Covenant House

Hey everyone! How's your Friday so far? The weather in NYC has been so odd. According to Apple weather on my iPhone - it says rainy all week. I think it only rained once!!?! Hey, I'm not going to complain....I need the sun, was told I was vitamin D deficient, yikes! 

On another note, every so often I try to volunteer through my church, Liberty Church here in NYC & one opportunity in particular has really interested me. Volunteering with the homeless teens at Covenant House here in Manhattan. A group of us go there every so often to mentor these kids, bring them hope, & to brighten their day!  This week we did a Creative workshop on how the kids could discover their unique creativity & how to use it. We were so blessed to have Etsy there to speak as well as Kristine Banasik

Originally I WASN'T supposed to speak, & the reason for that was, I tend to get NERVOUS speaking. I had only planned to answer questions & introduce my business to the kids. Turns out my PRAYERS were answered, I ended up speaking for like 7 minutes  about my start, my company & gave them some great tips on how they can get their own businesses started down the line. This was my first time speaking in front of an audience... I wasn't even nervous only shocked that I got through it......but grateful. We helped out with crafts & gifted the kids with items from MadeByGirl

I'm so happy that I was able to be part of this event - to be able to inspire anyone who thinks "they can't" - I'm there to tell them, "they can". 

Everything I have - I believe God has given me.  He has blessed me with talent that I didn't even know I had.  I always love to go back to this verse, which you can find in the Message version - "God rewrote the text of my life when I opened the book of my heart to his eyes". (2 Samuel 22:25)

If anyone out there is in NYC & interested in volunteer opportunity- feel free to email me.



  1. How awesome!

    Congrats, looks fun!


  2. Really not a fan of The Message version in general, but I do like that verse you quoted! Had to go look it up just now :)

  3. This is so great! Love that you spoke to these teens and invested into their dreams.

  4. Ah Jen how awesome is this!! Good job!

    Ali of

    Dressing Ken

  5. This is so awesome!! And I love the message versions well!! No doubt you left them inspired!

  6. Hi! I've been reading your blog for a while. And i really like it! It's interesting and fun.
    And this is awesome!

  7. Wow! God is so good, what a blessing to have such amazing talent and inspire teens with unfortunate circumstances. God bless. XO

  8. AnonymousJuly 01, 2013

    Love this post. So inspiring! Glad you were able to speak you have a lot to offer.


  9. AnonymousJuly 02, 2013

    How amazing when we have the opportunity to share our faith and passion! So glad you were able to speak. I'm sure you were such an inspiration to them :)


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