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Can there be Faith without Works?

by Julia M. Bruce, MSPC, Mental Health Coach,
Keynote Speaker, CEO, Wellspring Christian Ministries

Faith without works: The Sin of Partiality

Can there be faith without works? The book of James has some basic theological doctrine that is fundamental to the Christian beliefs. If we want to know what the life of a person who professes to be a Christian looks like, we can find it in the book of James. For example, James 1:22 tells us that we are to be doers of the word, and not hearers only. He tells us that there is a problem if we are just hearers and not doers and that problem is the Sin of Partiality.

The Sin of Partiality is a result of judging others and doing so unfairly. Like two sides of a coin, this partiality involves both loving and hating. James is specifically speaking about how people are treated when they enter into the presence of God with other believers. The assembly he writes to was showing favoritism to the rich while treating the poor with disdain as if they were inferior. They were making a distinction among themselves: a distinction that was evil and sinful. They were holding the faith in partiality, showing favoritism, and thus judging in a manner inconsistent with the faith they held.

The Relationship Between Faith, Works, and Justification

At the end of Chapter, 2, James continues the theme that hearing and faith must lead to doing or works. And again, we find that James warns about a potential problem: faith without works. For centuries, faith, works, and justification found in James 2 has created much controversy. In fact, some would argue that James 2:14-26 is a direct repudiation of Paul’s doctrine of salvation through faith alone.

Faith without Works: Paul vs. James

Let’s look at four scriptures written by Paul that teaches that it is faith alone that saves, not works. For Paul, we are justified by faith apart from works.

  • Romans 3:8. What then can we say that Abraham, our physical ancestor, has found? If Abraham was justified by works, he has something to brag about—but not before God. For what does the Scripture say? Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him for righteousness.
  • Romans 3:28. For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law.
  • Romans 5:1. Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • Ephesians 2:8-9. For you are saved by grace through faith, and this is not from yourselves; it is God’s gift— not from works, so that no one can boast.

But then, it would appear that James has a different opinion. At first glance, one would think that James is teaching that faith cannot be separated from works and that justification comes through works and not by faith alone.

  • James 2:17. Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • James 2:21-24. Wasn’t Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar? You see that faith was active together with his works, and by works, faith was perfected. So the Scripture was fulfilled that says, Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him for righteousness, and he was called God’s friend. You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone.

Can both Paul and James’ teachings be harmonized?

Paul and James would appear to have very different opinions on the matter, but when we look at the context. Whenever we study the Bible we must be very careful to not take scripture out of the intended context. When taken out of context, the result is all kinds of errors, misinterpretations, and misunderstanding. Therefore we must take the time to exam the literal meaning, the historical setting (such as the events, to whom it is addressed, and how it was understood at the time), grammar, and synthesis (comparing it with other parts of Scripture for a fuller meaning).

When examining both Paul and James’ teaching, we must find how the correlation because it becomes essential to the doctrine of Biblical inerrancy and the doctrine of inspiration. Since we believe that all scripture is inspired by God and without error, then there has to be a harmonization of these two teachings. Dr. Adrian Rogers helps us find that harmonization.

“Now, Paul speaks of the root of salvation. James speaks of the fruit of salvation. Now the root is beneath the ground. The fruit is above the ground. God can see the root, only man can see the fruit. Paul speaks of the foundation of our faith. James speaks of the building that is built on that foundation. Paul is speaking of that which is inward. James is speaking of that which is outward. Paul is speaking of the provision of our salvation. James is speaking of the proof of our salvation. Paul is talking about the means of our salvation. James is talking about the marks of our salvation. Paul is talking about a know so salvation. James is talking about a show so salvation.”

Faith without Works: Examining the Context

Much of the confusion about the apparent contradiction between James’ and Paul’s teachings on the relationship between faith, works and justification goes away when we simply consider the context of the letter of James and the Pauline letters:

Context of James’ writing

James’ Audience: Jewish Christians. Not one church but a scattered group of individuals living outside Palestine as a result of the dispersion of Christians because of Stephen’s martyrdom and the persecution by wealthy Jews. Look further, we find that James’ books is not a true epistle, but Wisdom Literature. James is not addressing specific issues that he knows are going on in the church like we find in Paul’s letters to the church. Rather James addresses certain typical issues that the Jews were most likely facing. In other words, he attempted to anticipate the questions the early Christian might have and provide answers to those questions. As Adrian Rogers puts it, “Faith is belief with legs on it!” James wanted the early Christians, and us today to know how to live out their faith.

