Hi, my name is Lorraine Nelson. I feel very privileged to meet you and to share with you a little more about my history.
I am a daughter of the Most High King, created for a time such as this!
I am first and for most a wife to my husband, a homemaker and mommy to my two lovely Shar pei doggies.
I was born and raised in South Africa, Gauteng. After graduating from High School in 2001, I studied for 4 years and graduated with a BA Degree in Graphic Design from the Northwest University of Potchefstroom. I also received my Diploma in Photography as well as my Diploma in Interior Decorating. These were very exciting times in my life. It was also during this time of being a student, when I met and fell in love with my husband, Willem, who is the absolute love of my life!
After completing my studies in 2005, I started my internship at a famous magazine company, but very soon knew I wanted to start my own business.
So I did.
In 2006, prior to even being encaged, with the support of my husband-to-be, I started my own business called Bunnypants Graphic Design Studio. This was one of the best decisions I have ever made! And it is with great joy and overwhelming awareness of God’s grace, that we are celebrating 14 years of business this year of 2018!! Woohoo!
By His grace and plan for our lives, Willem and I got married after 4 years of dating, on September 21, 2007.
In 2010, he made a huge career turn, from being a Systems Engineer at ABSA Corporate and Business Banking, he decided to join me in the creative world, very soon becoming the owner and managing partner of Bunnypants! Adding his services and qualifications, we changed the name to Bunnypants Graphic and Web design studio, specializing in Corporate Design including Graphic Design, Website Design and – Development as well as Online Marketing. Today we are a staff compliment of 10 people, and encourage a culture of loving and like-minded serving people, living out our talents by creating and serving God.
After being married for 11 years now, we don’t have any children yet. This is a huge longing for us, but we have not lost hope! We never will! For our hope is in God! We very strongly believe that He who is faithful, is still going to bless us with children, based on Word received by Him time and time again! What a wonderful privilege to have complete trust in the Creator of Life! “…so that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God” 1 Corinthians 2:5
Today, I am also the proud owner of REJOICE shop, which is the site you are probably visiting right now, as we speak! Rejoice is a product line, based on Scripture inspired stationery, décor and gifts. God spoke to my heart! Loud and clear… ”Lorraine, share your story! Not for your own gain, but for MY GLORY!!!!”
It might not be much different from yours, but it makes my heart pound 100 times faster. And in sharing it with you, I believe God will touch your heart in the same way He touched mine. That He would stir the desire in your heart of knowing Him more!!!
This handwritten story, which started out as a blog to inspire women, very soon became a product line of my very own designs and scripture through my journey, applied on products such as Ceramic Hotplates, Coasters, Table Cloths, Table Runners, Placemats, Clutch Bags, Journals, and the list goes on as I am trying to think of something new to develop every day. My products are available instore, at 224 Louis Trichardt Boulevard, Vanderbijlpark, or you can order online from my website www.rejoiceshop.co.za You can also view more of my inspiration on my Instagram Feed @lorraine_rejoice_nelson – it is just spontaneous art flowing from a heart filled with the joy of the Lord.
I trust that as you browse through my products, God will speak to your heart! May He bless you, may He hear your deepest cry, and most of all, may you know Him for the loving and good-good Father He is, never failing, gracious and just, waiting for you to put your trust in Him.
Be blessed fearfully and wonderfully made friend!
“…Therefore the Lord waits [expectantly] and longs to be gracious to you, and therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you. For the Lord is a God of justice; Blessed (happy, fortunate) are those who long for Him [since He will never fail them].” Isaiah 30:18 AMP