Monday, January 18, 2021

How Do You Express Appreciation?


In these times of distress, expressing your support and sincere empathy with meaningful items has become the path of brotherly affection. Most likely, you know someone in need who would be a happy recipient of ministry supplies or more. Even if you yourself are finding these to be challenging times, a little handmade present goes a long way (1 Corinthians 13:1-4). Here are a few ideas of what you can include in your package:

Monday, January 4, 2021

Product Spotlight: NWT Study Bible Covers

Every new Bible is an exciting acquisition. You open it up, searching the numerous pages to discover new features. Bit by bit your enthusiasm builds. You're eager to dive in and start reading. But, years later, the original look begins to wear - perhaps due to the climate or with frequent use. Although a well-used Bible is a good thing, we still want to protect it from wear and tear.

With that in mind, Ministry Ideaz has designed long-durability leather and leatherette covers to protect your precious gift and avoid accidental snagging or dog-eared pages. Whether you choose leather or leatherette, you’ll discover both options are durable and a great value. We are sure you will appreciate this investment in the longevity of your Study Bible.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Expressing Love in a Handwritten Letter

This pandemic is putting our mental health to the test. Needless to say, as social individuals, we miss the warm affection reflected in a hug and face to face interaction.

Just to understand the effects of isolation, consider some data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: In June, nearly 31 percent of U.S. adults reported symptoms of anxiety or depression, while almost 11 percent said that they had seriously considered suicide. The prevalence of anxiety symptoms alone was about triple that of the same period in 2019.

Of course, as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, you understand the importance of offering comfort and hope (Acts 13:47). And because you have a pioneer spirit, you are probably doing everything you can. But, have you thought about the importance of a handwritten message?

Monday, September 28, 2020

Having Fun in This Time of Physical Distancing

(note: Although we are using the term "physical distancing" in this blog article, some may be more familiar with the term "social distancing".)

Do you miss getting together with a group of friends and chatting or playing games in the family room? During quarantine, some of us experienced some isolation after a few months of physical distancing.  How can social connections help us cope with feelings of isolation? Connecting with friends is a great way to cope amidst this pandemic.

Have you experienced the benefits of giving your time as a Zoom-host? Organizing social gatherings by Zoom or other video conferencing apps can be stressful, especially when you are trying to think of games that your guest will enjoy. (Oh, and they have to work over a video call. So... maybe not Jenga.)

To help reduce the stress of planning, we put together a list of our top suggestions for spending time the friends.

Monday, September 14, 2020

How to make your cloth mask more protective

Cloth Masks and You

Are you wearing a mask daily? If you work out of the home or go out to buy groceries, you deserve to feel comfy and protected at the same time. With our cloth masks, you get both. Needless to say, our customs/habits have been re-examined when it comes to protecting each other's health and well-being - particularly when it comes to wearing cloth masks.

As Christians, we love and respect life, and we want to take part in the slowing of the spread of COVID-19. Hence, here are some suggestions we found to help protect yourself and those around you.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Stay Organized with Bookmarks and Covers

 Stay On Track and Keep Your Book in Good Shape

Vinyl cover with metal corners

We understand that tidiness is important. Our vinyl covers will help you to protect your book from those little accidents that could happen with constant use: coffee or tea spills, sweat from hand … you name it.

Are you excited about starting a new congregation Bible study program? We're sure you are! And if you got our "Pure Worship of Jehovah – Restored at last!" vinyl covers, you might feel like a child ready to start a new school year.

Protective Clear Vinyl Covers for You

vinyl cover with colored trim

We designed two styles: a classy finish with metal corners, or something more contemporary with 7 different colors of trims. Since they are made with clear vinyl you can easily distinguish your book from all the other books on your shelf. With this affordable slip-on cover, you can even tuck your notes inside the pockets.

If you love handcrafted goods or you know someone who does, our beautiful covers make wonderful gifts – hand-sewn with increased durability.

Beautiful Bookmarks to Keep Your Place

If you prefer the touch of paper and do a lot of hand-writing, likely you make hand-written notes to keep track of things. Perhaps you organize your routine with a list. If so, you will love our bookmarks! The bookmarks not only physically mark your place in the book, but they each have space on the back to copy down the study schedule for “Pure Worship of Jehovah – Restored at last!”

Have you thought of buying bookmarks and covers? In these times of resilience, seeing the pictures from nature printed in our “Pure Worship” bookmarks will help boost your energy. We hope the artwork helps you to feel calm and relaxed to enjoy the study program. Let us know on our Facebook or Instagram page which photo you like best. We love to hear from you and your experiences with our products!

Bookmarks


Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Exciting New Assembly Workbooks

Our full-color assembly notebooks have exciting new features!

Even with the best intentions, sometimes it’s hard to concentrate on the assembly program - especially for the little ones. Young and old, we all want to pay attention and get the most out the Circuit Assembly program.

"Rejoice In Jehovah" Workbook

Parents face the same struggles. Therefore, we’re excited to announce our latest “Make Jehovah’s heart rejoice!” and “Rejoice in Jehovah!” notebooks with full-color illustrations throughout. These workbooks serve, not only as a way to help you in your job as an instructor (Deuteronomy 6:7), but also to help children stay immersed in every talk. The cute and colorful drawings are a sure to be a hit! We are confident that children of all ages will love it.

With each new project like this, we think: “How will this activity affect kids’ attention? Could this puzzle be intuitively related to the subject? Is it easy to solve? Is this illustration in keeping with the theme of the talk?” After the many hours of design, we hope you will agree with our assessment. Please comment in the notes below!

We made a little twist in this latest version. Each assembly has its own activity book. With prompts like “Time to apply” and “Time to think,” we hope the youngsters will think about what they learned - in line with the “knowledge check” at the end of each section. We hope these little details help you review the program as a family.

"Make Jehovah's Heart Rejoice" Workbook
Of course, our pre-teens will like the more challenging crosswords and “fill-in phrases,” which are a creative way to remember scriptures related to the talks. Even you parents may wish to complete your own copy! We don’t expect your children to complete every activity. If they don’t finish an activity during the assembly, they can use them as a review later on.

Toddlers will more easily pay attention thanks to the colorful illustrations on every page. What better way to involve their heart! For sure, they will feel the excitement of finding how many times a word is repeated in “The Listening Game” or spotting a good deed as they use their crayons or pencils to “make notes.” This workbook is not designed for small children who need to be kept busy with crossword puzzles, coloring pages, mazes, and activities that encourage them to look around for objects. The workbook’s material is all directly related to the assembly talks to help them follow along without distraction. 

The real success of the book is in how much our children walk away retaining from the program! Furthermore, the assembly activity book gets them to think about personal application. For example some activities feature: “Draw a scene where you are doing a good deed to an elderly brother or sister;” or “Circle the chores you helped your parents with before the assembly; if you didn’t help out, write when you plan to;” or “Draw a picture of yourself facing a difficult test to your faith. What scripture from the talk will help you?” and more. Now your children can see how the talk affects them personally!

Thanks to these creative notebooks, kids will cherish what they’ve learned - for weeks, months, or even years to come. We hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed producing them!