monthly inspiration from rachel ridler mum on a mission

February Inspiration

monthly inspiration from rachel ridler mum on a mission

Happy February everybody!  I am super happy that we are speedily moving through another dark winter month and on to the exciting things that Lent and Easter hold.  Here are my choice links, likes and a few little surprises for you in the mix.  dove art work

  • SAVD store – I am a great lover of supporting Christian businesses and discovering new ways that people have used their creativity to glorify God.  So I would definitely recommend checking out SAVD store.  It has some really different pieces – my favourite is this one of a dove inspired by the baptism of Jesus.  You can order prints in different sizes and framed or unframed – perfect for finding something for your budget.  Plus, readers of my blog can use the voucher code “RIDLER15” at checkout to get 15% off! 
  • Lent materialsThe Evangelical Alliance has handily made the list of resources for lent and Easter so if you are wondering what to do the celebrate either then have a look through.  I personally am going to be blogging through 40 acts for lent so check it out!
  • Crossify – if you haven’t read my latest review on my new cross pendant then definitely check it out here.  A great new online store for purchasing cross pendants and chains (plus there is another discount code in my review post for you….).
  • Pancake Prayer with Godventure – Victoria for Godventure has yet another great idea to bring prayer into our family homes.  My eldest son is currently trying to figure out what prayer is so this is a great way to tie it in with Shrove Tuesday.
  • Cheerfully Given Marketplace – tying in with my first link is this one.  Yet another gateway to creative christians and fabulous goods (including Kate Dugmore who I had a cuppa with)!  Cheerfully Given is now trying to up their game with an even better website so more Christian crafts people can join, but they need our help.  They have some fabulous things on their kickstarter campaign for those who donate (I am personally going for the new mug option, but who doesn’t love a hand crocheted unicorn?!!)

cheerfully given mug

silver cross pendant in crossify box

Mum on a Mission reviews Crossify

mum on a mission reviews crossify

I got invited to review a brand new cross pendant by the lovely people at Crossify.  Now I could just write you a bog standard review, because their jewellery really is lovely, but I wanted to do more than that.  I wanted to share with you why having a cross pendant is important to me and what it means.

what does the cross mean to you?

Do you see a nice piece of jewellery? A fashion statement? Maybe you see a religious relic? Or perhaps you see an instrument of torture from the past which is now being used again by terrorist groups such as ISIS? My pastor asked this question last Sunday Morning.
I was sat nicely in my seat enjoying the music and singing on a calm Sunday morning, and BAM! This question came at me. You see it’s all very nice having a cross necklace, but is it just something I wear once in a while because it looks nice, or does it have a meaning more than that? Because if it is a fashion statement then it is a pretty strange one!

What do I see when I see the cross?

I see my Saviour Jesus giving up his life on one.  I see him making a choice to do so (he could have said a million things to get out of it, but he didn’t). I see him making the choice of pain and suffering because that was how much we wanted me to be in eternity with him. That is how much he loved me.  When I see the cross I see my sins washed clean. When I see the cross I see new life, not death anymore.

I choose to wear my cross close to my heart, so that I am always reminded of the new life I have, but also of the cost that came at:

When I see that cross I see freedom, when I see that grave I see Jesus, from death to life I will sing you praise in the wonder of your grace

silver cross pendant in crossify boxWhy choose crossify?

If the cross is that important to us as Christians, then choosing a cross should be a reasonably important task!   I would highly recommend using Crossify.  The cross that I was sent was beautiful, well presented and great quality.  The staff were friendly and helpful whenever I dealt with them.  Chains are sold separately on their website to the pendents so that you can choose the right one for you.  Their range is increasing everyday, so do check their website out if you are looking for a cross for yourself or as a gift.

PLUS!  As an added gift to my very special blog readers, Crossify have given a discount code to get 10% off all orders by using “vip2016” at the checkout.  Enjoy!

selfie with cross pendant

Disclosure: I was sent a free cross pendant to honestly review as part of this blog post, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.