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    Daily Thread

    Supporting Our Community During COVID-19

    As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to have an increased impact on our communities, we want to take a moment to connect with you directly, and let you know we’re here for you and praying for you and your family!

    For you — our customers — we are thankful for your continued purchases and support! We are still up and running and shipping out orders — please keep shopping with GT and supporting our small business! We can send care-packages to loved ones under quarantine, including custom notes, encouragements, etc! Just let us know your needs! 


    As a nurse, mother and business owner, I want you to know that the health and safety of my GT Team is my utmost priority! We’ve shifted schedules, allowed employees to work from home and are following all CDC guidelines to keep both you and our team safe. For the safety of both you and our staff, our showroom will be closed until further notice. We will continue to ship your orders in a timely manner. Please bear with us, should delays in production arise. We deeply appreciate you and your patience as we navigate this together!

    We understand shopping for jewelry might not be at the top of the priority list right now, but we hope our continued emails and sales bring you encouragement and JOY!

    We feel as a Houston-based business, it is a duty and honor to support our local community! We have felt called to stand up and do something for our beloved community and hometown — to meet the immediate and desperate need, and be the hands and feet of Jesus!

    It’s a joy to rally around and to serve those in need right here in our city. We are heartbroken over the statistics the pandemic is causing in our community. With our school districts closed for the foreseeable future, the children that rely on meals at school will be struggling. One of the most significant impacts of the pandemic has been school closures. Without access to school meals, children lose a consistent source of healthy food each day. The Houston Food Bank will continue to work with school districts and local government agencies to ensure children who rely on school meals have access to food outside of the classroom.

    The Houston Food Bank is asking that local residents assist those who do not have reserves of food in the event of service disruptions and closures.

    "Hundreds of thousands of people are counting on the organization and its partners now, and this need will only heighten if the COVID-19 situation worsens," says Brian Greene, president/CEO of Houston Food Bank.

    Throughout the coming weeks, we are giving YOU both 20% OFF your entire order AND 30% OF ALL PROCEEDS from your purchase will go directly to the Houston Food Bank (a partner of Feeding America)!

    Shop 20% off site-wide until May 1st with code: COMMUNITY

    We are all in this together — so let’s rally together as a community and support those in desperate need! Please join our efforts in fighting hunger during this critical time! 

     

    "Praise be to the Father of mercies and God of ALL comfort, who comforts us in our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort we ourselves receive from God." 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 

     

     Whether you choose to shop with us or not, we greatly appreciate ANY and all donations to help! To donate directly to Houston Food Bank or Feeding America and their COVID-19 efforts, click here:


    Houston Food Bank

    Feeding America

      

    "The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged."
    Deuteronomy 31:8

    “For He did NOT give us a spirit of fear, but one of power, of love and of a sound mind.”
    2 Timothy 1:7

     

    Praying you look to THE ONE — who NEVER changes — to provide you with a “peace that passes all understanding”, with wisdom, comfort, rest, protection and hope! As a people — we will heal, we will overcome and we will once again gather, dance, dine, sing and celebrate together!

     

     

    Celebrating TEN YEARS of Golden Thread!

    10 Year Anniversary from Jennifer Welker on Vimeo.

    Born on the floor of our townhome TEN YEARS ago today, I couldn’t have imagined where the Lord would take us or how He would transform a small dream into a such a large blessing!  Without the loving support of my family, my friends, my team and our loyal customers, fans and prayer warriors, none of this would even matter. This company was founded on the verse Psalm 115:1 and through it all, it still remains our heartbeat and purpose:

    “Not to us, not to us, Oh Lord, but to YOUR Name be the glory, because of Your love and faithfulness!”

    The brand was born out of my life-long passion for jewels, style, and all things regal, feminine and timeless. Our mantra has been to pair chic trends with enduring classics while maintaining a strong focus on quality, innovation, sophistication and affordable style — and it still rings true today!

    We've grown from working on the floor of our guest bedroom to having our own Showroom and being in hundreds of stores around the country (including Saks Fifth Avenue)! Oh the joy of watching your “baby” grow!

    Don’t be fooled though — we’ve had SO many up and downs. Truly, the highest of highs and the ultimate lowest of lows. I’ve tried and fallen flat on my face. I’ve failed at so many things repeatedly! Thankfully —in God’s economy, a “valley of trouble is a DOORWAY of HOPE!” (Hosea 2:15) A doorway, that with Him, leads to wondrous and abundant places! He is ALWAYS mightily faithful to redeem, remake, resurrect and transform!

