I wear my heart on my sleeve and I am an open book for the most part. And since my faith is the center of my life, it's important to me to proclaim my love for the Lord. Lately, I've been looking for ways to have my faith reflected in my surroundings, such as a beautiful new cross my husband and I bought for our family room.
While we were shopping for the cross, I happened to see a gorgeous iPhone case that caught my eye. The colors and pattern were just my style, but as I looked closer, I saw that it had a Scripture verse on it as well, and I was sold! The only problem was that they did not have covers in stock for the iPhone 6.
I contacted the company, Mary Square, about reviewing an iPhone 6 case because I loved this product so much and I just had to share it with all of you! They kindly said yes, AND offered another case of your choosing (personalized cases not included) to giveaway to readers of The Blonde Blogger!
As if that wasn't generous enough, they are also offering my readers a 10% discount on *any* purchase (they have so many stunning products to choose from, which I'll get into later in this post.) Just enter BlondeBlogger upon checkout to receive your discount!
The phone case I chose to review is the Brooklyn iPhone 6 Tough Case. The verse featured on the Brooklyn spoke to my heart in a very deep way. "I can do all things through Christ."-Phillipians 4:13
As mentioned in my previous blog post, I am battling very serious chronic pain and illness. Some days it's all I can do just to walk to the bathroom. Other days, it takes every ounce of strength within me to get dressed and get out of bed...way more strength than I even knew I had.
And I know that strength comes from God:
Because I am on my phone a lot, it is the perfect place to proclaim my faith to others and to remind myself that I CAN do all things through Christ!
Ironically, it was the verse on my new Brooklyn iPhone case that was the catalyst for the start of Mary Square. Read what founder Kelly Shiley says about how she began such an inspirational business:
...Mary Square began when I embarked on a journey to make God’s Word a bigger part of my daily life. I had just had my third child and was struggling with sleep deprivation, depression, and feelings of insignificance.
One night while I was awake with the baby at 2:00 am, I started writing Bible verses on index cards and placing them on our wall. I kept saying, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” I did make it through that night, and the next, and the next.
Every night I would read those verses and meditate on the Scripture. I realized the POWER that is in the Word of God. I started looking ways to keep his Word with me during the day.
I wanted to incorporate it into my daily life and to inspire my children, family, and friends to know more about Jesus. Meditating on God’s promises has changed my entire thought process.
I still struggle with anxiety, but I don’t dwell on it. I replace those thoughts with Scripture. Every night when I tuck my children in bed, we read several of the verses they have on their wall.
My hope and prayer is that they will always remember those words and hide them in their hearts. I pray that you too will experience the transforming power of God’s Word and be blessed by our products.
It's no wonder I felt drawn to their products! Because I too wanted to incorporate my faith into my life and I share an affinity for the same verse (Phillipians 4:13).
Aside from the beauty of the graphics and being able to see God's reminder to me that I can do all things through Him who strengthens me, the case itself has a very ergonomic design. My old case was very square and felt just like my previous iPhone 4.
The Brooklyn is a two-part case: a protective rubber inner shield and the hard outer cover. Together, they are made to highlight the curves of the iPhone 6's edges and it feels much better in my hand. Less bulky and heavy, more rounded, light and easy to hold.
There are dozens of other inspirational products at Mary Square, from greeting cards, to mugs, journals, Bible covers and more! They make perfect gifts for any occasion.
I love the unique twists on some of the products and how much thought went into them. For example, the greeting cards feature adhesive backing so that the recipient can place them on a wall, mirror, or any other high-visibility area without damaging the area it is placed on.
Again, this goes back to Kelly's goal of helping others to remember God's promises to us and to help us hide those promises in our hearts.
At the time of writing this post, there is a sale on personalized phone cases (not included in the giveaway). Normally $49.99, they are currently $24.99. Grab them before the price goes back up! Other select non-personalized cases are on sale as well, including the Brooklyn (currently $9.99)! And there are so many gorgeous cases to choose from...the sale-price cases are just as beautiful as the regular-priced cases.
If you want to stay informed of other sales and deals from Mary Square, follow them on...
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Onto the giveaway! One lucky reader of The Blonde Blogger will win an iPhone case of their choosing (personalized cases not included)! Simply follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter widget below to enter. Giveaway ends on Tuesday, May 5 at 12:00 am, EST.
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