12 Stones & Lavender - The Story

Hey Family! 

Today we received the keys to a blessing that God told me about 2 years ago. 

I didn’t understand it at the time but that was okay, I wrote it down in my prayer journal anyway. ( at the bottom is an expert from my actual journal )

As the months went by, I thought about it but still didn’t understand. Little did I know that I was racing towards this promise at an incredible pace. I was learning, growing, meeting people, and getting into position without even knowing it.  All the while people around me began to say, “ you should open a crystals and oils shop”. I never put "two and two" together.  I always said no because that’s not where God wanted me. I knew that without a doubt ...until He did....

On July 11, 2020, as we were driving home from dinner, Bill said, “ I think you should open a crystals and oils shop.” As I began to form the word no something stopped me from speaking it. The words, surely not, went across my thoughts but deep in my spirit I knew. The scriptures from Joshua chapter 4 that God gave me 2 and half years ago suddenly shined like beacon. 12 beacons to be exact. A beacon that I couldn't ignore.  Fear went through me. Doubt went through me but I found myself telling Bill, with a complete look of shock across my face, that, “I was pretty sure the Lord just told me to open a shop for crystals and oils. It's time. I can't believe that I am saying this but I am. I really think that now is the time that God wants this done." 

I asked God for confirmation and over the next week He confirmed it for me over and over and over. Even when I gave Him all of my reasons that it wouldn’t work.

Pandemic was reason enough am I right? 

But He just kept confirming His will. Over and over. 

I finally I said, " yes Lord "  a couple of weeks later.  I know I should have said yes right away but y'all... seriously.... rocks... during a pandemic?  Only God!

Since the end of July and beginning of August things have moved incredibly quickly. And they have moved in ways that only God could do leaving us with no doubt who is behind this project. So many doors have opened that only God could ever open. There's no way we could have done any of this on our own. It’s been incredible so far.  

I know that some people are probably confused by what God is doing in our lives but I'm not.  

He knows my heart and my motives.  He gave me this desire and that is a fact that I will not doubt.  This is a mission field.  It's different than most mission fields but it's missions none the less.  He is my joy and my purpose.  I was created to fellowship with Him and praise Him.  He will get all the glory in this latest stage of my life.  A life He gave His to save. 

On Friday, this space that He gave to us will be dedicated back to Him. Bill and I, along with others, will pray for the lives that will be changed there through the relationships that are formed in that space.  We will pray for all the people that will come to know Him because of the friendships that are formed over some rocks, essential oils, and a good cup of organic tea or coffee.  

God is on the move my friends! I hope that you will join us in prayer for the incredible work that I know only He can do! 

Below is an actual excerpt from my journal that was written on 3-12-2018.  I received the original scripture on 3-5-2018 but didn't understand what He was trying to say.  Remember, I am "talking" to the Lord as I am writing. I also DO NOT SPELL OR PUNCTUATE ANYTHING WHILE I AM JOURNALING.... grammer police are just going to have to deal this time   :)  

March 12, 2018  

You gave me Joshua 4  and I was about to ask you what it all meant but I just heard you say go back and read it again.

Okay I read the whole chapter.  I get a better picture of what was going on at the time.  So the waters have been pulled back the arc of the covenant is being held by the 4 priests and it's the middle of the river.  the twelve reps piled up 12 stones at their feet in the middle of the river and then the people crossed.  The army of 40,000 went first, then the people.  then the arc of the covenant went the rest of the way and the Lord lifted them up and placed them on dry ground before the waters returned.  there the set up another pile of 12 stones as a memorial.   Lord,  I "know" the story now the fact that you clearly stated that the people now revered Joshua as they did moses seems to stick out to me as well.  Will this be our pastor?  Help me to understand and apply this information in my life where you want Lord.  I feel like I need to get a full grasp of it and that this is a story of rescue, protection, fulfillment of promise and that it is going to directly impact me.  I will see this in my life and I will see it soon.  I feel like it is prophecy. 

And it was.... 


  1. Where are you located and what are your hours? A friend of mine, Sherry Hagy, told me about you and said you have a place in Evans.
    Lauren Kay AUTHOR  12/31/2020 10:14 AM Central
    Hi! Yes, I know Sherry! I am in Evans. My address is 2549 Evans Trade Center Dr. Suite 3 Evans, GA 30809. We are across from RecTech grills on Evans to Locks road if you are familiar with the area. Our website is 12StonesAndLavender.com I am open today until 5 because of the new years holiday. I hope to see you soon!
  2. I really enjoyed the read. You write like I do lol grammar police love me.
    Lauren Kay AUTHOR  09/10/2020 09:00 AM Central
    LOL I'm glad I'm not the only one! Thank you for taking the time to read it! I really do appreciate it!
  3. My prayers are with you all in this great Godly endeavor.
    Lauren Kay AUTHOR  09/01/2020 08:13 AM Central
    Thank you so much for your prayers Linda!
  4. Go do the work, friend. You will be amazing. It’s ALL from and for him.
    So, so, so proud of you!!
    Lauren Kay AUTHOR  08/31/2020 08:25 PM Central
    Thank you so much for your prayers!
  5. I am so proud of you and pray for success and happiness.
    Lauren Kay AUTHOR  08/31/2020 08:10 PM Central
    Thank you so much! We appreciate your prayers more than you know!
  6. I love how our Lord works! Very well written!
    Lauren Kay AUTHOR  08/31/2020 07:44 PM Central
    Awe, thank you honey! So thankful to have you by my side! You are an amazing business partner! LOL Love you!

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