I feel blessed to have been raised in a loving home where bible
stories, scripture words, and God were part of our every day life.
In the winter of 2004 my talented niece, Jacklyne, qualified to
perform on a major talent search show. I wanted to give her a bracelet
with meaningful scripture on it as a tangible reminder that she
was not alone. I searched in vain for a beautiful bracelet inscribed
with Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Him who
strengthens me.” Since I could not find such an item I bought
a silver bangle and had it engraved. The engraving alone was $50.00.
I sat next to Jacklyne’s youngest brother, Nicholas, as our
entire family gathered to watch her national television appearance.
His whispered prayer brought tears to my eyes,” Dear Jesus,
walk with Jacklyne, make her strong.” He didn’t know
that she was wearing a bracelet with the same sentiment and that
our mutual prayer for Jacklyne was for strength rather than a specific
outcome. Jacklyne won the first portion of the competition but unfortunately
was not chosen for the finals. She touched her bangle during the
judges’ comments while remaining poised and confident.
Since making that bangle for Jacklyne, there have been numerous
occasions when I wanted to give a scripture inscribed bracelet.
To my dear friend Gilda on her Baptism, to my friend’s son
as he went off to Iraq to serve our country, to my dear friend going
through chemotherapy, to my brother’s wedding party, for graduations,
birthdays and for no special reason at all. I also wanted one for
We don’t need a special occasion to wear the wisdom contained
in our Holy Scriptures. Therefore I decided to create Bible Bangles.
Luckily, Jacklyne’s father Chris is in the jewelry business.
In fact, his family has been in the business for three generations.
His guidance, experience and involvement made this venture possible.
I am grateful to my entire family for their enthusiastic support.
Kindly indulge me as I say thank-you; to my husband Jeffrey and
our two daughters, Veronica and Gabriela, who proudly support every
thing I do; to my sister , my best friend and trusted consultant;
to my brother Alex for his dedication and his invaluable help in
technical support and artistic design; to my brothers, their wives
and my eight nieces and nephews. Each of my family members is an
inspiration and a blessing.
I am most grateful to my mother, who gave us the greatest gift on
earth - FAITH! Last but not least, I give thanks to my two fathers
in Heaven; my beloved Papi who is always with me and my Heavenly
Father, "My refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust.”
-- Jaqueline Baron