This brand-new devotional guide features 180 readings and prayers designed to help alleviate a woman's worries as she learns to live in the peace of the Almighty God, who offers calm for her anxiety-filled soul. Inspired by this promise from God's Word: "Don't fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God's wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It's wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life" (Philippians 4:6-7 MSG), worry less, pray more reinforces the truth that with God, women can live anxiety-free every single day—whether they worry about their work, relationships, bills, the turmoil of the world, or something more.
The lovely robin's egg blue Soapstone Heart is hand-crafted by an artisan group in Kenya. Every item of our Soapstone collection starts as a huge hunk of stone, mined and hauled form the lushly green hills of southwestern Kenya, before being sawed and hacked by machetes into smaller chunks of soapstone. Master artisans chisel and carve every piece into its final rough shape, and then more artisans wet sand until it is completely smooth. Then the hot Kenyan sun dries the soapstone items before different artisans paint and hand-etch every single message. So much time and talent, so many hands and so very much love goes into every single heart.
Purchasing just one of these hearts or of any of the Kisii Soapstone pieces provides so many jobs and a sustainable, stable income that provides for each woman artisan's family and the education and university fees for their children in a country where employment is too often nearly impossible for women to find. One of these artisan women, Venic, walks six miles every day to the workshop from the small piece of land she owns, to craft these hearts so that she can feed and shelter her six children after her husband died. This simple soapstone heart is more than a decoration, it's a livelihood. and a future.
Author: Donna K. Maltese.
Page count: 192.
Size: 4.25" x 6".