Monday, January 18, 2010

Anything is possible.

That's easy to say, right? "Anything is possible."
But I'm slowly starting to believe it.
I have a problem with stubborn-ness.

The other day when I listed the Blessed Necklace and promised to donate part of the proceeds to Haiti, I honestly thought we'd sell 30 or 40.
At a $10 donation per necklace, that would be $300-$400 going to Compassion International.

And I would've been thrilled with that!
But God had a different plan.

And as I'm typing this, the current total raised to help Haiti is $1690!!

Are you stinking kidding me?! That's incredible!!!



Wall plaque courtesy of my friend, Trasie. Original rainbow art, courtesy of my kids.

I'm blown away by the generosity.
The blog features people are doing on this project: Using their own voices to help people in desperate need.
The emails I'm receiving.
It's all a flood.
My emotions swing from excitement, to fear, to hurt.
I'm so excited that this has struck a chord with people. But can I do it?
And then when I watch the news coverage of Haiti, I'm reminded again that these are real people. Real children. Real lives. That are shattered.

And Yes I can do it! I have to! For these precious people who are hurting so badly.
I spent hours and hours yesterday hammering.
I do a weird lip biting thing when I hammer.



Thank you guys for your support!
Thank you for your encouragement.
Thank you for your prayers.

Please keep them up.
Anything is possible!

46 comments:

Erica said...

yay beki! i'm so excited for you, this is all so wonderful and God is blessing you like crazy!

Shealynn Benner said...

God. Is. Good!

Shealynn Benner said...

And ... So. Are. You!!

Polka Dot Moon said...

This is truly amazing! Amazing!!

Heather | Cookie Mondays said...

That is so amazing, Beki!

amy d said...

wow...that right there is a reason to feel blessed. keep it up.

SGreen said...

Wow! How awesome is that!! (Love the calendar by the way!!)

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

That is truly amazing! And so generous of you, too.

Wendy said...

Someone's gonna be busy and it's you! Wonderful news!

Rebecca on The Homefront said...

That's wonderful! The best work is the kind which will help others. I'm so glad the necklace offer has been so successful. Thank you for giving of yourself for this!

Maple Memories said...

That is awesome!! I ordered one the other day and sent out an email to friends telling them about your beautiful necklace and generosity! Happy hammering! ;)

SugarberrySensations said...

Beki - this is the most wonderful news! Absolutely amazing!

You can most certainly take the time on my piece, there is no hurry at all! Although I'm excited to own a piece of your work, you take the time you need!

Thank you again, this is the most wonderful news! =)

♥Lori

Martha said...

How wonderful Beki!!! I am so glad you shared that!

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

That is just so very cool! Thank you for sharing it with us!

merlin said...

In the fall I bought the "believe" necklace and sent you an email telling you how I appreciated that there was such obvious care in how you made, boxed and shipped the gift-to-myself. And now, having bought a "blessed" necklace for my friend (and to help the people of Haiti) I really love seeing this photo of you at work, the gift boxes behind you, the lighting, the ambiance.... now I see exactly where the loving emotion I felt when I received my necklace came from. You are amazing. Thank you again.

Laura said...

woo hoo!
and hey, i have yet to order mine...
no pressure or anything...

Whimsical Creations said...

Beki, YOU ROCK!!!

Beadin By The Sea said...

Beki, that is so awesome what you are doing! With each stroke of your hammer you are helping those in need.

Compassion International also has widgets to place on your blog or website. Here is the link:
http://share-compassion.org/haiti/

Blessing on you!!

Ruth said...

i love it. this is SO COOL.
you are a faithful girl for listening to your heart even when it is hard. go beki!

ps. nice rack. of gift boxes... ahem ;)

the wild raspberry said...

that's amazing!!!!!
good going~
chasity

Jody said...

Absolutely AMAZING!

Cristy said...

Yea! So awesome!

