This week we launched the last of our three Fall 2019 Collections. (Check out our previously launched collections: Mindful of My Maker and Fully Known & Wholly Loved) In our newest collection, themed Shine from the Inside we are excited to take a closer look with you at what it means to live radiantly.
Because we are wholly loved by God, there is a warm light within us, and we have a choice every day whether to let it shine or to hide it. But being a light can feel risky sometimes (What will others think? Do I want to be different?). Our Shine From the Inside Collection can help provide reassurance for us and a challenge to others as we bring radiance that can be seen and felt in our communities.
Inspired by Psalm 34.5, we see by the life of David what it means to live in light of our relationship with God.
Those who look to Him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame. Psalm 34.5 (NIV)
Matthew Henry writes in his commentary about the verse: "When we look to the world we are darkened, we are perplexed, and at a loss; but, when we look to God, from him we have the light both of direction and joy, and our way is made both plain and pleasant."
In short, when we look to God, we can hold our heads high and cling to the hope that we find only in Him. If we hold fast to keeping our gaze towards Him, our faces will not be ashamed of our confidence in Him, and others will see Him in us.
We hope this collection will serve as a bold reminder to let your light shine out of the confidence and joy you find from your relationship with Jesus.
Here's another way to put it: You're here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We're going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don't think I'm going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I'm putting you on a light stand. Now that I've put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand–shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you'll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven.
Matthew 5.14-16 (MSG)
We share more about our inspiration for this collection in this brief video!
Our Shine from the Inside Sweatshirt is our favorite everyday crew neck sweatshirt with raglan sleeves for a vintage-inspired look. In a no-fuss grey color with mustard ink that goes great with denim. This fleece-feeling sweatshirt will quickly become a favorite go-to for fall through spring. (If you loved our Chosen Sweatshirt from our Fall '18 Collection, you'll also love this one as it is the same style in a different color!) Available in sizes S–3XL.
Our Shine Collection Tee Shirt will soon become your favorite shirt in your closet! Unisex and true to size with a little extra length. In a beautiful Heather Dust color with mustard ink. And, yes it's super soft! Available in sizes XS–3XL.
Our Shine from the Inside mug is a wonderful way to start your morning off. Add your favorite warm beverage and you're ready to go, sharing God's light with those in your world! One side features the Shine from the Inside graphic while the other features Psalm 34.5. Designed with a soft blue outside and grey inside w/ mustard ink.
Light Shine Bright Youth Tee–your kids will love this message of encouragement inspired by Toby Mac's popular radio hit. Perfect for big days, and every day to inspire kiddos everywhere to shine their lights! Our super soft youth shirt is a tri-blend of poly, cotton and rayon. Soft mauve shirt with yellow and white fun graphic. Grab this gift for the girl in your life this holiday season!
Wrap yourself in our new Shine from the Inside Floral Scarf. This beautiful modern floral scarf is a perfect go-to to add to any outfit, and a wonderful reminder for our hearts printed in repeat on the body of the print. Scarves prove to be great versatile gifts too!
Display these truths about letting your light shine in your home or office with these modern floral pieces of encouragement art.
Our encouragement art (flat card) was designed with the idea that we would let the truths they communicate linger in the space that we live and work, instead of tossing them away as we sometimes do a standard folded card. These pieces of art come with an envelope can be framed or displayed with one of our art display blocks or show clips. Pair them together for the most thoughtful gift!and it comes with an envelope to allow it to be given as a card and a gift in one.
We hope you've fallen in love with this new line and that you'll share it with your friends and family!
For God, who said, "Light shall shine out of darkness," is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.
2 Corinthians 4:6
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Also, check out this guide we created to help you stay mindful of your maker. We believe that if we can keep our minds stayed on Christ then our identities become grounded in Him which in turn emboldens us to Shine from the Inside!