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Jun 23, 2016

Know what you are wearing – How to share the gospel in 2 minutes.

~ By Emma Elstadt My dad always asks me, “If someone ever came up to you, and asked you about God, what will you answer?” This week it hit me. Do I know enough to teach someone about God in two minutes? In the next few weeks we will be teaching about the messages behind our T-shirts, and try equip you, so that if someone asks about what you’re wearing, you’ll be able to answer them. Let’s start with Good News. “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” -John 3:16 This is the good news. God sent His one and only Son, so that we can have a whole, everlasting life if we believe and trust in Him. He went […]
May 6, 2016

Calling COURAGEOUS Fathers

“Honor Begins at home” is the slogan of new movie: Courageous. The movie about four law-enforcement officers is about facing their greatest challenge of all: Fatherhood. Some Facts on Fatherhood (Excerpt from http://www.humblepie.tv/projects/current-projects/courageous.html ) Fatherless homes produce: 63 percent of youth suicides (Bureau of the Census) 90 percent of all homeless and runaway children (CDC) 85 percent of all children with behavioral disorders (CDC) 85 percent of all youths in prisons (Fulton Co. Georgia jail populations, TX Dept. of Corrections 1992) (All Pro Dads, © 2010 Family First) No substitute. As a male parent, a father brings unique contributions to the job of parenting that a mother cannot. There is no substitute for a father’s love, involvement and presence in the life of his children.As noted sociologist David Popenoe explains, “Fathers are far more than just ‘second […]
Aug 12, 2014

Making T-shirts – the Screen printing process

How does Screenprinting work? About two years ago, when my husband and I started this business, Screenprinting was a foreign idea to me. I looked at all the equipment that we brought home and listened to the processes with a blank look and wondered how I would ever be able to master this technique in our business.    Now a year later I am amazed at what I’ve learned along the way and very grateful to a lot of people and resources that have helped get us this far… With that in mind I would like to share with you the basics of our screen printing process and maybe point you to some resources that have helped me get started!  1. Get an idea…. My husband had a dream about printing Christian T-shirts and now also get most of […]
Jun 4, 2014

The Power of Words – Rice Experiment

(You can try this at home kids!) After hearing about this experiment from a friend, I was very keen to try this for myself. You see, the Bible says:  “Death and Life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it, will eat its fruit” (Prov 18:21) but is it possible to scientifically prove this? The answer is Yes! And after a month of speaking ” life and death” over  two small jars of rice we saw the massive impact and realized for ourselves what power there is in our tongues. Here’s what we did (and how you can do it too) * On a day that we had some rice for lunch, we took some of the leftovers and put them in two clean jars that looked exactly alike. (You can sterilize […]
May 15, 2013

What does it mean to be a Prov 31 woman?

Interview with Jani van der Pol Prov 31 is one of those chapters in the Bible that can awe and inspire us and at the same time intimidate and dismay us. I myself have a love/hate relationship with this passage! With woman’s day coming up, I was on a quest for some perspective and I thought of someone who I think lives out the essence of this chapter. I talked to Jani van der Pol, a Pastor’s wife at the Assemblies of God church in Riversdal, to pen some of her thoughts on the matter. Jani, tell us a bit about yourself. “What’s to tell? I am Jani. I live in Riversdal. I am not a Pastor’s wife, but I am the wife of a Pastor. I find that as soon as someone hears you are a Pastor’s […]
Jan 25, 2011

Why Christian T-shirts?

Why do people wear Christian T-shirts or clothing with Bible verses, showing the world they are Christians? Why are Religious and Christian T-shirts and clothing becoming more popular and widespread in many cultures around the world? Why do we promote Christian Clothing? Our foundation, as always, is to go back to what Jesus said: “You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.  Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.” – Matt 5:14-15  and “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely […]