It has been a pleasure to serve all of you since 2001. We first shared we were trying to sell the business and then it became necessary to liquidate which we have been in the process since June 2014. I had hoped that I would be able to serve till our house was under contract.
Unfortunately, I can not wait that long.
The Lord has been gracious to use our chiropractor to mend me back together many times throughout the years; but this past year the excessive strain on my shoulders, especially my left, have caught up with me to the point that I am being limited on the amount I carry and time spent data entering. This week has made it clear that I can not keep going.
Our reason to sell & liquidate was my husband’s growing health needs requiring us to move. That is still our goal; but now we face my own medical needs which now add many more challenges.
It is hard because I must say goodbye to a major chapter in my life.
It is hard because of the extra burden closing will mean to us.
It is hard because of the unknown.
It is hard because it is completely out of my control which can be frightening.
But, in the midst of what is hard…..
……I must keep my eyes on Jesus, the author & perfector of my faith. Heb 12:2
……I must turn my eyes on Jesus and not on the storms of life trying to overwhelm me because He will lift up His banner over me. Isaiah 59:19
……I must choose to look up to those hills from where my help comes because my help comes from the Lord who made heaven & earth. Psalm 121:1,2
…… I must choose to be anxious for nothing; but in prayer & supplications WITH THANKSGIVING, let my requests be made known unto Him. And the peace of God which SURPASSES understanding will guard my heart & mind through Christ Jesus my Lord. Phil 4:6
……I must remember that My God shall supply all my needs. Phil 4:19
……I must remember God is in control and will work all things out for HIS good because I love Him and am called according to His purpose. Rom 8:28
…..I must remember Jesus said He would never leave me nor forsake me. Matt 28:20
I don’t know all the steps and timetable to resolve my medical needs; but I now must admit the next step in relationship to the Curriculum Exchange: a close date must be set.
Even typing this is difficult; but our last day of operation will be April 30, 2015.
I can not begin to put to words how much serving all of you has meant. All of you have blessed me in one way or another. You have encouraged me even when you didn’t even know it. God has used all of you to develop in me a more Christ-like mind. This entire stage in life has been a journey/adventure filled with a wide range of emotions and challenges.
It is my prayer that in helping you, you saw Jesus in me. Because it was only Him that gave me the ability to do what was done all these years. It was Him that gave me the words to say in order to help you. It was His wisdom that guided me and His wisdom that reminded me who was providing the strength, wisdom, and help each time you called, emailed, Facebooked, Blogged, or walked into our doors with all your needs, concerns, fears and hopes with more than just a list of books but also with a list of burdens you carried.
It has been a privilege to pray with many of you and a privilege to demonstrate our Motto based on Matthew 10:42, “offering you, ‘a cup of water’ to serve your needs”.
Jesus is the one that changed my life when I was seven becoming my Savior. And, He continues to change me daily through His Word. I hope that you have known His, ‘cup of water’ of eternal life.
Therefore as of May 1, 2015 we will NO LONGER be open for business. Our family will remember this huge chapter serving you with fond memories.
Thank you for your support throughout all these years.
The Beck Family