New Beginnings for a New Year by Joan

Gems from Joan, originally printed in January 1998 but the message still rings true.

 

“Great is His faithfulness, His mercies are new each day.“

A new beginning!  Promises, resolutions, new commitments.   These words are very prominent around the first days of a New Year.  Life is a series of new beginnings.  We get a new car, a new home, new clothes, new friends, a new baby.  These all suggest a fresh new start.  Newness is a beginning again.  It may be something that never was before, or it may be something that was before, but is now different.  I love the verse found in Lamentations 3:23, “Great is His faithfulness, His mercies are new each day.” Isn’t that a great promise — new every day!

What about your promises?  Lose weight?  Spend more time in the Word?  Cook dinner every day for my family?  Pray for my family every morning and evening?  Be a friend to someone who needs a friend? Eat more vegetables?  Show care for my neighbor?  And how about my Premier family and business?  This can truly be a new beginning, a time to start over afresh.   Can you dream with me?  This is the time to move away from the ordinary.  This is the time to book, and book, and book.  Now is the time to plan on just one more Home Show each month, which will give benefits to one more Hostess, and will enrich the life of one more somebody — can you dream that?  Dreaming can be threatening for some, but I trust it will be exciting, a challenge to move onward and upward, a commitment to build your Premier business, to make it deeper and stronger in 1998.

I dream of our company which shows care and concern for others.  I am committed to keeping that personal touch that I have spoken of so often — just one more phone call, one more note (hand-written), one more word of encouragement, one more smile.

1997 is gone — fading into history.  Let’s look forward, reaching beyond our dreams, into the lives of those we encounter.  Maybe it’s at a Home Show or maybe it’s doing a “one-on-one.”  We all have this fresh, new beginning and I promise to join you.

Andy joins me in wishing you a Happy Premier New Year — May God grant your every desire, as we together serve in the homes of America (just one more).

Serving more in 1998,

I LOVE YOU DEARLY,

Joan

 

Thankful in All Things

4th-reader-quote“The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts…nevertheless, set
aside a day of thanksgiving.”
— H.W. Westermayer

In America’s earliest permanent settlers, the Pilgrims, were people who were inspired by profound religious beliefs to overcome incredible odds. Before their voyage, the congregation, who had fled England for Holland, set aside a day of worship and thanksgiving to prepare for the journey. The day was described as being filled “with the joy of grief.”n our society today, the figure of Santa Claus dominates Christmas and the Easter Bunny has become the figure at Easter. And now, some people even refer to Thanksgiving Day as “Turkey Day.” It seems likely accurate as I believe most people give more attention to the preparation and consumption of turkey on Thanksgiving than they do the expression of thanks.

The Pilgrims traveled to the New World on one of the most difficult journeys thought possible. In spite of drastic and unforeseen weather changes, fierce storms, and icebound shores, the Pilgrims pressed trusting that the Lord. And when they arrived, they immediately set aside a day of worship and thanksgiving.

Their suffering did not end when they arrived at Plymouth Rock in December 1620. They faced a harsh winter which claimed the lives of half their colony. And when spring arrived, they once again stopped and gave thanks to God.

They planted and reaped their first harvest, giving hope of survival and God’s blessing. It was a time of great thanksgiving to God and this is the day that we commemorate on our November holiday. It’s amazing to me that they expressed thanks before, during and after some of the most difficult circumstances. wjbryan-quoteThe Bible echoes this – to be thankful in everything, at all times, continually.

There are 138 passages of Scripture that deal with the subject of thanksgiving throughout the entire Bible. Two of my favorites are:

1 Chronicles 16:34: “Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; His love endures forever.”

Psalm 95:2-3: “Let us come before Him with thanksgiving and extol Him with music and song. For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods.”

As we enter this Thanksgiving season, let us thank God for America and the Pilgrims and those who built our nation on Biblical principles. Let us never forget that this country was built on Biblical truth set forth in the Old and New Testaments. May we give thanks unto the Lord for He is good and His mercy endureth forever. Always remember, trust in the Lord.

Grateful to God,

His blessings overflow,

Andy Horner

 

 

We’re thankful for our Jewelers!

You’re amazing for countless reasons, but here are just handful…

You always bring the *SPARKLE!*

Friends and family can count on you for the latest trends and style staples. Best of all, you help them earn it for free!

You bring people together!

Who do your friends call when they need a girls night? You, of course! You make it easy and fun to get friends together for a few hours to play in jewelry.

You give back!

Premier supports many ministries and charities around the world, and you help make that possible! Plus with endless possibilities for fundraisers, you use your Premier business to support many different causes.

You support your team!

Whether you’re just getting started or you’re a seasoned veteran, you belong to a team. Your Upline and Downline rely on you for support and encouragement, and you know you can always count on your Premier family.

You know how to Rally!

Our annual National Rally and Regional Rallies are great successes because of you! By participating in trainings, connecting with fellow Jewelers and sharing the opportunity with guests, you’re growing your business, accomplishing your goals, and enriching lives along the way.

 

Gems from Joan – The Lord Demands Fairness

Our precious Co-Founder and Queen Mother spoke on our Founding Verse, Proverbs 16:11, at our 2000 National Rally.

“The Lord requires fairness in every business deal. He established this principle.” – Proverbs 16:11
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Each year – at the beginning – we share our year’s verse. Usually it is a promise for each of us to cling to. Sometimes it is an admonition for all of us to heed. Many times it is a statement of God’s faithfulness to us as His people and His company, Premier Designs. We have had 14 such verses. I am wondering just how many of you know the original verse upon which Premier was founded. It is found in Proverbs 16:11. “The Lord demands fairness in every business deal. He established this principle.” We believe, for a business to be successful and a blessing to others, that business must be established on the principles that God has laid down. I realize that there are many of you out there today who are involved in Premier and yet you may not even know you are following God’s principles. It is God who sets the Standards.Read More »