It wasn't incredibly long ago that I was a freshman in college. Actually I remember clearly walking into the local Belk's department store just after the first semester of my freshman year.
You're probably thinking "Belk's is not exactly the place a college student would normally shop."
And you'd be right.
But I was looking for something specific and I didn't know where else to find it.
So I found myself walking into a Belk's.
What was I looking for?
I was looking for a crucifix.
But more importantly I was looking for something to symbolize God's work in my life up until this point.
I had made it into my college of choice. The first semester went by without a hitch, and generally life was looking good.
I didn't want to forget this.
Just like the Israelites set up 12 stones on the bank of the river Jordan to recognize and remember how far the Lord had brought them - I too wanted an article of remembrance.
So that day I walked out of Belk's with a nice sterling silver crucifix. With the letters "INRI" above the crowned head of Christ.
It was real nice.
I still have it today.
Why do I tell you that story?
In a lot of ways that experience influenced my decision to start God is Close.
I wanted to provide articles of remembrance for everyone.
For all the monumental moments in your life.
But here's the thing I realized years later.
That necklace was WAY overpriced.
By the time Belk sold it to me it had already been through the hands of several middle men.
Each middle man marking up the price along the way.
With God is Close I set out to provide accents for the Christian life that are fashionable and AFFORDABLE.
So take a look around the store. If you find a piece that sticks out I guarantee it's the lowest price you'll find on the internet or anywhere.
Scripture teaches us to give a tenth of everything we earn back into the storehouse of the Lord.
So that's exactly how I operate God is Close.
10% of every purchase goes to Compassion International.
When you buy you can purchase with the confidence that you are helping a child in need.
To learn more about this visit our dedicated page explaining our partnership with compassion international.