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If you want to get craft supplies after church…

…don’t go to Hobby Lobby. It’s closed Sundays. For some reason, I’ve had to drive past the Hobby Lobby parking lot the past two Sundays. I’ve seen more than a few cars there, so I’m guessing that while the store is so new, people haven’t yet figured out that it’s not open on Sundays. Or, like my husband last weekend, they forget.

Hobby Lobby founder David Green has been very open about his Christian faith. In fact, he and his family are trying to create a National Bible Museum. He often talks about building his business “on Christian principles” and so closes stores on Sunday so employees can worship.