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Wonder Age is the product of a mentally, emotionally and spiritually transformative year for our founder, Erica McClintock. After facing nearly three years of depression, she hit her breaking point and was ready to give up.
Until she didn’t.
While enrolled in a ten-month church planting and leadership course in Hereford, England, Erica set out on an introspective journey in hopes of finding answers to the root of her depression, identity and diluted view of God and the Church. Through worship, reading scripture and becoming a part of a passionate, faith-filled community, founder says it “led her to a change of heart.”
“2018 was one of the most incredible years of my life. I started the program incredibly cynical. We had to write a letter to ourselves on one of the first days there. It was like a prayer of what we wanted to see God grow, heal or restore in us while we were there. I was not into it AT ALL. In my letter, I was literally like this is so dumb and I doubt I’m going to change my mind about who you are, God, because you have disappointed me beyond belief and I think you suck. But honestly, there was a small part of me that was still open to change. It was very tiny, but it was there. At the end of my letter, I found myself asking God for joy. That’s the only thing I wanted out of my time there. I didn’t care about planting a church or leading in the Church, I just wanted to want to live and enjoy a good life.”
Erica found herself in an atmosphere that was conducive to transformation. Though resistant and hesitant at first, she began to release forgiveness, past failure and disappointment. She took challenging steps of faith and began to notice “the weight of darkness falling off of her.”
“One of the hardest things for me to do was worship. Toxic, but I didn’t think that God deserved it. I was so hurt by things that I had experienced and buried that I literally wouldn’t even open my mouth to sing. I would be next to my friends during church services and they would just be going for it - arms raised, leaping, declaring words of faith, crying on their faces in reverence. And I was just standing there with my arms crossed, going back and forth in my mind with questions like why am I even here? and what would happen if I just let it go, whatever “it” was that was keeping me from experiencing God in the way that they were. When I finally decided to humble myself and worship—mostly because I needed to, not because I wanted to—I felt lighter. I felt my wonder coming back.”
Metanoia, a Greek word meaning “change of mind” is the bedrock of the lifestyle brand.
“I started the program in September of 2017 and didn’t come around until January of the following year. I was so convinced that cynicism and self-reliance would take me further in life than hope and faith would, which was an odd belief for a Christian. I was wrong. There’s a saying going around right now that’s something like “Normalize changing your mind when you find out new information.” That’s basically what metanoia is. I didn’t realize it, but I was believing all of these lies about who God was and who he believed me to be, which was most likely the reason why I felt so spiritually heavy all the time. Without the Bible, teachers, mentors and friends I had there, I would literally be in the ground right now. Saved my life.”
Wonder Age is all about inviting others into a perspective change. Founder says, “Regardless of who or what you place your faith in, I think we can all agree that we weren’t created to live defeated, hopeless, anxious or insecure. It is my goal that in some way, each of Wonder Age’s items encourages buyers and onlookers to view life through the lens of wonder. This is not an invitation to walk through life with rose-colored glasses on, but to stop and consider the magnitude of value your life holds to God and to your generation. We were meant to bring good into the world. Wonder Age exists as a practical expression of doing so.”
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August 23, 2020.
Revised: March 24, 2021.
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Our signature t-shirts are Comfort Colors®, known for their high quality, durability and soft feel. They are manufactured in facilities where workers' health and rights are respected. They're also taking steps to minimize their energy and water consumption to reduce harm to the environment. Once we receive them, our shirts designed in-house and printed locally by a family-owned small business in Anderson, SC.
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