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Women of the Bible Bracelet

Women of the Bible Bracelet -- Sterling and Pewter

This Women of the Bible Bracelet features 9 women and reminds us what we can learn from each of them.

 

Women represented on this bracelet include Deborah with the praying hands (praying for wisdom and righteous judgement) & the D; Mary with the Madonna and the cross representing her love for Jesus from infancy through his suffering on the cross, Elizabeth with an E and the word son representing God's blessing to her; Hannah with the word faith and the H, Rahab with the house and red heart signifying the scarlet cord she was told to put on her house that her obedience allowed it to remain standing; Esther is representing by the courage charm and the wedding rings; Ruth's devotion is represented with an R and the heart for her devotion; Rachel is represented with the two love birds in the heart for her husband's love and the R; and Lydia is represented with the house and the purple heart for her sale of purple cloth and her taking Paul into her home. We have also included a Bible Charm.

 

We can add additional charms to this bracelet or take charms off to make it right for you. We can also use a different bracelet. All our bracelets are custom so let us know how you would like it. www.prioritybracelet.com

The Priority Bracelet Story

THE PRIORITY BRACELET STORY

Priority Bracelet: a life planner for your wrist is a result of several of Deb Walter’s life experiences. Thirteen years ago, Deb, who had a four-year-old daughter, adopted twin boys and became pregnant that same week. In eight months (the baby insisted on being five weeks early), she went from being a mother of one to a mother of four.  Nine months later, her husband asked her for a divorce.

Shocked, grieving and struggling with her lost identity as a wife, Deb saw a mother’s ring in a jeweler’s window. She thought that perhaps having a ring with her children’s birthstones would keep her from sobbing whenever she looked at her bare hands (hands that were without the wedding and engagement and anniversary rings her husband had given to her) and remind her that she had to hold herself together and function for the sake of the four children God had entrusted to her care.  Although Deb struggled to cope with the loss of her marriage and the pressure to maintain the family home and be a nurturing and supportive mother, the ring helped. It consistently reminded her of her purpose: her priorities: her children.

A few years ago, Deb was given two metallic stretch bracelets stamped with biblical verses: Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you and to give you a hope and a future” and Psalms 46:10 “Be still and know that I am God.” Deb put the bracelets on and left them on. During finals week at the colleges where she teaches, she looked at her wrist, read the verses, and felt immediately calmed. Typically, she would be anxious about her students and how they would test.

Deb thought about those bracelets and her mother’s ring and how they helped her through difficult times. She realized the power of jewelry to inspire, remind, encourage.  She thought, “Someone should come up with something that you put on your wrist or your hand and whenever you look at it, you are reminded of your goals, your priorities, so that you make better decisions and achieve your goals.”

So the woman who rarely wears a necklace because she isn’t  sure what to wear with what, the woman who can’t tie a scarf correctly/stylishly, the woman who wears a simple pair of silver hoop earrings for months at a time, started a jewelry company  just a few years ago -  Priority Bracelet.

Her inspirational priority-setting workshops came about as she was asked to present at house parties and found that women needed help thinking about what was important to them and what they should do with their lives. Once the workshop was developed, Deb began speaking to women in churches, through civic groups, and in the workplace. 

 

THE PRODUCTS

Priority Bracelet uses charms to represent priorities because of the great selection available and their ability to depict the priorities a woman wants to convey.

Priority-setting workshops; a life planner on your wrist

Deb Walter had one little girl when she adopted twin boys. The weekend they arrived, she realized she was pregnant. Deb left her management position to stay home with her four young children. Shortly after the birth of the baby, her husband asked for a divorce.

 

Dealing with the loss of her marriage and identity as a wife, she found herself crying often – especially when she looked at her bare hands. She had taken off the rings her husband had bought her including her wedding and engagement rings and an anniversary ring. Deb ordered a mother’s ring from a jeweler and put it on her finger to remind her that she had to keep herself together and raise the children God had blessed her with.

 

Years later and happily remarried, Deb received biblical verse bracelets from a friend. She was surprised how calm she was when she looked down at the verses on her wrist even though it was finals week at the colleges where she taught. It was then she realized the power of jewelry to inspire, remind, encourage. Priority Bracelet was born. In the workshop, Deb shares her inspirational story and leads women through priority exercises and self-discovery. The attendees are invited to design a bracelet using traditional charms that remind them of their priorities, helping them make better decisions and achieve their goals.

 

The workshops bring attendees closer as they help each other look for charms to represent their goals. Later, when the women receive their bracelets they eagerly show their charms and talk about what they represent.

 

Priority Bracelet workshops can be used as a fundraiser and Deb has programs for businesses, church groups, civic groups, Girl Scouts, as well as mother-daughter workshops and workshops for married couples.

