Our Story

Hello there, friend! We are so thankful you are here with us!

We are Mark & Cori Spieker, a husband and wife team whose #1 goal is to live for Jesus, put Him first in our lives, and make Him known to the people in our community.

What started as an online sticker shop for planner girls quickly grew into an online community for ladies who love playing with paper— printing, snipping, and gluing to their little hearts content! Over the years we have had the opportunity to release monthly listing challenges, paper and embellishment collections, and a seasonal crafty activity book. We have traveled the world with our friends (all over the United States, as well as a cruise to Mexico and a stationary tour of Tokyo), and have been overwhelmed with joy at the response to our online camps and retreats.

Through it all, God has been faithful to lead us, even when we missed the exits, traffic lights and signals. Starting this year, He has been directing our hearts into making Him our focus and where He desires for us to go as a couple and as a brand.

In April 2020, we followed His leading to take our personal Bible reading time LIVE on YouTube to share with our faith community. We are not Bible teachers or theologians, we’re just a couple of God’s kids who love Him and want to learn more about Him. This season has been life changing to say the least! It has been inspiring and humbling to have a front row seat to what He is doing in this precious community!

In the short time we have been pursuing this path, we have received so many emails and messages that confirm God is really changing lives in this season. Being intentional about the time we spend with the Lord and the influences we allow in our lives has further strengthened our walk, and has inspired us to encourage that within our community as well. We have developed a love for the truth of God’s Word and are excited to see the fruit of that every day.

Mark and Cori

 

What We Believe

Deuteronomy 6:5 Our highest priority. “You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.” Let’s prioritize our lives so they reflects God as our first love!

The Bible. We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, 100% inerrant in the original manuscripts.

Pursue Truth. Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15
We stand for the truth outlined in the Word of God. If you ask us what we support, what we believe, what we stand for, we are gonna tell you, “What God says”. Popular opinion, politically correct and lukewarm faith is not what we stand on here.

My God. God wants you to know Him fully, not just the parts of His character that feels good to you. If you find yourself saying, “My God”, followed by popular “me culture” phrases such as, “doesn’t judge”, “isn’t wrathful”, “loves and accepts everyone as they are”… then we encourage you to dig in with us and read your Bible daily. God is loving, righteous and holy. He doesn’t hide the truth of who He is, nor should we edit Him down to only what we accept.

Giving Generously. As Christ followers, we are directed to care for others who are in need, as in James 1:27. “Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble…” The First Love Club responds to that directive by supporting Troubleshooting for Christ, a nonprofit ministry that is committed to caring for the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of widows and their children. A portion of all of the sales from The First Love Club and our sister store go directly to helping this Christ-centered ministry.