Slow and Steady

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Being a small business owner ain’t for wimps. Being a small business owner with three young kids and with a husband in the ministry and in seminary is definitely not for wimps! So much so that there have been numerous times that I’ve thought about stopping my hummus business. I never want it to take over my role as a wife and mom, and juggling all my roles can be a bit overwhelming. (Especially as my husband and kids have battled sickness multiple times over the past month!)

Every business has its busy season and slow season. Because I can not devote massive amounts of time to promoting my product, I have had a bit of a lull in the retail end of my hummus – yet another reason for me mull over whether or not to continue. As I was running yesterday morning and allowing my mind to contemplate all of this, I literally was praying and deciding about whether or not to trudge ahead during this slow time when I looked ahead and saw a large softshell turtle crossing the street. “Slow and steady wins the race” immediately entered my mind. God used this just to confirm to me that I am right where He wants me to be. I will always place Him first, my family next, and ministry third. When it comes to my business, I will do my best with the time that I have. If that means I stay “super small” so I can produce the best product I can, so be it. If that means I slowly grow bigger while maintaining quality, great! Whatever God has for me is what I want. Thanks for your loyalty, for your ‘word of mouth’ promotion, and your patience! See you Saturday at the Melbourne Beach Farmer’s Market!

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. 1 Cor. 10:31

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