Janet, I must tell you that after 20 years of magazine articles, this is the first one that even comes close to telling the story. When the original writer wrote the C&I article, it was more of the same old stuff that really didn’t describe who we were, but instead told the same old, worn out story about how we found the blanket coat and started he business. When Audrey & I proofed the rough draft, we expressed our feeling of staleness to C&I and one of the editors re-wrote it and I think did a wonderful job of tying all of the strings together. I took a literal “leap of faith” by committing to print my beliefs and giving God all of the glory for the existence of Double D and what we do. Truly, when we look back on all of our HUGE mistakes, we can definitely see a greater hand in the business. Trust me, if I were in control this thing, it would have been down the tubes a long time ago!
My life verse has been my guiding “business plan” for DDR. I just want and want DDR to be a witness and point back to our awesome Creator. If I can influence just one unbeliever in some way, I will have done my purpose here – Isaiah 43:10,
You are My witnesses," declares the LORD,
“And My servant whom I have chosen,
So that you may know and believe Me
And understand that I am He
Before Me there was no God formed,
And there will be none after Me.
Anyway, thank you for noticing and please keep Double D Ranch in your prayers so we can keep sharing God’s goodness.
PS: you might get a kick out of how I like to spread the Word to non-Christian countries in my own small way. See ”https://www.ddranchwearwomens.com/blog/2010/04/my-friends-have-always-been-cowgirls/" rel="nofollow">http://www.ddranchwear.com/blog/2010/04/my-friends-have-always-been-cowgirls/