Though she always considered herself spiritual, Jaggli did not attend church and said she can't recall having a cross in her home until she began making them. It wasn't until she and a friend worked through a period of crisis three years ago that both turned to the Bible and organized religion.
Then came Easter, and the television program, and, Jaggli said, an overwhelming feeling of dread or anticipation followed by a bright light and what she described as the voice of God.
In that moment, everything changed in Jaggli's life. She still struggles, still drives the same car, still frets over roof leaks.
But Jaggli said she found a new tranquillity and trust. Indeed, the day she began making her first cross, a new client called with a $10,000 job, she said. That same client has provided enough work to pay the bills, while allowing her time to work on the crosses.