It is Monday and the only thing that could mean is Meet Me Monday time! I am so excited to introduce you to Brenna from Elly and Grace. I have collaborated with her a few times but this time is a bit more personal. She is so kind and sweet, so take a step into her story!
A little history about you and where you come from!
Hi there, I’m Brenna. I live outside of St. Louis, Missouri with my husband, Mitch and dog, Sawyer. I’m a former choir nerd who loves planting flowers, comfy clothes, and Toms. I started ellyandgrace a little over a year ago and I’ve been creating since February! Most days you can find me in one of my shirts listening to podcasts while I’m working.
How did your relationship with God start?
I grew up in the church and was very involved in VBS, youth group, the worship band- all the things! I remember sitting on the swing set in our yard one day and deciding that I was ready to be baptized. Now I make Christian shirts to uplift and inspire others!
How has your business changed your relationship with God?
My business isn’t only a business, it allows me to send trendy, faith based apparel all over the world- not only to inspire the women who wear them but each person who sees them. I love when customers tell me the conversations that their shirts have led to!
It has deepened my relationship with God because I am constantly reading his words, whether I’m working on orders or new items. My husband and I also made the decision to sponsor children through compassion international through ellyandgrace. They have a great ministry and we are blessed to be a part of it.
What is a challenge you have overcome through this ministry?
The biggest challenge is overcoming myself. There are times when I struggle with self-doubt and sometimes I feel as though what I’m doing is not good enough. When I feel like that, I remind myself of how far I’ve come and focus on the future. I’ve heard it said that comparison is the thief of everything- and that’s so true. The second you start thinking about their social media presence or their orders or their life- you’ve lost your joy.
What piece of advice would you give Christian girls and women?
Find your passion girl. Each of us has been given talents and spiritual gifts. I said it earlier but it’s so important- Don’t compare yourself to others because comparison is the thief of everything! Instead, find what makes your heart sing, your calling and pour yourself into it.