Each of us has three gifts we can share: Time, Talent, and Treasure. Today we talk with Theresa Goeltz, of Little Praying Hands, about the ways in which she uses her gifts to make a difference.
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another,
as good stewards of God’s varied grace.
1 Peter 4:10
F&F: Welcome! Tell me a little bit about you.
Theresa @ Little Praying Hands: My name is Theresa Goeltz, and I am a wife to a wonderful husband and a mother to a sweet, energetic, bouncy 21 month old boy. I work outside the home as a dental assistant and I run an Etsy shop called Little Praying Hands where I make RosaryChews. I’m active in my local parish, St. Thomas More, which I’ve been a member of for 22 years. I love spending time with my family, knitting, sewing, and crafting as a whole.
F&F: What kind of work do you do? Is there an area that you feel you’ve been gifted in and called to share?
Theresa @ Little Praying Hands: My main focus these days are RosaryChews, which I make by hand and sell in my Etsy shop, Little Praying Hands. These rosaries are not only safe but intended for teething babies to chew on!
F&F: How did you get started?
Theresa @ Little Praying Hands: When my son was 4 months old, I was trying to pray the rosary with him in my lap; he kept grabbing at the rosary and trying to chew on it. I decided I needed to find one for him. After looking around and not finding another silicone beaded rosary, I realized this was a possible need I could fill. So, in July of 2014, I opened my shop.
F&F: Where do you draw your inspiration from?
Theresa @ Little Praying HandsMy color combinations come from things I see around me, or things that reminded me of my childhood. A few examples are: “Sing a Rainbow” (a song we sang at my kindergarten graduation), “Peas & Carrots” (a favorite veggie mix of mine growing up, as well as a rhyme in my favorite childhood book about eating peas with honey).
F&F: What role does your faith play in both your work and everyday life?
Theresa @ Little Praying Hands: My faith is growing the older I get and the more I surround myself with other faithful-led people. My faith reminds me to keep focused on what’s truly important in life. Family, true friends, and God’s love for us all.
F&F: How do you get (and stay) involved with your local and online community?
Theresa @ Little Praying Hands: Honestly this is not something I’m great at but I’m working on getting better. I primarily use Facebook for social media, and post articles related to faith as well as activities I see geared toward kids (may or may not be rosary related). I also share what I think people would be interested in. I’m really excited as I’m planning on posting my first contest next week – check out our Facebook page for details!
F&F: Where do you like to play (aka: what social media is your favorite place to be?)
Theresa @ Little Praying Hands: I primarily play on Facebook and Pinterest. Facebook is a great way to connect and share!
Just for fun…this post links up at some of these great Catholic and quilt sites.