    “But this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord NEVER ceases; His mercies are NEW every morning; great is HIS faithfulness!" (Lamentations 3:21-23)

    Our small business has been full of so many challenges and struggles, yet filled with countless triumphs, adventures and feats! It has all been SO worth it!!! I just ADORE what I do — it is such a blessing and brings my heart so much fulfillment!

    When I left being a nurse in the NICU to pulling the trigger on this life-long creative dream, I was both elated and scared stepping into the unknown. But HIS faithfulness has carried us every step of the way. The Lord keeps me on my knees — keeps me humbly clinging to Him through it all! This is all about Him, anyway — for His Kingdom, for His Fame, for His Glory! All the success doesn’t hold a candle to WHO God is and what HE brings into your heart and life. Lasting JOY only stems from one place and it is at the foot of the cross!

    “He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay, and He set my feet upon a rock making my footsteps firm. He put a NEW song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God; Many will see and fear and will trust in the Lord.” (Psalm 40:1-4)

    God has radically transformed my life — both personally and professionally —these last 10 years! Refined by fire, to say it lightly! Several years ago, we took a leap of faith and began developing and designing jewelry that points people to Jesus — that tells of His endless love, ceaseless mercy, never-ending pursuit of our hearts — that speaks of His redemptive power and life-transforming goodness and grace through my own testimony and now, ministry of jewelry!! This portion of our website is called our Biblical Truth-Shop — it’s become a one-stop-shop dedicated to The Truth — filled with jewelry, scripture cards, coloring sheets, gifts and kits! All to point you to the Gospel — the beauty of His everlasting grace and unending magnificent love for you — to breath His life into your day, proclaim His hope over your circumstances, and to bring His replenishment, nourishment and intimacy into your daily life! On-trend jewels paired with custom-made watercolor calligraphy scripture cards! Wearable reminders that are full of Purpose, personalization, encouragement! Each piece is jam-packed with HOPE, life, strength, protection, purpose, encouragement, provision, confidence and joyous expectation of what we can count on IN HIM! This dainty and feminine collection is built upon encouraging and empowering women towards His Truth, in speaking words of life over one another and enriched with the Gospel, grace and wearable reminders of God’s faithfulness! Our prayer is that you receive His immovable certainties, speak Truth over yourself, and share it with others.



    Second only to my passion for the Lord, my family and jewelry is my profound love for CELEBRATING! I’m a cheerleader through and through and oh how we LOVE to celebrate over here! So, today wouldn’t be complete without us rejoicing in some of the fabulous fun we have gotten to partake in over the years! Pinch-Me moments include being worn by Taylor Swift, Pippa Middleton, Emma Stone, Lupita Nyong’o, and Anna Kendrick to name a few — being featured in WWD, Vogue, In Style, People Style Watch and on the TODAY Show also contribute in maximum ways to the surreal-ness! WHAT a tremendous gift! It is truly an honor of a lifetime to be able to design for ministries and non-profits such as IF gathering, Lysa Terkeurst’s Proverbs 31 Ministries, Family Legacy, Scarlet & Gold, and Stand Up 2 Cancer — to even sharing my full testimony on Jamie Ivey’s The Happy Hour! My gosh — I just stand in awe as how the Lord has opened up EVERY single door! I’m amazed every time — how the Lord can use the ugliest and grossest parts about us for good —  that He can bring glory to His Name from them and through them! (Genesis 50:20)

    Y'all, I’m THRILLED for ALL that is next! We are venturing in to new creative-territory as we expand our line of accessories into more inspiring and charming pieces! Think of us as your comprehensive exquisite-accessory-chauffeur! The perfect extension of our existing Golden Thread staples and brand. Spring is going to bring some BIG, chic, exciting, trendy and BRIGHT things, ladies! Be on the look out and spread the word!

    Eeeeekk!!! Golden Thread is TEN YEARS old TODAY!!! I cannot get over it! BIG things in-store — celebrations galore and lots of FAB FUN headed your way because we wouldn’t be ANYWHERE without you and your continued support since 2010! We are SO thankful for YOU and want to treat you with ALL types of goodies!

    Celebrating and rejoicing with SO much gratitude at these TEN YEARS of Golden Thread! Expectant and thrilled for what’s around the corner! Happy Birthday to us! We wouldn’t be any where without YOU!

    Thank you for celebrating 10 years of God weaving His blessings into a Golden Thread,

     


     

    “He is able to do immeasurably more than you could ask, think, dream, or imagine!” (Ephesians 3:20)


    “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him!” (1 Corinthians 2:9)

    Our God of Covenant

    “For no matter how many promises God has made, they are ALL ‘YES’ through Christ Jesus!” (2 Corinthians 1:20)

    We have been ready to unveil this compilation of jewels for months and months! I cannot wait to introduce you to The Covenant Collection and to take you on a tour of its meaning, purpose and conception! We are launching some pretty exciting things this week y’all and I can HARDLY WAIT!! Overarching theme…the RAINBOW…a canvas of His grace!

