Friday, February 19, 2010

Fingerprint Friday

There is a song by Steven Curtis Chapman that says:
I can see the fingerprints of god
When I look at you
I can see the fingerprints of god
And I know its true
You're a masterpiece
That all creation quietly applauds
And you're covered with the fingerprints of god

So look around you and see where YOU can see God's fingerprints. Is it in nature? Kids? Animals? Where do you see them? Here's how to join in.

1. Blog with your interpretation of God's fingerprints. Be sure to link back here so others can find the entire list of participants!
2. After you've posted your blog, sign the MckLinky below. Have fun exploring the other links as well!
Please sign in only if you're participating. Hopefully this will make us look at things through fresh eyes throughout the week!

(Sorry for the late start today!)
When I decided to sell the Blessed necklaces for Haiti, it was a split second decision. (I'm good at those...)
I hadn't even thought about cost of the product involved in making the orders.

The orders began pouring in.
I contacted a few companies hoping someone would match our donation. No one did.
Our story was submitted to local tv stations, but they didn't pick up on it.
We were a bit disappointed by the lack of support from local people and big bloggers who had no interest in helping the cause grow.
But obviously God knows what he's doing.
There was huge support overseas, particularly Australia, and across the US. Just not locally.

And out of the blue one day I got a note on twitter from Beth that said, "Can I donate pearls?"
Oh my goodness! YES! What a huge blessing that was!!
She donated hundreds of gorgeous pearls and didn't expect anything in return.

So thank you Beth for listening to God's little whisper to you!
It allowed us to donate over $3,000 to help Haiti and we wouldn't have been able to do it without you.


Rosebud Collection said...

What a great fingerprint..
Happy Fingerprint Friday.

artsyclay said...

Awesome! Blessings on your Friday.

Jennifer said...

This is so nice and made my day! Thanks, Jennifer

gina said...

It's nice to know there are still people out there like that in this world. Oh wait, i already knew one... you!

Blessings to BOTH of you!!

Lindsay Thomas said...

How amazing!
What a great fingerprint!

Lori Allberry said...

Ooh wow Beki - that is AWESOME!!! =)

Thank you Beth!

Thank You to you both!!!

Shan said...

I love that fingerprint:) It made me think of this,

"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls." Matthew 13:45 NIV

I am blown away that you raised so much money, it's amazing, but then I suppose it's proof of what a single grain of sand can do ;)

Elizabeth @ My Life, Such as it is... said...

God does honor the desires of our hearts! He knew your sincere desire to help & provided a way, blessing not only Haiti but you & Beth.

Trasie Bressler said...

This is my favorite fingerprint so far!

And just incase you haven't been told today........I think you are amazing and have away of blessing people without even know it.

God must be so proud of you!

Trasie Bressler said...

This is my favorite fingerprint so far!

And just incase you haven't been told today........I think you are amazing and have away of blessing people without even know it.

God must be so proud of you!

Jody said...

God is good!

Mia Bella Collection said...

Thank you for such a beautiful and lovely post about those little pearls. I'm sitting here w/a few humble tears running down my cheeks. Not because I feel bad, but because I'm so touched -- actually I'm deeply moved. God is good, I think He just patted my little head and said "job well done, little one".

For me, sending strands of pearls (to you) was a very simple act of giving and giving back.

When I looked at all the 'sold items' at your Etsy shop, I had no doubt you'd be needing more ... a lot more! Plus, all the time it was going take creating & filling all those orders -- I thought "when will she have time to shop for pearls? This is an easy one, I'll send her some of mine!" If I had sterling discs & chain in stock, I'd have sent those too! In my world, actions speak louder than words.

You've been a wonderful re-peat customer of mine. I felt it was the least I could to help (you) in your efforts to raise funds and to show my gratitude as a shopkeeper, but more importantly, as a Christian. I'm huge believer in circles. Today something just came full circle -- an act of tender kindness just landed on my heart and found it's way in ... your lovely 'thank you'.

Mia Bella Collection

Vicki said...

God provides what we need, if we will only choose to be His hands and feet. May God continue to bless you and Beth for your willingness to be his hands.

Jen said...

Yay! Yay for your generous spirit and its inspiration to others!