“Get It In Your Soul” Give Away with Jane Brown
Here is the first interview in our Spring Has Sprung Give Away. Enjoy!
Do you struggle with negative thoughts and self-talk? You know, those audio reels that play through your mind telling you you are not worthy or that you can’t do what you desire to do—–change your attitude, lose weight, tame your tongue, trust in God? Oh, and do you spend good chunks of time in your car or van?
Well, have I got a resource for you!!! Meet my new friend Jane Brown and her ministry Get It In Your Soul.
Jane started Get It In Your Soul in April of 2006 after many years of contemplating how she could capitalize on the time she spent in her vehicle. She noticed how items placed on the dashboard of her car created a reflection on the windshield and began thinking about ways to use those reflections productively.
Prior to launching Get It In Your Soul, Jane worked as a picture editor and photographer for two national publications. She also established and ran a retail computer software business.
In 2005, Jane began to focus on developing the Get It In Your Soul concept. Drawing on past personal experience, Jane felt compelled to finally create a product that would provide positive Bible-based affirmation messages that could lift her day and provide a short message of inspiration that would fit her mood and state of mind. She spent time researching various versions of the Bible and paraphrasing Scripture verses into positive life application statements. Following two years of product development, Jane officially launched Get It In Your Soul’s Driving Reflections in March of 2007 to the retail market place. She is a member the Christian Booksellers Association, The US Christian Chamber of Commerce, EWomen Network, Women in Networking, the Advertising Specialties Institute, and the Promotional Products Association International.
NOW FOR OUR INTERVIEW AND GIVE AWAY…..
Jane, tell me a little bit about what life is like at your house these days.
It’s a balancing act with 4 kids, two businesses and a dog. My son, John, is finishing his 1st year at the US Military Academy at West Point and is on the Triathlon Team. Katie is ½ way through receiving her teaching certificate and is the lead classroom teacher for 1-year olds at the Best Buy Corporate Day Care center. Maggie, my 13-year old, has just begun the spring swim season for club swimming, and Emily, my 13-year old step daughter is finishing up her volleyball season. Our English Lab, Titus has just turned 1-year. My husband, Mike, is a Captain on the 757 for Northwest, now transitioning to Delta. We have a lake home that we’re almost done finishing, and we help each other on our businesses, his being Advertoys.net, manufacturing wood toy trucks and vehicles for the promotional products industry. With all this activity, I am very intentional to create balance in my time for the family, my health (training with a body builder), and my spiritual health (I begin training this summer to become a Spiritual Director).
How did you get the idea to start “Get It In Your Soul”?
Years ago I was going through some very difficult times in my former marriage and finding great strength through Bible study. I began to create affirmations from the Word to rebuild my life and transform my doubt and fears. One day I had a parking pass on my dash and kept looking at the words reflected and thought, “That would be so cool with my affirmations!” In October of 2005, God woke me up at 4am and said, “Now’s the time!” I protested for about ½ a second and then thought, “If God’s behind it He will make a way”. As I continued to research the scriptures for promises that uplifted and inspired in many areas of our lives, God directed me to work at my church’s bookstore to learn Christian Retail. I launched Driving Reflections Biblical titles in March 2007 and had such a great response of testimonies from people. Many also asked for titles that would be helpful for their friends and family that didn’t have scripture references and thus the Inspirational titles were launched in January 2008, expanding the reach of Biblically based motivational messages to the general gift market.
How do your packs work and why are they helpful for women to have when they are out driving?
It’s as easy as 1-2-3! Select one of 16 messages in your set, place it on the dash and drive happy! Choose from 24 topical sets to transform your thinking for only $9.99.
They are helpful for women because so much time is spent in our cars these days it’s become our personal think tank or prayer mobile. We’re overwhelmed with everyday stresses and thoughts of doubt and discouragement. I created Driving Reflections® to help transform these bad thought habits with God’s word. They have a positively profound effect on a user’s day.
What do you hope to accomplish by providing these creative products for Christians?
To help people empower their thinking to a Kingdom mindset and take ownership of God’s promises. It all rests in the power of our minds and our beliefs…that’s where Driving Reflections and Ps. 23:7 “As a man thinketh, so is he” combine to make a powerful tool to help you break free from limiting thought patterns. You realize you do have the power to take ownership of God’s promises and believe the best!
Tell us a little bit about some of the different packs you carry.
Whether it’s issues of health, finances, guidance, or living your dreams, Driving Reflections are available in 12 Biblical or 12 Inspirational topical sets, so there’s something for everybody. The following are some examples from some of the sets:
God is able to meet all my needs completely. 2 Cor. 9:8 (From the Blessing/Prosperity set)
My heartfelt prayers have effective power and purpose. Jms. 5:16 (From the Comfort/Assurance set)
My faith hopes confidently that what I hope for is not impossible for God. Heb.11:1-4 (Empowerment/Faith set)
I don’t worry as my faith is in God who knows my every need. Matt. 6:25-33 (From the Worry Free Living set)
You are so sweet to chat with us today and, on top of that, you’ll be offering a giveaway to the readers. What is it?
