Last night I attended my first Premier Designs Jewelry*** show given by my friend Genevieve Burk, at the home of our mutual friend Christen Trumble. In September 2010 I held a ladies’ retreat here in Butler and had asked Gen to display the beautiful jewelry on treasure chests for our retreat’s table decorations. It was just the right elegant touch!
Getting some free jewelry was just too good of an opportunity pass up, so I hosted a show at Christen’s house last night and won over $120 of free jewelry, which will arrive just in time for Christmas! With Gen’s “fashion show,” snacks, and fellowship, it was a fun girls’ night out!
Our daughters Heather and Leah both attended the show. Heather had hosted a previous show and won a lot of free jewelry, which quickly spurred me to action because she had won my favorite piece, the gorgeous Glam Slam bracelet!
Here below is adorable Leah in Christen’s kitchen. Leah initially didn’t want to get out in the freezing cold and go (it was 16 degrees when we drove home after the show!), but she had a lot of fun when she got there, trying on the different pieces of jewelry.
We all had fun! Women love accessories – shoes, purses, scarves, hats, belts, and jewelry. One of the things Gen shared was how plain our clothes look without jewelry. At the beginning of the show, she was wearing a lot of the jewelry. She then took it off, piece by piece, to demonstrate how much jewelry enhances our outfits.
Just as the Premier Designs Jewelry is an asset and adds allure to what we’re wearing, making women feel beautiful, God’s fruit of the Spirit also adorns us as believers and makes us beautiful to God. The fruit of the Spirit are the very essence and the character of Jesus.
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. ” (Galatians 5: 22, NASB)
What fruit of the Spirit do you need to accessorize with today?
***I love what Premier Designs Jewelry co-founder Andy Horner said about each customer – that she is an infinitely valuable person made in the image of God:
“”I’m talking about a total life commitment to being a servant. This means that when one of our Jewelers walks into a home, she must focus on more than selling jewelry. She must see each of the individuals at the Home Show as an infinitely valuable person made in the image of God. She must care about those people and seek to build them up. Even if the retail sales are disappointing, a Home Show is considered a success if the Jeweler gives of herself — expecting nothing in return — and enriches the lives of each person there by caring, listening, encouraging, and helping each participant understand that they are ‘somebody.’ This is the heart of how Premier Designs defines success.”