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Gifts To Encourage

Our Passion for God led us here! 

Hi, my name is Barbara. My friends call me “Barb". I am a Christian artist saved by God’s amazing grace! Over 25 years ago, I started sharing about Christ through my artwork. It began with tole-painting on wooden bird houses and tissue box holders that I gave away for many years.

Roughly 4 years ago, God revived that passion to share about His hope, promises, and love through encouragement. One of my greatest joys is building one another up in the Lord and bringing a beautiful precious smile to that person’s heart.

1 Thessalonians 5:11 

Encourage One Another and Build Each Other Up"

I am greatly blessed to be sharing this with my husband. None of the amazing wood signs and wood work would be possible without his persistent work, love, and support which has made this desire a reality:  Gifts to Encourage!

"May God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord show you His kindness

and mercy and give you

great peace of heart and mind.”  

1 Tim 1:2

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Hi, my name is Henry. I work with my wife, Barb, in the pursuit of the Lord

and in our passion to share

about His amazing love.


Christ gave Barb a vision over ten years ago about my talent of woodworking. I didn’t believe her at the time. Well, it’s ten years later and here I am. I enjoy working with machines, saws, routers, drills, as well as carving. I take joy in hand crafting our wood signs and other wood items the Lord shows my wife and I. 

Being able to carve and create these signs using the abilities God has given me is a new way of living for me. I delight in sharing that joy through my work.


My desire is that you look past the product and see the true heart for the work; as well as our eagerness for the Lord!

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