Updated: Jul 27, 2018
"For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them."( Ephesians 2:10)
Welcome to Living Word Decor! I hope this first post will help you get to know a little more about me, and how (and why!) this shop came about, as well as bring you some encouragement.
If you've ever found yourself doing some form of ministry or work that you never thought you would do, then I'm sure you will relate to this post! Living Word Decor was born out of an extended illness in my life. During that time, I immersed myself into the Bible and every scripture on healing and waiting on God that I could find. I kept journals to record all of His promises to me, His blessings, and answered prayer that I refer back to when I need to be reminded of His faithfulness. The Lord was faithful to bring me healing after two years (of course, Faithful is one of His names! -Revelation 19:11), in His time and in His way. All of the healing work He did in my life during those two years would take me two years to write about, but if you know the Lord, then you know He works on the deepest levels of healing. I can honestly say that I wouldn't trade that time in my life for anything. It was during that time all of the spiritual healing and growth took place to prepare me for what was ahead, including this shop!
I wanted to surround myself with God's word, so I decided to look for some scripture signs to hang in my home. The thought occurred to me out of nowhere to try and make my own. I didn't even think or believe I had an artistic bone in my body but, just like that, I got some scrap wood and made my first sign that I jokingly call my "vintage sign". Here it is!
I never dreamed that moment would lead me to opening an online shop where people, other than family and friends, would want to buy a sign I made. The idea to sell came from my deep desire to share God's life changing word with others. My original plan was to share only scriptures that had to do with healing, but God's plans turned the shop into something more! I started out on Etsy a few years back, and then decided to open my own website. I'm still in awe to this day over every sale. I truly say that in all humility because I know any shred of talent I do have, and the fact that this shop exists, is from God. He revealed a place in me I never even considered was there, and I stepped out in faith not knowing how it would all work out. I'm so blessed by how the lives of those who do buy a sign are changed by His word. I've gotten countless messages from previous customers telling me how much what they bought touched their elderly mother, a child aspiring to be a Christian singer, sisters who lost their mother to cancer, cancer survivors, and more. I share this to point to Him who deserves the glory. It's God's word that changes lives, and each piece is divinely inspired through prayer and His leading.
I pray as you take a look around my shop, you'll see something that touches your heart and brings healing to your soul. His Word is living (Hebrews 4:12), which is how I came up with the name Living Word Decor, and it transforms!