No way-would-I-or-could-I have pulled this off without this herd of amazing people. It’s with overwhelming gratitude from now unto eternity plus two days I will sing the praises of these sweet sisters!
They are the movers and shakers behind #PrayBig. Know this: if you have a crazy idea whirling around inside you, and you need some GIFTED-blow-your-mind-talented people to help you make it happen, start here:
Jeanne is a prayer warrior. And by a warrior, I mean she leads the pack. And by pack I mean anyone and everyone in this community who knows Jeanne would agree she is one of the kindest, most thoughtful, intentional, selfless women on the planet. I consider it a privilege to call her friend and an honor to have had her praying this project into being. She believed when I doubted. She pushed me when I was ready to quit. Thank you forever and ever, Jeanne for loving Jesus and others so well.
Janie is a graphics girl. Designing is her jam. Check out her online portfolio on Behance. Fonts, spacing, placing words on the right pages, uploading photos, arranging and rearranging are just a few of her tricks. The #PrayBig journal, could not- would not be what it is if not for Janie. You MUST contact here for your graphic needs. She is a precious soul!
I’m addicted to Alice. Her creative energy is infectious, and her hand-written letters make angels sing. I’m sure of it. The week the journal was sent to print Alice dropped by the feed store to buy some flowers to decorate her shop, Alice Circle. We got to talking about Jesus and serving Him and others with our giftedness and ended up having revival on the feed store porch! I told her I was thinking of having a #PrayBig shirt made and asked her if she would be willing to do some lettering for me. The next day she sent me a few texts with #PrayBig scribbled on a notepad, and I was like, “BOOM! Yes!” She had drawn EXACTLY what I had in mind. Thus, hashtag PrayBig was born. Before #PrayBig, Alice was an acquaintance now; we have to be BFFs forever.
A day or so after #PrayBig was born while putting on my jewelry another idea hit me. I was dubbed most absent-minded in high school and have unfortunately not outgrown the title. I need reminders.
We need a cuff to remind us to #PrayBig. I immediately began searching Instagram (because it’s my Google) when I found Lisa. She is the owner/designer of Love Squared Designs. I messaged Lisa after seeing a picture of a bracelet she had in her feed. It had a fancy embellishment and the words Pray Big. I sent her a message telling her about the journal I was getting ready to release, how forgetful I am and how I would love to have a cuff to serve as a reminder to #PrayBig. A couple of weeks went by when I received a message from Lisa asking me to give her a call. On a normal Tuesday, this total stranger and I had an immediate connection. Lisa shared this story.
The day before she had taken one of her children to the doctor when she stumbled upon a leather shop. Upon entering the store, a worker in the shop offered her a splendid deal on a bulk bundle of leather. Brown and black. Lisa began wrestling with God over the leather. Why would I need this much leather? She typically makes her cuffs out of thrift store belts. The deal was too good to pass up. She bought the leather on Monday. I called her on Tuesday and requested one hundred cuffs. “I want brown and black.” We laughed and cried. God is always two steps ahead and right by our side. Lisa would have never been able to say yes to me had she not bought the leather from the day before.
I shared what I wanted the cuffs to look like with Lisa.
A few days later she shot me a picture of the cuff she had made for me.
and then a few days later…. these arrived!
Next, I asked her to make a necklace:
If I could have texted a picture from my brain it could not have matched more perfectly. Lisa is a true artist dedicated to serving her Savior, Jesus Christ through creating jewelry that speaks life & hope. Shop Love Squared Designs on Etsy
Life is better together.
Now, because it’s Saturday and I’m going to BURST if I don’t share at least a sneak peek of the new site because it’s almost and yet it’s not…
Soon and VERY SOON you will be able to share #PrayBig with all of your people and they can share with their people and their people because our #PrayBig ONLINE store will be OPEN SOON!!!!!!
Remember today-LIFE IS BETTER TOGETHER!
and because it is I’m signing off for the weekend to enjoy some togetherness with my people,