The older I get, the more I learn to appreciate quiet. And I thought I was doing a good job of this! But, lately, God is showing me that in our culture today, we don’t even know what quiet means. Sure, I have a quiet time, but am I really quiet? Do I really listen? I find that many times, my mind rushes off to be sure I have my busy schedule worked out or trying to remember what I might be forgetting. I am sure there are those out there who can relate!
I recently moved into a
I want my children to be grateful. I believe we all do. "Say thank you", we remind little ones often. I have seen some ungrateful children, and it breaks their parents' hearts. After seeing first-hand some selfish bratty responses to unwanted presents, I would prep my boys on birthday party day, "Even if you receive a pink Little Pony horse – say thank you."The story of the ten lepers is shocking to little ones. Jesus heals these outcasts and they go off celebrating. Only one returns. Only one
We all know that thankfulness begets joy. As we celebrate 10.7(.15), we are joyful. We have so much we are thankful for! We want to share 107 Things We Are Thankful for with YOU! Enjoy!
The lessons we have learned over the past year.
Our super supportive husbands.
The willingness of our mentors to spend time teaching us.
The impact of the purchases on the lives of our artisans.
The education the children of the artisans will now have.
The food the families of the artisans now
One mom can pack school lunches 20 times in one month. Most times when I am packing lunch I am not thinking about anything but the time, other student's peanut allergies, and if I managed to put some form of fruit among the prepackaged snacks.What would happen if we started using our lunch packing time to pray over our children? To pray for their teachers? To lift up friends and the school? What if we prayed one simple lunch box prayer every day during one month?Lunch Box Prayers:1. safety
It’s time for a product review! Who doesn’t love a great headband?! Headbands are perfect for pulling back that crazy hair that won’t stay out of your face and they are also perfect as a finishing touch to help tie an outfit together.
One of my favorite products we carry here at 107 Market Street is just that – and it’s handmade in Guatemala. It is hand woven and beautiful. The patterns are so well put together and the colors in each headband extend the wear far beyond just one outfit.
My talented grandmother patiently taught me to crochet before she passed away. I am not very good at the skill, but I love the idea of it. Every winter I have a desire to donate a box of handmade scarves to the local homeless shelter.
Unfortunately, I remember to buy the yarn during the first week of December. I start a slip knot by the second week of the month and spend another day or two desperately trying to remember how to make a simple chain. I am lucky if I can shake out two scarves
Here at 107 Market Street, we are always trying to connect with other people who are walking in the same direction as we are. Last year, we met Stef Layton through social media and loved her heart as well as the content of her messages. Stef has joined our team as a guest blogger each month. And we are SO excited!
Stef has great ideas and lots of enthusiasm - 2 things we love. Stef and her family live in sunny Florida where they enjoy water sports, tennis, travel, and good bbq. Stef is
You don’t have to go far from home to be on ‘mission’. But far enough that it’s not home. Here is a good Top 10 List on reasons to go on a mission trip:10. See the world.9. Eat new food.8. Feed the orphans.7. Get perspective on life.6. Learn another culture.5. Learn to appreciate the blessings in your own life.4. Meet new people.3. Grow in your relationship with the Lord.2. See where you fit in a global
Here at 107 Market Street, we have been beyond blessed over the this past summer to work with our intern, Jessica. She has lived here on the island and worked with us in person. We want to tell you about how awesome she is!
Jessica has a heart for the Lord. It shows in everything she says and does. Her heart is to serve and we have seen that a million times over this summer. We watched her be confident and assertive at our farmer’s market with customers. She has been creative and
What is on your MUST HAVE Back to School shopping list? Sure, pencils and paper...and depending on the age you are buying for, maybe even some crayons and glue sticks! But what about those things that you've learned over the years that make going to school easier?
What about knowing that when you purchase products from a place like this, that not only are you buying some really awesome products that are totally going to be conversation starters, but that you actually helped the person who