Our Gray Skies Turned Blue
Hey guys👋🏻, Charity here. I am a small business owner, married to an amazing man😍, & honored to be the mother of four teenage daughters (🐎📝🩰🎨). We enjoy rural life in North Carolina, USA 🇺🇸. My favorite pastimes are 🏡 gardening, 📚 reading, sipping on some ice cold 🥤 sweet tea (can I get an amen?!), studying 📖 God's Word, and spending time with my husband & four daughters. On the side, we work heavily with children & youth in the local foster care & strive to provide for their immediate needs.
But let me tell you a little bit about how we started. A few years ago, one of our daughters dealt with some pretty heavy stuff regarding boys, self harm, & intense attitudes. My go-to responses weren’t getting through to her anymore. She was growing up before my very eyes & becoming more independent and I needed to do everything I could to remind her of who she was in Christ.
With God's leading, we developed a product we called Mirror Messages🪞. A creative tool that put God's word 📖 before our daughter's eyes daily. Teenagers don't always want to hear what we have to say, but by strategically placing the Mirror Messages around the house, I didn't have too "say" much of anything. I let the Word of God do the talking for me ☺️. Our goal was simple. We need to remind each of our girls of who they were in Christ, that even through the highs & lows of teenage life they could trust God, & most importantly, we needed them to know that God would never, ever leave them (Hebrews 13:8).
Let me tell you, our girls moved those little prayers/powerful messages all around the house. We had Mirror Messages in the entryway, on closet mirrors, & in our bathrooms. They were positioned on our washing machine, the microwave, & their bedroom windows. We even found one in the corner of the car 🚗 windshield (we have a couple drivers in the house now). They pinned them to their dream boards, secured them to picture frames 🖼️, & even placed them on the family fish tank 🐟 (totally not kidding!). The Word of God 📖 was changing their hearts one scripture at a time in a most unique & creative way.
Fast forward several months, and we began adding encouraging stickers, devotionals, and other Bible Study helps to our shop.
Today, my girls and I handpick every design with you in mind. We want to give you another tool in your back pocket (or water bottle, ☺️) to keep God's promises before you. Joshua 1:8 so clearly states the importance of this:
"This book of the law (The Bible) should not depart from your mouth (speak it often), but you should meditate (think on it often) on it day and night, that you may observe (practice what you read) to do according to all that is written in it (The Bible). For then you will make your way prosperous (yay!) and then you will have good success (victory!)."
My girls weren't changed because of Mirror Messages 🪞 alone. No, that was just a tool we used to creatively put the Word of God 📖 in front of them. What changed their lives was the powerful, life-giving words spoken aloud from the Bible📖. That's what revolutionized their hearts. His promises changed their thinking one thought 💭 at a time. And when their thinking changed, their actions changed.
If your daughter is struggling, know that the Word of God can absolutely change her situation around. God is a good God and He is always fighting for you & her (Exodus 14:14)!
🌥️Traveling this road alongside you🌥️,
Me & my sweet, sweet girls 💕
(They were so little!)
(P.S. To see more recent photos of my girls and I, feel free to follow our instagram account @gray.skies.are.blue)
"For my determined purpose is that I may know Him. That I may progressively become more deeply & intimately aquainted with Him, perceiving & recognizing & understanding the wonders of His Person more stronger & more clearly..." Philippians 3:10 AMP
(Never lose sight of the importance of knowing the Word of God. His Words are life & they are truth. And what does He says in John chapter 8? We will know the truth and the truth will set us free. Cheering you on in your journey to lead with truth!)