Lighthouses – Jordan’s Cookies
Have you seen these outstanding teens?
This series has become one of my favorite things on here. It’s a chance for our kids to read about great role models. And, for parents to gain insight from the parents who raised them. I too want to raise a child that is a beacon of light in this world.
I learned of Jordan’s Cookies from my friend Jeff at Gwinnett Church. I LOVE that she started her own business at such a young age, but I am MOST impressed with her heart of generosity. From the very beginning, she understands that business can also be used to give back.
Her entire story is worth the read here, but check this out:
I made the commitment to give back by donating 20% of every order to various organizations that I believe in. One of them being my church. Northpoint Church in Alpharetta, GA has been a major part of my life since I was 5 years old, and we are continuously expanding because it is so large. I will be helping with this expansion by giving back via the new Gwinnett Church campus that I attend #ForGwinnett.
Tell me a little bit about your parents, and your relationship with them.
My parents and I have a very close relationship. They help me all the time and I know that they will always be there for me whenever I need them.
If you could choose three words to describe your parents’ parenting style what would they be and why?
Encouraging, Inspirational and Loving. They are always encouraging me to be the best me possible. They inspire me by their display of fortitude and their outlook on life. They never allow themselves to accept failure; instead they look at ways things can be done differently the next time arround. They are very loving to my brother and I. I always feel very supported and safe.
Is there one lesson your parents taught you when you were younger that you know you will never forget?
The one most important thing that my parents taught me when I was younger is to never be afraid to be yourself. Society sometimes tries to shape everyone and create this world where you have to act like this or don’t do that and I think that you should never let someone make you think that you have to act or be a certain way. You should feel free to be whatever you want to be in life. We aren’t all the same and that is what makes every individual unique. I think that is what makes a society great. When everyone is not alike in the same way but are free to act like individuals and can do things that no one else can do.
Tell me about your business and how it’s impacting your faith and life
To my surprise my business has been great so far! Gwinnett Church has helped a tremendous amount and my family and friends have helped spread the word. I am grateful and blessed for this opportunity at a young age and I hope that I can inspire others. If you have a talent then I encourage you to share that talent with others because God gives us these talents and will always let them shine.
Would your recommend other young people start a business?
Yes I would recommend others to start a business. I know the positive impact that it has made on my life and I think that anyone who has a talent should start a business and share it with the world.
You have a heart for generosity – where did that come from?
Thank you! My parents have always been great and supportive parents and I think they have shaped the way that I am today.
If you could give advice to young moms (that are striving to raise kids that honor God and lead their peers for good) what would you suggest?
I would advise them to always encourage their children. Make sure that they know that they can do whatever they want in this world as long as they are committed and are willing to put in the work. They will soon see the positive effects that comes with their hard work.
Any other last thoughts?
I hope that this will inspire other young kids to get away from the tv and start doing what you love in life. You will see the positive effect that comes along. I would also like to thank you for having me. I really appreciate it!