Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Finding a Way to Meet my Pledge
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As children growing up, my
siblings and I did not receive an allowance, but we were always trying to
figure out a way to earn money for things we wanted or needed.
At our annual Missionary
Convention, I had made another Missionary Pledge, and I needed to earn $5.00
Thumbing through one of our
magazines, I discovered an advertisement to sell Christmas Cards.The company would send a free sample folder
so customers could order cards with their names imprinted.
My mother encouraged me to
give it a try, so we sent for the folder.The cards were lovely and to have your name engraved inside was such a
Our neighbors were very supportive,
and they were happy to help me by ordering a box of cards.
The man across the street
placed a large order as he planned to send his clients a greeting at Christmas.
Even my mother thought the
cards were nice, and she agreed that she needed only to address the
envelope.Knowing mother, she would
also write a short something inside each card.
My customers were pleased, and
I was able to meet my Missionary pledge and enjoy a nice profit too.
The next year I added some
box assortments to my line including Boxes of Everyday and Birthday greetings
as well as Christmas cards.Taking an
armful of boxes to church, many of the members were happy to purchase a box of
cards from me.
I am not the best sales
person, but because the cards were beautiful and the price was right, it did
not take a lot of convincing
When I think of Jesus and his
gift to us, the price is right, and the profits are amazing.