Decisions, decisions, decisions. Somehow the chant does not make the decision any easier…but prayer certainly does.
I am very excited about the future of Hasten Home. The biggest reason is that I have seen the Lord work mightily in children’s ministry, and I am eager to see what He has in store next!
Several weeks ago, I briefly mentioned how I believe the Lord has been leading me to narrow the scope of our store a bit to concentrate more fully and specifically where my heart is–in children’s ministry.
The problem, as I was telling my daughter earlier, is that this is one of those questions that cannot be answered with a “black-and-white” commandment from the Lord. There is simply no commandment stating “Thou shalt not sell bedding basics in your store.”
However, with much prayer and thought, I have finally concluded that this is what the Lord is saying to me personally.
The decision has not been easy. (I tried to come up with a word for my trouble; but I will just have to settle for “difficult”.) However, I believe it will definitely be best in the long-run.
So, here is the announcement:
As of September 23, 2011, Hasten Home will no longer carry its extensive line of Bedding Basics. This will allow us to concentrate more fully on our original, inspirational Vacation Bible School materials–the heart of Hasten Home.
Between now and then, I will be gradually eliminating links from the blog which reference bedding basics in the store. Additionally, this week will be the last chance for purchasing bedding basics from Hasten Home–but don’t worry, our Vacation Bible School materials are here to stay!
Thank you for your understanding, and praise God for His guidance every step of the way!