Context of Paul’s writing

However, Paul’s writings are of a different genre from James. Paul writes directly to individuals and church in an effort to deal with specific issues that arose within local churches.

Both James and Paul are developing different issues in relation to faith, works and justification. It isn’t that they are teaching different doctrines, but rather different aspects of the same doctrine. So as we look at James 2:14-26, let’s see what James wants us to know about the relationship between faith, works and justification as it relates to genuine saving faith.

James’ Assertion: Faith Without Works is Dead (vs. 14-17)

To keep these verses in context, we first must look back at James 2:13 where James says, “ For judgment is without mercy to the one who hasn’t shown mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.” This might then lead us to ask, “How can deeds of mercy help me in the judgment?” and, “Is not faith all that matters?” James’ response to these questions then are found in verses 14-17 where he shows us that we cannot divorce faith and works.

In verse 14, James ask two rhetorical questions: “What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can his faith save him?” These rhetorical questions are important because it sets the stage for what James is going to teach us about faith and works.

Abraham Lincoln once asked a boy if a dog has four legs. The boy responded that it did. Abraham Lincoln then asked, “If you call his tail a leg, how many legs would the dog have?” Well, it doesn’t really matter what you call his tail. It is still a tail. And no matter what a person says about his faith, if he doesn’t have real faith, it is not real faith. Notice that in James’ rhetorical question, James does not say that this person actually has faith, but that he claims to have it. He is describing a person who continually lacks any external evidence of the faith he claims to have.

What would Jesus and Paul say?

  • Matthew 7:21. “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord!’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of My Father in heaven.”
  • Mark 7:6. He answered them, “Isaiah prophesied correctly about you hypocrites, as it is written: These people honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me.”
  • Luke 6:46. “Why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and don’t do the things I say?”
  • Titus 1:16. “They profess to know God, but they deny Him by their works. They are detestable, disobedient, and disqualified for any good work.”

Grammatical context of James Rhetorical questions

The grammatical form of these rhetorical questions demand a negative answer. Such faith, “profession without possession” as Dr. Rogers calls it, is indeed no good. James will soon illustrate in fact how no good it truly is! Not only is it no good, of no profit, it CANNOT save!

Many translations render the phrase, “Can faith save him?” However, based on the Greek it is best rendered as the ESV does “Can THAT faith save him?” with the word, “that” referring back to the bogus faith James just outlined that this man has – “profession without possession.” Neither Paul nor James would regard this person’s faith as genuine Christian faith – it is bogus.

What does James mean by “Save”?

We must understand the sense in which James is using this word “save.” Sanctification as a process that begins in this life on earth when we ask Jesus to forgive us and save us from our sins. But it is not yet perfected, nor will it be until the 2nd Coming of Jesus. Thus some passages discuss it as a present possession granted immediately by God to those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ (Paul) and in others as a good yet future possession (here in James). That time in which we will experience final deliverance from sin, death and judgment. This makes good contextual sense as well as, in verse 13, James just spoke of the final judgment. Such a bogus faith, one without works, will be of no profit at the time of God’s righteous judgment.

James’ Illustration of Faith without works

In verses 15-16, James gives an illustration to help us understand what he’s trying to teach us. He says, “ If a brother or sister is without clothes and lacks daily food and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, keep warm, and eat well,” but you don’t give them what the body needs, what good is it?”

In his illustration we find a brother or sister — a fellow Christian — who is poorly clothes — lack of outer garment– and lacking in daily food. But the person who claims to have faith does not respond in a Christ-like manner. Essentially, this person dismisses the poor brother or sister saying “Go in peace” — or we might say to day, “Good luck to you!” He says, “keep warm and eat well” without giving the person the things needed.

