I have met wonderful Christian women for whom I have had the opportunity to get to know better and have been able to pray for as they have shared needs. In turn, many have prayed for me and my family and encouraged me along the way. I have grown closer in my relationship with the Lord as I have prepared my posts and read so many of yours. What a great time it has been!
To celebrate and to let each of you know how much you mean to me, I want to have a little giveaway here at the The Fruits of the Spirit. Most of you also know that my hubby and I recently started a business, Beads-N-Style, selling magnetic jewelry. We are very excited about that, too. So, this giveaway is a joint celebration between my blogging anniversary and our new business.
The giveaway will be one of my favorite items that we sell (plus a few other surprises). We have a series of three bracelets/anklets that are designed as a witness bracelet. You get to pick your favorite from the three. Here is a picture of one of the bracelets:
If you are not familiar with the witness bracelets, here is what each of the colors in the bracelet represent....
The Black Bead - Reminds me that sin keeps me away from God. Romans 3:23
The Red Bead - Reminds me Jesus is my Way out of sin and back to God. Romans 5:8-9
The White Bead - Reminds me my life with Jesus is clean and pure. 1 John 1:7
The Green Bead - Reminds me to read my Bible, to pray, to obey and to worship God so my faith will grow. Ephesians 4:15
The Clear Bead - Reminds me to wait for the Holy Spirit to help. II Thessalonians 2:13b
The Blue Bead - Reminds me to choose to be more like Jesus. Philippians 4:4-5
The Yellow Bead - Reminds me God has a better place waiting for me. John 14:1-3a
These bracelets are special to me because of what they represent but also because of the reason I designed them in the beginning. I've posted here before about my younger sister and her husband, Carrie and Clem, that will be leaving for the mission field sometime this year. When we saw them at Thanksgiving, Carrie began telling me how she was wanting to take witness bracelets with her to share with the women she meets as they serve in the Czech Republic. She asked me if I would take the concept of the witness bracelet and design something for them. These three designs are what came out of that conversation.