Little did I know what a $99 kit filled with 10 pieces of Plunderfully picked jewelry, catalogues, business cards, order forms, opportunity brochures and thank you notes could do for my family and our future. When I signed up as a stylist with Plunder Design Jewelry I didn’t realize the windows and doors of opportunities that would unfold right in front of me. A year and a half ago, Lance and I moved an hour away from life as we knew it. We rented a small condo in the neighborhood where my parents were building a house and the area we would build our first home together. There’s some of you who know part of my drive behind this business and most don’t. Fighting the spirit of depression as a new mom, along with a twist in the dynamics of a strong family- completely shifted when my brother chose to distance himself from us, removing all contact- to say the least flipped the life as I knew it upside down. Struck down but not destroyed– My mom encouraged me to join in on what was happening with Plunder. So I did. I didn’t do very much with the business my first few weeks, I observed a sisterhood like I had never seen before, women from all over the US reaching out to me, encouraging me, praying for my family in our -seemingly unbearable at times- devastation. I actually didn’t launch my business until I was 7 weeks or so into the company. A sweet lady who I had met through my parents hosted my very first Plunder party for me. The party did so well, I smashed through over half of my fast start challenge. I stood a little taller that night walking into our small condo that God provided for us to live in “for such a time as this”. Let me stop here and give you a little background at the events that took place while living in this condo: lance accepted Jesus as his personal Lord and Savior💗, our baby boy turned One, I heard from my brother for the 1st time since Christmas of 2014, the entire condo flooded, we moved out for 1 week so it could be cleaned, spent our first Christmas with out my brother , Max became very ill- weekly doctor visits with ear infections every time- this condo we were living in was not cleaned properly, coming home from that plunder party February 22nd I stood a little taller, walked into our condo and told my husband.. Something is in this condo and it’s making max sick. At this point, I had become sick off and on and the only thing I could think of would be the environment. Much to my surprise, in fact it was the environment. What was found after removing our air filter, could only make any parent feel like a failure, and how in the world did we not see it. What we found could only be visible by shining a flash light inside the AC chamber. Two days later, my brand new car was wrecked on the way to my 26th birthday dinner, I jumped out of the car and asked the Lord, what was it that He was trying to show me. We needed to move out in less than 30 days. We had not yet broke ground on our land to begin the process of building our house. My parents graciously offered for us to move into their home with them that hey had just built until our house was complete. When I look back on my journey in Plunder, I would say that this is when I jumped “all in” and took this opportunity by force. A few weeks while living at my parents, we began construction on our home. During this time, I started reaching out to women who I get could benefit from this very same opportunity Plunder Design offers to us. A lady out of the Woodlands, TX reached out to me within a few weeks, she joined the journey with me. I would be traveling to her soon to help her with her big launch. Driving down the freeway I felt the Lord speak to me and It was so clear as to what He said to me.. He asked me to go see my brother, Andrew, who lives in a city about a hour from where I was traveling for her launch party. It had been 4 months to this point since I had spoke to my brother. I knew if it was meant for me to see my brother, there would be NOTHING that would stop it. We wrapped her party up about 5:00 that evening and I set off to see my brother. I had to wait until late that night to see him, when he realized it was me, he ran to my car, and we had a long, much needed visit. I left there not knowing when the next time would be that he would want to see me, but I rejoiced and thanked the Lord for that moment to speak truth to him and being able to visit with him healed my broken heart a little. My journey in Plunder continued to boom, winning incentives without trying, I loved this jewelry-what it was doing for my family, my faith and my heart-just working my business- keeping myself busy. Before I left for our big convention in Nashville, I had earned a spot in the top 20 of the company to spend an evening with our CEO, ladies from our corporate office, and 19 other plunder stylists on the General Jackson river boat that I earned back in May. I also earned a very nice hand bag for being the top sponsoring stylist in the company for the month of June. While I was in attendance at our 3 day convention, on the very last night we had the Plunder Prom- an evening filled with a nice meal, seeing everyone dressed nice, a dance floor and of course a DJ, and an award ceremony. Our CEO began to announce an award that she was giving out to 3 stylist in our company and I was chosen for one of the three spots. Not only would I be a stylist in the company , With this honor presented I am now also a member on the board at our corporate office- a Plunder Diva Director. This honor took me by complete shock, and I feel so humbled and grateful to be chosen for it. Sitting at my gate