Tuesday, August 7, 2018

When God weaves the threads together (and giveaway 2)



One of the great things about being on the planet for a while is you get to see God weave the threads of your life together.
 

After ten years, I left the career I write about in Faith in the Fashion District to become director of a ministry to women in crisis pregnancy. When I was introduced to the board members, one of them was Vanessa. She would be a huge encouragement to me as I made the crazy transition from fashion buyer to ministry director. The entire time I worked there, she was one of our biggest supporters. She was also one of the most beautiful women I’ve ever known, inside and out.


Fast forward more years than I want to count and Vanessa is still incredibly lovely. She is also a savvy business woman who owns a salon and spa which has a retail and online component. When I was thinking about where I might like to do the book launch for Faith in the Fashion District, I happened to be at her business and mentioned it to her. She graciously offered to have the launch there.

Back in the day, when Vanessa and I were putting together a charity golf tournament and raising money through concessions at Georgia football games, neither of us imagined (especially me) that we would one day be teaming up on a book launch for a book I had written.

But God not only imagined it, he put it together.   

The events of our lives are not some random, hodge podge of coincidences. God sees the end at the beginning. From where we sit, life may seem a mess, yet God sees the tapestry coming together.

 

 So, though I’m running through the wrinkle cream these days, there are advantages to seeing God’s masterful hand at work in the long term.

My friend, if you’re in a season of feeling your life is unraveling, take comfort in knowing that in God’s time, he can take that tangle of threads and do something so surprising, you wouldn’t have even dreamed it.  It may not be what you planned, but as dear Beth Moore says, “If God doesn’t give you what you ask, he’ll give you something better.” For sure.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11)

We’d love to see you at the book launch event at Divine Salon, Spa and Gifts in Watkinsville, GA, August 23 from 6-8. If you’ve already purchased a book, just come by, say hello, and have a piece of New York Cheesecake. We’ll have a couple of giveaway’s that night as well.


Speaking of giveaways, I’m having another one here this week. Just leave a comment on Facebook or my blog and I’ll add you to the drawing. Once more, it’s a copy of Faith in the Fashion District, a New York motif scarf, a bracelet of vintage 80’s and new beads, and a New York motif tote bag. We’ll draw on Friday, August 10 at 5:00 p.m.

The giveaway is now over. Brenda Dixon is the winner. And because of an oversight with a few names, we drew again. Freida Thornton, you are also a winner. Congratulations!!

To buy Faith in the Fashion District HERE.

 

3 comments:

Linda said...

So proud and thankful to know and love you both! Two strong, amazing women of Godly wisdom and compassion. Eagerly awaiting the arrival of my Amazon pre-ordered books! Marking my calendar for your event! Love and hugs, Linda

Alton said...

Looking forward to seeing you at the book signing and reading the new book!! Much love, Freida

Unknown said...

It was such an honor to host your book signing tonight, Beverly. The turn out of people was amazing and I was so thrilled to see so many friends I haven't seen in a long time. I enjoyed the fun! I'm looking forward to reading your new book. God bless you and Pastor Jerry!

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