October 26, 2010

Every Good And Perfect Gift is From Above

It has been WAY too long since I have blogged!
If you are not following me on Facebook, I will catch you up a little.
I live in the bustling town of Frisco, Texas. A charming little boutique/ tea party room just opened on our downtown main street. Darling Deuce was given the opportunity to be a part of it!!! The store opened last week and I have been working my little tail off for the previous 3 weeks creating enough inventory to stock the racks with cute DDD stuff!

I truly believe this is an opportunity from God. I have not been sewing my whole life. In college I could sew a button and perhaps a straight enough line to make some simple curtains, but I didn't really begin to sew until a little over a year ago when I started my previous business, Southern Posh Boutique. In April, I made the decision to separate from that business and go out on my own.

The day I formed DDD, I made a promise to God that I would honor Him in my work. A part of that means giving 10 % of everything I make to Him. So DDD began in April. Of the small profits I made that month, an even smaller 10% of it went directly to my church as a tithe offering. In May, orders as well as profits increased. In May, that 10% was larger than April's 10%. So by August, each month was doubling from the previous month in orders/profits. And thus, that 10% was getting larger and larger.
And not only was my customer base increasing, but my actual talent, craft, & skill was improving. Anyone can look at styles I made a year ago and look at some of my current stuff and you can see a vast growth in skill and technique.
So here we are in October. DDD has been on the books for 7 months now and I am so overwhelmed by the success and growth of not only the business itself, but in myself as an individual.  Putting my goodies in a hot new spot in town is the icing on my cake.
So if you have ever doubted the truth and reward of tithing, I am a true testament to it's worth. I am so grateful for every opportunity and skill that God has given me and I will continue to bless him.

We attend Gateway church. This is taken from their website.

Deuteronomy 26:1-2
And it shall be, when you come into the land which the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance, and you possess it and dwell in it, that you shall take some of the first of all the produce of the ground, which you shall bring from your land that the Lord your God is giving you, and put it in a basket and go to the place where the Lord your God chooses to make His name abide.