Sarah Mae
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Sarah Mae has a past that would be her present if it weren’t for Jesus. A blogger, author, and co-author of Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe, she’s currently writing The Complicated Heart, a book for broken-hearted lovers of Jesus. Learn more at @thecomplicatedheart on Instagram or...

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  1. Oh I love their T-shirts!! I really like the one that says “rooted” ith the tree on the front… they are all so beautiful!!

  2. I like the God with Us and Follower ones. God has been impressing on me the power in just knowing He is with us and I love the look along with the verse of the follower one.

  3. such wonderful stuff :: i was being a bit selfish and looked at the women’s shirts before the kids. i love the “because” and the “peace”. would be thrilled to win.

  4. Great story! 🙂 We just birthed a heart child…He was placed with us 2 weeks ago, and what a blessing he has been already!! He’s a five year old boy who has so much joy- it truly is unbelievable considering ALL he’s been through. Is it hard?? It’s uncomfortable… It’s learning a new routine with 4 kids instead of 3. It’s a whole new realm of Dr appts since he has a lung disease… But Jesus Christ has given me all the tools necessary to love HIS child for him. That being said… I love the “redeemed” shirt….although really they are ALL beautiful!!

  5. my dad, in heaven now for 5 yrs(at age 92) was never adopted. the orphanage he grew up in disclipined with a ruler across the hand. because he never received unconditional love, he never knew how to give it; so i was left searching…until i experienced Love and Grace by my Heavenly Father. so the grace t shirt would be a lovely reminder.

  6. I LOVE the Faith t-shirt with Hebrews 11:1 on the back. It my daughter’s and my favorite verse. I even used an illustration she did of the verse in a blog post I did on keeping the faith! The color of the tee is awesome too.

  7. These are super cute! I love a few of them: peace, transform and rooted. Of course, I can’t take my eyes off of testify, either.

    Very nice product!

  8. I had never heard of these! THANKS for the introduction! I LOVE the long sleeve transform your mind!

  9. I like the “So Loved” The Kind Words the girls in the pictures are sporting are beautiful, too. Would love to be able to wear that when I am able to go back to work as a teacher, too, but didn’t see that on the site.

  10. I’m torn between two: By Grace and Transform Your Mind.

    I love them all really!

    This post is a breath of confirmation. I’ve been toiling with how to give better gifts this year. Gifts that won’t tarnish with wear. Gifts that will stand the test of time.

  11. Love the Transform your mind, by Grace ~ love them all the colours are perfect for each one

  12. Do I really have to choose one favorite? 🙂 I love “Because”, “Redeemed” and “Beauty From Ashes” … but then again, I LOVE all of these beautiful expressions of God’s love!

  13. My favorite is the By Grace t-shirt, and I also really liked the in courage t-shirt you have pictures of above, but I didn’t see them on the site. Are those the give away t-shirts, or can we purchase them as well. I think all the designs are very beautiful!

  14. It is so hard to pick just one! But my favorite is the kid’s tee that says “Beloved”. I’d love that for my daughter whom we adopted from foster care 2 years ago and who still struggles with seeing her place as a beloved member of our family.

  15. I love Wild Olive tees! I already have 3 and have bought one for my sister. If I won one, I would probably order a second one for her for her birthday. My favorite is Beauty from Ashes–although I love the new Christmas one too!

  16. When I saw this giveaway my heart leapt. I have never seen this company before but as a new adoptive mother to a daughter with special needs. And a hopefully soon adoptive mother to another daughter with special needs. I couldn’t wait to see what they had to offer. Choosing was hard but then I saw the LOVE OTHERS tee in the adoption section. ADORE it! Almost cried when I saw it. It would be my choice in a heartbeat.

  17. I love TRANSFORM YOUR MIND!!! Romans 12:2 is my life verse, so this one is quite fitting for me!! 🙂

  18. Wow, these are beautiful and such a testimony. I really like the long-sleeved “Redeemed” t-shirt!

  19. “By grace” is my favorite tee..Praise God for His mercy and grace..Merry Christmas…and blessings all

  20. Beloved Burnout. My best friend introduced me to going beyond the “good Christian girl” to the beloved daughter. She loves the color purple for its royalty. When I saw the tee, I knew it was for her.

  21. Oh I love their shirts and stare at them all the time trying to decide on what ones…today I’m loving the Beauty for Ashes, Rooted, and Transform Your Mind! So cute!

  22. So many lovely ones, but I like Beauty from Ashes best. That verse is dear to my heart, and so are butterflies like the one included in the design. Thanks, (in)courage, for all the December giveaways!

  23. The “Shine” yellow shirt is so pretty! (I’m definitely a small size) Love the bright sunshiney yellow! 🙂

  24. My favorite is the “Peace” long-sleeved shirt in blue! (Small size) — Very tranquil with the dove of peace!

  25. The blue Beauty from Ashes small size is lovely and very encouraging – thanks for the giveaway!

  26. I really like the “beauty from ashes” shirt, it means so much to me, the message. Thanks so much for the chance to win it. I love their site and their shirts.

