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We were amazed to see all of the interest in the Share His Story Giveaway on the Hearts at Home Blog.  There were almost 600 views of that post and many precious comments that were so inspiring to us.  To read all of the comments, please visit here  http://www.hearts-at-home.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=461&Itemid=137

The winner was Gwen Heathcock and below is what she wrote about bracelet that spoke to her heart…

Find Strength Bracelet by Gwen Heathcock

“As much as I love my job of wife and mommy, some days (OK, most days) I get so tired that I feel like there is nothing of me left. My husband works nights, sleeps into the morning, leaving me home with four kids essentially on my own. By the time dinner and homework and dishes and bedtime are done I am praying for the strength to just finish out my day. I go to bed pleading for renewal. Though our circumstances may differ, I think most moms feel this way. I think this beautiful bracelet would be constant reminder to myself as well as a lovely way to share the source of my strength.”

Here is the Find Strength Bracelet (that Gwen wrote about) which is based on Philippians 4:13  “I can do everything (sandals) through Him (cross) who gives me strength (dove).”  

 

Congratulations to Gwen and she has already received her customized Hearts at Home Bracelet!  She wrote this to us …

“Wow!  Thank you so much!  I have ordered my bracelet and so look forward to receiving it.  I can’t wait to share the idea with my MOPS group.”   Thanks again,  Gwen

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The Heart of the Matter Home School Online Conference 

Sterling Silver Teach Your Children Bracelet

won by Crystal

Share HIS Story was pleased to be a sponsor of The Heart of the Matter Home Schooling Online Conference.  Crystal won Share HIS Story’s new Teach Your Children’s Bracelet based on Deuteronomy 6:5-7:“Love the LORD your God with all your heart (Heart with cross charm) and with all your soul and with all your strength.  These Commandments that I give to you today are to be upon your hearts.  Impress them upon your children (ABC charm).  Talk to them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road,when you lie down and when you get up.”

Crystal‘s bracelets (shown above) represents her 4 children’s birthstones (October, August, March and March) and is the Sterling Silver Bracelet.  She shared this with us when she received word of winning…. “I am very excited about winning the Teach Your Children Bracelet.  It looks so pretty and I am sure it will be a reminder everyday that I wear it of what special things God has done for my family.  THANK YOU!”

The Teach Your Children Bracelet is available in either sterling silver or silver plated can be seen at Share HIS Story

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Share HIS Story is giving away a My Faith Journey Bracelet at Recognize & Remember Blog, www.sandrajo.wordpress.com.  Here are the details…

My Faith Journey Bracelet

 

One of the joys of my job as Marketing Director for Share HIS Story is that I get to work in creative ways with beautiful, inspiring, story telling jewelry.  The story behind My Faith Journey Bracelet is now part of my faith journey.

The owner and designer behind Share HIS Story, Jan and I designed My Faith Journey Bracelet (that was really fun to be part of).  This piece of jewelry tells the story of coming to a saving faith in God, learning to trust in God’s faithfulness and ultimately looking forward to spending our eternity with God in Heaven. 
The My Faith Journey bracelet has 3 sections:
Section 1:  all rough stones, representing your life before, or without, Christ
Section 2: rough and smooth stones, with the cross in the center of this section, representing your life on earth with Christ at the center, helping you through rough times
Section 3: crystals, representing life eternal in God’s kingdom!
 This bracelet is a limited time design.  Share HIS Story encourages you to share your story by sharing your personal Faith Journey with all who ask you.  My Faith Journey bracelet allows you to customize your story to represent your life…. and help spread the good news of the gospel through your story!  What a beautiful, amazing way to share your faith.

Jan has graciously given me one to give away to my blog readers. Here is how you can win your own My Faith Journey Bracelet:

  • Visit Share HIS Story and look at the My Faith Journey Designs (and all the beautiful jewelry pieces at Share HIS Story)
  • Come back to my blog and leave a comment on this post, telling me which My Faith Journey Design you like the best
  • A winner will be randomly select next Friday 8/8/08
  • Please only one comment per person, and only available to U.S residents. 

Tell your friends about this contest too!  I look forward to hearing from you!

 

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A dear friend recently asked me about the inspiration for the design and creation of the Serenity Prayer bracelet.  After thinking about her question, I realized that the first step was the prayer itself – it gripped my heart.  The prayer represents to me, in simple and few words, what God wants me to do.  For me, having serenity means realizing that God is at my side every day and I can be at peace with things that are out of my direct control ….. and, I can put the worry aside;  having courage means to trust God to help me to step out of my comfort zone to deal with hard issues, which I often prefer to run from;  and having wisdom means to recognize that God is in control, not me.  He has the plan for my life, and I need to be aware of what He is calling me to do (and not do!) 

Once the thought was planted to design a bracelet to reflect the 3 major prayer points, I  visited with Tandy, a friend and owner of a local bead store, and asked her what colors represented Serenity, Courage, and Wisdom to her.  She told me:  Serenity is pacific blue;  courage is purple, and wisdom is gold.  I purchased the 3 Swarovski crystals in 2 sizes, and was off and running with our prototype designs. 

That’s it — in retrospect, I think that often God nudges me in bracelet design based upon where my life is at…. when I look back at our bracelet series, I can see that process (our He So Loved the World bracelet, John 3:16 bracelet was designed shortly after my first year of bible study, and our Fruit of the Spirit bracelet was designed when I began to understand how our behavior is modified when the Holy Spirit works through us.)   

Other times, I receive input from customers and do my best to respond to that input.  So….. please keep the ideas coming.

What does the Serenity Prayer mean to you?  Please let us know!

