Sales Gimmick

Warning ahead: I found a new clothing company to support. The shirts look nice.  The mission is admirable.  But my favorite part is that it is more than a sales gimmick. Let me explain.  Two Blind Brothers have created a line of clothes with a braille tag and soft textured clothes where all the profits…

Fair Trade Sales

Everyone loves a good sale.  And Trades of Hope has an amazing 50% off one going on right now. But if Ethical Fashion is about treating workers fairly and with dignity, doesn’t a sale hurt them? I’m thankful that the answer is a resounding NO. At Trades of Hope, all 13,000+ artisans are paid upfront…

Gray Hair & Jesus

I have been finding more and more gray hair.  I’m a long ways from solid silver, but with black hair, it pops. But everyday, I notice something else, too– five year old eyes and ears learning from everything I say and do. This topic hits me hard because I want her to know that Jesus…

Teachable Moments

Many days, my to-do list is a complete flop because the day has actually been spent finding those teachable moments. Today I had the chance to show my children how to consider one another, and I almost missed it.  And it all centered around my phone. You see, we were hanging out at the Huddle…

Do Our Values Match?

Have you ever done an anticipation guide?  It’s a popular classroom activity but not one I remember doing back in the 90’s. For this one, try to order the following items from most important to least important (1-7). _____ Ending Slavery (there are about 46 million slaves today…mostly women and children) _____ Eating Healthy Foods…