Why call it THRED?
We know, it's not spelled right, but it is intentional. When you read THRED think red thread.
THRED Journals are sewn bound in red thread to ensure a lay flat design and archival longevity to your journal so that the record of your faith journey is preserved for generations.
There are also subtle and deeper meanings to this distinctive design element and the name derived from it. Red thread has symbolic significance in cultures around the world and notably is referenced at least three times in Scripture as a mark of salvation and as a sign of future inheritance (see below for scriptural references).
Thread also is inherently binding. It ties things together, and that is ultimately what this simple tool is meant to do. THRED Journals, while done alone, are not meant to be kept private. They are designed to be shared with others.
As you share the titles from your journal and all that you're learning from your own reflection you'll discover that you have something in common with others. A common faith. A common savior. A common THRED.
As we pursue this common faith together, there is wide agreement on several timeless disciplines that are crucial to our growth. Some of them are integrated into this simple tool: community, accountability, regular Bible reading, reflection, scripture memory, intercession, prayer, intentional relationships, and personal health. You could say we've taken these important skills and disciplines and THRED them all together.
Scriptural references for Red Thread
In Joshua 2 we find red thread, or scarlet cord, hung from a window in the wall of Jericho to mark the home of Rahab as a sign that her household, and all its inhabitants, were not to be harmed by the invading armies of Israel. Some liken it to the blood of the lamb painted on doorways during the passover which similarly marked a house and those within for salvation prior to the exodus.
In another passage found in Genesis 38, we see red thread used during the birth of the twin sons of Judah and Tamar. In a culture where birthright and birth order are so incredibly important, the first born of twins was designated with a simple bracelet of red thread to indicate which baby was to have the designation and privileges of the firstborn.
Ancient Chinese Proverb
An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet regardless of time, place or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle, but it will never break.