  27. Transform your mind–yes, because we all need transformation to think and view and love differently. And there is always someone looking and watching who may need that nudge to be transformed. That is stewardship–fashionable stewardship! Cool Yule. Thanks! Sara

  28. I love the Transform Your Mind tee.. the verse is so meaningful to me, and the shirt is so cute as well 🙂

  29. The “Love Others” shirt resonated deeply with me. I feel God has done so much for me that I’m called to give my life to others… The Isaiah 1:17 verse is what I try to make every day about–I work for nonprofits to help share God’s love with those who are lost, forgotten, and hurting. I often quote the Micah 6:8 call to “do justice, love mercy, & walk humbly with your God,” another message about loving our neighbors.

    A close second was “Beauty from Ashes,” because I know God reached down to me in my brokenness and gave me reason to rejoice & celebrate. I still think of myself as a humble sapling, but aspire to be an oak in His kingdom!

  30. Wow, I feel like those words came straight from my heart. It wasn’t until I chose to embrace the love of God that I realIzed I had been looking for validation in all of the wrong places. My favorite is the Peace t-shirt. Beautiful shirt with a powerful message.

  31. I like the long-sleeved Transform Your Mind and the short sleeved So Loved.

  32. Bought 4and “Rooted” shirts last year for Christmas … one for my daughter, two for dear friends, one for me. The material is perfectly soft, the message perfectly powerful. I wear it so often I have nearly worn it out. Still my fave, though!

  33. Oh, I love Wild Olive. I have bought from them before, but never for myself. I would love the “By Grace” Tee. So beautiful and such an awesome company!

  34. LOVE the one you have on– i’ve never seen that one– 🙂 i have lots of WO shirts– my favs right now are So Loved and the new disciple one:)

  35. Sarah Mae, thank you for your lovely, thought-provoking post! And the lovely shirts that encourage new views. Also, the opportunity to win a gorgeous tee! Very hard to choose just one, but right now I’d have to go with GOD WITH US! That concept, that truth, a great gift.

    Blessings, friends!

  36. I have two favorites 😉 “By Grace” and “Redeemed”.

    I have loved Wild Olive Tees for some time. Haven’t bought anything though because I thought it was a little pricey – however – since they support a charity, I can see why! 🙂 With free shipping though, it might entice me now!

  37. So many to pick from!! And they’re all beautiful!! I would have to pick the Rooted one as my favorite, but I also like Beloved and Free Indeed! haha!

  38. The “Transform Your World” is my favorite. It is a great concept, knowing God will give me power to do my little part in world transformation, starting with one individual.

  39. Redeemed!! I spent 32 years hiding my sins behind the “perfectly put-together happy Christian girl facade.” Last year I gave my life to Christ and traded my sins for His grace and righteousness. He is my Redeemer, my Hero and my King
    My favorite t-shirt is the Redeemed. I love the chosen verse…Isaiah 44:22.

  40. It’s hard to pick just one favorite, but I’m living by Hebrews 11:1 in a big way right now, so Faith is my current choice.

  41. Transform Your Mind…..because i have worked so hard to do so. sometimes it is SO hard, other times, it is sonatural. <3

  42. So hard to pick… Loving the one that was made for (in)courage – Kind Words, but from the site – I can’t choose between: Transform your Mind and Beauty for Ashes.

    Can we purchase a Kind Words T? I didn’t see the option on the site.
    Thx, HL

  43. Oh, I have so many favorites! So Loved, God With Us, By Grace, Sing Praises. Thanks for sharing this Wild Olive Tees company/website. I never knew about it before!

  44. Shine….Matthew 5:16 has always been our “special family verse” from the time our daughters were wee little ones. Many years ago, our family wanted to share the gift of light with others so one sunday morning during worship our family got up front, lite a large candle, our daughters then ages 4 & 6, said the verse. We sang the verse one at a time & then all together as a family. What a blessing it was for us & others!
    Also, right before we sang in church, we found many different verses in the bible pertaining to the word LIGHT and wrap up scrolls of verses w/a candle in the bag as gifts for others going thru difficult times and each day for the entire month they would untie a scroll with a verse….gift of LIGHT!

  45. I love the “so loved” and the “love others” tees. As the mother of 2 adopted children that I have always felt God planned to be mine, I love what they are doing for adoption. It is a crazy, scary, exciting and life changing journey that no one truly understands unless they have been there.

  46. I love all of the Wild Olive T-Shirts.. 🙂 I just ordered one yesterday! (I didn’t see the free shipping code until today though) 🙂 But I would say my favorite is the Beloved one! 🙂

  47. I’d never heard of Wild Olive before, but these are beautiful! I think “Rooted” is probably my favorite, but I also think “By Grace” is beautiful, too. Both verses speak to the foundation of our faith, I think.

  48. i would love the fear not shirt for my son. such an important truth for his new mind.

    What a great site! I am longing to adopt children in the future; it’s the only reason I keep my job.