Man Plans His Ways but God Directs His Steps

By Jeep Collins

Proverbs 16:9  

Three years ago Dana and I decided that it was time to end our jewelry careers.  We sold our workshop, office, and retail store and moved the workshop into an old house on our place in the country.  Our plan was to continue making BSF jewelry for the time being, and put our inventory on sale.  The response to the sale was so good, and the well wishers so kind, that we continued to produce some items that had sold out.  At that time we had two craftsmen, Jerry and Rosa who had made jewelry for us for a combined 55 years.  

As  many of you know we make our plans, but God has His own design for our lives. Three  years have passed, we still have a small amount of stock and Jerry and Rosa are still here working one day a week.  We want to continue to make BSF jewelry, so why not continue to make a limited amount of our all time favorite pieces.  “Why not,” Dana and I said to each other, so that is what we intend to do.

There is something else.  For the last two years I have been doing a lot of writing.  I have written a novel; historical fiction during the Mexican revolution that I hope to publish soon.  Also several short messages based on devotions that have had special meaning to me, experiences of the some 60 mission trips I have been on since 2001, a personal history of my parents; modern (1940’s) pioneers in the Texas hill country, and our jewelry business, and current life in the country.  These shorts will appear over time on our new website.  The passion of this new venture above all is to make Jesus Christ known; to bring His light into a dark world.