Starting my Business: Planting a Seed
I want to welcome my guest Blogger and friend Amy Alexander. She has been my friend for 20 years. I am in the middle of a project and was neglecting my blog. I had to put my pride aside and ask for some help. Amy was quick to respond and I am truly blessed and thankful to have a friend like her. Please do enjoy her post.
I’d been toying with the idea of being a vendor at our local Farmers’ Market all winter, but I didn’t know what I would sell! I got to thinking about the vendors that I typically frequented at various Farmers’ Markets and places that I wish we had in our little town; and decided that I would sell baked goods or doughnuts of some sort, using high quality ingredients. I didn’t allow myself to think any further than that; I made a phone call to the coordinator and basically signed up to be a vendor. I had a few months to figure out the details. In retrospect, that was the first seed I planted. I took action, and did something to start my project/business, not knowing exactly what the result would look like or where I was going with it. It was an act of faith.
We Have To Plant
The perfect image to hold in my mind about faith is of our beautifully tilled and tended garden with little sprouting plants emerging from the carefully tended soil; which then, turn into huge fruitful plants that we feast on all summer and into the next spring. It’s hard to imagine that such tiny dried up seeds could turn into something so glorious. I’ve included an image of our little house in back of the bountiful garden that we faithfully plant each year, without complaint or prayer. Because we can complain and pray all we want, but it’s not going to produce any vegetables. We, first, have to plant some seed.
“Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.”
Whatever it is we want to receive, we, first, have to give of ourselves.
Amy Alexander http://AmysHomemadeLife.com
This is the little house in which I grew up, and now live with my own family. The bountiful garden is in full display in front. I use various produce in my baked.