St. Patrick, the patron Saint of Ireland? Patrick was born in 386 into an aristocratic British Christian family. At the age of 16, he was kidnapped and taken to Ireland where he was a shepherd for 6 years. During those years he became a devout Christian and developed a love for the Irish. He made his way home eventually but could not forget Ireland. And so he returned as a missionary to teach the Pagans about Christianity. He is celebrated … [Read more...] about Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Archives for March 2015
Life can be hectic.Whether you?re staying busy getting your kiddos from point A to point B or working an 8-5 job, we know that the blanks in your planner (or the time slots on your smart phone) quickly get filled.You might run into a woman you were once great friends with at the grocery store, and say the infamous line, ?Let?s do lunch,? and then, of course, you never get around to it.Amidst the busyness of life, we believe it?s still important … [Read more...] about 3 Reasons to Host a Gathering
At Mary & Martha, we delight in partnering with designers and artists to provide beautiful, functional, and inspirational products for you and your home. It is because of these talented individuals that we are able to create the stunning pieces that carry God's Word into homes all across America.One of these gifted artists is the fabulous Lindsay Letters. Lindsay has always had a love for calligraphy, and with her background in graphic … [Read more...] about Artist Spotlight: Lindsay Letters
The unexpected guests ? we?ve all had them at one time or another.While you are thrilled they have stopped by, your mind races to all the places in your home you haven?t cleaned and the extremely bare refrigerator that you were just about to refill when, you know, you got the chance to make it to the grocery store.Again, we?ve all been there. If you?re an individual who hasn?t ?been there,? take notes, because most likely there is a day in your … [Read more...] about Expecting the Unexpected – How to Serve in a Time Crunch