This so-called “believer” does absolutely noting. In fact, it reflects a shallow, flippant response, much like our “I’ll pray for you.” Certainly the person needs prayer, but prayer alone doesn’t keep a person from starving to death. He needs bread and we can assume that if God placed such a person in our path, he intends to provide for that person through us as we provide the action (works) of being the hands and feet of Jesus.

Joseph Stowell’s story

 Joseph Stowell tells this story – “StreetWise,” a Chicago-based newspaper, is sold by homeless people who collect a portion of the proceeds. One day as I walked to work, I passed a vendor. It was a bitterly cold January morning, and I’d already stopped by Starbucks and paid more than a buck for a measly cup of coffee. Feeling noble, I struggled to find my wallet, reached in, and took out a dollar.

The homeless woman asked, “Do you really want the paper, or can I keep it to sell to someone else?” “Keep the paper,” I replied. Then I added, “How are you today?” “I’m so cold,” she said. “I hope the sun comes out, it warms up, and you have a good day,” I told her as I turned to go.

I continued on, with the cup of coffee warming my hand. About a half block later, the conversation finally registered. I wrestled for a moment worth what I should do, but I was late, so I kept walking. Ever since, I’ve regretted not giving her a cup of hot coffee in Christ’s name.

James’ Third Rhetorical question

James ends this illustration with his third rhetorical question, again asking what good is that? The obvious answer can be found on the lips of the poor, destitute, starving man this “believer” has conveniently told “Good luck to you I hope you’ll keep warm and find enough to eat.” NONE! Words, however well meant, have not profited these needy people anything!

So James then draws a conclusion from his illustration in verse 17: faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. Notice first – by itself – again, profession without possession. Second, the Greek word here for dead is “nekros” meaning “corpse.” Thus, this faith not only doesn’t work, it is dead. Not sick, or even dying, but dead! As one commentator noted, this image would be met with great contempt and disapproval as well as being repugnant to a Jew who coming into contact with a dead body would be made ceremonially unclean.

Walk the Talk

Finally, again the contrast is not between faith and works but between a faith that doesn’t separate itself from works. James’s stance is the same as Paul’s and he stands today to tell us to “Walk the talk!” Actions speak louder than words. The natural outcome of true faith is works. If there are no works that exemplify faith, than one must examine if he/she is truly in the faith. In Isaiah 58:7-9, Isaiah called the people of his day to put real meaning to their religious rituals by “sharing bread with the hungry,” “bringing the homeless into their houses,” and “covering the naked.” Jesus promised the kingdom to those who feed, give drink to, and welcome into their homes, clothe and visit when sick and in prison even the least of these.” (Matthew 25). And John denies that anyone who fails to provide for a brother in need can have real love (1 John 3:17-18.).

How often are we guilty of offering mere words to someone when God may have been calling us to action? How is your walk of faith? Does it match your talk?

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  • Attached grosgrain ribbon for hanging
  • 22″ x 25″
  • Thanksgiving Decor
698951: Thankful & Blessed Door Mat Thankful & Blessed Door Mat

Seasonal doormat to welcome fall

  • Outdoor/indoor
  • Thick, non-slip rubber backing
  • 17″ x 29″
  • Polyester top; permanent print; fade and mildew-resistant
  • Printed in the USA
  • Pumpkins, plaid and autumn colors
  • Thankful & Blessed
049004: Thankful Pumpkins, Tea Towel Thankful Pumpkins, Tea Towel

Tea towel with appliqued stacked pumpkins

  • 17.25″ x 2.5″
  • thankful embroidered sentiment; stitched edging
  • Natural background in today’s trending look
  • Created by the Daughters of Hope, a fair trade, social enterprise based in Southern India that provides training and employment to impoverished women. Daughters of Hope provides much more than a healthy work environment, and is committed to giving dignity and freedom to those who have been caught up in the cycle of economic and social oppression.Your purchase helps to support this mission.
672131: God God’s Starting Point Mug

