just wanted to say…

thank you!

thank you to all of you who have supported my shop over the last few years and even more so today for my 1 day sale (and yesterday for my newsletter subscribers – yay for early discounts!).

i woke up early saturday morning with a pit in my stomach and a lump in my throat.  i checked our bank account balances, knowing i had just paid bills the night before and had also sent in our tuition payment.  i knew i needed to transfer money around from savings and my business account to pay for those bills.  money has been tight, not something i air here all too often, but its real so here it is.  we committed to going on a missions trip in faith that this is what God had in store for us.  and when we didn’t raise nearly as much support as we needed, we had enough in our savings account to cover it.  we saw this as an open door, a confirmation that this was our calling, despite waves of doubt and questioning.

so i did the math and realized we had just enough to cover the bills i had paid, and not enough for our mortgage payment coming in just days.  as the tears poured down my cheeks i started praying, throwing my hands in the air and giving up.  this was not up to me.  if God is good He is ALWAYS good, not just in the times of plenty.  He always works things out and it it up to us to put our trust in Him in everything, even the things we feel we can control on our own.  i had been trying to control our finances for far too long.  i gave it to Him and said “it’s not up to me, this is all you.”

at church we were handed a check from a friend.

another friend mentioned she had sent in more support for us.

an unexpected check came in the mail from a random escrow insurance overage refund (or something… i don’t care what it was – it was good!).

sean got paid on a job he wasn’t expecting to.

i had a sale in my shop and you guys supported me.  you supported us.  whether you wanted to or not, you supported sean and i for our trip.

you have blessed us by supporting my shop and i wanted to thank you for that.

thank you.

so.

very.

much.

Comments

  1. 1

    God IS good, ALL the time! I’m glad to hear about your recent blessings!! :)

  2. 2

    i spent all of january fretting over an almost $600 propane biill that i didn’t know how it was going to get paid. i worried instead of worshiped (and you know i know better). but God. He made me need Him. made me rely on Him. made me call on His Name. Then in His time He did His God thing, and showed Himself to me, when i was REALLY looking, and i saw Him.

    i’m so glad you saw Him before your adventure, YOUR GOD; Provider, Mighty One, Sovereign.
    you have everything you need for what is ahead.

    GOD SPEED! God Speed in travels and Spirit.
    i love you so much.

  3. 3

    Love. :) happy to hear something real and good in this chaotic world.

  4. 4

    Wow, Lindsey!
    Thank you for sharing. I’m amazed and blessed to see God’s provision in your life!
    You are a real inspiration to me (I’ve even started a sewing business here in Germany with the goal of earning money to fly to the US to see family and friends).

    I’ll continue to pray for you, Sean, the kids and your trip to India.

    May the Lord bless you and keep you.
    Mary.

  5. 5

    Oh it’s so wonderful to hear of Gods work in your life. I’m so glad that all the little things help, even if it’s just a sale in your shop. Happy to hear of your faith in Him for your trip to India and his support for it!!

  6. 6

    It’s so exciting to hear testimony of God’s works! Thanks for sharing and enjoy your trip to India. Be open to God’s work there, too!

  7. 7

    I am so glad you have been blessed! I hope you both have an amazing and safe trip!!

  8. 8

    So happy that things are working out for you. And thank you for being so open and honest about your struggles.

  9. 9

    My family and I have also been struggling…And I have to admit sometimes that its so hard being open about it. You feel so embarassed and kind of ashamed, but the Lord has been teaching me to let things go! He has all the power and authority and He has a divine purpose and plan.

    Thanks for being so honest, your post was an encouragement to me today. Its so easy to fee like your the only one and no one else is going through what you’re going through.

    Thanks.

  10. 10

    Thanks for sharing of God’s provision. My husband and I are in a similar spot right now—just yesterday I also was in tears crying out to God for His help. Our miracle hasn’t come yet, but I know God is faithful and am choosing to trust Him (easier said than done :)….This post is a reminder of his faithfulness..

    I’ll be praying for your trip.

  11. 11
    Nadir@StitchSense says:

    I’m so happy to hear this! God bless you both in this endeavor & use you mightily in India! Praying for safe travels & a “game changing” experience.

  12. 12

    Praise the LORD! He is certainly more amazing every.single.day.

  13. 13
    Elisabeth says:

    A win for everyone in my book! Financial peace for you, pretty things for me! Seriously though, even though I benefitted by buying stuff from you, I’m happy to know that it is going to help you while you are on your mission trip. I’ll be praying for you and for the right words for the people you will see.

  14. 14

    What a fabulous testimony! The Lord ALWAYS provides! Blessings to you as you travel to India and spread His word! XOXO!

  15. 15

    God is good! Moments like these are so humbling (We had the same experience recently with our trip to El Salvador… way behind on fundraising when a family in our church handed us a check on the last day for the exact amount me needed:). He is good and great and giving! So glad that it has all come together for you. What am amazing opportunity!

  16. 16

    Welp, you make it easy to support your shop.

    From the moment I first read your blog, I knew I’d be buying from you. You are a person full of faith and grace and I love knowing that my money is going to you and your family. . You have a story people need to hear and I thank you for sharing it. If the little purchases I make help that happen, then I am delighted.

    Have a peaceful trip – one where you bring your faith and sense of grace to those who need it.

  17. 17

    I’m so jealous you are going to India – I can’t wait to visit there with YWAM (Youth with a Mission)! Someday I’ll get there, I know! Take lots of pictures, tell us all about your adventures!

  18. 18

    I have heard this story in one form or another over and over. God is good!

  19. 19

    This is my first comment on your blog but I read it daily! It is so great to hear of God’s faithfulness! Praying for you as you follow God’s will : )

  20. 20

    God’s past faithfulness demands our present faith. Praying your trip to India will be an enormous blessing in your life and the lives of those you touch.

  21. 21

    GOD IS SO GOOD!

  22. 22

    Aw, I love stories like this! Funny though, that even though we love these stories, it’s still so hard to allow them to happen by stepping out in faith. Thanks for the reminder today. I needed it.

  23. 23

    You are so lucky! I am so excited to read about your trip! I want to do a mission trip to India when I graduate college before I pop out kids!

  24. 24

    What a witness and a blessing you are to all who visit your blog! You are so right–God IS good all the times, even when the situation doesn’t seem good at all. May his angels go before you, behind you and surround you and your family while you are apart.

  25. 25

    WOW! I’m not particularly emotional, but I am overwhelmed by hearing how God has met (and exceeded) your needs. My husband and I have been in very similar situations–the stress of money can be so overwhelming–and it never ceases to amaze me that God provides what we need when we need it…and then some. And, yet, we continue not to trust… go figure! He is so loveing, faithful and trustworthy. Thanks for sharing. It’s nice to hear of others who share in similar experiences. However, I’ve never been to India…just Guatemala a couple of times ;) Enjoy every minute! Obviously, God paved the way so he has big plans for you!

  26. 26

    I am so so so happy for you. God is so faithful to provide for all our needs and in just the right amount. Thank you for sharing your blessings!!! We love you guys and are praying for all of you as you head off tomorrow. Praying for the kiddies too! xoxo

  27. 27

    Thank you for sharing that. One of my very favorite things is women being real and authentic. I think we help each other when we do that. Thanks again!

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