Mercy Ink {Giveaway}

Congrats to random commenter #68, Carol Darden! 

My first job in high school was in a Hallmark, sorting cards and secretly reading every one of them.

I have an unhealthy love for paper and pencils and I read the Thesaurus FOR FUN.

My walls have signs and slogans and Scripture. I love words on pillows and t-shirts. I love reading books filled with words.

And most of all, I love writing words down.

Like this:


And this:


Words are powerful.

Mercy Ink is a sweet Etsy shop, and the story behind the words is awesome. Lauren Mills, is the ordinary gal behind the Mercy Ink  shop + blog. Lauren and her husband, Adrian, a youth pastor, have been married for nearly eight years and have three littles at home, ages 2, 4, and 6. In January 2013, after waiting on the call for more than seven years, the Mills began the process of adopting from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Right now 100% of the shop profits benefit their adoption fund. [so thank you in advance for supporting this little family!]

Today, I’m giving away $50 to this great shop. Check it out and tell me which words speak to you.

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  1. 7

    Elizabeth says

    What an awesome shop. 😀 I like the yellow coffee cup motif of the Kitchen Art Print / Inspirational Faith Scripture for Your Walls / Coffee Cup Art.

  2. 11

    Stacey Brill says

    I love the Jerimiah 29:11 one (my favorite verse!) and the brave one is just adorable. The bright colors would look great in my girls’ room.

  3. 15

    Lindsay says

    Isaiah 40:31 in earth tones. This is one of my life verses! Mercy Ink is one of those sites I stalk all the time, drooling. I would love to have scripture all over my walls and for now I make due with pen and paper and sometimes marker!

  4. 16

    Julie says

    I think I chose at least six different favorites. I’m kind of partial to the Fearfully and Wonderfully Made designs.

  5. 21

    Jackie says

    From the first glance I fell in love with the adoption scripture….Others are wonderful too but this one speaks to me for so many reasons….thanks

  6. 22

    Melissa says

    The Psalm 139 print would go perfectly in my soon to arrive baby boy’s nursery. I know he was made for a very special reason!

  7. 24


    I can’t pick just one! I love these. I’ve been looking for a print of Micah 6:8 to hang in my kitchen, and thinking this would be a great shop to have one custom made!

  8. 25


    I love these! What an awesome way to place scripture around the house in a gorgeous way. The adoption print is close to my heart, as we’re in the midst of that journey as well!

  9. 26

    Melanie says

    I really liked the speak love print and the adoption print! I love the great reminders to put around the house!!

  10. 27

    Teresa says

    I LOVE the adoption one you have in the blog post. It speaks to me, AND my two adopted daughters.

  11. 28

    Cara says

    Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love. I want to be satisfied in Christ’s love every morning!

  12. 29

    Bethany says

    I thought the “Gracious” print from Psalm 67 was beautiful. I would also love to do a custom one! They are all beautiful in their own way.

  13. 32


    My favorite verse Jeremiah 29:11 speaks life into me every time I read it, no matter what kind of day I’m encountering. Beautiful! Inspirational! Promising!

  14. 34

    shelley says

    Be strong & courageous, I have loved you with an everlasting love, Psalm 139, and the adoption

    I love words everywhere as well……

  15. 36

    kristen says

    very cute shop! i love the psalm 139 verse – this verse became special to me in a new way when we had our daughter

  16. 37

    Sheila Laurence says

    I loved all of them, really. I loved the custom adoption one with the country and forever family date, but I loved the one that simply said ‘Speak Life’. I would like a t-shirt like that!

  17. 38

    Lara says

    One (or more) of the adoption verses to give to friends who are about to adopt 4 siblings from Poland.

  18. 44

    Erin H. says

    I love the Be Kind and Be Gentle. With four children ages 9, 7, 4 and 4, and we homeschool so we are ALWAYS together…kindness and gentleness are things we reinforce daily!

  19. 45

    Katrina says

    Those are all so lovely!
    I think I’d go with the “Satisfy us in the morning…” one – it would be perfect in my kitchen :)

  20. 47

    Rachel says

    I love the “He can move mountains” print. We’re trusting God to move some big mountains for us in what has been a particularly difficult year. I know He can and will! Sometimes it’s good to have a reminder right in front of your face. :)

  21. 58

    Kara says

    Wow – they’re all so inspirational, but I would have to go with one of the Jeremiah 29:11 ones – such a wonderful verse, presented so beautifully. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  22. 62

    RLR says

    Oh, they are all lovely! My favorites are Fruit of the Spirit (I once had the idea to do a wall of canvases painted with each of these, but I’m not so artsy…), Strong and Courageous (I’d put it in my son’s room), and the Mary Tyler Moore Brave quote (for my daughter’s room). Thanks for sharing this shop with us – I’m adding it to my favorites!

  23. 64

    Susanna says

    My all time fav verse is Isaiah 40:31. Love this print, as well as the ones of Jeremiah 29:11. So beautifully done!

