Because Your love is better than life, my lips will glorify You.
Psalm 63:3

Friday, August 13, 2010

Jewels

My tender, persistent friend gave me a beautiful gift for my birthday. She has discovered what my husband has known for several years:: my love language is earrings. Specifically, semi-precious stone danglies with a bit of heft to them. {Did you write that down? Go ahead, I'll wait.}

The pretties would have been wonderful enough...but then I read the literature about Trade Justice Mission that she included with the gift.

My heart clenched. 

Please understand that I am not trying to do the blogger thing and jump on a humanitarian wagon to add gravitas to my words or to increase {ha!} my readership...I have no interest in that. But our God asks us to help ease suffering and I wonder...how can I do anything to beat back the darkness?

I read the stories of two women and watched this video. The gracious, noble, beautiful work this organization is doing resonates with me.



Then I discovered that the headquarters are about 3 doors down from the house I lived in during my high school years.  

Oh, I will be back. As a customer and an advocate.

1 comment:

Justina said...

Went to their website and communicated to them about our MOPS group. Maybe they can come speak or we can support them in some way!