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The Art Of Work : A Proven Path to Discovering What You Are Meant To Do

By | Book Reviews, Devotions

“It will take a few tries before you get your calling right. Failure isn’t what prevents us from success, then. It’s what leads us there.” Jeff Goins

In the area I live in there are a ton of thrift stores. A lot of times after I drop off kids at sports or when I need to run an errand I’ll stop by the thrift store just to see what they have. I’m always drawn to the book section though cause you can get an incredible education or inspiration for only .50 cents or $1.

A few weeks ago I picked up the book The Art of Work A Proven Path to Discovering What You Are Meant To Do by Jeff Goins. I had heard of the author, and the title intrigued me so for a whopping .50 cents I splurged to see what he had to say.

Friends, it is so good. I know all yall probably know your calling, purpose and you’re already “living your best life or #blessedlife.” You probably know without a doubt what you were meant to do in this life, but I’m not quite as confident as you all yet or as confident as hair and makeup make me appear. The enemy of lies shows up in my neck of the woods too and tries to sell me a package deal of lies then just says “FOR FREE” you can have them all. I thankfully know the enemy’s tricks but if I’m honest sometimes the lies have just enough truth that they seem believable.

Anyway, in the book, there were tons of great thoughts that I don’t want to forget and I imagine they might encourage you all as well.

1. The world can be cruel. It’s nobody’s responsibility to make your dream come true. Tough times will come, and what determines a person’s success during such trying times is the ability to Pivot.

2. Repeated failure will toughen your spirit and show you with absolute clarity how things must be done.

3. Every calling is marked by a season of insignificance, a period when nothing seems to make sense.

4. When we feel farthest from our purpose, we are actually already on the path, headed in the right direction.  This means that when you are confused and failing when all seems lost and you are about to give up, you are closer to your destiny than you realize. The message of the Pivot is what looks like a failure now is preparation for what’s to come, as long as you don’t give up.

5. What if we stopped saying “what if” and started saying “let’s.”

6. You are not just waiting on your calling your calling is waiting on you.

So what do you do? Stop talking and start doing. Don’t dream of being a writer – begin writing. Don’t dream of being an activist- go start something. Don’t dream of being an entrepreneur- launch something.

In closing, it will take a few tries before you get your calling right. Failure isn’t what prevents us from success, then. It’s what leads us there.

Thanks, Jeff Goins for the wisdom in this book.

Blessings,
Paige

Corrie’s Pajama Drive

By | Donate Life, Uncategorized

For those new around here, my daughter Corrie had a liver transplant when she was 2 years old. She is quickly approaching her 6-year liver transplant anniversary on Feb. 5th. In honor of that momentous occasion, we like to give back and one of the most fun ways we get to do that is to give away pajamas to kids in the hospital.

Often times when Corrie was younger she would spike a fever out of nowhere and we would have to go to the hospital at a moment’s notice. Sometimes we would have time to pack a bag and some times we just had to go with the clothes we had.  If you have ever had to stay in the hospital you know about those “lovely” hospital gowns. Let’s just say they are less than attractive and certainly don’t feel cozy when you are already feeling bad. Corrie sported those hospital pj’s on more than one occasion, and so some of our favorite gifts from others were a new pair of pajamas. When Corrie was healed from her transplant, I wanted to give back in some way to other kids and families that found themselves in the hospital. Thus the pajama drive was born.

I discovered that every January-February was actually the perfect time to buy up all the pj’s that never sold over the Christmas holiday. Many stores like Walmart, Target, Kohls, or Carter’s would have pajamas on sale and they would get cheaper and cheaper in the month of January as the stores were clearing out their inventory. Corrie loves to shop and I love having her help as well as teaching her it truly is a bigger blessing to give than it is to receive. Corrie and I somehow have been blessed with lots of great friends, and they are what is behind us being able to reach our goals each year of giving away a ton of pj’s.

We never want anyone to be left out of this kind of fun, so if you would like to join us this year in reaching our goal of giving away 1,000 pairs of pajamas then please join us. You can shop on your own and find the best deals then mail the pajamas to

Corrie Eavenson
225 Point Rd. 

Seneca, Sc 29672 or

16122 Vanderbilt Dr. Odessa, Fl 33556 (This is my parents and we will deliver PJ’s sent to them to St. Joseph’s Hospital in FL)

Or Corrie and I will shop for you. 
Venmo – @Elizabeth-Eavenson
Paypal – paigeeavenson@gmail.com or
Cash App – $paigeeavenson

A few years ago USA Today Humankind put together this awesome video about the Pajama Drive. Take a look and for more updates on the Pajama Drive be sure to “like” and “follow” Corrie’s Story on Facebook and Instagram.

Thank you friends for helping us give back!

Blessings,
Paige

Let’s Talk About Life : Transplant Stories Episode 2 with Erin Babin

By | Donate Life

Meet Erin and Elise Babin. Erin lives in Texas with her husband David and two children Ethan and Elise. Elise was born 6 weeks early and at her 7-week checkup, her pediatrician recognized that something was a little off as Elise still seemed to look jaundiced.
Erin and Elise’s lives were quickly turned upside down and they embarked on a journey that would forever change their lives.

Listen to Erin as she shares her daughter’s story of overcoming Biliary Atresia, and a liver transplant.

Elise’s Transplant was performed at Texas Children’s Hospital and if you would like to connect with Erin you can do so on Facebook or via email ebabinlcsw@gmail.com.

Thank you Erin for sharing your story and we look forward to watching Elise grow and thrive in the years to come.

Blessings,
Paige Eavenson

New Bible Study – “Matchless – The Life and Love of Jesus” by Angie Smith

By | Bible Study
Announcing our winter Gather Group study….Matchless – The Life and Love of Jesus by Angie Smith!
We are excited to go through this wonderful study of the life and ministry of Jesus. We will start week 1 on Saturday, Jan. 16th, and will meet each Saturday morning to recap our homework.
Here’s what you need to be ready to join us!
  1. Order a copy of the Matchless study guide from lifeway.com. It is available as a paperback or ebook. For a 1-time, 20% off coupon, use code 20FORYOU when you check out.
  2. Join Lifeway Women’s Online Bible Study group. This will give you free access to the Matchless study videos we will watch each week. https://onlinestudy.lifeway.com/v/MatchlessOBS

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  3. Join us in the group on Saturday, Jan. 9th at 10 a.m. CST as we introduce the study and review everything you need to know to be ready to start on Jan. 16th.
Questions? Drop them in the comments below.
We can’t wait to dive into this great study and kick-off 2021 with our eyes firmly fixed on Jesus!

Click here to join the private Facebook Group where all this fun will take place.

See you there!

Blessings,
Paige