Everyone needs encouragement. With depression and suicide rates on the rise in the US, the need for people to feel loved, supported and accepted is more important than ever. But even in the best of times, daily life can be a struggle, and a small bit of encouragement can carry you through the day.
Jamila Jackson, founder of loved+blessed, understands firsthand how small bits of hope can make a significant impact on a life. After years of struggling with infertility, Jamila had crisis of faith where she realized that she had become obsessed with motherhood. Once she gave this struggle to God, He, in turn, gave her the idea for “boxes of encouragement” that would help other women who are facing struggles, or who just need a reminder to slow down during a busy day.
Infertility, abuse, loneliness, divorce, single parenting, depression, singleness, caring for aging parents and a myriad of other issues plague women, but too often, these women suffer in silence and bear their struggles alone. Unfortunately, the church is often ill equipped to support these issues.
“After dreaming of becoming a wife and a mother my whole life, I found myself facing infertility and just needed something to remind me that no matter what happened, no matter how things turned out, everything was going to be okay,” Jamila explains.
For the past 5 years, subscribers have received a monthly care package with a unique and God-inspired message that isn’t focused on products, but on helping women stay encouraged and grow in their faith. Each box is themed with an inspiring message, an uplifting Scripture that can be applied to their daily life, and gifts to brighten your day. Along with the physical product, women receive a monthly blog post and workbook that helps put the Word into action, as well as access to a private online group where subscribers can make friends, participate in discussions and share prayer requests.
Proceeds from every subscription box also go to help fund the vital work of Union Rescue Mission, providing essential needs and support for people living in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles.
“God has already used loved+blessed in miraculous ways,” Jamila continues. “I’ve been overwhelmed and honored to be able to play a part in helping women know that they are still loved, even when life doesn’t work out the way you expect. Our team is excited to watch how God continues to work through loved+blessed.”
Source: Frontgate Media