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Last Minute Store to Buy Fair Trade Products!

Hey! Welcome to Somebody Always Pays Mondays! Why the name Somebody always pays? Because when I first started to articulate what I was learning about purchasing fair trade I was having a hard time explaining my WHY. Why pay more money? Why go through the hassle? Is fair trade REAL? The way it finally clicked forContinue Reading

On Mission Together / Work

Sometimes, when I close my eyes, I see something really beautiful. Something that brings hope to my heart and a beat to my steps. Something that makes me think that more can be accomplished and change can happen. I see people, united together, fueled by a common purpose, engulfed in love, using their unique giftsContinue Reading

Poured Out.

A couple of weeks ago I was coming home from a meeting and I missed my turn. Frustrated and doing the whole trying to figure out how to get back on the highway going the right way thing I found myself at a stoplight. It was a cold night in Minnesota as many in JanuaryContinue Reading

On Mission Together / Calling

In our first On Mission Together post we looked at the idea that we all can be unified in passion. That we don’t have to compare passions, be jealous of passions, use passion as an excuse to do or not to do a, b or c but that with God as our driving force, ourContinue Reading

Cry Out : Break Forth!

It seems in life that in the meeting of someone else’s needs my needs end up not being met. In my current season of life, I am a parent of 4 girls spanning from 19 months to 11 years. Needless to say there is always a need waiting to be met. From the moment IContinue Reading

On Mission Together / Passion.

  I have been a person of passion my whole life, I have always felt things strongly. Thankfulness, sadness, joy, anticipation, worry, injustice, hurt. Every feeling feels like something is about to burst within me. Think back to the movie Inside Out for a moment, I resonate with it because that is truly how IContinue Reading

Cry Out! Fasting.

“Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the straps of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked,Continue Reading

Rejoice (What we do now).

I am sitting in a post Christmas haze. My throat hurts, there are pine needles all over my house and I am exhausted. This past December was especially busy with hosting and celebrating and I am grateful for every minute. In all the bustle rest has been allusive and the last few days my bodyContinue Reading

What We Receive.

The thing with laying down our rights is it leaves us vulnerable. Surrendering control of our lives (even though if we are honest we really don’t have very much to begin with) can leave us feeling shaky. The unknown is an uncomfortable place to be. Trust is the firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability,Continue Reading

The Starting Place.

Today I am starting a 3 week series called Ponder. Together I want us to look at the Christmas story and this year see ourselves reflected back. Today is the first post in the series and I hope you come back for the next 3 Fridays and take this journey with me. Also, for theContinue Reading

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