I began this ministry/business to share faith based jewelry and other items that reflect God's Word, in hopes that it would be an encouragement to others. I believe we need to remember that we are not alone on this journey. God has given us moments, “God Moments”, all along the way to show us that He is with us. I also believe that He puts people in our path that we can walk hand in hand with on this faith journey.
It is my prayer that through Faith Reflections something as simple as a piece of jewelry worn or perhaps even a scripture on a cup, will be a reminder of God’s truths and bring encouragement to someone.
In the summer of 2017, my daughter and her husband were in the process of adopting two beautiful children from Sierra Leone, Africa. My son and his wife were beginning the process of starting a new church. I wanted to be able to help them by not only being encouraging but financially too. I also had begun a new ministry, providing supplies and teaching classes on Bible Journaling. I was looking into a way to make some extra income to be able to provide support for these ministries. "Faith Reflections" was created for this purpose. I had no idea what God had planned.
My beautiful grandchildren are now home and a wonderful addition to our family and our son’s church is thriving and doing wonderfully. The opportunities God has begun doing with the Bible Journaling Classes is beyond my wildest dreams.
In the summer of 2018 I had the joy of having my sister, Jan Stone begin working with me in Faith Reflections. she has been such a blessing and great asset to this business/ministry.
Though we still offer the Bible Journaling classes, we are now having the opportunity to speak at conferences and other churches and in April of 2019 Faith Reflections hosted it's very own Bible Journaling Retreat. We have hosted several since that time.
In July of 2019 I came to a point where I thought I knew what Faith Reflections was supposed to be and yet I felt there was more. In a single night of totally surrendering this business/ministry to God and saying, " not my will but yours, Lord" God again showed me He wasn't finished and had bigger plans than I could even imagine. Little did we know all of the amazing plans God had in store for us.
By September of 2019 We had a location for not only the store but a place big enough for our Bible Journaling Gatherings and a new vision, an Art Studio. We stand in amazement at all that God has done.
God is good!
When you put your faith and trust in Him, you never know where He will lead. One of my favorite jewelry pieces that we have is the "Let Go" necklace.
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and he will direct your path."
This verse is one is my favorite. I know it is true! I am living proof! My prayer is to live this every day of my life and allow God to have His way as we continue to live this adventure and dream of Faith Reflections.