True and Write Gift Collection in bold font design

  • Understated grey and white
  • Mug, 14 ounce capacity; ceramic
  • Message on both sides
  • Impossible is God’s starting point
  • Lettering created by artist Jon Huckeby
  • Boxed
0100554: Gather Here Pie Place Gather Here Pie Place

Pie plate in black and white; Gather Here Collection

  • Gather here with a greatful heart
  • Fluted edge; glazed ceramic; 9.5″
  • 2″ x 11″ x 11″
  • Ceramic
  • Farmhouse look
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One Year Bible Reading Plan Challenge: November 20

Bible reading challenge

November 20

Ezekiel 22-23

James 2

Let’s start a discussion:

What did James teach about showing favoritism

Post your answer in the comments.
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Cover_mBOOKING NOW! Be a host site for the NEW God, Love & Marshmallow Wars Book Tour & Couples Conference:

This event helps couples understand why the daily activities found in the book will equip them to build a stronger marriage and the book provides them with 365 intentional activities to take what they learn at the event and apply it on a daily basis. Through the event, couples will discover the Biblical “why” behind the categories of activities found in the book and the “how” these activities are important to building a stronger marriage. Focus points of the event includes :

  • How memorizing scripture together and studying God’s Word together as they study, meditate and apply scriptures related to marriage and life issues will help them develop marriages that honor God.
  • Why utilizing fun conversation starters that spark meaningful conversations will keep interest alive as they continually learn new things about each other.
  • Why keeping romance alive is essential to intimacy and connectivity.
  • How making memories and working together builds relationship investment bonds and how these investment bonds can become the knots that keeps them together through the tough times.
  • How they can understand what they are or are not contributing to the marriage as well as how they might be contributing to problems or potential problems within the relationship through the use of targeted, intentional personal reflections
  • Why it is important that couples never stop dating and how group dates with Christian friends can be both an encouragement and accountability to their own relationship.

During the event, couples will be given an activity from each focus point to do together, making this event an interactive, fun, and engaging event with practical, hands-on learning. Unlike other couple events that are over when the event ends, couples who attend the GLMW event will be able to apply what they learn when utilizing the book on a daily basis for a year. Since the book is not dated, couples are able to reuse the activities year after year to continue being intentional in strengthening their relationship with each other and with God as they strive to live out God’s design for marriage every day.

Learn more about hosting this event at your church or conference site by clicking here.

About the book: The GLMW book contains 365 daily challenges for couples to strengthen their relationships to each other and with God. Couples will complete activities such as Scripture memory, conversation starters, relationship builders, learning about Biblical marriage, romance builders, personal reflections, and date ideas. Click here to purchase your copy. (This link will open a new widow and take you to Westbow Press’ bookstore.) It is also available at Christian Book Distributors, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble

#GLMW #couplesevent #GLMWbook #intentionalmarriage #Godlymarriage

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T-shirt Fundraiser Event: We have a new product line of Christian apparel and accessories available in our Teespring Store and our new Spreadshop Store. You’ll find tee shirts, hoodies, tanks, socks, leggings, tote bags, mugs, iphone cases and more.

The designs below have been added to our Spreadshop Store for the Thanksgiving Holidays! We will be adding them to the Teespring Store throughout the week this week. Order today because it will be gone soon as we gear up for the upcoming Holidays. Christmas items available soon.

Thanksgiving collection

Spreadshop is offering a 20% discount on everything from November 13-16

All proceeds go to the advancement of Wellspring Christian Ministries.
Thank you for helping us grow!

Click here to view the Teespring store. 

Click here to view the Spreadshop Store 

#fundraiser #tshirt #WCM #teespring #spreadshop #Thanksgiving

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Looking for a keynote speaker for your next ministry event? Julia is now booking for 2019 and 2020 Christian events for women’s and couples’ ministries for both small and large events.
Book with us now.