 

See www.prioritybracelet.com for more information.  Ask for references and testimonials from St. John’s UCC in Nazareth, Palmer Moravian Church, St. Matthew’s Church in Emmaus, Green Street Dental, Lehigh University’s Office of Distance Education, Connections for Women, Lehigh Valley Women’s Insurance Group, Girl Scout Troops, Tuscarora Retreat Center, Sandy Cove Ministries and more.

 

A sneaker charm could represent exercise; an apple or strawberry charm for healthy eating; a present to live in the present with less worry and anxiety about tomorrow; a cornucopia to remind one of her blessings; a Noah’s Ark for faith; a bandage to allow time for healing from the loss of a job, good health or a relationship; birthstones and initials can represent loved ones.

 The possibilities are endless!

 

 

Invite Deb to your next women’s group meeting, party or make Priority Bracelet your next fundraiser or professional development activity.

Deb’s inspirational priority-setting workshops are great in person or via webinar. Call 610-657-0952 for more information or email deb@prioritybracelet.com.

 

Jeremiah 29:11 Testimony

My Jeremiah 29:11 Testimonial Bracelet includes the following charms: Fishing pole, Volleyball, Dolphin, Number 4, Church, Marriage rings, House, Bible, Hope charm
I had a very difficult time accepting that my (first) marriage was over even... though I knew I couldn’t ever trust my husband again. We had been separated for almost a year and I was driving back from visiting my parents across the state. As I was making the 5-hour drive with our four young children in tow, I was working myself up into a frenzy. When I arrived home, my husband met me to take the kids for some time with him. I was begging and crying and asking how could he be okay with our marriage being over and how hard this was on me and the kids. He brushed me off and left with the kids. He also said that if he hadn’t had an affair, our marriage would have ended over something else anyway, like fishing, he said. (Shortly after we had our first child, he became obsessed with fishing, and I spent a great deal of time alone with the baby. I had threatened to leave him once because I was so lonely and didn’t know how to get him to spend time with us).
After I had cried a good long time, I headed up the YMCA to exercise to try to pull myself together. When I came home later that evening, I grabbed a washcloth and towel from the closet and took a shower. As I showered, I felt something pricking my skin again and again. I pulled the wash cloth away and examined it. There was an old rusted fishing hook poking through the wash cloth.
I felt like I could have passed out right there in the shower. My husband hadn’t lived with me for months. How could it be that a fishing hook was stuck in a wash cloth, let alone the wash cloth I chose that very night? I took that as a sign from God, but wasn’t sure what that sign meant.
Late that night the phone rang, and I thought who could be calling me at that time of night. It was Gus, the leader of a Christian singles volleyball group I called several months earlier. He apologized for calling so late and also for not returning my message I had left about joining the volleyball group several months earlier. How strange he would call that night when I really needed to think about having a future without my husband. How strange that he called that late at night.
He told me volleyball was held on Monday nights. I told him I had four young children and no family in the area to babysit. He said he hoped I would manage to get there sometime.
When my husband arrived the next morning to drop off the kids, I showed him the wash cloth with the fishing hook. He couldn’t remove it from the wash cloth. He said, “Just throw it out; it’s shot anyway.” I realized later that morning that was not just about the wash cloth or the fishing hook, but also about the marriage.
That day my neighbor, Heather, came over, and we sat on my porch for hours while I complained and whined about how I was going to deal with a failed marriage and life as a single mother with four young children. All of the sudden, I realized it was 4 p.m. and my friend, Gloria, was coming soon to help me hang a border in my kitchen. The kitchen counters were covered with clutter, and I knew she wouldn’t be happy that I wasn’t prepared. I started tossing things into bins and into the garbage can. I tossed a handful of tracts called The Word Among Us into the trash. Just seconds after I had tossed them in, I heard a voice (but not an audible voice) say, “Take those out and read them.” I thought, “I’m not going to let myself go crazy. I am not pulling those out.” The urging got stronger and stronger. Finally, I went to the trash and pulled them out and said out loud, “I don’t have time for this now. If you want me to read something, you better show me right now.” The tract on top had dolphins on it. I absolutely love dolphins. I opened up the pamphlet in the middle and right there were the words, Jeremiah 29:11, and a story written by a widow with 4, yes 4, children, and she was writing about how tempting it is to make a life with just your children. She explained that it is unfair to them to make your children your friends and your only companions. She said that we need to have adult friends, and she advised her readers (me) to join a social group at a church.

