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  • Thankful.
    What’re you thankful for today? Warmer weather? A new book? Night out with friends? Ordering in food? While some things are big and obvious that you’re thankful for, this week I challenge you to find the little things to be grateful for. I created this mug as a reminder that even on hard days, awfulContinue reading “Thankful.”
  • Philippians 4:6-8 – Peace in Troubled Times
    Last week, I was on my knees begging for normalcy. Begging for predictability. Asking WHY. The Lord immediately brought the verse to mind. “Don’t be anxious about anything.” ANYTHING. “But,” as the verse continues, “with thanksgiving, through prayer and petition, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, willContinue reading “Philippians 4:6-8 – Peace in Troubled Times”
  • Things You Are Collection
    Throughout 2020, we released a part-of-a-set mug each season. Each mug had a word that we strive to be, that coordinated with a Bible verse. The series is named “things you are” because we are stating it as if we are. We are stating that we are… cheerful, hopeful, thankful, and joyful. “A cheerful heartContinue reading “Things You Are Collection”
  • He is Still Good
    With 2020 over and 2021 not looking any less chaotic, this mug is here to remind you that He is Still Good. The Lord is still on the throne, nothing is a surprise to Him, and he deeply cares for us. God CAN rescue us from whatever he wants, but that doesn’t necessarily mean heContinue reading “He is Still Good”
  • Some New Christmas Traditions to Try!
    Traditions give a family security. A sense of togetherness. That you’re all in this together. Traditions are something to look back on fondly, remembering the good times or re-creating them as an adult. This year, the day after Thanksgiving, my 9-year-old asked if we were getting our tree “today.” I said maybe. He replied “butContinue reading “Some New Christmas Traditions to Try!”

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