Whether times are tough or not, it’s never a bad idea to uplift your spirit and strengthen your connection with God. One easy way to do this is through scripture, and there are certain passages that you can use as a simple pick-me-up any time you’re feeling the need for a little bit of spiritual inspiration.
Uplifting your spirit doesn’t necessarily mean looking to one moment of inspiration, and certain circumstances may cause you to need different elements of God’s word in order to see clearly through the fog of stress. Words of inspiration, words of encouragement, words of strength, or words of peace all have their own particular place in our lives, and there are passages of scripture which can uplift you using all of these things. (more…)
At JCLU Forever, the Yes We’re Blessed Tank Top is one of our trendiest pieces for summer, and you can happily rep your blessing through the Lord in a way that is on point with style when you wear this piece! Made from 100% ring-spun cotton, this tank will help to keep you cool on even the warmest days, and its super cool retro appeal goes splendidly with a vast array of different personal styles!
The Yes We’re Blessed tank has a design that is something of an homage to the classic “Yes We’re Open” signs that have often been seen in the windows of storefronts for decades. Not only does this give the tank a vintage appeal, but it also presents a very clever sort of double meaning. While this tank states that yes, you are blessed, it also alludes to the fact that yes, you’re also open to the Lord, making this one faith-based tank with two very important messages in one super stylish package! (more…)
The word of God contains many powerful messages, and these messages can not only help you, but help your friends as well. Whether these friends are part of the Christian faith or not, the ideals laid out in the Bible contain a vast array of lessons to be learned, and important tidbits of information that can help any person to work through their struggles, and rejoice in their blessings, in a way that truly empowers them to be all that they can be. (more…)
Who says you can’t show your faith while you get dressed up? At JCLU Forever, we don’t think that just because you’re dressed for a snazzy occasion you can’t show pride in your Christian faith, and we have the perfect piece for these situations with our Amazing Grace Gold Cross Dolman. This top uses a more formal looking fabric than your average tee, and the gold foil cross shown on the front of the piece is perfect for pairing with gold jewelry, shoes, or accessories.
The Amazing Grace Dolman can be worn in a variety of ways and in a variety of situations, so you can dress it up if you’d like, or dress it down to keep it more casual, making this one top that can be one of the most versatile in your closet. For a toned down look, you can pair this top with a comfortable pair of fitted jeans, cute metallic sandals, and a carefree pulled up hairstyle to show off the uniquely shaped neckline. This look is ideal for a trip to the mall or a lunch with the girls, and you can go from one activity to another while staying appropriately dressed no matter where your day may take you. (more…)
Staying strong when times get difficult can sound like an impossibility depending on the situation, and the stress of these situations can lead us to feel that leaving our problems to God is something out of the question. The Lord provides us with all of the strength we need to carry out through any storm, and He would never place a situation in front of you if He didn’t think you could handle it. Seeking help is never something to be ashamed of, and you should always turn to God to help you during these difficult times, because with His strength you truly can make it through. (more…)
No summer is complete without enjoying the great outdoors, and whether you plan to go on a picnic in the park, or spend the day relaxing on the beach, you’ll need a sturdy tote to carry your lunch or other belongings as you go about enjoying your day. At JCLU Forever, our Blessed Tote makes the perfect beach or picnic bag, and you can show your joy over being blessed wherever your day may lead you!
The Blessed Tote comes in 3 different, yet flattering, color choices with pink, purple, or black. On each bag, the lettering is done in a high-contrast shade of white to allow the message on the bag to stand front and center, allowing everyone you come into contact with to be inspired. The Blessed message is also followed by a simple “Psalm 5:12”, the passage which stands as the inspiration for the bag, and this piece of scripture reads, “For surely, O LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.” (more…)
There are few things more testing than the power of the tongue. Between the music we hear to conversations we share with colleagues or friends, the words we are exposed to become highly influential. But this influence can quickly become dangerous.
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In fact, the Bible likens the tongue to a fire with the power to set aflame the course of one’s entire life (James 3: 6).
That’s some heavy stuff, but it is true. The tongue is a small but strong part of the body, and not just anatomically. In the Bible, James says:
With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be. Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring?
In other words, we shouldn’t be saying both good, kind and encouraging words in addition to degrading, foul or crude ones. The struggle here is that we are told we should not, meaning that we have all the power in the world to use our tongues for evil if we so desire. And it gets even more difficult when James says that no human can even tame the tongue, for it is a restless evil that is full of deadly poison (James 3:8).
The Bible reiterates the importance of using language that builds up rather than tears down in the following ways:
- “Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that is may give grace to those who hear,” (Ephesians 4:29)
- “Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving,” (Ephesians 5:4)
- “But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator,” (Colossians 3:8-10)
For some, this may come in the form of a bad habit that could use breaking. For others, it may be the pressure or temptation to say certain things around certain people. After all, it’s tempting for us all to want to fit in with this world’s customs. But God tells us that the world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever (1 John 2:17).
As Matthew 15:11 says, “It is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person.” Today, reflect on how you can speak words of wisdom so that God may grant you peace, show you His grace and so that others may gravitate toward you as you give God the praise that He rightfully deserves.
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Written By Allison Boccamazzo
A girl or guy should never have to sacrifice their personal style in order to show their faith through fashion, and at JCLU Forever our goal is to make this task even easier! Our pieces are crafted with quality, modern trends, and faith in mind to allow you a resource for all you need in order to show pride in your Christian faith while simultaneously fulfilling your need for a fabulous personal style. Our line has the perfect products for men, women, and kids, so no one is left out!
One product perfect for women is the Love Your Enemies white V-neck tee, and this shirt is made to flatter a feminine silhouette in a way that embraces fashion and shows class. The message on the shirt is taken from Luke 6:27 and it reminds you to love your enemies as you would love anyone else, helping to guide you through some of life’s toughest situations! (more…)