gift giving

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It’s holiday time again and I begin to think about unique gifts to give to the friends and family on my list. With all the hate and bad things happening in the world today I always look for something to make my people feel light and warm, maybe even laugh. When I ran across these

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Trades of Hope - Jordan

In the Middle East, we find a group of Jordenian women picking up sea glass from the Red Sea. These will be used to make beautiful jewelry items, like the Sea Glass Necklace (each is unique and gorgeous!). This group is a social business merging women trying to work their way out of poverty with

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Trades of Hope - Africa

Trades of Hope works with two groups in Uganda, where over half (approx 55%) of the population live in poverty. The groups that employ the artisans who create the Imani Necklace and Eden Wrap bracelet do more than just provide gainful employment, they also help connect the women they employ with educational/health care/spiritual opportunities and

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Today I would like to talk to you about out Indian artisans. In India, poverty imposes an oppressive weight, especially in the rural areas where almost three out of four Indians and 77 percent of the Indian poor live. Although poverty has been reduced during the past four decades, it remains painfully high. In a

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Next, we’ll travel further south to Costa Rica. Seeds of Hope is a mission to reach out to young girls who have been caught up in human trafficking. The ministry also reaches out to the young girls before they are forced into this darkness. They run a safe house for girls rescued from the streets.

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In Expectation of The Month/Day of Love Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by the fine folks at Freezer labels. I used one of their images with permission. Valentine’s Day is believed to be the second most popular holiday in the US after Christmas, and largely popular around the world which is not surprising since its

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Festive Printables for Easy Christmas Decor Every year around December we start preparing our homes and planning the budget for one of the most beloved days of the year, Christmas. It is that holy day, the day of our dear Savior’s birth, that brings us back home no matter how far we have gone. Even

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Does your office draw names? Or do you have to buy something small for everyone? Why is buying for people you work with so daunting? Today I want to give you a few ideas for those quirky folks in the cubicle next to yours. Gifts for the Office! This post contains items I received for

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How come the men in my life are so hard to buy for? I always struggle knowing what to buy for them. They usually end up being the last gifts that I buy. Today I want to feature some products that I have on the list for the men in my life. This post contains