ACTION ITEM! Support “HobbyLobby” on Saturday, 5 January, against Pres. Obama’s HHS Mandate!

From LifeNews:

Thousands to Join Hobby Lobby Appreciation Day Over Mandate Fight

Tens of thousands of Americans have committed to support the Christian crafts store Hobby Lobby on January 5 after courts have refused to issued an ruling stopping the Obama HHS mandate.

Hobby Lobby will incur $1.3 million in fines each day from the Obama administration for not following the mandate, which forces companies to play for birth control and drugs that may cause abortions for their employees. To support the company, one supporter has launched a new effort, that has quickly gone viral, to patronize the business.

Organizer Joe Grabowski told LifeNews: “Inspired by the “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day” promoted this past August by Governor Mike Huckabee, a similar grassroots initiative has cropped up in the past few days at The Facebook-driven campaign has already collected more than 18,000 people who have pledged to shop at the store on Saturday.”


Read the rest there.

Is there a Hobby Lobby near you? HERE

I will go to their store today and then I would, if I could, have a sandwich at Chick-fil-A.


I went. Did you?



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  1. Long-Skirts says:


    “…and His sepulcher shall be glorious!” (Isaiah 11:10)

    The crib –
    In the shadow of the cross
    Rough and hard
    No lustrous gloss

    No lustrous gloss
    Or polished sheen
    Just wood for His birth
    And for the death scene

    For the death scene they thought
    Would end all
    Casting its shadow o’er
    Crib like a pall

    But the crib and the cross
    Both did hold
    His new Body warm
    His dead Body cold

    Now His dead Body cold
    Laid to rest in the tomb
    As predicted resurrected
    Warm-like from white womb

    As it had been known
    Back to Adam’s rib
    That the wood of the cross
    Was foreshadowed by crib

    How was foreshadowed
    This cross of wood?
    Twas Mary’s tear drops
    On crib as she stood

    Which dripped right and left
    Middle up – middle down
    In the stain of a cross
    On wood crib on the ground

    The crib –
    In the shadow of the cross
    Wooden enmities ‘tween Mary
    And shameful serpent’s great loss!

  2. wanda says:

    Shopped on line. Hey, Chik-fil-A sounds yummy!

  3. mamajen says:

    I’m not able to get to one today, but I really enjoy shopping at Hobby Lobby. They play soothing religious music (instrumental) in their stores and they’re closed on Sunday. Their selection and prices are fantastic, too. I’m sure this “buycott” will be a big success, and I hope the courts decide in their favor.

  4. heway says:

    Is there no way on God’s earth to stop these murderers?
    There is definitely a war against religious freedom – upon which this country was founded.
    I fear that the dear, just Lord will punish our country greatly!
    I’ll shop online today.

  5. Laura98 says:

    Have every intention to go there today. Chick-fil-A is right across the street from it! :D

  6. joan ellen says:

    Wanda, Thanks for the example. Purchased a little gift card online.

  7. jkm210 says:

    Just shopped online too; this is also a good plan for anyone who doesn’t see this post soon enough, as Hobby Lobby, like Chick-Fil-A, is closed on Sundays. I wish I could make it out to a store today, though. They probably have some good Christmas clearance going on!

  8. RichR says:

    So, if Hobby Lobby refuses to pay the taxes, what legal recourse do they have?

  9. Diane at Te Deum Laudamus says:

    Bought some tatting books at their online store so I could check in to this ancient craft which has intrigued me. Many vestments and altar cloths were made with this art form before the advent of machines.

    Guys: They do have things that might appeal to men. Think about framing photos, wood crafts, etc. It’s not just for ladies. Go online today and buy, or go browse in a store:

  10. Jason Keener says:

    I’ll be going to the nearest Hobby Lobby soon to stock up on art supplies. It’s a great store. You can sign up for weekly coupons, and the store is not open on Sundays out of respect for the Lord’s Day. Hobby Lobby needs our support!