  24. 65

    Emily says

    I love words to frame! If I had a cabin, I would snatch up the “night night” print and put it in the kids’ room. I don’t, so I would go with the adoption one…we are on the edge of starting a domestic adoption, and it’s good to have this verse in my face and heart!

  25. 67

    Heather says

    I love the adoption print and the fruits of the spirit on the pear. They are all great, though. Thanks!

  26. 71

    Amy says

    I like the Satisfy us in the morning print with the coffee cup. I’ve been looking for a coffee type picture for by my coffee maker but wanted something with scripture. It would be perfect in red.

  27. 72


    The Psalm 28:7 or the Josh 1:9 one for my son’s room and a Psalm 139 one in gender neutral colors for the nursery that is waiting for the baby we are praying to adopt.

  28. 73

    Rachel T says

    I love Lauren’s blog and her shop. She is a good friend of a good friend and although I haven’t met her, I sure feel like I know her. She has a beautiful servant’s heart. My favorite designs of hers are Everlasting Love and Psalm 139.

  29. 74

    Abby says

    It’s hard for me to choose between the Joshua 1:9 “Be Strong and Courageous” print and the “We Speak Love” print. Everything is so beautiful!

  30. 77

    Monika S says

    I’m drawn to the coffee cup, speak to me in the morning print. Awesome for you to support this shop!

  31. 81

    EBR says

    I love the adoption one. I would give it to my brother &sister in law, whose precious adopted baby boy’s first birthday is tomorrow!

  32. 84

    Briana says

    Psalm 139 in the Orange/Teal combo; Proverbs 3:6; Joshua 1:9; and the Night Night Subway art.

    I am in love with typography of all kinds, and have even tried my hand at making my own. I have a long way to go before mine is anywhere near this pretty. I never realized how hard it was to get it this aesthetically pleasing when digitally creating for posting around the home. I would love a gift card to this lovely shop, and plan to order some of the digital downloads even if I don’t win.

  33. 85

    Kelly says

    I have loved you with an everlasting love – even when I sing the song based on that scripture at church I tear up a little ..I have called you and you are mine <3

  34. 88

    Sophia DeLonghi says

    They are all great but the one that speaks most to me is a verse I love because it summarizes God’s promises. I is the Jeremiah 29:11!

  35. 91

    Nicole T. says

    Let the little Chldren come unto Me. .. AND I have loved you with an everlasting love.
    Always love having scripture reminders around the house. . always looking for creative and beautiful ways to display them.

  36. 95

    Joy Nicol says

    Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love! I need this in my kitchen to remind me that God wants to satisfy me. I don’t need to look elsewhere!

  37. 101

    Katie says

    They are all lively!! Think I would start with the be kind one, as I am always telling my kids to make kind choices

  38. 103


    I loved many but two stuck out: the “Practice being brave” and the fearfully and wonderfully made, especially with the child’s name and birth weight…God used that verse in our lives when our son was born under three pounds.

  39. 105

    Gay T says

    The Adoption piece. I was adopted as an infant and didn’t grab my adoption in Christ until later. This piece reminds me how very special and blessed I am to be adopted by my earthly and heavenly families.

  40. 112

    Lori Hale says

    My favorite was most definitely Joshua 1:9–“Have I not commanded you? Do not be terrified or discouraged. For the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” This was our “theme verse” when our son was diagnosed with leukemia 6 years ago. He is now happy, healthy and in remission, and this verse hangs above his bed! :) Very cool website, by the way. And love your blog! :)

  41. 113

    Joy Kaye says

    My favorite verse in has always been Isaiah 40:31…but as I look through these prints, I have also fallen in love with Psalm 127:1 and I really like the Joshua 1:9 print. (Too bad our Fruit of the Spirit themed VBS is this week! That print would’ve been FANTASTIC for it!)

    Boy…It’s kinda hard to pick just one to call my “favorite”! But, since I’ve now bookmarked the site, I can pick and purchase anytime now! Thanks for sharing this great little shop! :)

  42. 114

    valerie says

    Oh my. Love so many of them! Especially love “Be Kind” and I Have Loved You With an Everlasting Love. So beautiful! Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

  43. 115

    Jen says

    There are so many lovely ones, it’s hard to choose. The one that moved me the most though, was the John 14:18 print.

  44. 117

    Stephanie S says

    Great shop and a great cause! I love the “Be Kind” print. My kids are 4 and 1 1/2 and sibling rivalry is starting to show up. I feel like I am saying this a lot lately so it would be a great visual reminder for everyone, even those who can’t read yet 😉

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    A beautiful shop! I especially love the Mary Tyler Moore quote: “Take chances, make mistakes. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.” I want one for me and one for all of my sisters. :)

  46. 120


    “Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love.” Psalm 90:14 Oh I love that one. And I like the “he can move mountains” one. So beautiful.

  47. 121

    Ashley says

    The ‘I will not leave you as orphans’ Africa tribal print spoke to me this morning – we are also adopting from the Congo, and that print is a reflection of our hearts right now!

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