✨ Motivation Monday✨...on a Tuesday, since no one knows what day it is in quarantine anyway! 🤷♂️🤷♀️
Kris and I have been wanting to share some positivity around here, especially for our fellow small business owners during these trying and uncertain times. So, we came up with the idea of posting a positive quote or message each Monday for y’all. Each one will be completely unique and will be available to download from our stories/highlights to save and use as your phone wallpaper. We do this with the hope that it will help offer you a little motivation or inspiration at the beginning of your week.
The phrase “It’s a God Thing” has been popping up in our personal and professional world since last Spring.
Through a series of what seemed like random encounters, people and situations were brought into our lives at the perfect time, the time that we needed them the most. And in a few cases, when they needed us most. We marveled at these encounters and when we tried to pin a reason on them, the response we got back from the people that were brought into our lives was “it’s a God thing”. When good things happen that just feel meant to be, it’s a God thing!
When your path intersects with someone else’s at just the right time and under just the right circumstances, and leads you to progressing further along your path, it’s a God thing!
However, there is a flip side to that coin. When things don’t go our way - it’s still a God thing. When we fail at something, or have to endure difficult situations - it’s still a God thing. Times of suffering, times of tribulation, times of loss - it’s a God thing too. He is in control of the “bad” days just as much as He is in control of the “good” days. Sometimes His plan does not line up with our own and it’s tough to hold on to the belief that He’s there and that He cares. Our world is completely on pause right now, but true faith is being able to say, “It’s a God thing” even in the midst of suffering through it all. To believe that He’s got this thing under control and that there’s a bigger purpose for it all, will be revealed to us in time...I’m certain of it. 🙏🏻
It’s a God thing, y’all! ✨
Like many great discoveries in history—chocolate chip cookies, Post-it notes, the Slinky—Kris and Kelley Denby came up with their popular Texas wall hangings almost by accident.
In 2013—about a year into their sputtering business of repurposing furniture, called Hemlock & Heather—the Denbys decided to make and donate something to a silent auction that would benefit the victims of the fertilizer plant explosion in the town of West. Kelley, who is from West, asked her husband to build something “Texasy.”
So Kris came up with a colorful wall hanging made entirely from reclaimed wood and in the iconic shape of Texas. It sold for $150.
“People just went crazy for it,” recalls Kelley. “We were like, Maybe we’re on to something.”