Wednesday, December 28, 2011

My line of work deals with many families who are hurting due to the loss of a loved one. My niece posted these words on her FB page and I just wanted to share these words with you all; if you know anyone that's hurting please share and send a message that you care:
I'm so lost. I feel tiny and not important in this world, when you lose someone that was a part of you for so long, you hurt & you ...want everyone around you to see your pain, possibly want them to hurt as much as you. It's funny , when i pass people in cars or in grocery stores I feel like they should instantly feel sad for me , but then i have to remember they don't know me , i don't know them or their story & someone I pass with a smile on their face could be hurting just as much or more than me. So even though my loss was not one heard around the world, i know that somewhere, someone feels my pain. I empathize with you . 

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Could You Use $25?

Count It All Joy Estate Sales is having a drawing for a $25 gift card to your choice of Staples or Starbucks! Simply Like our Page on Facebook at Count It All Joy Estate Sales. Deadline to enter is January 31, 2012.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Jesus Will Always Be The Reason for the Season

Now that the gifts have been exchanged and the meal has been enjoyed, my prayer is that, within our hearts, we remember that our purpose here on earth is to serve. Our lives is a ministry. God's gift to us, His son Jesus, is the epitome of servanthood and ministry. His life here on earth was selfless and full of giving and serving.

As I reflect during this time of year, I am reminded that my business is also a form of ministry. Many of those that I service are dealing with difficult circumstances-- death of loved one, divorce, or foreclosure. Therefore, it is my job to assure my clients that the estate sale process will be handled delicately and with a sincerity of heart. I always say a prayer before opening the doors to each of my sales; not only for the family I'm serving but for the customers entering through the door. Each of us have situations that we deal with daily and it is a great comfort to know that someone you may now or not know is saying a prayer for you.

As we enter into a new year, I ask you to ponder the question of how do you live your life as a ministry. How do you live your life the way Jesus did?