Behind Our Name

There once was a man who put words to a poem, “Good Timber” that are a perfect representation of life, struggles, of work and the rewards that come from such. It paints the picture that nothing comes free, let alone cheap - at least nothing of value. They are words that affected us. Both individually and as a couple.  

Good Timber

by Douglas Malloch


The tree that never had to fight – For sun and sky and air and light,
But stood out in the open plain – And always got its share of rain,
Never became a forest king – But lived and died a scrubby thing.

The man who never had to toil – To gain and farm his patch of soil,
Who never had to win his share – Of sun and sky and light and air,
Never became a manly man – But lived and died as he began.

Good timber does not grow with ease – The stronger the wind, the stronger the trees,
The further the sky, the greater the length – The more the storm the more the strength.
By sun and cold, by rain and snow – In trees and men good timbers grow.

Where thickest lies the forest growth – We find the patriarchs of both.
And they hold counsel with the stars – Whose broken branches show the scars,
Of many winds and much of strife – This is the common law of life.

We all have struggles, challenges and obstacles to overcome in this life here on earth. I do not know a single person who is exempt from such. Chris and I feel that each hardship can become an opportunity to learn and grow – to become more like who we want to be – to become stronger – to stand taller. They teach us to never quit. Never lose heart. Never lose hope. Keep trying. Keep learning. Keep growing. Keep believing.

 

That being said, our furnishings will be representative of 2 things: First, the physical struggles, sacrifices, growing pains and heartbreaks that no doubt accompany every small business and their owners. Yet, here we are. We are still here and will still fight for our future and dreams. Second, each one of our pieces are worn and weathered, perfectly imperfect and bold with character. No doubt, a true representation of life, challenges and growth – uncontested scars of many winds and much strife.

 

Furthermore, we want to not only offer furnishings that help to beautify our homes and sanctuaries in this world, but we want to help bless the lives of others. Are we not all here to help each other on our journeys through life? Absolutely, we are here to lift and strengthen each other. Chris and I will regularly have a space in the store to donate time, goods, and/or services to those in our community that need it. At times, we may dedicate proceeds from purchases towards causes that will create hope and relief for others. We want to encourage love and service for others. This is extremely significant to us because we know we would not be anywhere without the love, service and support of many generous neighbors, strangers and dear friends we’ve been blessed to cross paths with along our journey. We have been so deeply and richly served and loved and it has changed our lives. Even if we can only provide a glimpse of that feeling for others, it will be well worth it.

 

GoodTimber is what we want to share with you. It is who we believe we can become and who we want to encourage all to be. We hope you will come visit us!

 

GoodTimber Furnishings

300 S. 6th Street

Waco, TX 76701

 

Corner of 6th and Mary – across the street from the Magnolia Market Silos

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