Update: We are no longer taking orders for shirts as the final order has been sent to the printing company. Thank you for your interest and support in our trip!
“May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, My Rock and My Redeemer.” Psalm 19:14
This verse has marked a significant part of my life – it’s been a theme for me in many phases, from college to being a newlywed, to nervously leading in college ministry just days out of college myself. I’ve prayed it over and over and just asked the Lord to help me please Him in my words, thoughts and the single meditation of my heart. I love this prayer because it’s somehow both vague (covering a multitude of areas) and specific (targeting the heart and the words that I say in a given day). I designed this shirt as the theme and reminder for our Girls’ Weekend this month. My hope is that it could be as encouraging to my sweet girls as it has been to me over the past however many years. Meanwhile, I’ve also been in the preparation phase of planning for a mission trip this summer to Cannock, England. For two weeks in June, Ethan and I will have the honor of leading a team of 15 to partner with CreateChurch:Cannock (a church plant that Shades has worked with for many years) as we work in the schools and coffee shops in the surrounding community. Our goal is to lift up the weary arms of those serving with the church as Cannock is a very lost city! So as a few folks have shown interest in purchasing this shirt, I thought it would be a great opportunity to raise some money to go toward our upcoming trip! We have some amazing college students who have a heart for serving and are trusting that the Lord will provide for the funds – but they are nervous about where that money will come from! I would love to use any proceeds from this money to help provide for them to come and serve with us. Would you consider helping us raise support? Here are the specifics: The navy shirt pictured above is an American Apparel “Le New Big Tee” — it’s a one-size-fits-all swing tee and it is made to fit loose and comfy. However, it fits most closely like a medium tee, so if you prefer larger I would recommend getting a comfort colors! The remaining three color options will be a Comfort Colors short-sleeve tee in Denim, Watermelon and Seafoam. The price for one shirt is $20 and shipping is $3. If you can pick the shirt up, we can arrange that instead – just make a note of it when you checkout! Here is the navy swing tee on my friend Alli. She’s 5’7″ and normally wears a small or medium – just for reference! (Isn’t she lovely?!) You can purchase below through PayPal or with a credit/debit card. Select whether you would like to pick-up your shirt if you’re in the Birmingham area, or select delivery and I will mail the shirt straight to you! Please be sure to adjust the quantity for however many shirts you want to purchase, then in the Add Note to Seller option just tell me the color and size you want! I will order shirts the week after Easter and put them in the mail as soon as they arrive (estimated delivery by the middle of April). Just click the button below to purchase your shirt! I would love if you could help me spread the word so that we can bless this church plant through our partnership and encouragement. Thank you in advance for your help and support!