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Having started her first business 8 years ago Sarah-Jane has built multiple successful businesses and became an international business coach with her husband Matt. Sarah-Jane now has a passion to support and equip believers in their businesses through inspirational biblical insight and practical business training.

Aug 09

No Fear When The Heat Comes

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And here is the wonderful encouragement for us to put our trust fully in God. There is a blessing in relying 100% on God: We will have freedom from fear.

When we give God complete control of our lives and business (and all the associated worry and stress) we become like trees who send their roots down deep by the stream.

The knowledge of God’s love and goodness, his mercy and generosity, his providence and power becomes this stream in our lives.

We are feed through this truth and it brings life and health to every aspect of our lives. It makes us invincible to hard times.

It is not that we do not recognise hard times and it does not mean that we do not feel the affects of them but rather that we have the provision to live through it and still be fruitful.

In business there will always be hard times, there will always be unexpected delays and difficulties. There will be some days you will question why you even started in the first place.

But with our roots so deep into the spiritual noourishment that only comes through fully trusting God we will continue to produce the fruit of the Holy Spirit.

“…the fruit of the Spirit is Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness and Self-control.”

Galatians 5 v 22-23

These fruits are all we need to survive any situation and knowing that we have access to these through our trust in God can enable us to live without fear.

No matter what difficulty we face we can live without fear knowing that God is with us, he is for us, he loves us and he will never leave us.

Neither heat nor drought, uncertainity or rejection, need or discouragement can shake the fruit of the spirit from our lives and hearts. We will live in peace and joy and hope.

What heat or drought do you face today? What fear or uncertainty, injustice or dilemma?

Decide to place your trust 100% in God. Send your roots down deep into his truth so that you can face this head on with the fruit of the Holy Spirit to guide and comfort you.


Aug 01

Who are you relying on?

By a4106396 | Devotional

Tomorrow we are going to look at the wonderful promise of blessing that follows this verse but this opening verse is such a key challenge for those of us who have stepped out in business and entrepreneurship.

Unless you have experienced the daily uncertainly, fear and rejection that comes with producing and selling a product or service then you can never fully understand how alone you can feel or the trails of remaining steadfast in hope and joy.

It is hard. Each day is challenge with a myriad of temptations to fear and to unknowingly look to man for our strength and security.

In the context of running your own business, what does it mean to look to man for your strength?

It means placing your joy, security and hope in how many clients you have or in your projected income. How do you feel when business is slow, when a potential client rejects you, when you lose a big deal?

Do you feel worried for the future, do you feel stressed over your income, do you question your worth, your buisness or your ability?

Our joy and peace should not be dependant on whether a client books us or not. Our security and hope should not be dependant on the number of customers we have or how many sales we have made.

Our clients are not the ultimate source of our provision. Our customers are not the one who sustain us.

Yes a client can give us physical money but do not let that trick you into looking to man for your provision.

It is God who provides.

It is God who sustains.

It is God who is control of your future.

“Our clients are not the ultimate source of our provision. Our customers are not the one who sustain us.”

When we forget that we are secure in God’s provision and love then we can fall into the trap of looking to man for our provision; for our strength.

We can look at our potential clients and think that this is the key to our provision.

If we can just get one more booking, if we can just make that sale, then we will be ok this month.

There is a curse in living like this. It will cause us to live in the parched places of the desert. We will always feel like we are in a season of lack.

We will not see prosperity when it comes. We will not be able to enjoy each blessing and provision as it comes as it will never seem enough compared the enormity of what we feel we need or because of the fear of when the next provision will come.

In short you will always be living in fear, uncertainty and want. Your emotional health will suffer and so will your relationships.

Decide today to not see your clients and customers and their money as the source of your provision.

No matter what stage your business is at, remember that it is God who will provide and sustain and grant you increase and security in him.

Jul 31

Where is your treasure?

By a4106396 | Devotional

If we have accepted Jesus as our Lord then we have one great certain hope; we will one day be fully united with our saviour in heaven to spend eternity with him.

