neckla-says {celebrating women in may}

celebrating women doing their God-given thing

{for the month of may, i’m highlighting a few women who are gaining confidence in who God has created them to be and displaying it so through different means. for some, it was born out of cause. for others, it was there since birth. and some, it’s the season of life they are in. and they are sharing their stories here this month! join me in celebrating them and that’s not all…they want to celebrate you! a giveaway on each blogpost through the month of may! find out below how to enter the drawing!}   {congrats to winner, Meghan DeHart from the previous post}

welcome tammy lashey as we celebrate women in may!

 

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Thank you, Shauna for the privilege to share my story with your readers.  My name is Tammy Lashey and I live in Townsend, Delaware.  What’s there to say about me?  I love God, my pastor husband, my three children, my cats, blogging, graphic design and photography.  Oh, and I almost forgot…coffee.  I actually love a lot of things. But for purposes of my post today, I want to tell you about a new creative outlet God’s given me that I truly love and enjoy.

Just over two years ago, God called my husband to plant a church here in our hometown. Among the many changes we experienced was the reality that we would need to live off a smaller income.  So, for Christmas 2012, I decided to get creative and make scripture necklaces for all my loved ones.  I took time thinking about who they were in my life or what their favorite scripture passage might be and I designed what I thought best fit them.  I even made one for myself.

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As I designed my necklace I thought about all the wonderful promises in God’s Word.  It seemed impossible to pick just one.  So I picked a verse that spoke into my life at that time.  Since church planting had been extremely challenging, I wanted to wear something that reminded me of God’s calm and attentive care when things seemed chaotic.

For the LORD your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs."  Zephaniah 3:17.

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The necklace continually reminded me that God doesn’t worry and God doesn’t fail.

Early spring of 2013, I began feeling inspired to make more necklaces.  Not only that, I knew if I began to sell the necklaces, it would help to lighten the financial load for our family.  I talked it over with my husband and he came up with a brilliant name – Neckla.says.  Because as we encounter the ups and downs of this life, it’s always important to know what God’s Word “says”.

It’s been almost a year since I began selling Neckla.says on Facebook and I’ve been thrilled to see that they are well received.   Other’s, like me, have been excited to have their special scripture on a necklace close to their heart.  What’s more, I’ve learned that for every necklace I’ve made, there’s a story and a women needing comfort or courage or strength.  What an honor to have a part in their lives.

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If you want to learn more about my jewelry, you can visit facebook.com/necklasays.  
I am gifting a custom necklace to someone reading this post. 
 Simply like the neckla.says page and 
comment that you read about me on shaunapilgreen.com and you will be entered to win. 
 By the close of the day, I will select a winner in a random drawing.
  If you’d like to keep up with my journey, you can read my blog
 Tammy On Tuesday at luminosityonline.com.