12 Days of Giving – Day 1: Farmhouse Preserves

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Now just $5! Available in blackberry jam, apple butter, and apple jelly. Comment below to claim or order here before Dec 15!

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#GivingTuesday

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giving-tuesday-logoYou’ve heard of “Black Friday”, no doubt,  and probably “Cyber Monday”.  I don’t know who makes this stuff up, but I especially like today’s label – “Giving Tuesday“.  The idea is, in the midst of this season of gift exchanging, we take some time out to really give – helping others through our time, donations, goods or voice.   I hope you will consider giving.  It isn’t hard to find someone around you that is need, or people who want to do good but need your help to do it.  To make it even easier for you, I’ll give you five ways to give today from right within my own family’s involvement in ministry!

Consider giving your time, donation, goods or voice through…

Of course, it doesn’t HAVE to be this Tuesday… or a Tuesday at all!  I’m getting this post out pretty late, but don’t let “Wednesday” stop you!  The important thing is that your giving this Christmas is more than just presents wrapped in pretty packages.  The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.  Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.  2 Corinthians 9:6-7   God will bless you for your joyful giving and multiply it in ways you could never imagine.  Watch Him.  

HUGE thank you to all of our 2018 Supports as well as those who have supported us in countless ways in the past!  We are so grateful for you!

Shop Small – Give Big

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Gift giving season is upon us.  The shopping, commercials, and decorations have arrived too early in my opinion.  I’m a firm believer in Thanksgiving having the attention it deserves, the attention we need to give it.  But that soapbox aside, the Christmas Bazaars are here and The Journey Back Mission Store will be open for your gift-giving needs.  Which brings me to another thing I’ve become passionate about… shopping local small businesses, handmade and nonprofits – “Shop Small” as they say.  When you choose to buy gifts from people like us, you’re giving big.

Your gift means even more to the recipient because it is unique, handmade and carefully designed.

Your gift means something to us – you’re supporting our mission, helping us do what we love to do and what we believe we’ve been called to do.

Your gift means something to the Holocaust survivors, Ukrainian children, camp and churches who will receive our message of love and hope.

Isn’t that better than growing the bottom line of a big company?  I’ll admit that a number of my gifts this Christmas will come from Walmart and Amazon.  But where I can, I’ll be shopping small, and I hope you will too.

The Journey Back Mission Store will be set up and well stocked at these great local events:

Christmas Village Bazaar

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You can preview and even claim your goods online by clicking here, but we will have a number of items only available at these in-person sales.  Come see us!

Farmhouse Preserves Now Available!

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My mom has been hard at work in her farmhouse kitchen again this year to support our 2018 mission.  We have over 300 jars to sell, enough to cover the cost of two plane tickets if we sell them all!  New this year… The Sampler!  Get a variety pack of 4 oz jars for just $15!  A perfect gift!

This is what is missing from your Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners!

Purchase here or post a comment to claim yours for offline buying.  We’ll also have them for sale and pick up at our upcoming craft fair sales.  Final date for purchase is December 15 or while supplies last (you might want to hurry!)   Shipping isn’t recommended on this one, but if you’re not local (and willing to risk it) I’ll try to get them to you in one piece!  Please add the shipping fee at the bottom to your cart to cover the added cost.

Blackberry Jam

8 oz Jar SALE! Now just $5!

$5.00

Apple Jelly

8 oz jar SALE! Now just $5!

$5.00

Apple Butter

8 oz jar SALE! Now just $5!

$5.00


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SOLD OUT!
The Sampler 

4 oz jars, one each of Peach Jam, Blackberry Jam, Apple Butter and Apple Jelly.

$15.00 

 

 

 

 

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SOLD OUT!

Peach Jam 

8 oz jar

$6.00 

 

 

 

 

Shipping

Not really recommended. I’ll do my best to get your order to you intact! Covers one sampler box or up to 4 individual jars.

$7.00


There are lots of other great finds available in our mission store.  Do your gift shopping with us this season!

Pink & Silver European Bracelet

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European glass lampwork beads in pink and silver accented with ornate silver spacer beads on an adjustable silver-plated snake chain

Pink & Silver European Bracelet

Adjustable 6 1/2" to 8" - fits most female wrists

$25.00


  • All jewelry comes gift-ready and can be shipped directly to a recipient with a special message upon request.
  • This design is also available for purchase through our Etsy Store.
  • Post a comment below or contact me for a custom version of this design or to arrange offline payment.

Navy, Burgundy and Silver European Style Bracelet

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IMG_3658 2Especially for my Riverton Parke Jr-Sr High friends!

Navy, burgundy and silver European lampwork glass beads accented with silver spacers on an adjustable silver-plated snake chain.

Navy, Burgundy & Silver European Style Bracelet

Adjustable 6 1/2″ to 8″ – fits most female wrists

$25.00


  • All jewelry comes gift-ready and can be shipped directly to a recipient with a special message upon request.
  • This design is also available for purchase through our Etsy Store.
  • Post a comment below or contact me for a custom version of this design or to arrange offline payment.

Purple & Silver European Style Bracelet

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For my Montezuma Elementary friends or anyone who loves purple!

Purple and silver European lampwork glass beads accented with silver spacer beads on an adjustable snake chain.

Purple & Silver European Style Bracelet

Adjustable 6 1/2" to 8" - fits most female wrists

$25.00


  • All jewelry comes gift-ready and can be shipped directly to a recipient with a special message upon request.
  • This design is also available for purchase through our Etsy Store.
  • Post a comment below or contact me for a custom version of this design or to arrange offline payment.