in the Nashville, Tennessee airport, waiting to board my flight home, I felt the Lord speak to me again- i felt very strongly that by December my husband would be able to leave his job to join me in working my Plunder Design Jewelry business. I returned home for a week and then we would leave for vacation. During this time I also felt the Lord speak to me- telling me not only would Lance be able to leave his job in December, but we were going to have to choose between the comfortability Lance’s job provided for us- security in life as we knew it- or step out in faith and let God lead us- in complete blind faith. I shared these thoughts with Lance and his response to me was kind of like… “God told you this Jess, He hasn’t told me” HAHA We left for a week long vacation at the beach with my parents. Mid week- we are getting back to the condo from a day spent out on the beach, where we had no cell reception. My husbands phone began receiving multiple notifications and he let me know that his boss has contacted him with a urgency to call her back. Before He stepped out for the call, i let said to him, “Lance if you lost your job, it is well with me…” He came back in a few minutes later explaining to me how he still had a job but he wouldn’t have one after December 3rd. Confirmation #1 thats what the Lord meant about December. We didn’t really give it much conversation while on vacation although I know it consumed both of our minds and thoughts. My mind began to shift from his job being an option to this is final. We left vacation not knowing what exactly it was that we were going to do- simply believing and trusting in Jesus. Lance went to work that Monday morning with a boldness like I had never seen. He called me from work mid day and let me know that his regional manager would be coming in for a meeting. I can’t say I wasn’t thinking that he would be let go that day..and then what? Later into the evening, he calls me and says “Jessica, I want you to listen to my every word before you say anything..” silently giggling to myself, he proceeds to tell me “so I just got out of a meeting and so and so explained to us that corporate made a mistake and….” it was Chinese to me after that point. To sum it up, a huge corporation in America had made a mistake on closing the doors and now was giving the employees an option to stay or leave since legal documents were offered upon their dismissal. Confirmation #2- we now had a choice, for Lance to stay in a comfortable place of employment, benefits, and all that entails. Two weeks to decide but he knew in his heart that very moment what his decision was going to be. This is what is called a season of a behold moment. Throughout this journey with Plunder, there has been a lot of shifting, a lot of decisions made, some made upon feelings, some in complete blind faith. At any given point, what we have been sitting on, planning for, praying for, hoping for can shift and just like that BOOM. In they eye of the storm, He remains in control… things happen and go on all around us and because we are in the moment, we aren’t even aware of whats going on, what’s taking place… we must keep our eyes open, we must not fall asleep, though I would like to see what the outcome of all of this is going to be, I know that is beyond me, but I know there is a God in Heaven Who loves us all so much and I am so thankful He is in control and I am not. I know He has plans for Lance, Max and I- friends, He has plans for you too. I feel content where I am at, and I know I must keep pressing forward. I know that God has used the opportunity with Plunder to show me so many things in my personal life, laying aside fear to be a very big one, because fear can completely paralyze us and bind us in so many chains. I just returned from a week well spent in Utah at our first Board meeting. I hadn’t checked progress on our house, so lance took me for the grand tour. I was surprised to see everything coming together so well and I couldn’t help to think as I stood there, in a moment looking at the fresh paint on the walls, seeing the trim and molding complete, cabinets in place, and a stack of wood that will be our beautiful floors that what a chance we are taking moving into a home I have always dreamed of having. A beautiful home, much like the one I grew up in. It may not be the specs of some of your dream homes, but it is every bit of mine. That at any given moment, theres a chance we may not be able to live there. I was reminded that time after time, God has shown up right in the middle of many broken circumstances I was facing and completely revolutionized them. It’s difficult to type after this point because I would love to tell you what I see happening, but I can’t. I don’t hold my future, my Father in Heaven does. What I can tell you is the opportunity I have been given as a stylist in Plunder, continues as it has this far… we will be spending our first Christmas in our new home as a family of three. I can’t tell you that if you sign up for Plunder that all the things that have worked out for me will be the same for you. We all have different backgrounds and stories to share. Maybe it’s a sisterhood you’re looking for? Maybe you just love the cute jewelry. Maybe you are looking to pay cash for Christmas gifts this year? Whatever your need may be, it will drive your business. Theres a chance if you give it your all, you too, can accomplish the goals placed before you. If you have been watching my journey and would love to hear more about what it is Plunder Design Jewelry has to offer you, feel free to reach out to me! I’d love to talk with you!