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 Heart of the Matter Online is hosting a Mother’s Day Giveaway and Share HIS Story is pleased to be giving away a Family Story Bracelet. The purpose of The Heart of the Matter is to provide a place for homeschooling parents and teachers to find all of the resources they desire in one convenient location. The prize package is over $600 in home educating products for one deserving mom. Please hop on over for the guidelines and prize list.

 

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Beautiful Sterling Silver Cross

This beautiful sterling silver cross measures 1 1/2  inch tall (including bale) and 3/4 inches wide. It is a feminine, delicate cross yet has some visual substance.  1/4″ deep.  It is smooth and the fine workmanship is evident.  It comes with an 18 inch box sterling silver chain.    It is packaged in an anti tarnish bag, and an organza gift bag, ready for gift giving! 

Retail value:  $28.50

As you can tell, we love stories at Share HIS Story.  Our company is based on Sharing God Stories by Sharing Our Stories.  As Mother Day’s approaches we want to hear the stories of Mothers and how God has used them in our life.  To encourage you to share your inspirational stories and lessons from our moms — we are offering  a beautiful cross (shown above) on a sterling chain as a ‘thank you’ for the most inspirational story.  Stories must be submitted by either replying to this posting or by sending them to sandy@sharehisstory.comWe look forward to receiving your inspirational stories and will pick the winner on May 15th.  Be sure to leave your email address so we can contact you if you win.  All appropriate stories will be posted on this site, the Share His Story blog  . Stories will be read by a a friend who will select the most inspirational story posted.  We will send the author of the story selected the beautiful sterling cross shown above.

To help you get started, Jan shares this endearing story of her Mother….

Moms can be so inspirational, even when they’re not trying…. Isn’t that true?  Here’s a story I reflect on, as I think about what I can teach my daughters just through my daily actions.  I grew up an Air Force kid, moving around the globe every 2 or 3 years.  But we were fortunate to live in beautiful upstate New York for seven years.  Base housing was small and simple, but my mom made the most out of each home we lived in…. including using the snow banks in our backyard, during the winter, as her freezer whenever needed.  I’ll never forget that Christmas Eve night, when she had placed her homemade pumpkin pie on the snow bank in back yard to cool.  Calling to my brother to bring the pie in, he rushes into the kitchen, announcing ‘Linus grabbed it!’  The neighborhood dog (no leash laws in the 60’s!) had grabbed our long-anticipated pie and had run off with it, leaving only the tin behind.  The 3 of us children stared at her in horror, wondering how she would react and how our Christmas Eve would be impacted. 

 

Mom simply picked up the phone, gently talked to the other Mom who owned Linus, and within minutes, we had a frozen cake on our table, compliments of our neighbors.  She made light of the entire situation, claiming that even Linus needed a homemade treat one in awhile, and we could take joy in the frozen cake, now couldn’t we?  And enjoy it we did, as we giggled and laughed about the hungry dog.

 

Perhaps this is a simple story to most readers, but to a young 10 year old girl, it had a profound impact on me.  I didn’t know the words for what God was showing me at that time, but now I recognize it as forgiveness and grace, extended to our neighbor, and our neighbor’s desire to ‘make right’ what had happened.  What a strong message and lesson to children. 

I challenge myself every day, asking myself if God’s grace and forgiveness shows up through me.  Sometimes it does, and honestly, sometimes it doesn’t.  I continually ask Him for behaviors to shine through to my girls, through me, that demonstrate the grace that God extends freely to us.  Thank you, Mom, for that powerful lesson!

 

 We look forward to receiving your inspirational stories and will pick the winner on May 15th.  Be sure to leave your email address so we can contact you if you win.

 

 

 ”May your father and mother be glad; may she who gave you birth rejoice!” Proverbs 23:25

 

Happy Mother’s Day

Sandra

 

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Several years ago, I read a story in Today’s Christian Woman Magazine about a company called Share His Story.  SHS creates scripture bracelets that compels people to ask about about their bracelets which allows the wearer to share their faith story.  Share God’s Story by Sharing Your Story.  Just a few months later, I was pleased to meet the owner, Jan  at a Hearts at Home event where both Reminders of Faith and Share His Story were exhibiting.  Our missions of creating items that would encourage and help people remember God’s faithfulness was similar and at other events we would enjoy sharing time together.

During that time, I asked Jan about creating a family bracelet around the Scripture from Joshua 24:15 when Joshua proclaims that …”as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”  She designed the bracelet that you see above from this verse.

My bracelet (shown in the picture) is made of Austrian Swarovski Crystal with my husband’s & my birth months (March and August) , then our 3 daughter’s birth months (July, March & January), surrounding the cross is the month that we were married (September) and completing the bracelet is the cross placed in the middle.

I wear this bracelet almost evey day and have the opportunity  to share my family story as well as my faith.  As people ask me about this special piece of jewelry, I start by telling them it is the story of my family – explaining the representation of the birth months of our family.  I then tell that we were married in September 26 years ago and it is the work of the cross that has kept us our marriage together and is the center of our life.  I always end with the by sharing the verse … “as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

Oh, the great conversations this piece of jewelry evokes with people as we talk about the gift of children, how hard marriage can be, the joys of knowing the Savior and sometimes the struggle of unbelief.  I also enjoy wearing several other of Share His bracelets – Find Strength Through Him and The Fruit of the Spirit.  This is the company that I am now the Director of Marketing and Affiliates (if you have a blog and would like to affiliate with SHS or are interested in this company in any way- please feel free to contact me). I am thankful that the Lord has opened the door to use my calling to encourage people to remember His faithfulness. 

It is a blessing to share my family story with you through Share His Story and how the Lord is working through beautiful jewelry to share what He is doing in the lives of His people.

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