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Twice Born

 Our name is based on a favorite scripture, a pillar of Christianity.  John 3:5 "Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God." Our logo symbolizes the death of the flesh and birth of the spirit. This image has been a recognizable symbol that believers recognize and relate to right away; while most "unchurched" people see it and think it is either a new age thing or a frog. So, either way it's a conversation starter.

 My name is Jayme Brandt. I was born in Buffalo, New York and lived in Riverside at 50 Heward Ave, google earth it! (Tim did when he read this). Today I live and operate Twice Born, Inc., maker of Gardenfire and Twice Born Design in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Twice Born, Inc was founded in 2004 as a way for me to express myself, share my faith and pay my bills. Trust me, it is hard to do any one of those things. Try doing all of them with the same outlet. I felt as though I was the dry ground beneath a raised flower bed built on the rocky Northwestern Arkansas earth. Someone was trying to build a garden on top of my dead heart. The soil wasn't mine, the seeds weren't mine, the wood frame wasn't mine. Those were all given to me. God was going to grow something in my life even though it seemed impossible. We all have a story and mine is no different than thousands of others that grew up hurting in a broken home. Single mom, dangerous city neighborhood, low income, food stamps and all the problems that come along. I can relate to boys with gay fathers, kids with single moms, Christian teens and men struggling with lust, lying and worse; pride and running from God. Let me tell you, he's gonna get you. If you are His, if you loved him at one point in your life you're stuck with His relentless pursuit of you and His desire to make you perfect. Well, I'm 33 now and nowhere near perfect, but I am closer to the one who is. He is taking His people into perfection by way of suffering and humility. Poverty is the doorway into His kingdom. Your stuff doesn't fit into this hobbit hole, shoot, you don't fit, but He'll squeeze in one more. I am learning, thanks to A.W. Tozer, to be thankful for things without being possessed by the possessions. 

  When I hear the word Gardenfire I see light coming from the earth, dead things are rising. Flames are coming out from the leaves and stems of flowers and plants; a consuming fire that is spreading throughout all of creation and burning without destroying everything.  If we are truly on fire like we say we are, there has to be action. What we do matters. We grow in Christ and we spread His Gospel. One of the many ways I choose to do that is through graphic tees. I believe we can reach the lost, ignite passion in the youth and remind an older generation that they are here for a reason and that reason is to glorify God through Christ, make disciples and love each other. To sum it up "grow like flowers, spread like flames" as our tagline says.

  Most days we operate like and appear to be a company, but we are not really a company. Not in the true sense of the word. It is more like a sketch journal that got way out of hand. Sure we have a federal tax id number and a payroll, but I can barely describe the difference between net and gross. I have a year and a half of a college education that consisted of only about 12 hours of classes that were not called "Introduction to (something design related)". My business plan for the year is written on a napkin. My marketing strategy is to Trust God and give. I'm telling you this place is not normal. However, thanks to the grace of God we have a team of talented and faithful people that "get it". They love the atmosphere and trust me as I trust my God to lead.  Twice Born was born in economic decline and raised in recession. We don't know what it looks like to do business in a thriving market. Perhaps my childhood paid off as God has raised me up to cope in chaos and stand on only Him. To learn more call us 888.992.2676 or email service@twiceborndesign.com