Monday, February 22, 2010

I’m so Eggcited!!

Farm Fresh
I made my first sale on Etsy!! YAY!! Talk about Eggcitement... My apron was posted one morning and it sold that same day!! Sweet Jacqueline from My Daily Discovery purchased it. It will go out in the mail to you today my friend!  She and her family have been a little under the weather lately…
so go on over and give her some well wishes.
All My Eggs

Sharing a word with you today…
Why We Have Hard Times

It can be easy for us to think that God is obligated to make life easy for us. We tend to think He should remove all of our difficult moments so that we have a perfect life.
Well folks, it’s not that easy! The truth is that during hard times God is preparing us for greater things. If He removed the difficult circumstances in our lives, we would probably take Him for granted, never mature, and never appreciate the blessings in our lives. We want God to change our circumstances, but God wants to use our circumstances to change us.

In James 1:2-4 it tells us this, "Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything." In other words, rejoice in "trials of many kinds", because they test your faith, which causes you to grow closer to God. We must rely on Him in all situations. Hard as it is for us to understand this…indeed, God assures us that something beneficial can come from the hard times in life.

If you are going through trials now, take hope in the fact that almost everyone in the Bible who did great things for God also had to endure great hardships. In 2 Corinthians Paul was beaten with rods, stoned, shipwrecked, lashed and was the victim of many dangers through out his life. He also knew what it was like to be hungry, thirsty, without food, cold and naked.
Now how many of us can say we know how he feels? Paul suffered greatly for Christ’s purpose in the Gospel. We must remember that Paul had to go through these difficult trials in order for him to become closer to God, qualifying him to be a great witness for Christ…to become who God wanted him to be. Remember too that God will NEVER leave you during your trials and hardship times; he is there walking beside you…holding your hand.
Words acquired from Christ Notes.

And when you are lost...and can't see the light, I
shall be your beacon...shining ever so bright. ~God

Have an Eggciting day my friends!



            


My word for 2010-Experience
I experienced eggcitement from my first sale on Etsy

15 comments:

amelia said...

Love the eggs- how exciting for sure!
Do you have hens by chance? We have a few and absolutely enjoy our fresh eggs! There is nothing like it!

Traci said...

Congratulations, Cora! That is very exciting news - your apron was lovely!
Thanks again for the spiritual sharing. A very good way to start my day!

P.S. I tried to e-mail you re: your textures, but got a failed delivery notice. I'm at tlord223@hotmail.com

Angie Berry said...

Oh Cora, I was so eggcited for you!! It was so funny, I went over to your Etsy to check it out and it said SOLD! I was really eggcited!

I don't feel like I am going through hard times, but is God trying to tell me something or prepare me for something to come?! This same passage in James 1 is what my pastor preached on yesterday. I have always loved those verses and cling to the hope that is within.

We say that we are ready to be persecuted for His sake, but like you said... could we really stand up to all that Paul went through in Christ's name. I would love to say I would do it, but actually being in that situation at that time... I wonder what my response would be.

Thank you for offering hope and encouragement today. I wish you a blessed day~

Cathy said...

Congrats Cora on your sale!!! That is such a good feeling, isn't it? :)
Thanks for these encouraging words that my heart needed today more then you know:)
Hugz,
Cathy ♥♥

Jessie said...

Congrats on your first sale! i can only imagine how eggcited you are!!!

warm smiles,

cinner said...

Congratulations Cora, that is exciting for you. Thanks for your wonderful words, somehow I feel more at peace today. Hugs to you.

daily mom said...

i can't wait til my apron arrives...i am so excited! thank you for the inspiring words in your post today. it is true that we have to go through trials and tribulations. you have such a beautiful soul.

Anonymous said...

Cora- I love reading your blog. You always have something inspirational to feed my thoughts. You did an EXCELLENT job on the apron. I think your sewing is progressing! Isn;'t it a joy to sew! Sewing is one of the most peaceful things I do. I cannot go even one day without stitching something!!!
Bless ya! Janan

Caroline said...

Ohhh...congrats on you sale! Very eggciting for sure. And your photos are so beautiful today!

Susan said...

Oh, that's wonderful! Aren't you proud?!!!

Are those eggs from your own hens? I have 14 of my own. I love them all.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Cora, Congratulations on your sale! I remember how excited I was when we made our first sale. I wish you much luck with your etsy shop. You have some very nice items for sale. Have a nice week! Twyla

Mama Holli said...

Congrats Mama Cora Belle! Way to go!!! That had to feel oh so good! So proud of you!
Love the eggs!!!! Reminds me of my Grandpa with his wire basket!
Blessing,
Mama Holli

A Life In Focus Photography said...

i am sooo glad you business is taking off!

Erin Wallace said...

Yay, Cora! Congratulations on your first sale! The etsy community is so great; just keep plugging and you'll get many many more I'm sure! Good day!

Hissyfits Boutique said...

Hey Cora! We are still waiting for you to come visit us at the store:) Thank you for your words. I will have to say I am "ugly" crying and such a mess now. I have been so tired for a little over a week and want to eat someone alive but realize that I AM grateful for being tired!!! I have tons of blessings that are making me tired and without those blessings~ then what?
I will take tired with alittle less grumpy:)
See you later
Amie