    My muse -- His masterpiece. My inspiration -- the Ultimate Designer, God Himself!

    The RAINBOW is the most magnificent and brilliant visual display of God’s faithfulness! (Genesis 9:13-16) I’ve always associated the rainbow in Scripture as an all-encompassing symbol of the entirety of God’s promises and covenants to us. Rainbows are seen year-round; they are evergreen -- present in winter, spring, summer and fall! Similarly, in your barren times OR in your lush, flourishing seasons – there are numerous victorious, hope-filled, life-giving, provisional promises ready and waiting for you to proclaim AND claim! We can’t wait to unveil what we’ve been keeping under wraps!!

     

     

    Our God is a God of Promises – He is our God of Covenant! On our best or worst days, this means that God remains a faithful, promise-keeper! Because of what Jesus did for us on the cross, God’s many promises for us become permanently, constantly, and everlastingly available to us at all times! It is not based on ME, it’s based and founded upon HIM and HIS very nature!

    “If we are unfaithful, He remains faithful— for He cannot deny Himself!" (2 Timothy 2:13)
    “The Lord your God is God. He is the FAITHFUL God. He keeps His covenant for ALL TIME TO COME!” (Deuteronomy 7:9)
    "No, I will not break my covenant; I will not take back one word of what I said." (Psalm 89:3 TLB)

    It is my greatest delight to present to you our Covenant Collection – conceived intimately between the Lord and myself in the midst a very challenging season of my life.

    During a quiet day at my office, the Lord revealed to me this vision of a rainbow ring. A ring that I would wear as a symbol of His goodness and faithfulness. In other words, this is my PROMISE ring. Not the traditional idea of a “promise ring”, I know. But I flipped the idea on its head. I’m not “promising” someone else anything (like you do when you commit to wearing a “promise” ring and vow to stay sexually pure until marriage). I know first-hand that so many times, OUR promises -- our human, earthly and malfunctioning promises -- although given with the best of intentions, sometimes come up short or fail us. Not-so-great is our faithfulness; no – my Bible says, “Great is HIS FAITHFULNESS!” (Lamentations 3:23)– unending, unwavering, unconditional and unchanging faithfulness. It’s our ROCK-SOLID reality! THANK GOD! With this ring, the Lord told me, "here’s what I’m promising YOU, Jennifer." Not the other way around. Wear it as a daily staple in remembrance of me and of MY Truth!  So, about a year ago, I designed my own take on a “promise ring” by creating a dainty rainbow multi-colored eternity band (see pic below) for myself and I’ve never taken it off since!

     

     

    Clearly this right-brain-dominate, creative girl needs daily physical reminders of who God is, what He has for me! I am reminded that His covenantal promises override, outweigh, supersede and trump any and all circumstances I may be facing. So, as I am driving carpool, changing diapers, cooking, or even texting, I can look at this piece and quickly recall the Truth, rebuke whatever lie I am believing in the moment and reset my mind-frame onto His beautiful, rich and glorious promises for ME. It’s my personal spiritual-warfare-weapon! And then I thought, if I need this tangible and concrete reminder, then you might as well! 


    Our Covenant Collection represents HIS PROMISES. Promises for YOU!

    Did you know that there are over 3500 promises in the Bible for YOU? Each one jam-packed with HOPE, life, strength, protection, purpose, encouragement, provision, confidence and joyous expectation of what we can count on IN HIM! Promises that are as good as gold -- money in the bank! Promises that cannot be stolen and are fully reliant on HIS NATURE, not on what you can offer, bring to or do for Him. Through thick and thin, highs and lows, mistakes and triumphs, failures or feats…this means God remains a fiercely-loyal Promise-keeper to you! “For no matter how many promises God has made, they are ALL ‘YES’ through Christ Jesus!” (2 Corinthians 1:20)

     

     

    These bright and colorful pieces were created to remind you of the rainbow and of His radiant shades of hope and vibrant mercies that are available to us in ALL seasons! I’m personally testifying that God’s glory, everlasting faithfulness and unchanging promises WILL shine through the darkness of your circumstances and appear as a radiant light of hopefulness in the midst of the storms of life! We don’t have to have situational joy OR circumstantial peace! His promises are not conditional, they are unconditional! HE is an anchor for our soul in the waves! Our minds think in terms of problems, but HE thinks in terms of promises.