While I can't help you make the necklaces, I can make some post office runs....and would love to! Let me know if I could help you. Email me...I might even bring Sonic back for you. ;)

Julie Harward said...

God bless you! Seems we are thinking alike...there are so many good hearts in this world. The love of God flows through all of us and I think we all find such great joy in helping our brothers and sisters in the world! Thanks for the visit~:D

kraftykash said...

Great song! Thanks for a peek into your studio....you look hot with that hammer! :D Now Im off to deal with my fighting children. LOL

Victoria said...

So awesome! God is possible.

Cindy said...

That is so great congratulations!!

Rachel said...

Yay Beki! Although, I'm not surprised, God is good and your jewelry is beautiful. What a blessing to help those who are hurting. I'm so proud of you! Happy Hammering! :)

Anna said...

Oh my goodness Beki...that is fantastic!! So proud of you...I know you can do this...and Im sure everyone that has ordered is willing to be patient and wait for their necklace...as your are clearly going to be bogged down with so many orders. I wish I could help you in some way? please let me know if I can?
Anna x

Lisa K. of XSBaggage and Co. said...

That is amazing - and YOU are amazing!!

Don't you love how God answers our prayers and goes so far beyond our expectations?

Trasie Bressler said...

That is so awesome! God must be so proud of you for answering the call. Keep hammering away Chicka you WILL get all of those orders filled and everyone of them will be a blessing!

Much love,
Trasie

P.S. Love your Miracles happen sign!!

The Perfect Trio said...

God. is. good.

wow! i just don't have anything else to say.

melissa

Tina said...

Hi Beki - I found you via the lovely Anna from Lona de Anna. I just wanted to say what a special person you are and what a wonderful thing it is you are doing. You should be so very proud :) Warmest wishes - Tina x

John and Elisa Seaba said...

That is just awesome what you are doing!! Wish i lived a little closer so that i could help in some tangible way because i'm sure you are going to be a busy busy lady!! I bite my lip when i'm concentrating by the way :)

rentz said...

Beki, that is fantastic! Brings to mind a song I sang growing up: Nothing is impossible when you put your trust in God.

Keep on going! And you know that you can always call me if you need anything. I'll be praying for you!

Graceful Moments said...

God bless you, Beki and your generous and caring heart.

For I can do everything through Christ,who gives me strength.
Phil 4:13

Sue Runyon said...

Amazing! Compassion International is a wonderful charity. God Bless you and this endeavor.

I'm doing something similar with my "HAITI earthquake relief earrings." $10 from the sale of each pair ($12 per pair) will go to the disaster relief. Read about it on my blog:

http://suerunyondesigns.blogspot.com/2010/01/haiti-earthquake-relief-earrings.html

~Jenna's Baggs said...

i just wanted to share with you...i had an idea, you inspired me to make it bigger!!

gina said...

Blessed.



When you first designed it, could you ever have imagined the need? I bet HE did.

Farmgirl Paints said...

Oh girlie...God is so good. You go!! Pound away with that little hammer and make a difference in so many lives. Very proud of you.

artsyclay said...

Holy. Cow.

What an awesome God! ♥

Annie said...

God is good all the time...blessings for twofold for the beauty of your artwork and your donation!

carissa... brown eyed fox said...

God bless you girl!

that is fantastic!!!!!
what a gift... what a blessing!

His hands & feet in action!

Anonymous said...

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I wonder how many times you have hammered that into your soul.

You must close your eyes at night and see B L E S S E D on your eye lids.

God must really have wanted to get through to you and make sure you stamped on your mind, heart and soul : BLESSED !

beachy keen girl said...

Awesome! So glad I hopped over here and so happy for you. Anything is possible!!!

Christina said...

Congratulations Beki. That is a lot of work for you, but He is using your hands to accomplish a beautiful thing. They will be the instrument of life. He'll help you get it done.

tara said...

That is awesome, you go girl!! thank you for donating, every singl bit counts! you rock!