When I signed up to to review one of DaySpring’s (in)spired deals for April, I didn’t plan on posting my review on the very last day of the month, a week later than requested by the powers that be. I didn’t know that my foot would be rockin’ a cam boot or that my heart would be shattered by the re-homing of an adorable puppy. In fact, I expected April to be a unusually warm and wonderful–the best it’s been in years. And in some ways, I was right.
See, this past Easter (April 8) was the first I spent at a church I could call my home in seven years! Maybe that’s why the message of April’s (in)spired products–REDEEMED–resonated so deeply with me. Redeemed means to be bought back from slavery or captivity, and that’s the story of my life. I was bought at a great price by the blood of Jesus Christ, and even now, I spent foolish years wandering from the Truth I knew only to find myself wholly redeemed again.
When I slip on my Redeemed necklace, I’m part of the message I’m wearing. Even though it’s costume jewelry, I love the necklace’s classy antiqued gold finish and pretty charms–a bird, the letter “R”, and a round patina which says “redeemed.” Based on 2 Thessalonians 2:13 (NCV), this necklace is a reminder that I have been set free. I am redeemed.
I also received the “Beautiful In Its Time” jewelry tabletop mirror, which is also part of the Redeemed collection. While the mirror, which has a brass tone, could be used as a make-up mirror or a cute accent piece in a bedroom, my mirror has fits right in with my coffee table decor. Inscribed on the mirror is a message I so desperately need to hear, especially right now: “He has made everything beautiful in its time.” (Ecclesiastes 3:11)
I feel anything but beautiful with a giant black boot on my right foot, a walker at my side, and having to be assisted in many tasks right now. Then I remember that God’s time isn’t always in sync with my time, yet He patiently makes beauty even from my messes, even when I look like a mess.
Whether making cards or jewelry or decor, DaySpring’s well-made products always seem to resonate with my spirit–lightening my heart or the heart of others. Check out April’s (in)spired deals for great gift ideas for Mother’s Day and more!
*To my dearest FTC, I selected and was provided with these prodcuts from DaySpring, free of charge for review. These opinions are my own and do not reflect those of Dayspring in any way.*