The HOW was a series of coincidences…or so I thought. Growing up in the 80’s with the name Richard Alan Drew, everybody called me “RAD” and it stuck! The “JOY” came from chapter 1 of a study done in our family of Courtney McClure DeFeo's book and finally understanding that joy is a choice. I etched the words on a scrap of paper with a charred skewer used to light our fireplace. 3 letters over 3 letters seemed like a good balance for a logo.
The WHY, as is usually the case, has much more bearing. Perhaps the first and most obvious significance is the R and J. Rick and Jackie. Looking further, it may appear that the R is above the J…but rather it is connected to it…through Christ. More significantly in my mind is that the R is supported by the cross and the J.
The real why, however, is what God wants for us: Radical Joy. When we unburden ourselves and allow the Son to do his job…we are made free to do ours. To emulate Him and praise our Father. It’s about the overflow of blessings and joy which blossom from within when we start to believe that He’s got this!
Rick's mom is an artist and his dad is a businessman. Not only is he a wonderful mix of both, but he also has the spiritual gift of service. He is a CPA and CFA charterholder and has been in similar roles throughout his college jobs and professional careers. Although he is gifted in the financial arena, it has been hard for him to not have that creative outlet professionally. When he started making these Surrender™ Crosses, it was so amazing to see him utilize so many of his gifts from God. We believe that we should not waste our talents or bury them in the ground, but instead use them to glorify our Lord. Our prayer is that these crosses bless your family as much as this ministry has blessed ours.
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