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Moving for 3 Months & What's Next for Glowing Local

Posted on May 20, 2015 by Sarah Brown | 0 Comments

I talk quite a bit on the blog and on Instagram about what the Lord is teaching me and what I am learning about Him. By doing that, I find that I rarely talk about myself…to the point that I have started receiving some comments and e-mails asking if I will share more about me - I was surprised!  This is a great time of year to do that, so here’s some highlights of our life right now:

-I work another job full time. I’ve mentioned quite a bit on the blog about being a working mom and having a heavy work load, but I found out recently that most people thought I was just talking about Glowing Local. Actually, I have a full-time job that is my “main shebang” and run GL on the side. 

-My job causes me to move away from home for 3 months. So, what is this job? I work as a director at a Christian summer camp, doing lots of marketing and relational work. I work from home during the year, which allows me to stay home with my son, but during the summer, it’s full on camp, so I move to camp (with my son) for the summer months.

-Summer-time is amazing and rough. I absolutely love my job - I work at the best place with some amazing people and do so, so, so many things I love. What’s not to love about working so that children can have the time of their lives while also learning about Jesus? It’s great. But, it’s also rough - I move away from my husband, my friends, my life, and have very little free time.

-Summer is an unknown road for Glowing Local. This will be the first summer I have had Glowing Local during my camp work. I don’t know what to expect…it’s already been a tough thing to manage this spring as the camp load has picked up immensely! This summer, I’ll still be shipping lots of journals (thanks to the shipping team aka my husband). I have some great blogs planned and plan to still share what I’m learning from the Lord. But, reality is, I have no free time in the summer. I might go days and days without posting something…I just have no idea. So if I do start to slow down quite a bit, that’s why!

-Glowing Local has LOTS of exciting things planned for the fall. I was hoping to debut some new journals this spring, but with the seasonal nature of my work, spring is CRAZY for me. It just didn’t happen. But, come fall, there will be new products, revamp of the Praying for your Husband journal, new resources and more. I get giddy already thinking about where the Lord is leading this company!

I hope this gives you a better idea of what’s going on over here at Glowing Local and what my life is like behind the scenes. My favorite part about starting Glowing Local has been the community of people I have met and interacted with because of this work - I would have NEVER thought I would have “online friends” (and kind of used to make fun of the whole idea), but I’ve truly met some great folks through Glowing Local - the Lord is so good.

Thanks for the continued support, and be prepared for an unknown summer over here!! As Corrie ten Boom said, “never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God” - here’s to that!!

Posted in Summer, What's Been Going On

What's Been Going On and December Goals

Posted on December 01, 2014 by Sarah Brown | 2 Comments

Well, to say a lot has been going on around here would be an understatement. November really kicked off the start of Glowing Local – a dream in the works for over a year. Here’s an overview of the big things that happened in November:

• Launched Glowing Local! 
• Shipped out our first Praying for Your Husband journals
• Read quite a few good books
• Set up an Etsy store
• Took my 93 year old grandma to the Clemson/Carolina game
• Had the horror of having to “craft” for a preschool Thanksgiving party
• Used this recipe to make meals for 7 different friends who had babies this past month
• Loved listening to this Jamie Ivey podcast after getting involved with the new orphan care ministry at church
• Made this free holiday printable to stay praying this month
• Sucked into this and loving it
• Also enjoyed this podcast with Crystal Stine, especially her sentiment that online community revolves around the idea of “what can I do to bless someone” not “what can they do for me.”

      For December, I’m hoping to:

      • Ship lots more journals in time for Christmas
      • Figure out a store newsletter
      • Design a new product!
      • Make a few book lists, including favorite reads in 2014
      • Can’t wait for Lesson and Carols (if you’re local, come!)
      • Attend the Indie Craft Parade Holiday Fair (bet you want to be on my Christmas giving list)
      • Have baby showers for 4 different babies. Really enjoyed these funny baby shower gift ideas

          What do you have planned this month?

          Posted in Goals, What's Been Going On