Thursday, June 28, 2018

Remember to Be Still {Guest Post}

In a world that craves the true, the good, and the beautiful, is a joy to host the third Why Make Beautiful Things series here at Look to Him and Be Radiant. You can read the original post with my thoughts on beauty here and read all the guest posts in the previous series here. Today I have the honor of sharing bit of the story behind the scenes with Caroline Bortle of Be Still By Caroline. We'll be featuring guest posts all week, and a huge giveaway of beautiful things on Friday, so make sure you check back!

My little shop came to fruition as a solution to a problem in my spiritual life. This process began with the mission of overcoming my feelings of restlessness and anxiety using the power of prayer. Over time, I found that I was truly able to Be Still in the presence of Christ and Our Lady while doing something with my hands during these moments--hello, bracelets!

What started off as a simple hobby quickly turned into an opportunity to spread my faith and remind others to BE STILL in the presence of God’s Grace, the loving embrace of Our Lady, and the compassion of the Saints.

Each bracelet comes with a message behind the creation. The bit of scripture or saintly wisdom serves as a “conversation starter” when I sit down to pray. I ponder over these words as I thoughtfully create a unique piece for the shop! The message is included alongside the bracelet in hopes that my customers will be inspired to take a moment to do the same. A reminder to Be Still.

I try to appeal to women of all ages and from all walks of life by creating bracelets ranging in size and price. I carefully package them and write a personal message to the recipient. I want them to feel as though they are opening a gift of prayer from my heart.

Each listing is truly one of a kind and new pieces are added to the shop every Thursday morning. I’m grateful for the chance to share a piece of my heart, a challenge in my faith journey, and a mess in my life that has turned into something beautiful.

May the Lord Bless You and Keep You Always.
Love, Caroline.

Caroline Bortle is the designer/one-woman-show behind the Be Still By Caroline brand. She opened her Etsy shop in February, 2018, and is looking forward to expanding her jewelry line in the near future! Aside from being a small business owner, she currently serves as the Digital Content Coordinator of EWTN’s ChurchPOP. She maintains a presence across the Catholic social media sphere regularly and gains inspiration from her loyal furry sidekick, DaVinci, and her #SaintSquad. Look out for new #BeStillBC listings every Thursday via her website and shoot her a DM to say hello!

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P.S. Caroline is offering this gorgeous one-of-a-kind Holy Family bracelet in the Beautiful Things giveaway tomorrow! Make sure you come back and enter!

1 comment:

  1. Your bracelets are truly beautiful, Caroline! Presently I am in the middle of offering a Mother-Daughter Days retreat, and I will recommend your site to them tomorrow!! God bless you!