     

     

    In my extremely visually-fueled mind, the rainbow represents so many things to me in addition to His many promises. The array of colors in the rainbow show me that His love is multi-dimensional – it is "wide, long, high and deep" (Ephesians 3:18)! It goes before and comes behind. It hems us in at all times. His promises act on my behalf and cover every angle. It shields me in the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. It’s broad, unconditional and all-encompassing. It’s endless and in the depths with us -- its rich, thick, full of integrity, life-giving, fortifying, unbreakable and has unshakable roots. Equally, His fidelity transcends the variety of situations we may face – figuratively demonstrated to me in the diversity of hues, tones and tints displayed in the rainbow!

    Ultimately, the rainbow is a canvas of His grace! (because that’s really what it boils down to…)
     
    His faithfulness to us + His promises for us = Truck loads and truck loads of GRACE

     


    So ladies, if you are in need of some GOOD NEWS…then this collection is for you! Victory begins by KNOWING what He actually promises us! (I personally have a MUCH longer list than this, but here are many of my top picks and particular favs!)

     

    Praying you walk CONFIDENTLY in these covenantal and unchanging promises of God:

    • He is always at work for YOU, even in the “unseen”! (2 Corinthians 5:7, Hebrews 11:1)
    • “The Lord will fight for YOU — you only have to be still!” (Exodus 14:14)
    • “He is surrounding you with songs of deliverance!” (Psalm 32:7)
    • “The Lord ENCAMPS around those who fear Him and He DELIVERS them!” (Psalm 34:7)
    • “The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you -- with His love, He will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful singing!” (Zephaniah 3:17)
    • “The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will NEVER leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged." He is your ever-present help in times of trouble! He is FOR YOU! (Deuteronomy 31:8, Psalm 46:1, Romans 8:31)
    • “The eternal God is your REFUGE, and underneath you are His everlasting arms!” (Deuteronomy 33:27)
    • “But this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord NEVER ceases; His mercies are NEW every morning; great is THY faithfulness!" (Lamentations 3:21-23)
    • “But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear Him, on those whose hope is in His unfailing love. We wait in hope for the Lord; He is our help and our Shield. In Him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in His holy name. May your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as we put our hope in you.” (Psalm33:18, 20-22)
    • “He was sent to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness the prisoners; to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve — to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of His splendor. He WILL rebuild the ancient ruins and RESTORE the places long devastated; He will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations." (Isaiah 61:1-4)
    • “HE is greater than the giants you face!” (1 John 4:4)
    • “But you, O Lord, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head.” (Psalm 3:3)
    • "Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, BUT IT DID NOT FALL, because it had been founded on the ROCK.” (Matthew 7:24-27)
    • He created me for a great and mighty purpose! You are His "MASTERPIECE"! (Ephesians 2:10, Romans 9:17)
    • His love protects, His love hopes, His love forgives, His love heals, His love perseveres, His love endures forever and it NEVER FAILS (1 Cor 13:6-8, Isaiah 1:18, Psalm 103, Psalm 117:2, Psalm 32:10)
    • “He makes EVERYTHING beautiful in its time!” (Ecclesiastes 3:11)
    • “No weapon formed against you shall stand!” (Isaiah 54:17)
    • "What was meant for evil, God meant for good. We know that He works ALL things together for GOOD!” (Genesis 50:20, Romans 8:28)
    • “He will keep in perfect peace, those whose minds are fixed on Him!” (Isaiah 26:3)
    • “He turns my darkness into light and makes my rough places smooth!” (Isaiah 42:16)
    • Jesus is the “same yesterday, today, and forever”! He is the only one who never changes! “He is able to do immeasurably more than you could ask, think, dream, or imagine!” (Hebrews 13:8, Ephesians 3:20)
    • “You can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens you!” (Philippians 4:13)
    • God knows everything, so you can tell him ANYTHING! God is in control of all things, so you can trust him when everything feels out of control or scary! (Psalm 139:4, Psalm 33:13-15, Isaiah 41:10)
    • You are seen, you are heard, you are fully known, you are deeply loved at ALL times -- EVERY WORD in the Bible is TRUE! God is the only one who will NEVER fail you - He is ALWAYS trustworthy. (Joshua 23:14, Psalm 32:10, Proverbs 30:5, Psalm 19:7-10, Lamentations 3:21-23, Jeremiah 31:3, Psalm 89:14, James 1:17, Hebrews 10:23, Genesis 16:13, 1 John 5:14, Psalm 139:1-4, Genesis 9:13-16)

     

