A drop of ink may make a million think! ~ Lord Byron DaySpring began because two pastors, Don Leetch and Dean Kerns, prayed this prayer, "Lord if we only have 10 years left to make a difference for the Kingdom, what would you have us do?" The Holy Spirit moved both of them to leave their churches and make Christ known through the printed page. Joined by Roy Lessin and Russ Flint, with a shared vision, DaySpring Cards was born. Printing truth on … [Read more...] about Power of the Printed Page
I remember, as if it were yesterday, finding out I was expecting my first child even though that was 42 years ago! My husband and I were poor college students and had decided to wait until after graduation, settling in our career and lives, before starting our family. While this unexpected news took me by surprise, it was the best news ever and an instant blessing. It was such a thrilling time, and I still can remember every single detail. I … [Read more...] about Mother’s Day – Becoming a Godly Mother
"Fear…It connotes a lifetime of struggle for almost everyone." Lisa Stillwell, author of Faith over Fear 100 Days Devotional Journal, states. "No matter our age, race, financial status, or demographic, we can all succumb to the power of fear to some degree." "There are many legitimate things to be afraid of — failure, abandonment, bullies, consequences. This list is endless. Sometimes, even if there isn't anything to be afraid of, we'll create … [Read more...] about Faith Over Fear
We started 2019 off with a God-sized dream of donating 10,000 Bibles to the country of Rwanda through Compassion International. Our friends at Compassion have been an integral part of helping the communities in Rwanda rebuild and find reconciliation after the genocide 25 years ago. We were honored to partner with them and sponsor this Rwanda Bible project this yearó10,000 Bibles is a big undertaking, but we knew confidently that our God is … [Read more...] about A God-Sized Answer: We Exceeded our Bibles for Rwanda Goal!
Can you believe we're entering a brand new year, a brand new decade? Here at Mary & Martha, we're waving a fond goodbye to 2019ówhat an AMAZING year! Some of our highlights include: ï Releasing 3 new catalogs full of amazing new productóincluding our Simply Christmas line by Candace Cameron Bure in our Christmas 2019 catalog! We are so grateful that you and so many other women believe in our vision to bring eternal hope and … [Read more...] about Better Together: Looking Back on 2019
Very few memories are etched as permanently in my mind as making sugar cookies with my grandmother. She would prepare the dough the night before and allow it to chill overnight. I would join her in the kitchen the next day, aprons tied around our waists, where I would balance on a 3-legged stool. She would take the chilled dough from the refrigerator, sprinkle flour on the counter, and place her hands upon mine as we rolled out the delicate … [Read more...] about A Recipe for Christmas: Iced Sugar Cookies