It’s been several months since my last update and with the busy shopping season upon us, I wanted to make sure I reiterated some of my covid policies and also make some updates to keep up with the increase in orders this time of year.
- The shop will remain open as long as my health and the government permits.
- Orders are being shipped from a clean workspace.
- I continue to keep your safety in mind in storing and handling products to be shipped.
- All envelopes will be sealed with adhesive and/or water. I’m not licking any envelopes!
- Shipping times may be longer than normal.
- I am back to making trips to the post office twice per week, so my processing times are finally back to normal! However, there still seem to be delays with USPS in some states. Please be patient if your order is taking longer than normal to ship.
- You can track your order with the tracking number you receive when your order has shipped.
Thankfully, as of the moment I’m writing this post, my husband Luke and I have remained healthy! A few friends and family members came down with the virus and thankfully only had mild symptoms. My prayers and sympathies go out to those of you who have been impacted by covid in much more significant ways, whether that be through the virus itself or as a result of lock downs and other changes that have put added stress on your lives.
Luke and I continue to work from home full-time. I’m grateful the company Luke works for has allowed its employees to stay home. Layla (our cat) and I love having him home with us during the day! Many have asked over the past few months how my business is going and I really appreciate how much you care. By God’s grace, the business continues to grow and has pretty much been running itself! I haven’t had as much work to do, which has left more time to focus on the ministry side of things and prepping for Christmas.
As we finish out 2020, let’s commit our thoughts and actions to Jesus. Let’s remain grounded in His Word (the Bible) and find the freedom that is available to us through the message of the Gospel! God loves us even though we sin. And by grace, we are rescued from death and hell, and promised eternal life when we put all our faith in Jesus Christ alone. This hope is not just for the future, but is for right now as well. When we put our faith in Christ, we receive the Holy Spirit, who dwells in our hearts and gives us the ability to grow in our relationship with Him, making us more like Christ. We grow in our relationship with Him in many ways, but being rooted in God’s Word is foundational. When our thoughts are shaped by what God says, it changes the way we think and act, how we spend our time, how we treat others, and ultimately, it changes culture.
This is the hope we must cling to. Ground yourself in Him and proclaim the Gospel to those who don’t yet love and follow Jesus. Not sure how to do that? It can be as simple as sharing one of my posts with a friend – I’ve written the Gospel message in many of my captions over the past several months (Here’s a recent post). You can start by sharing your personal testimony – how God has saved you and transformed your life, and what He promises to all who put their faith in Him. If you have not put your faith in Christ, I would love to get in touch! Join my mailing list to receive a bunch of free resources straight to your inbox instantly and feel free to send me a personal email. I’d love to send you a Bible and point you to some of my favorite resources.
Stay well and be bold, friends! Xo Lauren