It is going to be amazing, it is going to be glorious. Being with Jesus is going to be like nothing we have ever experienced here on earth. We will be transformed, we will be whole. We will have the full, unfiltered knowledge of God’s love for us, his infinite glory and the excitement and adventure we have in our privilege to worship him.

This needs to be at the forefront of our mind every day. Our motivation, our focus. As Martin Luther said,

“There are tw0 days in my calendar; This day and THAT day!”

Martin Luther

We need to live with eternity in mind. Not dwelling on the past, not worrying about tomorrow but living today to reflect that we are looking forward only to the greatest day. THAT day. The day that Christ will return. The day we will finally meet our saviour and receive our “well done good and faithful servant” (Matthew 25v23)

All the triumphs, achievements and pains of the day pale into insignificance in the light of the prospect of meeting the lover of our souls, our saviour, our Lord face to face.

Whatever challenges you are facing, whatever worry or stress, remember that this life is fleeting. Every pleasure or heart ache lasts only for a moment but our union with God on that day will last for eternity.

The challenge in this verse is to remember the perspective of eternity. Remember not to be so consumed with the desires, pleasures or difficulties of this life that you forget to give your all to your eternal calling.

Your eternal calling is to be the light of the world, to share the love of Jesus with everyone we meet, to honour and glorify God with every aspect of our lives and conduct.

How we spend our time, what concerns us most through the day, where we spend our money, how we prioritise our time; all indicate where our treasure truly lies.

We will have responsibilities and demands on our time, energy and money here on earth but ultimately these things will not last unless we use them to build the kingdom of God. Building a profitable and abundant business takes time and effort but do not let it become all consuming.

Remember that we are building for a much bigger purpose than simply to achieve our own temporary comfort.

Take time to reconnect with the Holy Spirit so that you can be guided to speak the words of God to those around you today.

Be intentional about your financial generosity to build the church.

Create space to be there for others, to encourage and support them to grow into their purpose in God.

Build your business in such a way that it reminds you that are building for your own eternal future as well as those around you.

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Feb 20

Recipe Styling

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Sweet Sugar Cookies
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Hello You Designs
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 15 mins
Serves: 36
These sweet, simple and chewy sugar cookies will be the new house favorite!
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1½ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar for rolling cookies
  1. Preheat oven to 350º F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat.
  2. Cream together butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add egg and mix until well-combined.
  3. Stir in flour, baking powder, salt, and vanilla.
  4. Scoop cookie dough by the tablespoon full and roll into a ball.
  5. Add granulated sugar to a large bowl for rolling cookie dough in before baking. Place each ball of cookie dough into the bowl of granulated sugar and roll to coat well. Place cookie dough onto baking sheet, spacing about 1½-inches to 2 inches apart. Lightly press each cookie down. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned.


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Feb 20

Sweet Features

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When looking for words to fill these sample posts the traditional thing to turn to is a Lorem Ipsum. An Ipsum is a filler text used to demonstrate the graphic elements of a document or visual presentation. While searching for something different to fill these pages found that you can find all kinds of Ipsum generators. From Cupcakes, TV Shows, Movies, Samuel Jackson (not G rated), even one for Obama quotes. Here are a few of my favorite that I came across.

DeLorean Ipsum

No, Marty, we’ve already agreed that having information about the future could be extremely dangerous. Even if your intentions are good, they could backfire drastically. Whatever you’ve got to tell me I’ll find out through the natural course of time. I, I don’t know. Radiation suit, of course, cause all of the fall out from the atomic wars. This is truly amazing, a portable television studio. No wonder your president has to be an actor, he’s gotta look good on television. Right. Lou, gimme a milk, chocolate. Lorraine, my density has popped me to you. this has gotta be a dream.

Hey McFly, what do you think you’re doing. Um, well it’s a delorean, right? Hey wait, wait a minute, who are you? Stella, another one of these damn kids jumped in front of my car. Come on out here, help me take him in the house. Thank god I found you. Listen, can you meet me at Twin Pines Mall tonight at 1:15? I’ve made a major breakthrough, I’ll need your assistance. I’m, I’m sorry, Mr. McFly, I mean, I was just starting on the second coat.

