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A Gift For You, A Gift to Give

Linda Tomczak, a gifted and generous graphic designer who works at Dallas Theological Seminary, has a contagious passion for the power of God’s word. A number of years ago, when a family friend was battling cancer, Linda printed out a few Bible verses and handed them to the lady, saying, “I have found it helpful to read Bible verses when I’m anxious. They remind me that God is good, and He is faithful.” When the lady ran into Linda years later, she pulled the now-tattered cards out of her pocket: “I read them all the time!”

Bible Card 2That was one of the first times Linda realized how easily we can minimize the power of God’s word. And she decided to do something about it.

Linda ministers once a week to young girls in detention for drug rehab. In asking what would truly help “her girls,” Linda realized they were hungry to have scripture in a format they could literally hold onto. She created and printed a number of 4×6 cards with beautiful nature art plus an encouraging verse or two from God’s word, which her girls treated like gold.

Bible Card 3One girl asked, “Can I have another card? My dad’s in prison and I want him to have one.”

Another girl said, “I know you all love us because these cards are in color, and I know color costs extra money.”

Bible Card 7Linda soon realized the potential power of these simple, beautiful cards. She gave a set of them to a lady in the hospital who taped them to her restroom door, and doctors and nurses would come in to read her cards and write down the scriptures. The beauty and attractiveness of the format drew people like a magnet, but the power was in the Word.

Bible Card 5A hospital volunteer reports that when she puts Christian literature such as these cards in waiting rooms, they disappear. Hurting and scared people are hungry for what will comfort and encourage them. Linda’s own time in an ICU waiting room, connecting with the family members of other patients, gave her an opportunity to pray for the patients and their families; being able to offer the sweet encouragement of God’s word on her cards was an added bonus.

You don’t have to work hard to find people who will gladly receive the gift of hope and comfort and encouragement when they’re in pain. Linda has a way to make that easy.

Bible Card 6Online photo sharing and printing sites such as Shutterfly and Snapfish often offer “Prints for a Penny” sales. Linda’s cards are high-resolution 4×6, which means you can buy literally hundreds for next to nothing. Even better, download the Snapfish app and you can get 100 free prints per month—you only pay for shipping.

Do you like the samples on this page? Linda created over 70 cards, which she’s giving away for free because she believes in the power of God’s word and she deeply appreciates Bible.org. You can download the high-resolution pictures in zip files here:

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Bible Card 4These are a marvelous gift to receive for yourself, but an even better gift to give to other people for a very low investment. Enjoy!

 

Addendum: Linda suggests: “When you order prints, I think they turn out better if you don’t select the color adjust option. It sometimes tries to balance colors so the white isn’t pure white.”

Sue Bohlin

Sue Bohlin is a speaker/writer and webmistress for Probe Ministries, a Christian organization that helps people to think biblically. She loves teaching women and laughing, and if those two can be combined, all the better. She also loves speaking for MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers) and Stonecroft Ministries (Christian Women's Clubs) on the topic How to Handle the Things You Hate But Can't Change, based on her lifelong experience as a polio survivor.

She has a freelance calligraphy business in her home studio; hand lettering was her "Proverbs 31 job" while her children were young. Sue also serves on the board of Living Hope Ministries, a Christ-centered organization that helps people struggling with unwanted homosexuality and the family members of those with same-sex attractions.

Sue never met a cruise ship she didn't like, especially now that God has provided a travel scooter for getting around any ship! She is happily married to Dr. Ray Bohlin, writer and speaker on faith and science with Probe Ministries, and they have two grown sons. You can follow Sue on Twitter @suebohlin.

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    Linda Tomczak

    999 prints for a penny each

    Sue, thanks so much for helping get the word out on getting the Word out! God's Word is living and can bring life and light where there is none.

    Snapfish is running a special on their site that ends today (Nov 24) that allows you to purchase up to 999 prints for just a penny each. Use code GLEE14 to take advantage of this sale. You'll need to pay for shipping, but it's still a great deal!

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      Sue Bohlin

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      Thanks again, Linda. I'm sorry I didn't see your comment till the offer was over, but hopefully in the future people will be more aware of Snapfish's amazing sales.

      May YOU be blessed to learn that a pastor friend got very excited about the possibility of using your cards for ministry in his church. 

      You are such a blessing!

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