Julia is CEO of Wellspring Christian Ministries, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people and couples develop a passionate relationship with God. A public speaker, conference trainer, event planner, and blog writer, Julia is a two-time graduate from Grand Canyon University with a bachelor in Psychology and a masters in Professional Counseling. Saved as a child and raised in church and in a Christian home and private Christian School as a Pastor’s kid, Julia has taught Sunday school, led music, played the piano, served as Children’s Director, and engaged her gifts in many other areas of church life. Previously employed with the Florida Baptist Convention, Julia organized events and led conferences for church ministry assistants. Today, Julia enjoys sharing her journey as a growing Christian with others looking for a deeper connection with God. Through Bible study and her own life experiences, God has given Julia a passion to help couples understand God’s design for marriage while they learn to place God first in their marriage, cultivate meaningful relationships, build intimacy, and address the tougher issues that come in every marriage so that they can experience a marriage that honors and glorifies God. Julia also loves mentoring, teaching, and working with women to help them learn to live as Godly women.

With her history and experience growing up in both small and large churches, Julia enjoys bringing top level quality events to churches of all sizes. Her father largely pastored small churches and therefore she understands that these vital parts of the believing community need to be good stewards of the resources God provides them with. This knowledge inspires her passion for being available with a fresh perspective for those who want to provide their congregations with meaningful spiritual growth opportunities, regardless of size.

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fill out the online form here.

Or call us at 904.524.8073

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Stick Plaque Fall Thankful Blessed and Pumpkin Spice Obsessed Stick Plaque

Special sentiment on skinny strip of pine wood

  • Weathered farmhouse appeal
  • For office, window sill, nightstand, shelf, or desk
  • 13.5″ x 1.5″ stick plaque
  • Pine is cut and printed in artisan font design
  • Handcrafted in the heart of Amish Country USA
  • thankful, blessed and pumpkin spice obsessed
336223: Harvest Blessings Jute Hanging Decor Harvest Blessings Jute Hanging Decor

Add personality to any space you call your own with pine slat wood sign

  • Jute string is attached- so easy to hang on knob, handle or hook
  • 10″ wide x 0.375″ deep x 3.375″ high
  • Handcrafted in the heart of Amish Country USA
  • Stylistic artisan lettering
  • Choose one for you and one to share!
  • harvest blessings
008445: Have A Blessed Day Candle Have A Blessed Day Candle

Jar candle 26 ounce size

  • Clean burning wax>
  • Burns 120-140 hours
  • Lead-free wick
  • Premium fragrance
  • Scent-lock lid, matte black
  • Made in the USA
  • Artisan design with star
  • Have a blessed day
  • Scent: Granny Smith apples, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla
  • Home decor fragrance
  • Gift you’ll love to give
1113106: Family Table Runner

Family Table Runner

Family Table Runner

Poly linen table runner 72″ x 13″

  • Welcome Home Collection
  • Natural shades; leaf accent, bead leaves at each shaped end
  • A grateful family is a happy family; leaf motif and appliqued lettering
468055: Gather Together Table Runner Gather Together Table Runner

Table runner adds the finishing touch to your dining room or eating area. Crafted of 100% cotton, it’s equally at home in country, cottage, or contemporary rooms.

  • Natural feel of high caliber craftsmanship
  • 16″ wide x 72″ long
  • Artisan font design
  • Gather Together
  • Trending design, yet warm and homey; not just for special occasions
  • Washing instructions included
96816: Taste And See, Salt And Pepper Shaker Set Taste And See, Salt And Pepper Shaker Set

White ceramic salt and pepper set with tray, right at home in your kitchen or on your dining table.Scripture verse quotes in uspcale font design.

  • Taste and see that the Lord is good. Psalm 34:8, Blessed is the one who takes refuge in Him. Psalm 34:8Shakers are 3″ x 1.75″; matching ceramic tray is 4.75″ x 2.75″.Kitchen or dining table
1113113: Gather Here Platter Gather Here Platter

Oval ceramic platter

  • Welcome Home Collection
  • 17″ x 12″
  • Creamy white; leaf motif
  • Gather here with grateful hearts
  • Artisan script; farmhouse look
421509: Give Thanks Round Platter Give Thanks Round Platter

Glass Fusion ® art platter designed by Lori Siebert in vibrant and artful style to your fall table. Give thanks in swirling font; 13″ round platter.Handwash only; not intended for microwave.Distinctive technique of colroed glass and iridescent metallic finish. For entertaining and celebrating all year round.

