AW :: Tell us a little about yourself…
JR :: I am Jenni, I live in Colorado and grew up in Florida. Two places that display God’s beauty in nature – I am one blessed lady. When not working or hanging with high school students, I am usually baking. The mailing list for my baked goods continues to grow longer the more cities I live in and people I know.
AW :: How did you find out about AWCreative?
JR :: I know of AW Creative because the AW of it is one of my dearest friends. Not because it is the easy answer, but because it is genuine – While Alex is one of the most creative people I know, he is even an even greater person. The grace and forgiveness he has shown over the years despite the hurt and trials I know in his life have taught and challenged me. I see Christ in him more than any other quality and I see Christ and His story in all of his creative ideas and ventures.
AW :: What inspires you?
JR :: Love, Grace & Beauty. I see love in so many people and moments in my day – mostly because I am looking for them. The love of God, the love of family and friends, but mostly seeing people love their stranger neighbors and enemies. The more rare case is seeing Grace in action. I think we lean towards our version of loving others, but showing forgiveness and going further to show grace is harder for a lot of us – including me. To know of and see someone move past themselves and their own hurts and choose to show not just mercy but grace is one of the most beautiful acts of love. And Beauty – it’s everywhere. Our Creator wove beauty into all He created – from nature to animals to people. The beauty found in structure, in chaos, in suffering, in kind words and helping hands makes me look forward to everyday. The beauty on this earth is just a glimpse of what is to come – and that unforeseen beauty is what inspires me to move forward toward Christ – not matter how beautiful my life might be at a given moment.
AW :: How does the Anchors shirt tell your story?
JR :: I jumped at the anchor shirt design because the anchor is one of the most meaningful symbols in my spiritual life – enough that I just got “hope anchors my soul” tattooed on my left shoulder. Having suffered from depression early in my teenage years, my anchor has been my faith and hope in Christ. I have learned that what I feel is the not the reality of my life and identity – the hope of Christ is my reality
AW :: If you could give an Anchors shirt away, who would you give it to?
JR :: My mother suffered a massive stroke two years ago and my greatest prayer for her was and is that she would come into a saving and growing relationship with her creator and healer. I would give her a shirt for Mother’s Day. She has been an anchor in my life and I pray she finds her anchor in Christ.