about the maker, Rachel Klein
I have always loved creating. As a little girl, I could always be found sitting at a table quietly coloring and drawing, or on a stage dancing with my heart wide open, twirling like there's no tomorrow. As I got older, my passion for creativity never stopped. I collaged journals, wrote without lines, choreographed contemporary dances, experimented with fitness and health fads (and then made up my own), painted swirly trees on my walls, danced in my room (still do), and all sorts of nonsense. I used to think... gosh, how strange will it be when I finally become a grown-up and have a real job?! Well, that still hasn't happened.
I've realized that I don't fit the molds that I, and the rest of society, tried to build for myself. I am an entrepreneur to the core (thanks, Mom and Dad!). One thing I knew, coming out of college: I know the kind of woman that I want to be, and that is one that does what she loves for a living. And what I love most are things that are pure and good. One of my favorite verses in the Bible is Philippians 4:8, where Paul says,
"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things."
This verse alone was a life-changer during my college years, when there were so many influences trying to pull me away from my roots. I decided during those pivotal years, that I would pursue the things that were true, honorable, just, pure, commendable, excellent, and worthy of praise. I chose to let my creativity become a stream of that pursuit. I changed my eating habits, the way that I worked out, how I spent my free time, how I talked to strangers, and the overall perspective on what it means to live a life well. I used strive for perfection, for attention, for purpose. But after the Lord opened my eyes to how beautiful and purposeful my life could be in Him, everything changed.
Eventually, I met the man of my dreams (after moving back home with Mom and Dad post-college), married him, bought a puppy, and moved to Indianapolis. And in the midst of all of that, I discovered my love for creating healthy food. I started making homemade almond butter and gluten free baked goods for my dad while I lived at home (he's a health nut, insane triathlete, and gluten intolerant), and ended up making adorable little jars of almond butter for all of our wedding guests as favors. After so many encouragements following the wedding, I decided to pursue that even further, and Revival Food Co. was born.
I am so thankful for the way that the Lord has orchestrated this business (though it has not been easy!), and I am so thankful for all of you who are coming alongside me in it. Be blessed, friends!
About the food
There are many companies in the world that make good-tasting food. There are not very many companies in the world that make good-tasting food with pure, straight-from-the-source ingredients.I can't even tell you how many times I've checked out an ingredient list and could not pronounce even half of it (and that's not because it's in a foreign language).
With so many health scares beginning to rise to the surface of our day-to-day lives (think cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, diseases), we need to start becoming more mindful of what we put into our bodies. Because I am telling you... it DOES matter. You certainly are what you eat. If you eat foods made of chemicals, there's no telling how your body may react.
So I urge you to join the Revival Food Co. movement. Start thinking differently about your health and the way you eat. Imagine how wonderful your body would feel if what you put in it was both pure in ingredients and good-tasting!
Each jar from Revival Food Co. is just that.