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Despise Not Small Beginnings~

This picture is a throw back from 1988ish... Just look at the the big hair and you can tell we are still in the 80's here !!  :)

We have been friends since age 11......
Sisters in heart for an eternity.

Diana and I ,back in the day, were a part of the best party crowd.  Dancing and drinking the night away was a huge part of our resume' of life. During this time of "finding " our way in life, we both had something that kept us rooted together....

A bond that went deeper than a childhood friendship......
A kindred spirit that tied our hearts together not only as friends, but as sisters.

We didn't understand it growing up.....
We didn't talk much about it through our teenage years....
It was just understood that we both knew.

The bond that tied us as little girls into our teenage years and on to young adulthood to present day is and has always been Jesus Christ.

The Lord has kept us intertwined through our darkest times to our shiniest moments.

For what we didn't see or know was God had called us to stand for the broken,the hurt and the abused.  Our daddy God in all His glory decided to use us both  to reach a dying world.

To minister to those who the world has cast aside....
To those who have been told they will never recover....
To those who have been told they are unlovable....
To stand  and share our stories of a life we had selfishly chosen for ourselves only to find God himself had other plans for us, His daughters.

I have often asked the Lord " Why me?" I have had such a messy life. Decisions that have brought me to my knees and hurt those I love.

I had never sought God in any of my decisions way back when.....
My decisions were based on what I wanted.....

My answer......
"You have a story to tell" was His reply.

We both do in so many ways.......
And they all shine the grace and love of God.

So where does the title "Despise Not small Beginnings" fit in this post?

Diana and I are stepping out as instructed by our daddy God and "Shakin' the Foundation Ministry" begins tonight for our very first service!!!!

Zechariah 4:10

New Living Translation (NLT)
10 Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand.”

God has been speaking to our hearts to take this step and with his provision we are TONIGHT !!!

I encourage you all, no matter where you are in life, when God calls you to step out.......

Start steppin' !!!!!!!

As He brought Diana and I from where we were to where we are, He will do the same for you !!!!!


xoxoxox
Stacey


1 Corinthians 2:9

New International Version (NIV)
However, as it is written:
“What no eye has seen,
    what no ear has heard,
and what no human mind has conceived”[a]
    the things God has prepared for those who love him—


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  1. Beautiful pictures. Lovely words. Following you from Winsome Wednesdays.
    Small beginnings.. Everyone had a start sometime.
    Blessings,
    Janis

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    1. Thank you Janis for your sweet words!! So glad you stopped by :))
      Our "start" is unfolding :))

      Blessings!!

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