I'm doing my review differently this time! I asked Roxanne to answer a few questions so we could get to know her better.
How long have you been saved?
I was saved when I was 22. I had two friends that I worked with that bugged (and I do mean bugged) me to death to attend church. I liked them both very much, great girls with great personalities but they were both (to Me) so zealous for God it didn't draw me in. I was married to someone different at the time. Both my husband and I worked in the same industry and there was a strike and we both other took jobs that were hard on the relationship because of the new hours we were working and his new crowd. You know the drill, we are usually at a low point before we open our hearts...it was a pretty low and scary time. Somehow, one of my friends got me to go to a christian concert and God got me. Hallelujah! I thank the Lord for such committed Christians like those two girls. This was the second or third year into a thirteen year marriage of which my husband never became saved. Never went to church with me once. So, even though it wasn't his fault my walk was always hot and cold.
What are the 4 most important things to you?
My former husband met someone else, we divorced and I was devastated. Here we go again, a major low and my rescuer was right there. I poured my life back into Christ full time. And after several years of being on my own He brought into my life the most most most perfect man for me. He loves the Lord and me abundantly.
So, Jeff my husband is number two. The Lord obviously number one. With Jeff came grown children with some obstacles but faithful is the Lord, in the last few years relationships are all pretty good and have brought great joy into my life. Four grand children and two on the way. Along with his family and mine (parents, sister and brother), and a couple close friends, they make number 3. And then I would have to say in this time in my life my jewelry business takes 4th.
How long have you been making jewelry?
I've been making jewelry for about eight years, but have been blessed to be able to take it on as a business in the last ten months.
Is there anything else that you would like us to know?
I am a relatively shy and quiet person. I have another shop on Etsy Pure Rox Jewels and was popping in a few faith based pieces of jewelry here and there. However, I wanted to create a destination that people didn't have to filter through other pieces if their focus was on faith based pieces so I opened pure rox FAITH. I am strong in my faith but have a hard time witnessing to people without an invitation from the person. So I thought there might be others with the same dilemma. People almost always automatically know that your are a Christian when you are wearing a cross. So, I wanted to bring out phrases and sayings that people find dear to themselves or cause others to ask about along with and sometimes not even with the cross, opening a door for conversation. I also wanted a jewelry line that is fresh and new without being cutesy so that our faith is still honored but displayed a little more modernly.
Pure Rox Faith make a wonderful first impression, but when I opened the pretty olive green reusable shear bag, I was surprise to see more than just my box with my necklace. Inside my bag was also her Pure Rox Jewels personalized post it notes! The best part is when I opened my box and saw the BEAUTIFUL Born Again Necklace that was custom made. I honestly can say these are the most unique pieces of jewelry that I have seen! I'm thankful that God has given Roxanne at Pure Rox Faith this wonderful talent to share with everyone. I was wearing my necklace and a young lady (later found out her name was Jennifer) thought it was pretty she touched it and asked what does the "born again" mean. She said she thought it was a band! There might probably be one! Anyways, I was able to give my testimony of before I gave my life to Christ and after! I asked if she would like to give her life to Christ as well. She said "When I do, I want to be ready to do it and mean it. Right now I'm having fun, but I will one day. Thank you for telling me your story." I told her how life is but a vapor and we are not promised our next breath. I also told her how Jesus was willing to give His life for us and didn't say "Well, I'm not ready right now, but I will someday." This, I know hit her like a ton of bricks. I was able to pray with her after that! She was visiting here from Texas and said she was leaving that night. I'm so thankful that God softened Jennifer's heart and opened her eyes. I never even noticed her prior to her coming up to me asking about my necklace. I hope many more of the lost will also ask what it means or says! Thank you Roxanne for letting me do this very special review!
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