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Stay at home Mom, Mother of 4, Mother of 3 boys and 1 girl, mother of 3 teens and 1 pre-schooler, Home school teacher, Seamstress, Loves Yard Saleing, Crafty Re-purposer of items, loves to read historical fiction, and wants to help our family by earning a little extra income.

That is what a small description of me would be, and it is based on a prayer I have had for more than 2 years.  My prayer has been to help my family by earning extra income.

I have so many things that get my heart pumping, what do I focus on? Where can I get help and feedback on ideas and the mechanics of doing?  Is it ok to do more that one thing?  Could I get some tips on making what I have better?

Sometimes as Mom, you seem to be the one who has all the answers.  "Where is this item?" and you can tell down to 5" radius.  "When will supper be ready?"  "What are we doing at this time?"  All answers that I am usually sure of.  But this is one time that I have been at a lose for answers.

That old joke about the man trapped in a flood and there being 3 different people come to help him and he waves them off with the answer that God will help him.  Then he drowns,,  goes to heaven and asks God why He didn't send help.  God's response of "I sent you 3 different people to help you."

I feel like the man at times.  I know that God will answer my prayer, which at times has literally been I want a door with a neon sign that says "Enter HERE ->".  But still no door, or neon sign, so not sure.

What is my first step?  Joining this community of others who can help, give opinions and cheer me on. 


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Comment by Ryan Eidson on August 16, 2012 at 12:35pm

This is an excellent first step for you to take! As you take more steps you will see the next one. I think if God showed us our next 10 big steps in life, we would be scared or say "no" to it all. It's a journey of faith, one step at a time, and He will guide as you continue walking in His life.

Comment by Ann Musico on August 16, 2012 at 6:49am

Paula - I SO relate to you!  First and foremost I am (still) a wife and mom - even though at this time my 3 children are young adults with my 2 boys having graduated college, beginning their careers and living on their own, and my daughter still home but a senior this year in college.  For so many years the cry of my heart was the same as yours and God did and still does open doors and reveal opportunities - but as yet - no neon signs!  Your comment about moms seeming to have "all the answers" is right on.  We do - when it comes to those things we handle on a daily basis and that affect our children and homes.  But no one, but God, has ALL the answers and we are not supposed to!  It's wonderful that you joined this community - it is awesome.  I can't begin to tell you how many wonderful people I have met and connected with who have been huge blessings in my life.  I have learned from pretty much everyone I have come to know and it has helped me in refining my focus.  If ever you want to talk - just message me and we can connect.  Sometimes it helps to talk things out!  Now I'm not saying I have your answers - but sometimes just saying it to another person and brainstorming different options can just spark something. 

Comment by Robert Clinton on August 16, 2012 at 6:34am

And may this be the first of many intentional steps... They say it takes action before we start to notice the opportunities that are in front of us, either that, or just by stepping forward opportunities are created. Way to make it happen, Paula! A single step forward is a step worth taking....

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