We are launching our new website 2orMoreClothing.com and we couldn’t be more excited to share these amazing gifts with you. The vision started with a dream. I have a dream….(que Martin Luther King voice) but no, really, I had a dream about inspiring and encouraging people through gifts. You see, after the Las Vegas shooting, all the wildfires, and Hurricane Harvey…I started to see the reality of pain and despair that we, as a nation, are experiencing. These big devastating events aren’t the only thing wearing people thin, there is also the everyday stresses and issues happening; infertility is at an all time high, financial struggles seem like an epidemic, illness, cancer, stomach issues, etc. My Facebook newsfeed is flooded with “Please pray for ___ who is going through___” fill in the blank with all of the above!
We need to be reminded of God’s love for us, His plans for us. His plans to refine us in the hard times so we are strong and courageous. I wanted to send flowers to at least 5 people in the month of November, but I also knew that they probably had been sent so many flowers already that they didn’t know what to do with all of them. What I really wanted to send them was a big hug that told them I was praying for them. Or a gift that meant so much more, something that would give them a new perspective. That is how the Esther Shirt began. You can’t read the story of Esther and not see the beautiful plans that God weaves in our lives despite the messiness and hurts along the way. When my mom was sentenced to life in prison, I re-read this story over and over. It wasn’t soon after that, I started to see God at work, using my mom in the Prison, spreading His word to a forgotten population. And I realized, “God isn’t interested in our comfort, He is interested in our character.” Rick Warren has spoken those words for years, but now I actually get it. When you see God using your hurts, you are no longer crippled by them.
When you send an Esther shirt to someone, they receive a message of hope on a postcard that they can read whenever they need to be reminded, and a prayer card that is the size of a business card so they can put it in their wallet and have a quick go to prayer on hand. To top it off, $1 of every purchase will be donated to Angel Tree!
Who do you know that needs to hear a message of hope? Check out our video and website 2orMoreClothing.com and share it with as many friends as you can!