Thankful for God’s Plan
I just can’t get over that Premier is in its 30th year. WOW! As you know, when Joan and I founded Premier, we had our own plan—to just sit back while others ran the company. We wanted to visit missionaries and stay in the background of Premier. Well, God had a very different plan for us.
As I think back about some of the times in our life when His plan was evident, I can’t help but think about how I arrived at Home Interiors and began working for my mentor, Mary Crowley. Joan and I were happy in Dallas with no desire to move, but the company I was working for at the time was relocating to California. We were all set to move when we decided that we just didn’t want to leave Dallas again. A few months later and still job searching, I asked a friend if he knew of anything and he told me to go see Mary because she had started a company, Home Interiors and Gifts. By chance? No!
I knew Mary from First Baptist Church. In fact, she was Joan’s spiritual mentor back in 1950 when Joan accepted Christ. We had lost touch with her, but I thought it would be good to contact her in case she knew of any job opportunities. Well, she hired me on the spot and I spent 17 years with her. I learned about direct sales and the home show business under her. Was this by chance? Absolutely not. God had a plan.
When I left Home Interiors, God continued to guide Joan and me into starting Premier Designs. He had been working in our lives for decades to get us to that point and we never realized it. And I am so thankful to God for the wonderful opportunity Premier has had to enrich lives and impact thousands of families.
I am so excited about the future. As we remain faithful to God and seek His guidance, He will continue to bless Premier. Remember, this year can be the best year we have ever had!
To God be the glory,
Co-Founder & CSO