Divine Appointments

The Sheppards

God continues to amaze me with His unending grace and love. He brings people to us, “divine appointments,” who enrich our lives and broaden our reach. We are so blessed to be working with Carol and Fletcher Sheppard at the farmers markets. They have shown themselves to be dependable, hard working and full of God’s joy, despite hardships in their lives. They are truly an inspiration to me. I thank God that we can show His love by providing much needed work for them. God has sent them our way so that we can better connect and help women struggling to make ends meet. They are light in a dark world, and I know God will use them in a mighty way.

We continue to SELL OUT at the farmers markets with special selections of our gourmet tea cakes! Our signature Brandied Apple Spice, Blueberry Citrus, Cranberry Orange Nut and Lemon Poppyseed are summer favorites with the crowds. Made with the freshest, finest, all natural ingredients, our teacakes are hand baked at Chef’s Workshop in a certified kitchen with Health Department approval.

Remember your purchase has purpose! If you would like to help at our markets, please volunteer by filling out the form with the dates you would like. We’ll be in touch with the details.

Best Bargain Deals Now — Our new eBay Store!

Our new work space at Community Presbyterian Church in Moody is so appreciated! We have painted and cleaned up the area to operate our latest venture, an eBay store, Best Bargain Deals Now.

  • Painting
  • Ready for occupation
  • Shelving goes up
  • Processing the items
  • Ready for sale
  • Processing the items


In keeping with our focus on God’s restorative nature of turning ashes to beauty, we are reselling discarded items. God has provided us a source for shelf pulled, returned or damaged Health & Beauty products from major drug and big box stores that we’re selling at HUGE discounts, well below retail and even wholesale prices. After each item is carefully inspected and outer packaging repaired, we’re posting it on our store, Best Bargain Deals Now.

We’re also featuring used electronics in our store, so if you’d like to donate your old computer, keyboard, monitor, phones, etc., we’d be delighted to take them off your hands! We launched June 19 and have had great success so far. After a couple of months of developing a good system of operation, we’ll be hiring women from the HIM Ministry program in Woodlawn.

If you feel the Lord is moving you to help women in need, please contact us at 205-612-8544. We have much to do to provide opportunities and hope to hurting women. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” Matthew 9:35-38. Be a worker!

Marsha Drennen