     
    God’s promises are irrevocable and He is absolutely trustworthy (Numbers 23:19, Titus 1:2, Hebrews 6:13-18), He is unchanging (Psalms 110:4, Malachi 3:6-7, James 1:17-18), He has the power and will to fulfill His promises (Isaiah 55:11, Romans 4:21), He is faithful in keeping all His promises (Joshua 21:45, Joshua 23:14-15, 1 Kings 8:56, Psalms 145:13, Hebrews 10:23), His promises stem from His goodness and glory (2 Peter 1:3-4), God’s promises are fulfilled through Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 1:18-20, Matthew 5:17, Luke 4:16-21, Acts 2:29-31, Acts 3:21-26, Acts 7:37, Deuteronomy 18:15-18, Acts 13:23,32-34, Acts 26:6-7, Romans 1:2-3, Romans 15:8, Hebrews 9:15), Jesus brings superior promises through the new covenant (Hebrews 8:6-8), His promises are received by faith (Gal 3:22, John 1:12; Romans 4:13-16)!

     


    Our rainbow-filled Covenant Collection includes 4 pieces, each accompanied by 5 Scripture cards filled with truth, promises and encouragement! A perfect remembrance-gift for yourself or others! Beauty meets purpose in these 4 carefully-crafted pieces:


    (See -- being a warrior for your own freedom can be both dainty and powerful, feminine and mighty, gorgeous and strong, hopeful and authoritative!)

    Our prayer is that you receive these immovable certainties, speak truth over yourself, share it with others -- proclaiming these promises that NEVER return void! Fully resting in and knowing that God’s glory, everlasting fidelity and unchanging assurances will shine through the darkness of your circumstances and appear as a radiant light of hopefulness in the midst of the all seasons and storms of life,


    Colorful Mercies

    Vibrant Truth and the essence behind the launch of our Rainbow Truth-filled Activity Kits

    

    Before I went to the University of Texas, I had grown up going to private school. Private school was all I had ever known from pre-school through my senior year of high school. It was a dream of mine for Ellis and I to send our kiddos to the very same school one day and God was gracious enough to let me live out that dream for 2 years before we felt Him calling us away. 

    God had a new plan and place for us, and I was incredibly skeptical of Him for a while. Like I said, all I had ever known was private, faith-based school learning. We adored this school, and this was my dream, my hope, my life long desire for so long for my own children. Eventually God softened my heart to the reality of leaving, but the process definitely didn’t exclude a little kicking and screaming at first.

    Moving to public school meant no longer being in a faith-based environment everyday—where what was being taught at home was mirrored at school. God revealed to me I was relying on others to carry this load and now Ellis and I were going to have to pick it up. I was beyond nervous. No one else was responsible for teaching or demonstrating the Gospel to our children anymore, and that was a scary thought at first! God had to continually remind me that this is how it’s supposed to be anyways—He gave and entrusted us with 3 children. He has equipped and prepared Ellis and I to lead our children spiritually, which has now encouraged us to cling to Him 800x more than we did before. And let me tell you, I wouldn’t want it any other way. 

    Leaving familiarity, dreams and desires was no easy feat. God, in all His goodness, had to remind me to receive this truth time and time again: Where He leads is never to somewhere second best for me (or for my children). It is never plan B (read: Genesis 50:20, Romans 8:28, Jeremiah 29:11).  As we prayed for what was next, we clung to Psalm 65, which assures His path drips with abundance! We ended up following where the Lord led us, fully believing His ways are unsurpassed and His plans for our family far exceed any we could ask, think, dream or imagine (Ephesians 3:20).  

    Following the Lord is not always easy, but it always leads to greater abundance of joy, fuller and more prosperous living, healing and purpose. God is never holding out on you.  

    At the beginning of last school year, one of my lifelong and most treasured friends, Meredith, and I felt the Lord call us to start a girls Bible Study at our kiddos’ school. We wanted to create a space for our daughters to grow in their young faith and to build Jesus-centered community. Because I deeply struggled with this for so many years, I feel so passionately about my daughters (in case you missed it, baby girl Welker is due at the end of this month!!!) fully grasping and receiving the Truth of their worth and how solid God’s promises stand. Because of some childhood wounds, these concepts seemed to fall on deaf ears and blocked so much of my reception of the Gospel when I was their age. Yes, only the Holy Spirit Himself can awaken a heart to receive this truth and allow for miraculous transformation, but it has been a fiery catalyst from the Lord in my heart to create a girly, purposeful, Truth-filled activity kit. In Meredith and I’s experience of parenting and teaching, we know kids learn and process information differently, so we used a variety of different methods and multifaceted learning techniques to help with the retention of information more profoundly. Between visual, kinesthetic and audible learning, we’ve included creative activities, customized scripture cards, science experiments and representative jewelry (are we surprised?) to enhance their experience.