When Gloria walked in, I was standing and reading at the trash can, and I was white. I told her what had happened and without skipping a beat, she said, “That’s a confirmation.” I asked her what she meant and she said, “You’re supposed to go to volleyball on Monday night. Find a sitter.”
I went to volleyball that very Monday, and I was nervous. As a Catholic, I had never gone to a Baptist church and didn’t know what to expect. After playing volleyball for an hour they called for a break and everyone went into a big meeting room for a prayer meeting. I wasn’t sure if I should go, and I wasn’t sure that I’d be comfortable there, but I sat down. As the president, Gus, was reading scriptures and speaking about them, I heard the inaudible voice again, “Raise your hand. Tell them why you are here.” I said under my breath, “You’re going to have to strike me with lightening. I have never been here before, and I am not going to speak.” Just then, Gus said, “Jeremiah 29:11, For surely I know the plans I have for you says the Lord.” My hand shot up like a rocket. Gus seemed surprised as later I learned people didn’t often interrupt him at these meetings. He looked at me and said, “Yes?” I blurted out something about his phone call and the tract I put in the garbage. He thanked me and continued. After he was finished speaking, folks got up to get a snack and several stopped by my table to welcome me. Gus came by with a notebook and showed it to me. He pointed to a page and said, “Look at my notes. It isn’t here.” I looked at him puzzled thinking what isn’t there. He said, “Jeremiah 29:11. I wasn’t going to mention Jeremiah 29:11. I don’t know where that came from or why I said it. My talks are all planned and that wasn’t part of it.”
As I drove home that night, I wondered why God had sent me to volleyball. None of the men there seemed right for me. No one was Catholic. I went to volleyball weekly for several years and eventually became a board member of the organization and hosted club events at my home. I learned a lot from the women there. I learned that I could have a full life without a man. I just needed friends. I so desperately wanted to marry again, though. I wanted that special companion to build a life and raise my family with, but through this organization I learned that I would be okay if that never happened.
Three years or so after my first volleyball night, my second (current and final) husband walked through the door.I fell head over heels and we were married a year after we met. We sold our houses and bought a house together as we needed more room, and he thought it was important that we start our lives together in a new house rather than he just move- in with me and the kids. He wanted us all to start over together.
We found a house and when the appraisal came back, I said, “They have the address wrong. They have us living on Hope Drive and that’s the other street.” I called the bank and they said they would look into it. A few days later they called back. “No, your address is Hope Drive. Your house faces another road, but your mail box is on Hope Drive.” Again, I felt like I could have fainted. I knew God was telling me, “For surely you know the plans I have for you. A plan for good and not for evil. For you to have a future and a hope.” www.prioritybracelet.com
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Priority Bracelet encourages recovery, sobriety

Priority Bracelet's Addiction Recovery Bracelet to remind wearer of the 12 step program. Here are is what the charms represent:
1. Let Go Let God -- We admitted we were powerless—that our lives had become unmanageable; came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could ...restore us to sanity.
2. The Lord is My Shepherd - Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
3. The Sun - Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves; admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all. Continued to take personal inventory, and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.
4. With God All Things Are Possible: Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
5. Pray - Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
6. Present - Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
7. Pray and Bible- Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.

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Inspiration on your wrist

You can design your own bracelet (or necklace, pin, earrings) that depict what is important to you or the person you are giving it to. We assemble it as per your instructions. You can design a piece of jewelry that...

Inspires

Encourages

Shows gratitude
...
Recognizes milestones

These bracelets are so packed with meaning that they help strengthen relationships and change lives. That's why we call it a "Life Planner for Your Wrist".
Get linked to your priorities and achieve your goals. We work personally with each woman and fit every budget. http://www.shop.prioritybracelet.com/
Makes the most thoughtful gift. Http://www.prioritybracelet.com/
Mission
A Life Planner for your Wrist. Let Priority Bracelet link you to your priorities and help you achieve your goals.
Company Overview
Custom traditional charm bracelets that help our customers by reminding them of their priorities throughout the day so they make better decisions and achieve their goals.
Description
We work personally with each customer to create a sterling life planner for her wrist and also offer Inspirational priority-setting workshops in person or through a webinar help link women and girls to their priorities. Priority workshops are customized for church groups, Girl Scouts, the workplace, mother-daughter retreats and for couples.
General Information
Many of our charms and bracelets can be found at www.shop.prioritybracelet.com

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Get linked to your priorities and achieve your goals. We work personally with each woman and fit every budget. http://www.shop.prioritybracelet.com/
Makes the most thoughtful gift. Http://www.prioritybracelet.com/
Mission
A Life Planner for your Wrist. Let Priority Bracelet link you to your priorities and help you achieve your goals.
Company Overview
Custom traditional charm bracelets that help our customers by reminding them of their priorities throughout the day so they make better decisions and achieve their goals.
Description
We work personally with each customer to create a sterling life planner for her wrist and also offer Inspirational priority-setting workshops in person or through a webinar help link women and girls to their priorities. Priority workshops are customized for church groups, Girl Scouts, the workplace, mother-daughter retreats and for couples.
General Information
Many of our charms and bracelets can be found at www.shop.prioritybracelet.com

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