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Monday, February 10, 2014

from the old to the new and a prayer request

I love old things. Vintage and antiques make my heart sing and that will never change. 


I buy them, I sell them, I hold them close. They seem to give me comfort and a sense of continuity. 

But, I also know that there are some old things in life that don't serve us well. They break like an old tree in a storm.


That's when we know that we have to make changes, even though we may want to cling to something or someone. 

I believe that everything and everyone come into our lives for a reason. They are sent to teach us a lesson. To help us grow. It is up to us to know when to move on to reach for new goals. It is up to us to take a chance on new endeavors.

Something new can be good, but it can also be scary. When I woke up last Thursday my first thought was how am I going to stock my booth. WHAT???? I don't have an antique booth. I haven't been able to find a space. 


Two hours later my phone rang. It was the Peddlers Mall wanting to know if I was still interested in a space. REALLY?? I put my name in 18 months ago. I never expected to hear from them again. Not only did they have a space, but it is in building one on the first floor. Prime real estate, so to speak!!!

Yes, of course I do. So I signed the lease, and gave them my money. Then my thoughts of the morning came back. How am I going to stock it? What am I going to use for shelves. I'm a little bit broke at the moment, but I had prayed for a new stream of income and I got this. So I will use what I have as a start and hope the rest will come.


The prayer request. My brother-in-law Don, who has been in the nursing home since August and is in very fragile health is being admitted to the hospital today for a leg amputation on Wednesday. I know I have some wonderful prayer warrior followers, so I am asking for prayers for him. 

I will be by my sister's side through this, but will post as much as possible, and will let you know how it goes. 

Thank you.



 

27 comments:

  1. bless your brother-in-law and sister, too.

    glad to hear of the booth space!

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  2. Prayers for peace and comfort! Blessings!

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  3. Prayers for you brother in law and sister and for you also. God is with you and I know this new endeavor for you will be a success. You have such a love of antiques and vintage that you will do well!!! Hugs, LInda

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  4. Awesome news about the antique space. That is so exciting. You're creative and crafty so I know you'll figure it all out.

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    1. Thanks, Kim. I am pulling things now to get a start.

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  5. Thank you, Kim. I know he will appreciate it.

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  6. Sending many prayers for your brother-in-law and sister.

    Cynthia

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  7. Laura, this is a thought provoking post and I too believe that people come I to our life for a reason. We then evolve over time as a result of all the interaction. This would also include our personal lives and family members. You and your family will be in my payers..

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  8. Consider Don added, Laura. I have been hoping a booth would happen for you. Such good news. All of it ~ prime real estate, ground floor (no schlepping inventory up a stairwell). Oh, there is just a little blessing for you too for a smooth landing. Congratulation! You are on your way at last.

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  9. Added Don to my prayer list. Please keep us posted as you have time. Blessings to you. So glad you now have a booth. This door would not have opened if God did not have plans to help you with all your needs. Just lean on Him and expect more blessings.

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  10. Don and your sister and YOU will be on my prayer list through this difficult week. The sudden booth opening sounds like a God thing to me, too. Plant a seed and watch it grow.

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  11. Praying all goes well for your brother-in-law. Also praying that your booth will be a new income source for you!

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  12. I will be praying for your brother in law, your sister, and for you during this time. What a tough thing to have to go through.

    I know that things will come together for your antique booth. And yes, I believe that sometimes we have to be willing to take the risk. Only then can we experience the joys. - All the best to you, Laura.

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  13. Laura, all the best on your antique booth adventure! And Don will be in my prayers, as well as the family.

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  14. So sorry to hear about your brother in law! A prayer will most definitely be said! On the other hand so happy for you getting a booth. Best wishes for you and your family!

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  15. Prayers for your BIL. Good luck on your adventure. You must have told that dream before breakfast.

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  16. Good luck with that new experience having a booth will have. It'll be so exciting. I'll be thinking of you and your sister as you brother-in-law is in hospital.

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  17. Am sending good wishes your way!

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  18. You will get that booth stocked. We have expanded to three booths now. Sometimes I wonder how we are going to fill them but we do. I shall pray for your BIL.

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  19. Laura, So very sorry about your brother in law...I send prayers for him and your family. When we are family, one's illness effects all. You will think of ways to make displays. remember to stack things on tables and chairs. Blessings,xoxo,Susie

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  20. Congrats on getting your own booth now! That's wonderful news. I'm sure it will all work out for you. I will keep your brother inlaw in my prayers. I'm so sorry to hear of his hospitalization.

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  21. So sorry about your BIL. Hope things are going as well as can be expected. Great news about the booth too. I guess there is hope out there for me and my wait on a booth the mall I really want to be at.

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