  11. SKAY says:

    A gift card is a great idea. Thanks.

  12. Marlon says:

    I went to my local Hobby Lobby today; the parking lot was nearly full when I got there, and there were plenty of shoppers in the store. Every register was open, and every register had a line. When I was just about to check out, all the computers went down. The manager (I assume she was the manager) was making phone calls while telling the sales clerks to be patient. Most everyone stood in line without complaint; a few people who had to get somewhere quickly gave up and left. I guess this went on for between 5 and 10 minutes. The computers came back and we checked out just fine. I asked the checker if they were doing a bigger business than usual, and she emphatically said, “Oh, yes!” Then she gave me a sidelong glance and added, “I was wondering if the government could do this to us,” referring to the computer problem. It had occurred to me as well. Sign of the times.

  13. benedetta says:

    I went to the one in my town this afternoon and it was packed and the registers had long lines. I had trouble finding a parking spot.

  14. Katylamb says:

    I went to our local Hobby Lobby today. I bought yarn to make outfits for three newborn babies. It has made me feel happier than I’ve felt in quite awhile. :)

  15. majuscule says:

    Thank you Diane at Te Deum Laudamus for mentioning tatting! I bought some bobbins. I have a shuttle and a book but haven’t started learning yet.

    I also purchased some crochet thread and yarn to help me in my baptismal stole design project. My church had some cheap looking (polyester?) stoles for infant baptisms that I thought were, well, cheap looking. A handmade stole might be a nice keepsake. We don’t have baptisms that often, being a mission church. If I can come up with a good looking yet simple pattern I think I can keep ahead of the demand.

    Thank you, Hobby Lobby!

  16. cwalshb says:

    Went online to order materials to try my hand at millinery and expand my collection of head coverings for Mass :-) Killing two birds with one stone (and, in fact, putting them on my hat!)

  17. St. Epaphras says:

    We’re a smallish town, and when I asked the checkers they said they had had the parking lot full all day but it wasn’t much different than it has been lately. We thought it was pretty crowded for that time of day. Ate Chick-fil-A for supper too. I wish the push for shopping at Hobby Lobby today had been publicized around here. I found out about it on this blog.

    BTW, you can download their app or go to their website and click on “coupon” with your phone and use the 40% off coupon without printing/clipping it from your email. You just show it to the checker.

  18. Frank Weathers says:

    Want to send a message to Washington? Sign the petition at the White House.

  19. APX says:

    Then she gave me a sidelong glance and added, “I was wondering if the government could do this to us,” referring to the computer problem. It had occurred to me as well. Sign of the times.

    I highly doubt it was the government. Most likely the system was overloaded by the increased system usage. I used to be a cashier for several years. It never failed- the last Saturday to shop before Christmas the systems would always crash because of the high volume of customers. Registers, debit and gift card systems would go down (we still did the manual imprint credit card swipe thing, so we could still take credit cards), and the manager would have to unlock the cash drawers and we would have to do everything by hand on carbon-copy invoices cash/credit only. Oh the horror!! People were not happy!

  20. SKAY says:

    From Catholic Citizens of Illinois

    A letter from the Hobby Lobby CEO concerning what is their next step.

  21. I wasn’t able to shop in person or online yesterday but the week or so before I traveled an hour just to shop there. It is a nice big store with supplies for crafts, jewelry-making, art, kit-making, sewing and knitting, and a lot of home decor. Before I knew their position, I had noticed they carried religious-themed stuff that is not so usual anymore – y’know, things like crosses, statues of Jesus as the Good Shepherd, and plaques displaying that rare word “God”.
    I sure wish em luck. Its a war for all of us.

  22. Sue in soCal says:

    I bought some lovely yarn online since there is no Hobby Lobby near me. I plan to make a sweater with it. I’ve already picked out the pattern.

  23. persyn says:

    Found about 200 dollars worth of things that would have been purchased anyway. The place was crowded, about 20 minutes in line to check out. Happy to have the opportunity to support them!

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