My name is Anne, and The Green House Company is everything I love to do. (Read this post Spring is Time for New Beginnings for more info about the company.) This idea came to me around this time last year. It all started at a Christian missions conference called “Family Church Conference of Faith Christian Fellowship” or “F.C.F.” for short. FCF is something my family has been a part of for a long time, and through them we found connections to FCF Pastors all over the world and began to go to their countries and minister in their churches. This has been a part of my life since I was 8 years old, and continues to be a signifgant part of my life. During this time at the conference my family and I host as many foreign missionaries as possible in our household, It’s a lot of fun. So this is not the first time all these different missionaries were in my home but something about that year was different. As if my eyes had been closed and then all the sudden they were opened, I began to see them in a different way and I began to have an abundance of compassion for them and the stories they told of their homes and churches. I felt a yearning in my heart to go; and the ideas started to develop in my heart.
This was a big deal for me, I wanted to be in the “Music Industry” I have a passion for music and I didn’t quite understand what the Lord was telling me. Was I supposed to just drop everything and be a missionary? I didn’t find my answer until this year. This year I have gone through quite a few different things and done some real “soul-searching” as one might call it. I didn’t go to school, I just worked and learned a whole lot on being a human and how to become a maturing woman of God. I am still learning everyday and will continue to learn, but boy have I come a long way! So what I figured out for myself is that:
A.) I’m not Perfect, and I never will be.
B.) It’s OK to make mistakes.
C.) Take your time to pray or think about noteworthy decisions before you give an answer.
D.) Make decisions for yourself.
E.) My actions and words affect other people more than I know.
F.) I don’t have to do it on my own. “Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28
G.) Having to start over, may be the greatest thing that ever happened to me.
So with these things I’ve learned, I was inspired to “Why not use all my gifts, talents and interests and just do what I’ve dreamt about doing?” So I created The Green House Company: A company where I can just be as creative as I want and inspire other people to get creative as well. Because I couldn’t find a company that was made for me, I made my own. I will continue to go on mission trips whenever and where ever I feel lead and I will tell people’s stories here on the blog and in a printed magazine that I will strive to make in the company’s future. I will continue to practice music, simply because I love it. If something happens with it, awesome! If not that’s alright too.
Creativity: [kree-ey-tiv-i-tee, kree-uh-] “Creativity is a phenomenon whereby something new and somehow valuable is formed. The created item may be intangible or a physical object.” -Wikipedia
Creativity amazes me, we are the only creative beings on the earth. God is the most creative being alive and he created us. He thought of the mountains and the stars but even more incredible, he thought of you. Nothing is impossible like my quote from Audrey Hepburn, “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, ‘I’m Possible!”
“All things are possible with God.” Mark 10:27
So what am I waiting for?
& What are you waiting for? Follow your dreams.
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