The Surrender Collection: Created For You

This past year, Mary and I took some time off Live Today Well…and by some time, I mean close to 5 months. It wasn’t originally our plan, but to be honest, we were both wrestling with some tough things in our personal lives. Challenging adjustments to new seasons of life, mental and physical health struggles, shifting family dynamics, and just plain old burn out.

We had been running on the hamster wheel frantically since the previous summer. We longed to continue to serve you all through this ministry, but here’s the painful truth:

You can’t minister if you’re burned out. You can’t give what you don’t have. And if your well has run dry and your prayer life and health are flagging, then that needs to be priority number ONE.

And so, we did what often seems unthinkable in the fast paced, social media world… we took a few months off ENTIRELY to rest, to pray, and to just be.

As the spring drew to a close, Mary and I sat down to pray and chat. We shared where we were each at in our personal lives and reflected together. One theme kept surfacing over and over as we conversed and prayed together: Surrender.

The need for surrender is universal in all of our lives and a big part of our call as Christians. After all, how can we serve the Lord if we do not first rest Him? We are broken human beings, in need of His loving care and restoration. But the process of surrender is never easy. Surrender requires us to release what we hold tightly in the our grasp, to surrender all illusion of control, to lean into His will instead of our own.

As we shared about our struggles to surrender all to the Lord and rely on Him in the challenges of our different seasons, we felt a magnetic pull, drawing us to rest in Psalm 23: The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want.

We are all called to surrender our wants and needs, to lay them at the feet of the one who loves us most of all. The Lord invites all of us to draw near, to allow Him to restore order to our days and souls.

And so, God prompted us to create this Surrender Collection for you. Yes, you. No matter what season of life you find yourself in, we, the Live Today Well Collective, are here, standing beside you, offering ourselves to the Father and encouraging you to do the same. Dearest friend, you are never alone.


For the woman who longs for healing:

In the car, at work, in the wee hours of the morning, He longs to draw you near, to fill up your well. “ He Restores My Soul Tote Bag ”

In the car, at work, in the wee hours of the morning, He longs to draw you near, to fill up your well. “He Restores My Soul Tote Bag

There is nothing that you can do that will ever cause the Lord to abandon you. He is always by your side. “ Psalm 23 Poster ”

There is nothing that you can do that will ever cause the Lord to abandon you. He is always by your side. “Psalm 23 Poster

Illuminated in gold foil, the truth of His love for you shines through. “ He Restores My Soul Print ”

Illuminated in gold foil, the truth of His love for you shines through. “He Restores My Soul Print

For the woman who loves to foster community around the dinner table:

Goodness, truth and beauty… As you chat with friends over a steaming hot pot of coffee or tea, this “ Live Today Well Mug ” reminds you to live each moment well.

Goodness, truth and beauty… As you chat with friends over a steaming hot pot of coffee or tea, this “Live Today Well Mug” reminds you to live each moment well.

No matter what struggles you share around the dinner table, this “ Goodness and Mercy Tea Towel ” reflects God’s constant presence in your life.

No matter what struggles you share around the dinner table, this “Goodness and Mercy Tea Towel” reflects God’s constant presence in your life.

As this stunning, flour sack tea towel hangs off your oven handle, may the truth of its words seep into your soul. “ I Shall Not Want Tea Towel ”

As this stunning, flour sack tea towel hangs off your oven handle, may the truth of its words seep into your soul. “I Shall Not Want Tea Towel

For the woman who is struggling to adjust to a new season of life:

Available in  blue  or in  black & white , our print of the Suscipe prayer by St. Ignatius reminds you to lay it all down at His feet.

Available in blue or in black & white, our print of the Suscipe prayer by St. Ignatius reminds you to lay it all down at His feet.

Drawn from the opening of the Suscipe prayer, our new “ Take Lord Mug ” inspires you to offer the joys and hardships of this moment to Him.

Drawn from the opening of the Suscipe prayer, our new “Take Lord Mug” inspires you to offer the joys and hardships of this moment to Him.

A tangible reminder that God has a reason behind and purpose for the path He has placed you on.  “He Leads Me Tea Towel”

A tangible reminder that God has a reason behind and purpose for the path He has placed you on. “He Leads Me Tea Towel”

For the woman who rejoices in the fact that God’s faithfulness is greater than she can ever imagine:

Today, lean into the Father’s love and allow him to anoint your head with oil, to fill your cup until it overflows.  “My Cup Overflows Mug”

Today, lean into the Father’s love and allow him to anoint your head with oil, to fill your cup until it overflows. “My Cup Overflows Mug”

Taken from Matthew 8:8, this charming  “But Only Say the Word Tote Bag”  reminds you that what you humbly ask of Him is heard by the almighty, all powerful One.

Taken from Matthew 8:8, this charming “But Only Say the Word Tote Bag” reminds you that what you humbly ask of Him is heard by the almighty, all powerful One.

For the woman who seeks to root her days in His peace:

As a new day dawns and you fall to your knees, a simple prayer echoes on your lips… “Lord, this day belongs to you. Please, order my day in your peace.”  “Order Our Days In Your Peace Print”

As a new day dawns and you fall to your knees, a simple prayer echoes on your lips… “Lord, this day belongs to you. Please, order my day in your peace.” “Order Our Days In Your Peace Print”

As you wrap your hands around this stunning  “Suscipe Mug”  in the morning, we hope that the beautiful prayer of St. Ignatius may sustain you throughout the day.

As you wrap your hands around this stunning “Suscipe Mug” in the morning, we hope that the beautiful prayer of St. Ignatius may sustain you throughout the day.

Our new  “Live Today Well Tea Towel”  reminds you that this day, this moment matters.

Our new “Live Today Well Tea Towel” reminds you that this day, this moment matters.

While these are just a few of the items in our fall line, please know that all of these products were designed with YOU in mind.

Dearest friend… though our seasons of life may differ, the struggle to rely on Him is universal. No matter where you find yourself during the day, know that we are with you, every step of the way. We want to embrace you, sister, to carry your load with you and to point you to the Father.

XOXO,

Kara & Mary







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