I don’t think we had any idea exactly what awaited us at Spring at the Silos! We had each put our whole hearts into designing new products, creating our booth, and simply getting to Waco! And yes, we prayed. We prayed over our booth, and the people we would come in contact with, and even just for the physical strength our bodies would need to make it through the weekend. We were expectant that God was going to do something great, but y’all, there was just not any way of knowing exactly what He had in mind. Each of our team returned home with grateful hearts–grateful for the opportunity to show up and then take a step back and watch Him work.
One of our favorite parts about our booth ended up being the prayer wall, an idea that was actually inspired by our friends at the Silos Baking Co.! If you followed along on Val’s Insta stories, you got to hear a few of the powerful moments that took place in front of this very wall. (If not, you can go listen to her highlights right now!) This wall gave us the opportunity to minister and be ministered to. We talked to those who had lost loved ones, those trying to conceive and those who were adopting or had just gotten engaged. Prayers were prayed and tears of both grief and joy were shed. It was an honor to be allowed enter each of these unforgettable stories.
Reading over this, it kind of sounds like we might have been at a church conference. And although there’s no doubt that we definitely had “church”, we were just right there on the street in front of Magnolia Market. It raised the question in my mind, if God can work so powerfully in the midst of home goods and cupcakes, what else will he do if we just allow him the space?
I don’t think there’s any doubt that what happened in our booth at Spring at the Silos could also only have happened due to the open hearts of our hosts. I hope I’m not over-spiritualizing things, but I believe the beauty of Magnolia Market points straight to the Creator. Each employee that we came in contact with was gracious beyond the call of duty and many vocalized that they were excited about what they saw happening in our booth!
Finally, what happened at Spring at the Silos couldn’t have happened without each of you! You who have been loyal VMP fans from the beginning, and those new friends who were so willing to spend a few moments at our booth letting a tall blonde girl stumble over trying to explain to you how much these journals have changed her life. 😉 To all of you, thank you so much for supporting us! And although we had the time of our lives getting to meet so many sweet friends IRL (In Real Life), we do wish we could have met every single one of y’all!
So we’ll just have to settle for the next best thing–a Spring at the Silos giveaway to one of our readers! It includes a few of our featured products–a “Closed Eyes” T-Shirt, “Closed Eyes” bag (these sold out at the Silos!), Covered in Prayer notecards (the ones we used on the prayer wall!), a Compose Prayer Journal (6-month) and our Prayer Memoirs!
GIVEAWAY CLOSED! To enter, simply (1) sign up for our monthly peptalk below and then (2) comment here to let us know you did! (Already get the monthly peptalk? Yay! Just comment below!) We’ll be selecting a winner on Wednesday (3/28/18) at 12PM CST. Winner must live in the USA for shipping purposes.
To hear more about our trip to the Silos, check out Val’s FB Live video where she shares the 7 things that surprised her most about our time at Magnolia Market.
-Kara Bryant, Social Manager for VMP