August 22, 2011

My Comfort Cross (review and giveaway) rafflecopter

Comfort Crosses are individually carved from a single unique piece of beautifully grained olive wood pruned from the olive trees around Bethlehem the birthplace of Jesus. Christians have been carving crosses like this for hundreds of years, originally for pilgrims and more recently tourists visiting the Holy Land. Each craftsman receives a fair price to support their family and Christian community. The Comfort Cross is designed to fit comfortably into the palm of your hand as an aid to prayer or meditation. Ideal as your spiritual companion for easing children's fears, comforting worries and stresses of adults and focusing the prayer of the sick and elderly.
The olive tree is probably the most significant plant mentioned in both the New and Old Testament.  First mentioned in Genesis as the leaf brought by the dove to comfort Noah it was the tree Jesus prayer under before the last supper.  The Olive tree also provided food, lamp oil, anointing oil and building material during ancient times.

The olive tree is an evergreen which can grow for thousands of years.  The tree admired by Hosea whose leaves have been a sign of abundance; glory and peace are still used to crown victors in the Olympic Games.  The oil from the fruit used to anoint the sick.  The olive trees of Jerusalem are pruned to remove the hard wood and open the tree so new growth can provide a bountiful cop of olives the next year.  This hard and beautiful timber is used by local craftsmen for carving.
What I love most about My Comfort Cross is that it fits
perfectly in my hand while I am praying. 
Once my children return home I feel like they will 
become comfortable with the cross as well while they pray.
I know that my oldest will love it and it will more than
likely become hers once she sees it. 
Two lucky Our Crazy Bunch readers will win a My Comfort Cross of their very own.


  1. I'd love to give this as a gift to my daughter.


    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

  2. Well, I no longer have kids at come for after school snacks. Does hubby count? If so than anything salty is his favorite.

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  4. Love this! My Christian faith has helped me through a difficult time of my life. I heard about your Blog in the Hoot Wednesday Blog Hop. I am a new Follower from the Caribbean island of Jamaica. Take care and God Bless.