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Her Dreams and Visions Were Birthed Out of Financial Hardship
A new line of organic and natural skin and hair products formulated by a divorced single mom who formerly resided in Queens, New York but now lives in Richmond VA, was presented in the health-food/products market.

After the economic crisis had manifested between 2010 and 2012, many jobs were lost, some corporations and organizations lost funding and money, and a lot of small and larger businesses suffered lost and had to shut down. So what are people doing to keep their head above the water? Despite the rise in crime, increase in poverty, and a sense of hopelessness as a result of the financial crisis in the US, there were some good stories that came out of this storm. Many people had become more innovative, creative and bold in their attempts to make it through. These innovators, visionaries and dreamer’s ideas were birthed in the midst of hardships. Maybe it’s because of the free time they finally had being unemployed  or with insufficient income and/or their feelings of frustration that worked as a catalyst and actually pushed them to tap into their creative concepts, ideas, and stirred up their talent and gifts that were lying doormat. Sometimes we get stuck working at places we dislike and may have given up on our dreams because we let society dictate to us our goals that are common and “safe.”
One lady suffered a tremendous decrease in her already low income/salary, and lost another job, and recently received her Master’s Degree always had a passion to develop her own line of natural skin and hair products. The products are made with organic and natural ingredients-with beneficial properties for the total-body. On her label-brand, she acknowledges God’s sovereignty and provision; crediting His divine creation of all things made. Because this nation is constantly taking the name of God out of everything, she named her product line “His Garden Naturals.” She began to cry out to God, “Lord, I need you to give me a creative concept, idea and stir up the gifts and talent that you have given me to sustain me. I know there’s a financial crisis going but because I’m your child, I don’t have to allow society and the country’s economic system to dictate my life when you are my provider. This is the best time for me to use what’s in my hands and do something new!”
This woman reports that God reminded her of a business idea she had years ago. At that time, she had begun some research at the library on how to mix essential oils and herbs, and which reputable companies to order ingredients from. Recently, she was struggling financially and falling behind in all of her bills, running low on food, and needed a breakthrough! She didn’t know exactly how she was going to make extra money while still seeking employment to keep a roof over her and her daughter’s head but she had a “vision” and “faith.” She reported that there were many holy scriptures that ministered to her but these two stuck out the most: And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, so he may run that reads it(King James 2000 Bible (©2003)And “Where there is no vision, the people perish” (Proverbs 29:18-KJV), Deuteronomy 12:18, "But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth...(NIV).
Without vision, people seem to just exist with no short or long-term goals or dreams and they tend to live with many regrets. Many of us have regrets and have failed at something but it’s better to take risks and being able to say, “At least I tried and learned some things.” The Bible says, “but time and chance happen to them all” (Ecclesiastes 9:11-NIV). The light-bulb/revelation came again, and she began to resume with her research and came across many resources on developing natural products and the best places to order ingredients from, and networked with both professionals and recently new upstarts of natural cosmetics. Before you knew it, her brother jumped on the idea and made a small investment to help her purchase the proper equipment and more ingredients without her even asking, and a natural health food store owner also made a small investment in “His Garden Naturals.” Finally, the product has recently gone public on Facebook, the internet, door to door and mail order.
So what’s your business? What passion, desire or vision is on your mind that you would like to pursue if you had the opportunity to make it happen?
Mind your business! Pay attention to what’s on your mind and what’s in your heart. This may be the key to your success and transition in your life. Don’t miss “God’s cues” to get you to pay attention and birth that thing you’re carrying on the inside. It’s funny how sometimes it takes tribulations, catastrophes or calamities to get us to move forward.
Check out links below if you need some inspiration to start your own business in the midst of your own personal famine and economic downturn.


I don’t know about you but I don’t trust all of the baby care products on store shelves. I didn’t want to be so hasty to grab any quick fix (cheap or chemically-based) product for my baby-girl just because I was in a rush instead of making sure she got the best from the beginning. I guess I am old-fashioned (well, that’s what others may call me), and appreciate the old natural remedies that actually works and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. With most natural products, a little goes a long way because I found that you don’t need to use a lot and because its potent ingredients will suffice. God did not make a mistake when he created the earth and He definitely had us in mind because in Genesis the first chapter of the Holy Bible, it reads, “Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole Earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. Well, it’s a done deal for me! Of course, there are things that we use that’s not ‘ALL ‘ natural but we can reduce our intake of harsh and toxic chemical-based ingredients that negatively affect our body cells and organs which affects our development and immunity but this is another topic.

When my daughter was a baby, she had mild eczema, so I didn’t immediately run out to look for harsh baby products full of mineral and petroleum oil, No! After I’d done the research and consultation with some holistic nutritionists and knowledgeable health food store staff, I purchased some Shea butter, coconut and olive oil to use on her skin and she never developed those dry dark patches on her skin. No one ever knew she had eczema unless I told them. Her main symptoms were itchiness and she would pull out her barrettes when her scalp felt itchy and she couldn’t stand wearing stockings. When she was in private school and had to wear uniform, soon as she got home from school, she would take off her stockings which usually had holes in them from her scratching. Lol. So, what would soothe and calm her skin during school hours so she could tolerate wearing stocking was the organic Shea butter, jojoba oil and coconut oil I would get from our local health food store that actually sell my products now. I would also apply these after bathing her and when she was older, she used them herself after showering. You can make a salve and skin moisturizer that will last for a couple of months if stored in a cool dry place. Actually, sometimes I put my body butters in the refrigerator because they melt on skin contact anywhoooo!
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