One of the Biblical Variety Packs, one of the Inspirational Variety Packs, and one of my new Reflection T’s in long sleeve. The message “Nothing is impossible with God” Lk.1:37 is written backwards so as you see yourself in reflected moments during the day you have a positive message back to you. Another great way to Get It In Your Soul!
Thanks so much for visiting with us here today, Jane and for helping us to “Get it in Our Soul!”
Thank you, Karen for giving me the opportunity to share Driving Reflections with your readers! As an extra bonus, your readers can use discount code “karen” and receive free shipping on their order through June 15, 2009. They make great Mothers-Fathers Day gifts as well as teacher and grad gifts. Blessings to you!
Now for the give away…..
If you would like to be entered in the drawing to receive the two packs and that way cool t-shirt, leave us a simple comment today. It can be why you’d want to be the winner or even a favorite scripture verse that you like to meditate upon. I’ll leave this post up until mid-week when then winner will be announced.
Here’s hoping you too can Get It In Your Soul!!!!
What an incredible idea! The gift shop at my work started carrying these and it prompted me to learn more. They are very inspirational.
This is a smart idea that I’ll pass along to my friends- thank you for letting me know about this product!
It’s so wonderful to read all your great comments. God asks us in Prov.4:20-21 that we let His Word not depart from our eyes, and since we’re in the car so much these days, what a great thing to do as a captive audience and keep it before us!! For those of you who have them, be sure to share your testimonies at getitinyoursoul.com!! May God continually bless you through His Word as it will not return void.
This is an awesome idea! Having God’s word constantly before me really helps keep my perspective and priorities in order, and I’m like all the other moms: in the car a lot!
This is so neat! I’ve never seen anything like it. I am always trying to keep scripture before me to help me keep my mind on track. One great verse I’ve been loving lately is “He is your constant source of stability; He abundantly provides safety and great wisdom. He gives all this to those who fear Him.” Isaiah 33:6.
Thanks for having this great giveaway!
What a great idea! Congratulations on making your idea come to life! I have seen these at Hearts at Home. Thanks for making all the different options!
This is the first of heard of these and LOVE the idea! How great to reflect on God’s word when we are driving! We have verses on our fridge but I spend more time in the car…
One verse I like reflect on is Jeremiah 29:11, For I know the plans I have for you….
How awesome is that!
Really cool idea. These would make great gifts for my friends. Especially the one that drives 2 hours to Houston every 3 weeks for chemo. I know that would bless her drive.
I didn’t think I spent that much time in my car each day until one day last week I realized that I had finished a 60 minute CD during my daily trek around town. How neat to be reminded of scripture during that time!
Neato! I would love to win!
What a great idea. I would like to get my daughter a set. She spends lots of time in her car going bsack and forth to work.
What a great way to memorize scripture & “Get It In Your Soul” I am bad at memorizing. (mostly because I don’t have the time) This is a perfect way to help because our family of 6 spend alot of time on the road! Thanks so much for such a good idea :)
These sound so awesome! What a great idea! I’ve never been one to memorize anything but I have been intentional lately to try to memorize some scripture. I’m so gonna check these out!
What an AWESOME idea! I spend a lot of time in my car and would really benefit from this cool pack. I’ve written down some favorite verses on index cards and actually laminated them and keep them in my purse to pull out when I’m feeling over-extended or impatient while waiting at a traffic light. I feel encouraged and instantly am brought back to where I need to be. Some of my fav. verses: “I can do everything through Him who gives me strength,” Phil.4:13 and “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but what is unseen.” 2Cor.4:18
These would be cool to have handy right there in my car as reminders–I wouldn’t need to dig around in my purse!
SOOOO cool, have never heard of these before! If I won I would share this with a dear friend who drives alot for Home Health…she is struggling in her marriage and is seeking God’s will for the correct path…God is slowly calming her husbands heart, and opening his heart to Hear God’s truths…I remind her often to not believe the lies..This would be perfect for her!
Thanks for sharing this!
What a wonderful idea and fabulous giveaway. When we moved from the West Coast to East Coast last year we went from two cars down to one to conserve funds. I am the only driver in our household so find myself in the car ALOT as I drive my hubby to the bus stop, and my children all over. This would be a huge blessing to me to focus on the words of Christ as I carry drive my blessings around.
A verse I was forced to memorize years ago has been one of great influence in the years hence. God Knew!
“Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ” IICorinthians 10:5
What a great concept! A verse reflected on the windshield will definitely get more time in front of my face than one taped to the bathroom mirror.
What a cool idea! I love it! I could certainly some “in-my-face” bible verses every day, especially considering the hours I spend in my car every day in my mom-taxi. Sounds like a wonderful business venture that I am sure God will bless.
I love the Get It In Your Soul idea, what an easy way to have scripture in front of you all day and a great reminder when so often our minds can wander when driving and we could be spending that time with the Lord.
What a superb idea Jane had. One of the many scriptures I enjoy: “Before they call, I will answer; wile they are still speaking I will hear.” Isaiah 65:24 I’m so glad we have a God who cares!