Back in stock! Scripture Stones

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A friend loves at all times. Proverbs 17:17 

And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and witha ll your strength. Mark 12:30

As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15

Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10

Be strong and courageous, the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9

Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord. Jeremiah 17:7

But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Gal 5:22-23

But they who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles. Isaiah 40:31

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Luke 6:31

Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. James 4:8

For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16

For I know the plans I have for you. Jeremiah 29:11

He that is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone. John 8:7

He will give his angels charge of you to guard you in all your ways. Psalms 91:11

I can do all things in him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

Let all that you do be in love. 1 Corinthians 16:14

Love is patient, love is kind.  It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 1 Corinthians 13:4

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things unseen. Hebrews 11:1

Now these three remain; Faith, Hope, and Love. But the greatest of these is Love. 1 Corinthians 13:13

Remember I am with you always. Matthew 28:20

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul. Psalm 23:1

This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalms 118:24

Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Proverbs 3:5

With God all things are possible. Matthew 19:26

Engraved Scripture Stones.  $2.95/each

 

Yes, We Are a Faith-Based Company – But Not How You Think

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FAITH-BASED
[feyth-beyst]
adjective
1. affiliated with, supported by, or based on a religion or religious group:
faith-based charities.

(Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.)

Contemporary definitions for faith-based

adjective
pertaining to a connection with a religion, faith, or belief system

Examples
Faith-based books are selling well.

Dictionary.com’s 21st Century Lexicon
Copyright © 2003-2014 Dictionary.com, LLC

Recently we received an email from a customer that started out “I assume you are a faith-based company…”   She went on to explain that she was looking for a particular word on a stone that she thought we carried since we appeared to trend towards Christian items.   I don’t know why, but I was taken aback by this assumption.  We do sell a large amount of ‘faith-based’ items, particularly Christian scripture, and we have a large Christian bookstore and church clientele.   But rather than pinpoint our business to one belief system, I’ve tended towards trying to carry items with a positive message, those items that have an uplifting spirit to them and overall comforting energy.  At the same time, this is a retail business, so we have to sell what sells – in other words, as we’ve honed our craft, we just happened to have found our niche within the Christian community.

Does it matter whether we actually define ourselves as faith-based – as described in the definition above?  I don’t think so.  I think what matters is that we are a company that believes in integrity, honesty and hard work, a company that sells great items for reasonable prices and a company that you feel comfortable giving your hard earned money.  Oh, and I think it matters that we have a sense of humor.

If pressed to answer that customer about whether we are faith-based, here is what I would say.  Yes, we are a company based in faith.  We have faith that our manufacturers will continuing turning out quality products for reasonable prices.  We have faith that our employees care about their job and will work hard to ensure great service.  We have faith that our delivery handlers at UPS, FedEx, the US Postal Service and DHL will treat our packages kindly and will make sure our products get to the right people in the right amount of time.  We have faith that our landlord will continue maintaining our warehouse space so that we have a safe and efficient space to work in.  We have faith in our customers, that they will continue to want to buy our items and trust us enough to send us orders.   And most importantly, we have faith that we will be able to keep our sense of humor and good spirits through it all.

~ Brenda