This year has been challenging; look around and you will see a lot reasons to be discouraged or fearful. But God says, “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland” (Isaiah 43:18-19). Jesus tells us to, “not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own” (Matthew 6:34).
And behold – I have a new thing to share with you. A new thing that was inspired 10 years ago and has been a desire/goal this whole time!!
So while i’m excited about the possibilities from this new launch, it’s been a long 10 years if i look back, and there’s a mountain range of hurdles if I look forward. But in light of God’s truth, looking back and looking forward create a state of living with contaminated faith: excited on one hand and nervous on the other hand.
God tells us over and over to not fear! He also tells us that perfect love casts out fear (1 John 4:18). It’s humbling to come face to face with your insecurities, and sense of wanting to control outcomes, yet being constantly and gently reminded by the prompting of the Holy Spirit, telling you, “He’s got it, He knows the situation”. He has told us to “give our burdens to the LORD, and He will take care of [us]. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall” (Psalm 55:22 NLT).
Jesus said, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:28-30).
It’s an ongoing surrender… to ‘let go and let God. So to reveal the new beginning of what was started 10 years ago today is a big deal!
In 2007 people were paying thousands of dollars and flying in from all over North America to spend a week with me learning the principles, strategies and application of what was then called, MoneyMinding. The result of these gatherings was a vibrant community of financially and entrepreneurially savvy people who were earning more income for themselves and causes that were important to them, and they were realizing goals they didn’t previously think were possible!
During this time my first online community was built to provide a place for people to access the tools and learning, and to connect with each other for greater and faster rewards!
Even despite the losses and struggles that happened shortly thereafter, God never let me give up on the dream of a financially focused learning and support community. I cried a lot during the aftermath and tried all kinds of other ways to carry on or start a new career, but God was always there turning me back to the vision He planted in my spirit so long ago.
I believe He wants to unlock dreams and visions and new hope, encouragement and inspiration for you too – this year!
10 years ago the online community was clunky and needed a team of tech savvy people to build and support it. Today, I am learning and doing it myself with the help of online support and a lot of prayer. You know, when God says Holy Spirit will guide us in all things, that includes learning new skills ?.
You can access the community called ‘The Village of Blessings’ here! It’s far from done, but as far as I can tell, the shell is functioning, so I’m inviting you now to ‘come take a look’.
I’m sure there will be kinks and issues to line up, but…da-da-da-dum…drum roll…
After you enter your information you’ll receive an email with your password and there’s a bunch of free materials I’ve started to put together for you to look at. There’s also a link to a private Facebook Group for members-only to share and connect and ask questions!!
There’s much to do, and easy for me to look at the task list and get overwhelmed, but we all have to realize that God “will never leave us or foresake us“. I’m learning things i wouldn’t have even thought to learn before, including a new certification for Maximizing Profits with Facebook Advertising – how fun is that?
I said before that I am committed to sharing the ‘good, the bad and the ugly’ so you can learn and be encouraged by ‘real life’ in the journey.
Right now, the Village isn’t perfect, and that’s ok. I’m not generating any revenue at this stage, and that’s ok too. God’s economy operates on sowing and reaping and every farmer knows it takes time to plant, cultivate and harvest.
I pray that by sharing the journey with you you are blessed as much as you are by the content and courses God has put on my heart to deliver. What I didn’t fully understand 10 years ago, is that God does provide and God does want His people to prosper so they will fulfill His purposes for their lives and He is glorified. His blessings include being able to reach into the dark places of the world and in our immediate communities to bring light and love and blessing to those who need to know His Love for them too!
If we only see the smiling, shiny, completed product it’s intimidating and not always relatable to people who need to know God’s hope and peace.
I am looking forward to seeing you in the Village, and may God Bless you abundantly above all you can ask or think!