Lorraine. It’s uh, the other end of town, a block past Maple. Hey, hey, Doc, where are you? Where does he come from? whoa, whoa Doc, stuck here, I can’t be stuck here, I got a life in 1985. I got a girl.

Heisenberg Ipsum

Who are you talking to right now? Who is it you think you see? Do you know how much I make a year? I mean, even if I told you, you wouldn’t believe it. Do you know what would happen if I suddenly decided to stop going into work?

A business big enough that it could be listed on the NASDAQ goes belly up. Disappears! It ceases to exist without me. No, you clearly don’t know who you’re talking to, so let me clue you in. I am not in danger, Skyler. I AM the danger! A guy opens his door and gets shot and you think that of me? No. I am the one who knocks!

Chuck Ipsum – As in Norris

Crop circles are Chuck Norris’ way of telling the world that sometimes corn needs to lie down, Chuck Norris does not sleep. He waits Chuck Norris uses pepper spray to spice up his steaks, Chuck Norris counted to infinity – twice. Chuck Norris can slam a revolving door Chuck Norris is the reason why Waldo is hiding. Chuck Norris does not sleep. He waits. Chuck Norris is my Homeboy, The leading causes of death in the United States are: 1. Heart Disease 2. Chuck Norris 3. Cancer Chuck Norris does not get frostbite. Chuck Norris bites frost. Chuck Norris doesn’t compete in sports. He allows other people to have a chance at breaking records too.

There is no theory of evolution. Just a list of creatures Chuck Norris has allowed to live. Contrary to popular belief, Chuck Norris, not the box jellyfish of northern Australia, is the most venomous creature on earth. Chuck Norris will attain statehood in 2009. His state flower will be the Magnolia The chief export of Chuck Norris is Pain. Chuck Norris isn’t made up of cells, cells are made up of Chuck Norris Chuck Norris will attain statehood in 2009. His state flower will be the Magnolia, The Great Wall of China was originally created to keep Chuck Norris out. It failed miserably What was going through the minds of all of Chuck Norris’ victims before they died? His shoe Chuck Norris is my Homeboy. If Chuck Norris were to ever run out of ammo, his weapon would continue to fire out of fear of disappointing Chuck Norris. Chuck Norris does not get frostbite. Chuck Norris bites frost Chuck Norris invented Kentucky Fried Chicken’s famous secret recipe, with eleven herbs and spices. But nobody ever mentions the twelfth ingredient: Fear.

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Feb 19

Built in Gorgeous

By a4106396 | Category 2 , Category 3

Genesis Child Theme WordPress Feminine Ecommerce Hello You DesignsDoes anyone remember Futurama? It was easily one of my favorite shows as a kid. How about some Futurama Ipsum for your enjoyment! Get yours at

Yes, except the Dave Matthews Band doesn’t rock. Hey, tell me something. You’ve got all this money. How come you always dress like you’re doing your laundry? Oh yeah, good luck with that. Can we have Bender Burgers again?

Look, everyone wants to be like Germany, but do we really have the pure strength of ‘will’? THE BIG BRAIN AM WINNING AGAIN! I AM THE GREETEST! NOW I AM LEAVING EARTH, FOR NO RAISEN! Hey, guess what you’re accessories to.

Why am I sticky and naked? Did I miss something fun? Is that a cooking show? What are you hacking off? Is it my torso?! ‘It is!’ My precious torso! Oh, I don’t have time for this. I have to go and buy a single piece of fruit with a coupon and then return it, making people wait behind me while I complain.

Can we have Bender Burgers again? You’re going to do his laundry? Shut up and get to the point! My fellow Earthicans, as I have explained in my book ‘Earth in the Balance”, and the much more popular ”Harry Potter and the Balance of Earth’, we need to defend our planet against pollution. Also dark wizards.

Goodbye, friends. I never thought I’d die like this. But I always really hoped. No, I’m Santa Claus! Well, thanks to the Internet, I’m now bored with sex. Is there a place on the web that panders to my lust for violence?

Ven ve voke up, ve had zese wodies. Moving along… These old Doomsday Devices are dangerously unstable. I’ll rest easier not knowing where they are. And from now on you’re all named Bender Jr.