    Ellis and I are actively choosing the maximum joy God has for us in the public school system, which leads us here to this unknown venture where we are begging the Lord to use these materials in the same way He has in our own life and family, to help young ladies grasp the foundational and key concepts of who God is, what He says about them and how accessible He is at all times.

    As a girly girl, I have always loved color and certainly the rainbow itself. I’ve always associated the rainbow in Scripture as an all-encompassing symbol of the entirety of God’s promises and covenants to us. The rainbow isn’t the only symbol that accompanies a Biblical promise (ie- the cross), but it was the first promise or covenant God ever made us in scripture as seen in Genesis 9. (Side note: some scholars say the first promise is in Genesis 3 when God tells of the coming of Jesus and His future victory over the enemy. I’m no scholar, but I consider this the first prophecy instead). Either way—so cool, right? About a year ago, I designed my own take on a “promise ring” by creating a dainty rainbow eternity band (see pic below) for myself. Clearly this right-brain dominate, creative-girl needs a daily illustrative yet physical reminder of God’s promises! But it catches my eye when I’m having a day (aka not just any day, the day where everything seems to go wrong) and I can quickly recall the Truth that inspired it into fruition, rebuke whatever lie I’m believing in the moment and reset my mind-frame onto His beautiful promises for me and claim them! Not the traditional idea of a promise ring, I know, but I flipped the idea on its head. I’m not “promising” someone else anything. I know first-hand that so many times, our human, earthly promises, although mostly given with the best of intentions, sometimes come up short or fail us. The Bible says, “Great is His faithfulness!” – unending, unwavering, unconditional and unchanging faithfulness (Lamentations 3:23). It’s our rock solid reality! With this ring, the Lord tells me, "Here is what I’m promising you, Jennifer." Not the other way around. 

    I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life. Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth. – Genesis 9:13-16

    I’m very passionate about the small things and my personal life has obviously prompted the creation of these kits and collection for our daughters and the coming generation of darling young ladies. These kits are each filled with the intention that our daughters will become aware that there are over 3,500 promises listed out for them throughout the Bible—knowing that they are packed with hope, life, strength, protection, purpose, encouragement, provision, confidence and joyous expectation of what we can count on Him for. 

     

    These kits are each filled with vibrant, girly, imaginative, intentional, original GT artwork! It’s an all-inclusive, ready-to-use, fully packed Rainbow Truth-filled Activity Kit. I find that my most productive days with my kids are the dog days of summer when distractions are minimal and we have plenty of time to carve out opportunities to build the fundamental blocks of their faith. These are the moments to capitalize on and to begin planting the seed of trusting in their good Father who cannot and will not lead them astray. Our kits were designed for the girls in mind, though. They're for the ladies who love to color, love to add to their jewelry collection and desire to learn more about the Lord (think: daughters, nieces, granddaughters, birthdays, baptisms, confirmations, etc.!) My daughter and her friends love the rainbow, so I figured why not make it purpose-filled and tie it into foundational understanding of our God?

    “Know therefore that the LORD your God is God — the faithful God who keeps His covenant and steadfast love with those who love Him!” (Deuteronomy 7:9)

    What’s included in the fun? Let me tell you:
    1. Rainbow Choker– a wearable reminder of God’s faithfulness. They’re 100% waterproof—you can thank me later, ha! My 6-year-old never takes hers off and I love when she asks me “well, what does He promise me?” Hello, conversation starters!
    2. Coloring Sheets (3) – 3 sheets inspired by Genesis 9:13-16, Hebrews 10:23, and Joshua 23:14
    3. Watercolor Scripture Cards (3) – perfect for practicing memorization, for displaying on bathroom mirrors, for binder pouches, bedside tables, etc!
    4. 5x7 Cardstock Sheet with a List of God’s Promises -- a list of hope-filled promises (only our top picks would fit) that our girls can cling to, relate to and claim!
    5. Rainbow Flip Sequin Pencil Pouch
    6. Jeweled Sticker Sheet
    7. 16 Crayons

    To purchase kit, click here.

    Not included, but just as cute, we have also created our Rainbow Neon Cord Bracelet, which is sold with a calligraphy scripture card. These do not tarnish and can be worn by girls of all ages. You can click here to purchase. These are easy, thoughtful gifts!  

    My prayer is that you receive these promises, speak Truth over yourself and share with others—proclaiming these promises that never return annulled, empty, invalid, hollow or cancelled.

