Strength in Sisterhood Spotlight: By His Stripes Creations
The mission behind Complete is to encourage, empower, and inspire women through the journey of life with the love of Christ. So we're starting a new series highlighting special women that are making a difference. There is strength in sisterhood when we come together and lift each other up great things follow!!
Many times our journey leads us to friendships we didn't see coming. That's exactly how I feel about my friend Lauren Deas. She came into my life and loved me unconditionally from the beginning. Her heart for others is contagious and I'm so proud and excited to see all that God is doing in her life. The ladies at Complete are so honored for Lauen and her business By His Stripes Creations to be in the spotlight this week. I had the privilege of sitting down and asking her some questions to learn more about her mission.
Tell me about By His Stripes Creations.
By His Stripes Creations is a Christian based shop specializing in beautiful painted Bibles, custom letters, chalkboards and wedding signs!
How did you come up with the name?
The name By His Stripes was dropped into soul while literally driving down the road talking to the Lord. I was trying to figure out a business name and I was coming up with silly names. After getting serious I asked the Lord for a name and that’s when By His Stripes was birthed! I then added the Creations to the end.
What’s the mission of your business?
My mission behind By His Stripes Creations is to provide people with beautiful creations! While also spreading the Gospel. The name By His Stripes is a conversation starter and people often ask why I choose the name. I say By His Stripes wasn’t chosen, it was truly given to me by the Lord. With my beautiful painted bibles, my mission is to equip women and men with a life-changing tool that’s so beautiful you’re not going to want to lay it just anywhere! You’ll find the beauty on the outside will reveal the true beauty that’s on the inside. . . Gods word! Also with my Bibles for each sold a portion will be donated to Complete, an organization that is near to my heart! So when you buy a Bible just know you are helping a woman in need and helping Complete with outreach and missions.
Do you have a favorite verse that motivates you and your business?
I do! It’s Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” This verse means so much to me! It was the first verse I found before I got saved during a rough time in my life. It has stuck with me through these years and I know when I go through rough water. . . HE has a plan for me!
What encouragement would you give another lady that’s wanting to start a business?
I would let her know trust in the Lord and he will provide. Have God in the center of it all! She can do it and trust the process. Where God guides, He provides and be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire!
Lauren has personally painted my bible and it brings me so much joy every time I open it. If you would like to get a bible painted or any of her other beautiful creations, you can find her on Facebook (By His Striped Creations). Each piece is one of a kind and made with so much love!! Can you believe for each bible she sells a portion goes to Complete to help get beautiful bibles into the hands of women? Lauren your awesome and we celebrate you and all that God is doing in your life!!