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1012 Stack Candles
Stephanie Lloyd’s Stack Candles were inspired by biblical practice of stacking stones.
It is not uncommon to find Stephanie Lloyd taking a few moments out of her busy day as a stay-at-home mom to light a candle. But to Lloyd, a lit candle means so much more than a simple flame.
“The whole idea is to light the candle and remember and give thanks,” said Lloyd, founder of Stack, a Biblically-centered candle company.
The Highland Lakes resident based her candles off the Biblical practice of stacking stones, as found in the book of Joshua.
“In the Old Testament, when God moved in the Ancient Israelites’ lives,” Lloyd said, “He asked that the Israelites stack stones to remember God’s faithfulness.”
After the principle was introduced to her 15 years ago in a Bible study, Lloyd applied the act of remembrance to her own life. As Lloyd struggled with infertility, anxiety and depression, she would mentally “stack stones” to remember the Lord’s faithfulness in her life.
“You don’t understand in the midst of the situation, but looking back at the stacks of stones, you see God’s faithfulness,” she said.
Stack Candles feature scents including Seagrove, Cashmere, Orange Peel Cinnamon and Mediterranean Water. Lloyd designed the candles with soy wax and cotton wicks as an everyday luxury.
“I wanted to create a luxurious, high end product that is also affordable,” she said of her $24 candles.
A member of Oak Mountain Presbyterian, Lloyd uses her candles as a ministry.
“I have story after story of God faithfully moving,” she said. “It is all about Him and His message. The candle is just an instrument,” Lloyd said.
Stack candles and diffusers are available at Greystone Antiques and Marketplace, Pepper Place, Rosegate Design and other Birmingham retailers. To buy online or to share a story of God’s movement in your life, visit stackcandles.publishpath.com.