What inspired this post?
My husband and I decided to both leave our jobs on faith in August 2017. We realized that we were born to pursue our callings and trust God in the process. I love books and founded the company, Peacebe and the Heartwatch, LLC with my brothers in 2012. You will hear a lot about Peacebe throughout this blog. www.peacebekids.com James loves basketball and together we started the KNC Cosmos which is a traveling basketball program. KNC stands for Kids Need Character. We have many plans in store for KNC, but for now we are so thankful to have 3 teams that continue to grow in numbers and skill. www.kncbasketball.com This leap of faith hasn’t been pretty or easy, but it’s almost been 1 year, and I can honestly say the lesson we’ve learned is God provides. I actually wrote this Facebook post the first day of school for the 2017/2018 school year. I took a year off from teaching in the classroom to pursue my dream, and in the moment it just seemed scary to not go back, but something in me made me realize it will all be okay.
Date written August 25, 2017
Testimony time (This is why I need to start a blog, because I write a lot..Sunday I was very anxious, fearful, negative, doubtful, and everything else that just wasn’t good! Well school started on Monday, but I was so exhausted that I passed out. Kids lunches not packed, we bought all their school supplies, but they weren’t organized, and we never went grocery shopping…was just a hot mess. But God! I happened to wake up at 2:30am with no alarm…..God strengthened me that morning to pack their lunch and get them ready for the 1st day of school! Boy oh boy I tell you I learned some lessons from tortilla chips, water, and oatmeal, but I will get to that soon. The truth is part of the anxiety came from wondering if we made the right choice, and knowing school was starting and I wouldn’t be in the classroom. Well I made all 3 of them a sandwich…check! Oh no…we don’t have any chips. I don’t want to go to Walmart at 3am, but I would if I had to. Wait my brother Leighton made some awesome guacamole and we still had some tortilla chips. I took a bite and it wasn’t stale so I packed enough for all 3 kids. I didn’t have any more left it was exactly enough. (Feeling-Happy) Oh man, but we don’t have anything for them to drink! Alright so Walmart it is. I finished packing their lunch, and then I had to go in my room. There were 3 water bottles! 2 big ones, and one little one. Exactly what I needed. Not more not less. (Feeling-Thankful) Well now it’s close to 6am…because it took me about 3 hours to organize their supplies and paperwork (James bought all the supplies, and I had to organize it, that’s the only reason I never woke him up to help me, because he did his part….
Well I wanted to make sure they ate breakfast, but we were out of oatmeal. I looked everywhere, but the type they liked was finished. At this point I start waking them all up for school. Go back in the kitchen, and guess what I found… 5 packs of oatmeal! Not more not less, exactly what was needed! 2 for James, 2 for Niko, and 1 for Leniya! (Feeling-Okay God I got the memo, thank you!) This was the start of my first week of my 2nd leap of faith. Lessons- Give us this day our DAILY bread…not our weekly, monthly, or yearly! If he provides for the sparrows how much more will he provide for us. Also I learned I need to use my words to speak life, not only to others, but to the dreams God placed in my heart. This week I prayed for 2 things…God’s peace and God’s provision everything else is extra blessings.