Stop! Don’t shoot fire stick in space canoe! Cause explosive decompression! Ah, yes! John Quincy Adding Machine. He struck a chord with the voters when he pledged not to go on a killing spree. You wouldn’t. Ask anyway!

The key to victory is discipline, and that means a well made bed. You will practice until you can make your bed in your sleep. Actually, that’s still true. I just told you! You’ve killed me! For one beautiful night I knew what it was like to be a grandmother. Subjugated, yet honored.

You’ll have all the Slurm you can drink when you’re partying with Slurms McKenzie! No! The cat shelter’s on to me. I don’t want to be rescued. When I was first asked to make a film about my nephew, Hubert Farnsworth, I thought “Why should I?” Then later, Leela made the film. But if I did make it, you can bet there would have been more topless women on motorcycles. Roll film!

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Feb 19

Boutique Styling

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Genesis Child Theme WordPress Feminine Ecommerce Hello You DesignsHow about some Cupacake Ipsum?! Check it out at and create your own delicious Ipsum. Dessert candy tootsie roll jelly-o bear claw chocolate bar apple pie. Chocolate cake tootsie roll lollipop caramels fruitcake powder marzipan. I love cake chocolate cake danish cheesecake chocolate ice cream jujubes caramels. Jelly oat cake jujubes gummies macaroon. Tiramisu chupa chups fruitcake. Soufflé chocolate bar topping caramels cotton candy chocolate bar fruitcake powder pudding. Icing wafer fruitcake apple pie apple pie soufflé gummi bears cake jujubes. Marshmallow sugar plum jelly-o icing chupa chups croissant candy canes gingerbread dessert.

Marshmallow donut pastry sweet roll croissant. Gummi bears lemon drops I love cake toffee caramels tart gingerbread. I love gummies powder cookie tart candy canes lemon drops. Cake I love sesame snaps gingerbread tiramisu dragée. I love chocolate cake muffin croissant wafer sugar plum ice cream chocolate cake soufflé. Caramels chocolate wafer chocolate bar powder.

Tiramisu marshmallow bear claw caramels cupcake sweet. Sesame snaps cheesecake tart cookie donut powder donut gummi bears. Caramels apple pie pie liquorice danish dessert fruitcake chocolate bar toffee. Ice cream I love jelly beans liquorice halvah ice cream. Cake I love macaroon dragée. Cake gummies jelly beans.

I love topping I love lollipop I love tiramisu bear claw halvah jelly beans. Ice cream I love powder dragée gingerbread. Tootsie roll cheesecake fruitcake liquorice topping I love biscuit chupa chups. Icing toffee I love muffin biscuit. Soufflé jelly beans candy croissant chocolate dragée I love pudding. Topping I love jujubes. Candy cheesecake chocolate sesame snaps I love macaroon. I love lollipop cupcake jelly chocolate bar. Toffee jelly croissant toffee.

Pudding lollipop I love jujubes. Marzipan sugar plum jelly-o topping halvah ice cream. I love candy I love sugar plum dragée topping lollipop. Cotton candy tiramisu jelly-o. Cookie cake powder pudding. Macaroon bonbon sweet tart chocolate cake tart. Sugar plum cupcake pie fruitcake brownie. Gummi bears gummi bears powder halvah donut wafer sesame snaps. Toffee carrot cake pie pudding chocolate cake cotton candy. Croissant marzipan wafer sweet gingerbread brownie ice cream I love.

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Feb 19

The Features you will find

By a4106396 | Category 1

Genesis Child Theme WordPress Feminine Ecommerce Hello You DesignsThe Hello Sweets Theme is eCommerce ready, has gorgeous portfolio styling and packed with features you & your readers will love. Some of this theme’s features include, but are certainly not limited to, the following:

Category Archive styling
Custom Portfolio page with widget area
Custom Header Image/Logo Uploader
Completely mobile responsive design
Custom Header Image/Logo Uploader
Retnia ready, which means no more fuzzy logos!
Easy Recipe Plugin Ready/styled
Easily change the main colors with the color customizer

And so much more! Enjoy browsing the demo site and get a complete list of features on the product page at Hello You Designs.