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Category: Encouragement (page 2 of 2)

Dear Transgender Man…

I would like to extend an invitation to you that I hope you’ll seriously consider. I’m sure it isn’t easy living your lifestyle, and I won’t claim to understand what it’s like. I’m sorry that people sometimes treat you badly because you are different than they are, or that you make choices they wouldn’t make. Here’s the invitation: come use the men’s bathroom.

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Our Sisters in Loss: Caring for Mamas with Empty Arms

Original Post – 4/6/2016

There are few things that can bond you to another like the pain of losing your child. It is that exact connection that brought Erin of Deafinite Designs and Henderson of Madison’s Closet.

Picture Erin’s vision for Deafinite Design was formed after the loss of her 3rd child. She wanted something she could carry with her to remember the lives she once held inside. Her and her husband were not in a place financially to afford regular goods like furniture, a phone, sometimes even food, so affording a keepsake was out of the question. She promised that if she ever had the money she would learn to create jewelry and offer remembrance pieces at an affordable price to mothers like herself. In 2013 that dream became a reality.

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Know Your Worth

Original Post – 11/17/2014

A good woman is hard to find, and worth far more than diamonds. Proverbs 31:10 (The Message)

Choosing what to talk about today was hard, but easy all at the same time.  I have so much I want to say to the world about so many different topics, but this is one that pierces my heart in a special way.  It cuts me deep to witness a woman not living in her worth. The worth I speak of has nothing to do with monetary value and absolutely everything to with understanding the value of self. There is so much going on in the world that tells us to look or act in certain ways that goes completely against God’s design for us. In the Garden of Eden, Eve was not just haphazardly placed there as an afterthought. She was God’s gift to Adam, because it was not good for him to be alone. She was handcrafted by God to fit perfectly together with Adam.


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