    "If we are unfaithful, He remains faithful— for He cannot deny Himself." (2 Timothy 2:13)

    “He who promised is faithful!” (Hebrews 10:23)

    “Know that every promise of the LORD your God has come true. Not a single one has failed!” (Joshua 23:14)

    I pray you fully rest in knowing that God’s glory and everlasting faithfulness will shine through the darkness of your circumstances and appear as a radiant light of hopefulness in the midst of all the seasons and storms of life!

    We have a lot more coming in the Fall, so stay tuned! I’m so, so excited about it!

     

     

     

     

    "No I will not break my covenant; I will not take back one word of what I said." (Psalm 89:3)

     


     

    My Jamie Ivey Podcast Interview and the Value in Being Vulnerable

    “Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story!” Psalm 107:2 

    It is with all humility and wonderment that I share with you all how I ended up here, on Episode #238 of Jamie Ivey’s The Happy Hour Podcast sharing all the details of my story. You know God is involved when you did nothing to put yourself there. 

    Jamie, if you don’t know or haven’t heard, is a must-know, need-to-follow, Kingdom-focused woman I deeply admire. Not only is she a gifted interviewer, but she’s also an incredible writer. Her bravery in writing her book, If You Only Knew, is what sparked a cord in me to open up with my story. Jamie has profound Godly wisdom and a heart for encouraging women to boldly proclaim the goodness of the Lord through their stories. Over the years, I’ve been an avid listener of her podcast, hearing God-fearing women of many ministries that have played an active role in changing my life come forward about some of the darkest crevices of their lives. Never in a million years would I have put my name amongst the admirable list of world changers like Christine Caine, Priscilla Shirer, Beth Moore or Lysa TerKeurst, but God must have a wild sense of humor.

    I am an unlikely candidate for Jamie, to say the least. It was on my bucket list to meet Jamie, much less be on her show. I often joked with the girls in the office about that dream. But through a random set of story-telling opportunities involving my brother Josh, my testimony ended up in front of Jamie. (Josh, you have believed in the power of God, especially in our story, from the get-go. You whole-heartedly believed that God was capable of performing a miracle. Thank you.) Six months later, I had a phone interview with her producer and as the saying goes, the rest is history (but I’m going to keep sharing the details, if you don’t mind).

    If you haven’t noticed by now, I’m not short for words, so after a long conversation, the producer shared that many of their listeners had written in about the topic I share in my testimony, longing to hear interviews on this subject matter. Ellis and I know we have a story to share—it’s a hard story, oh so broken, messy even, but it’s a God story that points a spotlight on the Healer. When the producer said their team had been praying for a woman who would be willing to share her story, I immediately began to cry. I couldn’t be more in awe that the Lord chose this door on this very stage (very large stage, if you will) from which to share it. I don’t have a ministry or a book (although I hope to write a book one day!), I’m a jewelry designer. Doesn’t God know how ordinary I am? But God said, go and tell of The One. He doesn’t always use the most capable, the most talented or even the most likely. Scripture is filled with ordinary people fulfilling extraordinary callings.  

    At the end of our call, the producer shared some facts about the podcast and wanted to make sure I was fully aware of what I was getting myself into. She informed me the number of listeners are in the six-figure range and more than quadruple that number continue to download the interview throughout the following month. As if I didn’t already feel out of my league, that moment secured it for me. I had some big time praying to do and had some conversations to have with Ellis before we moved forward. There’s a huge risk in being completely raw, in making my secrets and struggles so public, yet I knew in my heart of hearts there is a priceless, Godly value in being vulnerable and there’s a reason He calls us to it. So for the next 10 days we prayed, asked the Lord for discernment and sought out wise counsel. There was an overwhelming response of Yes! Go! And I can’t begin to tell you how thankful I am our entire village was on the same page.

    Full transparency: a few years ago, I wanted to put our story in a locked box and bury it 6 feet under. I would have never imagined ever wanting to share this story publicly in any sort of manner—small or large. I was shame ridden and wanted to hide it. What the Lord has done in my heart over the last few years is astonishing, though. He removed my shame (He doesn’t only forgive sins but also died for us to live free of the shame—see Hebrews 12:2 and Isaiah 35:4-6) to know that He is highlighted when we "boast in our weaknesses" and see that the purpose of the Gospel is to reach and minister the hurting, lost and broken. Withholding my story would be hiding Him as well.

    His power is made perfect in our weakness; so now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. –2 Corinthians 12:9

    Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. –Hebrews 12:2

    All that to say, this wasn’t a quick, light-hearted or careless decision we were making; but the Lord was continuously confirming it. After all, this wasn’t even about me; it was about God -- about His fame, His glory and His overwhelming living and active power! This isn’t my story to share, it’s His story! And my job is simply to be obedient in doing so. Our foundational hope and prayer would be that His beauty would be on full display -- for this story to promote Him, to declare the great works of the Lord and to testify of all His miraculous deeds. Our prayer is for radical heart healing and transformation to occur, for total freedom from sin, for shame to be eliminated surrounding struggles or failures and for revival to burst forth in so many hears in the lives of those listening!

