My BIG news: Farm Girl Boutique

Aug 1, 2014 | 16 comments

I have been holding this in, about to burst with excitement but today I can finally say that I am a proud boutique owner! Before you start calling me absolutely crazy, let me tell you that God has been orchestrating this dream for over seven years now and today, it is finally coming true. Yes, I will still be a nurse, that dream is still alive and well and beautiful but over the last couple of weeks I have listened to this calling he has placed on my heart and at this point in time-I think it will be for an even bigger purpose than I can fathom.
Throughout many times in my Christian walk, shamefully I have doubted his presence. Moments where I have cried out to him asking if he is even listening. He knows my strong willed self and he has taught me patience. He has taught ME to listen with this new journey.
I posted this here and I truly believe this is when he started to stir something new inside of my heart. I finally realized that everything I do should only be for His glory, not my own selfish desires. I was reading the new She Reads Truth app studies a few weeks ago and I wrote here that he was revealing an opportunity and showing me little reminders through the gospel. Little by little he began to shine the light of his plan. When I began to read Ruth I saw these qualities in a woman that I want so badly to reflect.From my devotional:
“Ruth was loyal, loving, hardworking, and humble-she was an ordinary woman and this is her extraordinary story. Ruth’s ordinary story is much like yours and mine-it bears the fingerprints of an extraordinary God.”
I am nothing special and do not have an extraordinary story but I know that my God is and like Ruth, I want to be loyal. I want to be loving, showing everyone who walks through my doors the same love that He shows me. I want to be hardworking, pouring my heart and soul into this boutique because it is a blessing from Him and I want to pour them out to others. And humbly, I want to give thanks every single day for this place of fellowship. Days when I want to give up, I want to remember that this place has a purpose, that its for Him and not me, and to never forget why I started or who brought me to it.I want to be a woman just like Ruth and I want to reflect that to others.

He has brought this at the most unexpected time of my life. Within two weeks this all fell into place. I truly believe this store will somehow be my ministry during an exciting season of life.

I wanted to share this with you {another little memo from my She Reads Truth devo} that really spoke to me and helped me take this leap of faith. “Like Ruth, we cannot see the whole of our story, or of The Story. We aren’t meant to. But we can follow God’s lead, knowing that our yesses make a Kingdom-size difference, even when no one sees.” I am sure there will be so many questions from others, trust me I have them myself. My plan was to go straight into health care to start my nursing career. I STILL plan to do that part time once I have some help here. But, my responsibilities lie in this store right now. I know this has always been a dream of mine but before that it was to have a store for my own satisfaction. How the tables have turned. I am so excited to see how he will use me with this opportunity.

So where did Farm Girl come from?
As most of you know we are somewhat “farmers” and I love the catchy name because I felt like it reflects my personality and love for our lifestyle. However, I finalized my decision because of Ruth and because God chose to show me this journey through that book. Why? If you remember that when she meets Boaz, she is gleaning {harvesting/FARMING} in the fields. So, there you have it-loyal, loving, hard working, humble; my Farm Girl, Ruth.

I envision my store to be a place of joy, inspiration, and love for women to come in to not only shop but to leave as friends. To come visit, to receive a hug when needed, be prayed for and lifted up. I am excited to see the friendships made through this special place and what the Lord has placed on my heart. I want to thank my Beautiful Mom, Dad, husband and Grand for all of their support through this. NOTHING would be possible without their encouragement and faith in me. It means the world. Thank you to Dona, the previous owner of the boutique space (Every Nook & Cranny) I am taking over. This lady made this possible. From the transition to keeping the same lines. She is a dear friend to me. And how did we meet? Because she showed me the same love in her store that I pray to show others. I love you dearly.

Our name is now Farm Girl but the sign out front will still say ENC Boutique until we remodel and revamp the interior. :)

I am so excited about this new walk and would love to see you come in.

Here’s to Ruth; loyal, loving, hardworking, and humble.
Our original Farm Girl.

16 Comments

  1. Kenzie Ashcraft

    Congrats! Prayers for on such an exciting journey.

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  2. Kenzie Ashcraft

    Congratulations, sweetness! LOVE hearing your faith story behind it as well. You are amazing!!! CHEERS!!!!!!!! xx

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  3. Kenzie Ashcraft

    Just read it again and smiled. I just love Ruth. I am beaming at your every word! xx

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  4. Kenzie Ashcraft

    Congrats! What an exciting new adventure! I love seeing women be true to the passions stirring inside of them. Best of luck!

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  5. Kenzie Ashcraft

    I’m so glad for you! I can’t wait to come shop around!!

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  6. Kenzie Ashcraft

    Friend!!!! I am so excited for you. I can’t wait to come visit. :) I see a road trip in my near future!!

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  7. MICHELLE

    That’s an awesome testimony and I hope u touch the hearts of many through your shop. I too am a new shop owner and country girl and I am asking God to order my steps while I journey into the next phase of my shop life.Thanks for sharing . So touching and inspiring. And i honeatky think i have stumbled upon your shop and testimony at the right time in my life.Oh yeah I love love your shop, it’s name and style.

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    • Kenzie Ashcraft

      Thank you so much, Michelle! I appreciate the kind words!

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