Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Getting out of the boat

Commit to something and you will be tested.

Sunday when I entered church I had the feeling I was going to be tested to see if I really believed what I commited to at a Women's conference 2 days earlier.

Friday at Dare to Thrive we were encouraged to LIVE BOLDLY! What does that look like?

Well Sunday I walked into church and there at the front of the church is a boat, a fishing boat sitting up there where the music worship team would normally stand. Hmmm...why am I a little uneasy. I like change - right....

Soon I found out there were stations throughout the santuary for Prayer Sunday. The boat was a place to step into and pray for 'our calling' and then trusting that God would help us basically or visually 'walk on the water' or walk with us on our journey.

I'm thinking I'm gonna have to walk up there and get into that boat in front of everyone else. Yikes..live boldly. How come my knees are a bit shakey.

Well there were 6-8 stations all different so people were encouraged to either sit and pray in your seat or go to the various prayer stations and read the scripture and then follow where you are led.

Eventually I got to the front and read the scripture and knew I had to get in that boat. Now there is no water there, but never the less; getting in rocked the boat and you had to hold on.

You weren't in the boat alone, others got in and prayed and got out. Whether it was you or others getting out, the boat rocked again and you had to consistently balance yourself.

How like LIFE! We can't walk this walk alone. We have others in our boat (life) and when others come and go, it is unsettling, we have to rebalance over and over again.

We need others to help us on our journey and we sure need assistance along the way (faith).

I had hoped to post an acutal photo of the boat but that hasn't happened yet and I feel I need to write this, even if it is only to encourage myself to Live Boldly.

There are my deepest blog thoughts to date.

Thanks for being a boat mate with me!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

The Magic of Heritage

Yes, we've made it into another great publication.

It is so exciting to see that Heritage Makers is being recognized not just by individuals (which is wonderful) but also by corporate sites that shape our industry.

This is an incredible honor that all heritage makers should be proud to be a part of.
Here is a link to view the entire article
Direct Selling News is the publication that direct selling executives turn to for information and resources to improve their companies. Each issue of Direct Selling News offers content on topics that shape the dynamics of our industry.
It truly is a great time to be a Heritage Maker.
Contact me to learn about my "March Madness".....we are offering special perks for those who join our growing team in March.
Barb Ashcroft

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Putting your Baby on Facebook

I just returned from the 1st ever Canadian Regional Conference for Heritage Maker consultants and saw the absolute cutest book ever!

It was written by a grandma about her adorable granddaughter (of course, just like my adorable grandson above).

With everyone always talking about Facebook it just made sense to include a 3 year old.

Grandma Carol created a 5x5 Heritage Makers brag book with full page shots of cutie in all sorts of locations..........here's the magic though.....

A very tiny photo circle of her granddaughter's face is hidden on each page....thus

Her own FACE BOOK!

She greets everyone at the door with "can you find my face?"

Undoubtedly that little 3 year old is feeling pretty special.

That is what we are all about....we help folks feel special.

Who do you know that deserves the TLC?
Contact me for a $5.00 discount on the 5x5 storybook to create your own.

Barb Ashcroft

Personal Publishing Consultant