    I’ve learned that when we withhold the full details of a story because we want to be seen in a better light, we steal focus from The One who is so very worthy of the complete spotlight. I stand before you, honored to look like a loser for the sake of the Gospel, joyfully testifying of all He has done in this broken heart and wrecked life to proclaim His hope for you too!

    Ellis and I divulge because we know that sharing shatters the shame and the power the enemy has over a story in the dark. Couples come to us weekly, it seems, in the midst of similar battles and storms. It's everywhere. The Lord has been gracious to let us play a part in so many stories over the last few years. As heartbreaking as it is to watch destruction unfold in people’s lives, it’s a very God-dependent place to be. Yes, it’s hard walking through the brokenness of life with people, but being up close to see the Lord work miraculously in other’s lives and marriages is amazing and it truly strengthens your faith, too. Our prayer for years has been for the Lord to use our pain, shame, embarrassment and humiliation for a purpose. Knowing full-well that He intentionally and sovereignly takes our biggest moments of failures and turns them into kingdom purposes (Genesis 50:20). What joy! He allows us to be the same vessels of grace and comfort that we once received in our time of need to others and graciously grants us an opportunity to partake in watching the marvelous process of others getting free! What a gift. 

    God is the only One who can fully change a heart, but we are thankful He can use our story to aid others in even the smallest of ways. These experiences in turn gave us the necessary courage and agreement to go share the details from the mountain tops on Jamie’s show. Our story is one that so many face, but they feel alone, faulty or deserted in the middle of it which is certainly not how the Body of Christ was intended to function. So, we long for this to be different. We want to help remove the sin shock, sin ranking, sin shaming and the brutal sin cycle of bad behavior to help build a safe place where the real work can be done in their hearts between them and the Holy Spirit. Our only mission in life is to lead people to Jesus. I know what it’s like to feel alone, isolated, defective and as if I’m the only one! I don’t want anyone to ever feel what I felt and all those lies the enemy is selling you!

    He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire; He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in Him. Many, oh Lord, are the wonders you have done; the things you have planned for us. None can compare with you! Were I to speak and tell of your deeds, they would be too many to declare! –Psalm 40:2-3,5

    So when the Lord clearly asked for me to walk through this open door, with my mom and best friend in tow, we drove up to Austin in late February for my in-person interview with Jamie. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but Jamie is so good at her job! Her humor put me right at ease, which I didn’t realize I desperately needed in that moment while hitting on such a grim topic. She exudes grace, sees people through the compassionate lens of Jesus and keeps the theme of the whole interview about Him. I felt like I was catching up with a dear old friend, only we had just met! Thank you, Lord, for preparing the way and for making this tender time so very special.

    That being said, it is my honor to share with you what God has in in our life on behalf of Ellis and I. My story is a prodigal story, one of beauty from ashes. God has removed my shame and freed me from it, so I am happy to not-look-awesome in order for God to receive the most glory, praise and fame. He is awesome for what He is capable of doing in a life. When we testify of what God has done in our lives, it proves that God’s Word is true!

    How beautiful are the feet of those that bring the GOOD news!Isaiah 52:7

    Originally my episode was suppose to air in May or June, but to our glorious surprise, they moved it up to this week, what!! We know God had His Sovereign hand and perfect timing at work, even though it was a lot quicker than we expected. Today we’re choosing to rest safely in the shadow of the Almighty and are trusting in His ways and purposes.

    My prayer is that while I peel back the layers and let you peer inside my personal life, God would use my past pain and current vulnerability to draw you closer to our Lord and to help remove any shame associated with your failure, trauma or wounds; because there is so much hope in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.

    And she defeated her accuser by the blood of the Lamb and the word of her testimony! –Revelation 12:11

    I hope I never get over what God has done in this mess of a life! I’m thankful God allowed me this chance to shed light on a dark topic, a soul-tearing issue that is happening all around us, yet very seldom talked about. I believe the enemy has a field day in its secrecy and anonymity. I am so, so grateful to Jamie and her team for pressing into this extremely heavy but very real and prevalent subject matter. Thank you for taking a chance on me and for flaunting the Lord every step of the way!

    Without further ado, we pray with all grace you click the following links to hear my full testimony on iTunes and Jamie Ivy's Website

    Thank you, Lord, for this invaluable and gracious sharing-opportunity and for entrusting us with this God-centered beautiful redemptive story.