Our Christian Gift Online Story
A favorite bible verse has long shaped our faith, Proverbs 3:5-6,
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on
your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and
he will make your paths straight.” While you can never
predict what lies ahead, we do trust that the Lord will lead
us where he calls us.
While living in Texas for 11 years, we were blessed by sharing
our home with friends. We had countess gatherings - small groups,
missions meetings, bible studies, etc. with friends and neighbors.
We enjoyed time together discussing the Word of God and how
it was working in our daily lives. We were content that God
called us to live in Texas indefinitely, where we would raise
our son and daughter and serve Him in the home, community, and
Yet, 2004 proved to be not a time of contentment, but rather
a year of change far greater than ever imaginable. A corporate
relocation which moved our family from Texas to Connecticut
seemed to be enough. But, soon after settling into our new home,
we experienced job elimination. After nearly a 25 year corporate
career, this was a new experience, and a rather unsettling feeling
to say the least. This is where prayer and trust prevailed.
God spoke to us through our innermost thoughts and circumstances
that defy commonplace reasoning.
Following persistent prayer and seeking Gods will in our lives,
God placed on our hearts a thought to pursue a business that
would bring honor and glory to Him. The decision was made to
sell quality Home Décor items which display the word
of God and share our faith. This led to the formation of our
first business, True Vine Embroidery - which is our manufacturing
business that produces a complete line of custom embroidered
Home Décor products.
Soon after, in early 2005, we were led to create a retail store
that would display a wide range of quality Christian gifts for
the home. We wanted to create a place where anyone could easily
locate Christian products, whether it is for themselves or a
gift for a friend. This place became, ChristianGiftsPlace.com…
THE place for Christian gifts!