670352: Give Thanks Light Box Give Thanks Light Box

Add warmth to your room decor with plug-in light box framed design

  • Box is 6″ x 7.5″ x 3″
  • Insert image is 5″ x 7″ approximately
  • Electrical cord with handy on/off switch; includes 7-watt bulb
  • Illuminated accent
  • Seasonal color for Fall
  • Give thanks with wheat motifmotif
941683: So Very Thankful Incredibly Grateful And Unbelievably Blessed, Pallet Art So Very Thankful Incredibly Grateful And Unbelievably Blessed, Pallet Art

Rustic wall decor made of natural pine slats; simple yet refined accent for your home.

  • Artisan lettering design
  • Constructed in similar fashion to an actual shipping pallet
  • Sawtooth hanger on the back, easy to hang
  • 17″ x 23.5″
  • So very thankful, incredibly grateful, and unbelievably blessed
660105: Harvest Blessings Ceramic Vase Harvest Blessings Ceramic Vase

Ceramic gift vase in creamy white

  • Harvest floral design and autumn sentiment
  • Harvest Blessings
  • 8″ high x 4″ wide; safe for dishwasher
  • Add your own bouquet of fall flowers or woodland greenery
  • Classic trending design
200859: Give Thanks Ceramic Crock with Candle Give Thanks Ceramic Crock with Candle

Ceramic crock in farmhouse style with pumpkin motif

  • Designed by Suzi Skoglund
  • Pumpkin spice candle
  • 4.75″ x 4.25″ large size; reusable crock with handle
  • Give Thanks
  • Autumn decor; hostess gift idea
928325: But First Coffee House Sign But First Coffee House Sign

Shaped structures in wood with decorative architectural details and words of inspiration

  • Arrange on a shelf or desk for your own neighborhood grouping
  • Tuck into a spot on your desk or kitchen counter
  • Made in the USA in the heart of Amish country
  • Cut from pine, distressed accents; artistic embellishments
  • Will stand on shelf or sill
  • But first coffee
  • 6″ high x 5.25″ wide
  • Coffee shop with “open” sign; double doors
814721: Fall Wreath Door Hanger Fall Wreath Door Hanger

Fall door decor creates a warm welcome to your home

  • Give Thanks turkey is fade and weather-resistant
  • Polyburlap, shaped fabric door decor
  • Attached grosgrain ribbon for hanging
  • 22″ x 25″
  • Thanksgiving Decor
698951: Thankful & Blessed Door Mat Thankful & Blessed Door Mat

Seasonal doormat to welcome fall

  • Outdoor/indoor
  • Thick, non-slip rubber backing
  • 17″ x 29″
  • Polyester top; permanent print; fade and mildew-resistant
  • Printed in the USA
  • Pumpkins, plaid and autumn colors
  • Thankful & Blessed
049004: Thankful Pumpkins, Tea Towel Thankful Pumpkins, Tea Towel

Tea towel with appliqued stacked pumpkins

  • 17.25″ x 2.5″
  • thankful embroidered sentiment; stitched edging
  • Natural background in today’s trending look
  • Created by the Daughters of Hope, a fair trade, social enterprise based in Southern India that provides training and employment to impoverished women. Daughters of Hope provides much more than a healthy work environment, and is committed to giving dignity and freedom to those who have been caught up in the cycle of economic and social oppression.Your purchase helps to support this mission.
672131: God God’s Starting Point Mug

True and Write Gift Collection in bold font design

  • Understated grey and white
  • Mug, 14 ounce capacity; ceramic
  • Message on both sides
  • Impossible is God’s starting point
  • Lettering created by artist Jon Huckeby
  • Boxed
0100554: Gather Here Pie Place Gather Here Pie Place

Pie plate in black and white; Gather Here Collection

  • Gather here with a greatful heart
  • Fluted edge; glazed ceramic; 9.5″
  • 2″ x 11″ x 11″
  • Ceramic
  • Farmhouse look
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