmingham friends! This Thursday, October 12th, I’m so excited to be speaking at Women Business Leader’s Faith & Work Showcase. I hope you’ll join me! I’ll be speaking with 2 awesome women business owners – Ashley McMakin from Ashley Mac’s restaurant, and Kendra Lylas from Paisley Pea. I’ll have a table with lots of fun Ashley Ink & Paperie favorites for sale (plus a few giveaways, too!). Ya won’t wanna miss out on this event!
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I can’t wait to share my journey as a business owner & how it’s drawn me closer to the Lord. It’s been incredible looking back at the past four years of my life as my faith & my company have grown together.
These past few days I’ve been at home for a much needed restful fall break. The Lord has been so good in sharing some sweet reminders with me that I’d love to share leading up to WBL Faith & Work Showcase this week.
“God made my life complete when I placed all the pieces before Him.” -Psalm 18:20 MSG
The revelation that God makes me WHOLE, & He alone can fill me has been planted deeply in my heart these past few days. As a business owner, full time college gal, leader in my sorority, daughter, sister, friend, and all the other hats I wear, this truth is groundbreaking.
It’s scary how easy it is to fill our empty spaces with success, people, and stuff. It’s doubly as scary how empty it leaves us feeling, right?
“Jesus replied, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never thirst.” -John 6:35 NLT
I’m challenging myself to fill my soul with the Spirit – feeding my heart; watering my dry bones with His presence. Only then will our spirits be restored; our bodies nourished. God fills every crack with Himself. He alone gives me all I need.
I can’t pour myself out unless I’m filled with God. I can’t pour myself into running a business, seeking genuine relationships, and using the gifts God gives me to serve Him if I’m drawing from my own well of strength. I’ll always be left feeling weak & empty, ever striving to fill that missing space. But God’s promises are clear – He is my source of strength, & He gives me all I need. My eternal hope is rooted deeply in Him, springing forth a well of joy for the future.
“Look for Christ & you will find Him, & with Him, everything else.” -C.S. Lewis
See you Thursday, friends!
WBL Faith & Work Showcase
Samford University – Howard Room
Thursday, October 12th 5:45-7pm