Prince Of Peace

My husband, Bill, and I recently saw the movie Heaven Is For Real, and I loved the picture of Jesus that the child in the movie said is what Jesus looked like when he visited Heaven and saw Jesus.. So, when I came home from the movie, I ordered this, Prince of Peace framed artwork, from the St. Jude Shop in Pennsylvania.


Not only do I love this picture of Jesus, but when I read the story behind the artist, Akiane Kramarik, an artistic child prodigy, artist and poet, who was only eight years old when she painted this Prince Of Peace work of art… I just had to have one for my home.

Akiane describes the Prince Of Peace art as “love and truth are represented on the light side of Jesus’ face. The other is of darkness and suffering – yet there’s light in His eye. The light is a reminder that He is ALWAYS with us.”

When I placed the order for the artwork from the St. Jude Shop in Pennsylvania, I was informed of a five-day delivery time frame. After a week and a half, I sent an email to the name on the St. Jude Shop website asking if the order had been shipped but never received a response. I waited a few more days, then I called the number on the website and left a message asking for someone to call me back and let me know the status of my order. Three days later I finally received a return phone call from St. Jude Shop informing me that the artwork has been just flying off the shelves and they were working from a backlog but my order should ship within two more days and I could expect to receive the artwork within seven days. The woman thanked me for my patience and we hung up.

Sure enough, seven days later my package arrived. I was so excited and could not wait to see the painting. I tore into the box and was immediately hit in the face with the most foul odor of rotting garbage. I couldn’t imagine where the odor was coming from so I picked through the packing material and sure enough, I actually found actual rotting garbage that was inside this bag that was used as part of the packing material.


Inside the bag was what was left of a yogurt parfait. I can’t even begin to describe the foul odor, but just imagine this traveling from Pennsylvania to Arizona in the back of a UPS truck!


In addition to the rotting yogurt, I also found the remains of a McDonald’s lunch.


I just could not believe anyone would do such a thing and I immediately took these pictures and sent them off to the email address on the St. Jude Shop website letting them know about the incident. I told them I was very happy with he artwork itself, but the way the package arrived at my home was not only a very unpleasant experience for me, it is also a very disrespectful way to handle, package, and ship the image of our Lord, Jesus Christ. I said I hoped they would take immediate action to speak to their shipping department about the proper way to handle, package, and ship the religious articles they sell. I also let left a testimony on their website as I just happened to receive an email from the St. Jude Shop the very next day asking me to provide testimony about the product/services I received. Imagine that! I let the St. Jude Shop know because of this incident, I will never do business with their company again.

As of this writing I have not heard anything from the St. Jude Shop…

Stay Tuned!



6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Bill
    Jun 19, 2014 @ 00:37:09

    This is just another web site that can’t hire good help!!!!!!!!!!



  2. katsbynp
    Jun 19, 2014 @ 03:13:58

    This picture is truly beautiful but the packaging definitely leaves much to be desired. It was fortunate the painting was not ruined. I hope you do hear some feedback. Thanks for sharing so we know not to shop at this place.


  3. gotham girl
    Jun 22, 2014 @ 19:33:11

    Oh my! You just can’t make this stuff up!! You’d think it was being mailed from a third world country. Oh let’s see, I guess it did, ha ha! Love you and catching up on your posts!


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