A Mustard Seed of Faith

The Parable of the Mustard Seed {Matthew 13:31-32}

Hidden Treasures series ~ The Pearl Community

“He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field.

Though it is the smallest of all seeds,

yet when it grows,

it is the largest of garden plants

& becomes a tree,

so that the birds come and perch in its branches.”” —Matthew‬ ‭13:31-32‬ ‭NIV‬‬

This week, as we look at this familiar parable, it’s our privilege to share with you one story of how a simple seed of faith can grow.

So, let’s take a trip to Franklin, Kentucky, and step into Mustard Seed Market on the square.

This mother~daughter business first started in the Fall of 2015 when daughter, Tammie Carey, first talked to her mother, Ann Evans, about an idea for a shop on their hometown square. This shop would make space for local products and small business owners, as well as supporting fair-trade sellers and women’s ministries.

Within 8 weeks, that dream became a reality as this mother & daughter together opened a storefront in the heart of downtown Franklin, KY just in time for Christmas!

“Opening the shop was a true leap of faith. I’ve never worked retail so the whole experience has been a true learning experience,

We have been blessed so much by our vendors, the people we have met, the relationships made and the experiences we have had. We truly love being a part of Downtown Franklin!”

Tammie Carey

Since that time, the Mustard Seed has more than doubled in size. After moving into a bigger building in October of 2018, they are now able to house 32 market spaces—which offer a little bit of everything!

If you look around you’ll see…

Mustard Seed Market Scripture tees, devotionals, or a mustard seed necklace

Mercy Workshop jewelry & New Hope bags—made in the Dominican Republic by women saved from abuse & human trafficking

Thistle Farms bath & body products—made by women survivors and supporting their healing journey

We especially love the prayer wall—a place where visitors can write their own prayer on a shop tag & hang it together with so many others to be prayed over by the owners as well as other sisters in the Lord.

This local treasure is more than just a business—it’s also a ministry. Blessing those in the community as well as visitors far and wide.

We’ve had people from all over the world. You never know what seed you’ve planted.

Ann Evans

So whether you’re from Kentucky or simply stopping through, we hope you’ve been encouraged by this faith story & what started as a mustard seed of faith. 💛

If you’re praying over your own mustard seed, will you let us know in the comments? We’re praying over every one. 💛

Published by Nicki Bishop

Inspirational Writer // Arts & Literacy Instructor // Worship Musician

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