November 19, 2019
I'm always looking for meaningful gift ideas for my friends and loved ones for Christmas time! It's a bigger bonus when those companies have a heart for the Lord and making His name known! Here are some of my favorite impactful gifts!
I absolutely love how these scarves are not only beautiful, but more importantly, how they have a Scripture verse that is sewn into the fabric. Michelle Matthews, the owner and creator of Scripture Scarves, has a mission to provide uniquely stylish Christian clothing and accessories that help spread God’s Word! What a wonderful gift that provides a way to wrap others in the truth of God's Word!
(Shameless plug for our family business) My hubby, Rick, handcrafts each of these wooden Surrender™ Crosses. The crosses come with removable nails, so you can physically nail your burdens to the cross. When your prayers are answered, you can take them off the cross and put them in a blessings jar. Our prayer is that this a tangible way to surrender to the Lord and to see His faithfulness!
I received this book as a gift, and it has been SUCH a blessing to me! The author, Sarah Beth Marr, has a genuine gifting with words and the examples and truth she shares in this book are truly life changing. In a world where we are constantly on the move and filled with distraction, I love her invitation to rest in the Lord.
I absolutely love all the earrings and adorable accessories from the Trend Shop. The owners of the company are a married couple, Jeremy and Amanda, and it's inspiring to see how they have depended on God by stepping out in faith and starting their business. Their earrings are all unique and very durable! When you purchase earrings from the Trend Shop, you can also ask for prayer requests, and their team will pray for you and your loved ones.
About 5 years ago, I felt the desire to be more intentional in my time with the Lord and start a daily quiet time, but I wasn't sure how to do that. After hours of researching and gathering ideas, I created a prayer binder to jumpstart and help focus my quiet time.
After encouragement from others and lots of prayer, the Daily Joy prayer guide was born! Our hope is that Daily Joy continues to bless women who have a desire to spend more time in prayer and focus their time as they grow in relationship with the Lord.
I adore these shirts with messages of TRUTH! The owner and creator, Brittany Frey, has a passion for sharing God's truth and His promises that we were made for more. Being clothed with positive words reminds us to encourage others and ourselves to be filled with the immovable truth that we are His best and highest creation.
I got some scripture notes as a gift awhile back, and I just love them. It's so wonderful to have these beautiful scripture reminders and space to write out a note to a friend. Also, I absolutely LOVE shopping from companies that have a mission for blessing others. When you shop from Alter'd State, you are providing food to the hungry, support to those battling cancer, and giving underprivileged children a bright future.
Years ago, I was at a craft show and learned about Prosper Candles, which is a part of the ministry of Dallas Christian Women’s Job Corps (DCWJC). These candles are hand-poured by women who are taking steps to "start over" in their life (due to unemployment, illness, incarceration, death of spouse, or lack of job experience). Each group of women hand pours their candles and then creates a signature scent and names the candle as a reflection of this season of their lives. Such an amazing gift for your loved ones and even better to know that with each purchase of a candle, you are helping these women in need!
What are some of your favorite gifts that you have received or given?
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