A New Year
Why we chose "Handiworks Unlimited"
In the New Year of 2012 we ventured off as a family to Florida. We brought along a couple of good friends, one of them being Tyler Hollinger. Throughout all of our family vacations, as entrepreneurs we love to sit around and discuss what would be the next great business to start. Normally its all just talk, but this time was different. We were sitting in a CiCi's pizza in Orlando, Florida when we came up with an idea. See Tyler for years had been our handyman, helping us and all of our friends with small projects. Scott was a consultant for businesses around the area for years and a life insurance agent. Laura was Scott's daughter and assistant from age 9 on and a Cosmetologist working in a small studio. For some strange reason when we put that together we came up with one thing. We are doing what we love to do and are talented at, for the good of our customers. Tyler loved helping improve the quality of his customers homes, giving them something to look forward to coming home to. Scott loved helping young entrepreneur's grow their businesses to success and helping families find protection in life insurance. Laura loved to help people find their personal inner and outer beauty and make people feel secure in their appearance. We LOVE to help our customers. We sat and talked for hours about how God has blessed each of us in a talent and we want to use it to His glory. We followed the Bible verse Ephesians 2:10 and fell in the love with the idea of using our talents for families across central Indiana. Ever since that time at a pizza place in Florida we have served over 300 families doing anything from handyman services to life insurance. We have connected with dozens of companies that share the passion to serve others well to have a pool of resources for our families.
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
The above highlighted verse is what developed Handiworks Unlimited and became our mission statement.
The word "handiwork" or in other translations "workmanship" literally means "a thing of His making". As we see from the previous 2 verses we as born again Christ-followers have been saved by grace through faith. We can do nothing of ourselves to deserve forgiveness of sins and eternal life, rather, it is God's free gift to us. When we accept this gift and receive Christ into our hearts, we are made a beautiful "handiwork" and God then prepares "good works" for us to do. It is important to note that while God has prepared a perfect plan for each of our lives He does not force that plan to come to pass. We have to choose.
The world tells us that we should disregard our morals to fit in, or we aren't worth it, or living for God isn't worth the pursuit. Those are lies and we should stop believing them. God tells us that we are chosen by Him, accepted, loved, and prepared for good works. We are His handiwork, made in His image. Daily He will mold us into the person He has called us to be -- if we let him. He can take our brokenness and make us into something beautiful!
So why Ephesians 2:10? Simple. We have been given an incredible gift from the One who created us. Naturally, we have a desire to give back and serve those around us that we come in contact with. Our mission is to use the talents and abilities God has given us to serve our customers as best we can. Yes, we are human and will occasionally make mistakes. However, we will not rest until the wrong is made right and our customers have seen Christ through us!
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