Thursday, January 12, 2017

Thursday morning encouragement

"So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise."
Galatians 3:26-29
There is no racism, sexism, or any other divisiveness here. Everyone who is a Christian is equal in God's kingdom. We are all one in Christ. Don't let the world tell you otherwise.
Have a wonderful and blessed day!


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

New Year... New Blog!

I'm a little late here, but Happy New Year!  I am working on some exciting changes for the blog!  First is the new name... Glitter & Grace.  Jesus' grace is like a sprinkling of glitter on our lives.  He takes things that are dull, old, worn out and makes them sparkle like new!  Glitter is one of my favorite craft items (along with mod podge).  Glitter makes just about everything look better!  Just like God's Grace makes our lives so much better!  We didn't do anything to deserve it, He just offers it to us because He loves us!  "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this is not from yourselves, it is a gift of God - not by works, so that no one can boast.  For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do."  Ephesians 2:8-10

There will be more to come about the new website and new blog soon. 

Have a blessed day!


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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Lots of new happenings on the farm!

We just returned from the Seafood Festival in Morehead City, NC.  This photo was taken in downtown Beaufort.  It is so beautiful.  Now, we are back at the farm!  There has been a lot of construction going on this summer.  We now have a huge walk-in freezer to store the meat, so we can ship quick from the farm.  To purchase our wonderful emu meat or just find out more about the "other red meat"... visit  It is much healthier than beef and since it is not mammal meat, it is safe for those with the alpha gal allergy!

I have been busy with the shop too... my studio isn't done yet (I still have a lot of cleaning out to do... huge yard sale coming soon!)  But, I have a lot of great new products!  I now stock several essential oils, oil blends, salves, Grapefruit foaming facial cleanser (this is my absolute fav!), body butters, scrubs, and a huge new line of jewelry! (floating lockets, charms, essential oil diffuser lockets, snaps, and more!!)  Please be sure to check out the shop @!

I hope everyone is having a great fall!  I will be back later with recipes and crafts to get your fall going!

Have a blessed day!


Psalm 23:1  "The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want" The Lord is my provider and protector. There is not reason for me to fear or worry.  God is in control and since He already knows the outcome, He can do a much better job than I can!  Thank you Lord for watching over me and providing for me!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Gifts and forgiveness

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In His great mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. Though you have not seen him, you love Him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in Him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls." I Peter 1:3-9

Thank you Lord for our gift of Salvation! We just wrapped up Christmas (pardon the pun) and it has me thinking abut gifts. Within a couple weeks after Christmas, most new toys are sitting there in a corner, already old. Everything is cleaned up and not a trace of the celebrations left. But, God gave us a gift that continues on everyday!He gave us the ultimate gift... eternity in heaven. All we have to do is accept it. We have to have faith and believe that He has offered us this gift. A gift that cannot be bought or earned by us. It is a gift offered by God's grace. It is a gift that we will always have provided that we believe, repent and accept it. Accepting God's gift does require that we acknowledge that we are sinners and ask for forgiveness. God will always forgive us our sins when we repent. In turn, He commands us to also forgive others when they sin against us. Not once in a while, or if the offense is not too bad. But all of the time, no matter the hurt it has caused. He forgave the worst in us and expects us to forgive the worst in others.

My challenge today is for you to reach out to someone who hurt you. Someone who you have been holding onto the hurt and anger toward for far too long. It is a great step of faith to simply forgive the hurt and move on. When you forgive someone, you let go of the bitterness and anger toward that person. It is more than just saying "I forgive you". It is an action that shows love. It shows God's love through us. It is a love that can change people's lives. It will free you from the burden of the hurt and anger. You may not realize how anger and bitterness towards someone can affect other areas of your life; other relationships.

Today, I rejoice in the most precious gift I will ever receive. Thank you God, for my salvation! Help me to share this Joy with others and be an encouragement to them and a light for them.



Monday, January 4, 2016

Random thoughts

"What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ". 
Philippians 3:8

Well, Monday flew by and I really didn't accomplish a lot. I went back to work and starts digging through the pile of emails waiting for me after being off last week. Before I knew it,  it was lunch time. The afternoon and evening flew by just as fast.  It took me all day to get my bearings again and get organized so I am ready to hit the ground running tomorrow. That's my plan. Now I'll wait until tomorrow to find out God's plan.

After all that I  amazingly relaxed and joyful. I can only attribute it to God.  I am energized. I am sleepy. All at the same time.  I am so excited to talk about Jesus!  I want to write, I want to talk, I want to spread it around everywhere. I really want to impress the importance of putting Christ first to my kids and help create in them the desire to spread that around to their friends and peers. Teenagers are a difficult breed sometimes. i want them to put less importance on "stuff" and more on their hearts and their souls. I want them to put Christ first in all of their decisions, words, actions, music, books, and social media posts.  My best bet is talking to them about it frequently without coming across as preaching and setting an example. I should try to always encourage my kids and show them joy, even in discipline. If they can find joy there, they are on the right track!

Have a blessed day!!


Sunday, January 3, 2016

Vacation is over and I still have to find Joy!

"Philippians 4:13 I can do all this through Christ who gives me strength.". Philippians 4:13

Vacation is over. It's back to work tomorrow. I figure I will need all the help I can get tomorrow to get back at it.  I have had a great vacation. We played several late night games of monopoly, Played FIFA on the PS4, Ice skated outside with my girls while Collin and Jay watched, and saw Star Wars in 3D.

Now it's time to go back to work. I have to find a way to be joyful about getting up at 6:00 am. I am joyful that I have a wonderful job with some great people. But that alarm clock is going off early in the morning. I hope everyone has a great Monday!

~ Blessings, JaAnna

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Off and Running

"You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven." Matthew 5:14-16

Well, January is off and running.  I know before I turn around, it will be February and I'll be left saying, "Where did January go?"!  It seems like Collin just came home, but he will be heading back to school next weekend to start the second semester of his Freshman year of college.  I still haven't actually adjusted to this whole "he's in college" thing.  In my mind, he's still in middle school, Karsan is in elementary school and Cassie is just a baby.  They are actually 18, 15 & 8.  I just really don't know where the time went!  I remember growing up hearing adults say "the older you get, the faster time goes".  Well, they weren't kidding!  I hear myself telling my kids the same thing and I wonder if they really believe me or just sigh and think, "I hope I never say that when I get old".  (I'm not old, just saying…)

One of my goals this year, is to have a family devotion time weekly.  It is so hard to get everyone together anymore.  I pray for my kids daily and one of the things I pray for is that they will seek God's guidance in their daily lives and decisions.  I pray that they will be a light for others; and that they will be blessed with at least a couple of Godly friends who can help keep them encouraged on their daily walk.  I also know that I must be a constant light and encouragement to them to set a good example for them.  Another goal this year is to always seek God's guidance in my decisions for the kids and in the way I handle situations with them, instead of reacting to the situation.  I want them to see the light in me, so that they will glorify God.  Then we can go out and shine our lights for others to see and glorify Him!

Have a wonderful and blessed Sunday!