Sunday, February 8, 2015

Taking a Break

As you know, I'm trying to launch my Nerium business.

I really want this to work.  
I really need for this to work. 

In January, my husband learned that 
the company that he works for 
was about to start lay-offs.
Contractors were released a month ago.
The company has been running at 25%.

A couple of weeks ago, 
the company offered packages for those 
who would volunteer to take a severance package 
and retire early.

That was not an option for us. 
Thursday my husband came in very distraught,
to say the least. 
When he got in that morning, his assistant 
had been escorted to his car and asked to turn in 
his keys, his phone, and to clean out his desk.

This man has a family, a wife and a young teenage daughter. 
They are very close to us and we attend church together. 
Please pray for this family and for David as his work load will increase
and we deeply care about our friends.

I will be taking some time off to care for my family.
Please pray for God's provision and His direction.

Tomorrow night, I will be hosting my Nerium Launch Party.
Please pray for attendance.  Please pray that everyone there 
will be uplifted in the presence of other women.
If this step is God's will for me, I pray for responses.
I really believe God wants me to lead a team of women. 
This may be a chance to make a difference and provide for my family too.

Thank you my friends. 
I'll be back. 
Just need some time away.

Those of you who would I correspond with by email are welcome to email me 
and I will be happy to respond. 


  1. Oh, I'm sorry to hear about all the job cuts and such but know that I wish you well in this new endeavor. God will provide!

  2. oh no sweet friend. not a good situation to always feel like you are a target and 'next' to lose your job. saying prayers that it works out for everyone . good luck with your new business.

  3. So sorry to hear this. I'll be praying for your family.

  4. I will pray and keep your prayer requests close to my heart! HUGS and PRAYERS coming your way! I'll be here when you return:) and will miss you!

  5. Sending prayers your way for all good things. Take care Bonnie.

  6. I will be praying for your friend and for an even better job for him. Also praying for your business and finances and for you.

  7. Prayer, love, and best wishes!
    Be here waiting when you return.

  8. So sorry! These are not good times. Pray God will show you and husband the way in what ever you do.

  9. I wish you all the best with your endeavours! I hope too that all will work out at work for your husband and his colleagues. xx

  10. That is so terrible to face loosing your job. I had that happen to me a year after 9/11 - 150 of us were escorted out. I ended up with a wonderful package as I was 70 years old and could collect my SS. But, sometime when one door closes another one opens up. Wishing you success on your new venture and I will pray that everything works out well for you and your family.

  11. {{{Bonnie}}} How terrible....keeping you in prayer. Blesings

  12. I pray sucess in your new adventure. Blessings!!
    Ugh, lay offs are not fun....we have been through that and unemployment too many times. My hubby works in construction. Whenever the economy goes a bit south, no one can afford a carpenter. He had more than one boss just give up the business when things got tough. Talk about having to trust the One who knows all! Whew, it's been a ride, this life has been!!
    Bless you during the break. I will miss you!

  13. Bonnie, I will be praying that your business will be a success, if that is what the Lord has for you at this time. I am so sorry to hear about the unsettled work environment for you hubby...we have experienced this in our family too...Jim, was laid off after 36 years and then unemployed for 18 mos. The Lord provided a job at just the perfect time...the very time his severance ran out! Take all the time you need...I hope to keep up with you on facebook! :)

  14. Sure hope your business flourishes, Bonnie. Will be watching for you when you're back to blogging.

  15. Sorry to hear this. I know how stressful this can be as we have gone through similar struggles. Have faith as God always provides. Blessings to you and your family.
    Farmhouse hugs,

  16. Bonnie, I am not sure how I missed this but I did just find it...and want you to know that I will be praying for your friends...for a good job for him...for strength for your husband as his work load increases...for protection over his job...for the launching of your new business endeavor. May God richly bless in each of these circumstances. In our weakest moments He becomes our strength. xo

  17. Oh my goodness! I did not know all of this was going on around you right now. I'm so sorry for this extra burden placed on your family and your friends situation right now. That is such a scary thing to happen. I hope and pray that everyone is led into a better place in the near future. I wish you the most success with your new business as well.

  18. l absolutely know in my heart everything will work out Bonnie.

  19. Praying for your friends and your family as well. This has happened to us several times with company's closing their's how I arrived here this past June...starting over again and going where the jobs are. My heart goes out to you and I truly hope all goes well. Best of luck with your business, I have a friend who sells and seems to do ok. Take Care!


  20. Praying things are going well with your new business and your family! Believing you are staying healthy and blessed!


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