Here at 107, we are all about families. It is our heart to keep families together! We support sustaining jobs long term so families can stay together and be all they were meant to be. We believe in the value of helping one another. We want to support our communities. So, we have developed some unique fundraising collections whereby in addition to supporting the families of the artisans who make these amazing goods, you are supporting your own communities as well. It doesn’t get much
The Digital Divide. This is a term I heard recently and was struck by the accuracy of this term. It refers to the socioeconomic and geographic gap between those who have ready access to computers and technology and those who do not. I believe it could also include the vast gap between the younger generations to whom technology and the internet is second nature and older generations to whom it is like foreign policy.
I’m thankful that even though I’m in the upper ceiling, I find myself on the
For many of us, including myself, who are Irish, we like to use it as an excuse to draw attention to ourselves. It’s a fun day to wear green a say silly things like “kiss me, I’m Irish” or drink green beer. (Seriously, though, I’ve never drank green beer, I think that coloring your beer is gross…) But, I took it upon myself to do a little research and found some interesting things about old St Patrick. Yes, he was a real man. No, he was not a leprechaun. Yes, according to several sources,
So, last week I found my new favorite song. I have listened to it about 85 times since last Thursday. I heard a story about a man who asked Mother Theresa to pray for him to have clarity and she said no, she would pray for him to have trust instead. I realized how much I needed to hear that! I realized that I have been praying for clarity and revelation of God’s will for so long and really, all I want is for God’s will, so why not just trust? Wow! That is REVOLUTIONARY! So, my new
Passion:a strong and barely controllable emotion oran outburst of strong emotion.
As humans and individuals, we can be passionate about many different things.
I adore the passion of Andrea Young and her team of friends who started the Created for Care Retreat for adoptive and foster moms. It started in 2010 and has 900 participants twice a year. They are passionate about adoptive moms having rest, community, and fellowship with their Savior. There was clearly a need. While parenting
A little story I want to share...
Some of us set sail in big ships; I put to sea to do business in faraway ports. Out at sea I saw God in action, saw his breathtaking ways with the ocean: With a word he called up the wind – an ocean storm, towering waves! I shot high in the sky, then the bottom dropped out; my heart was stuck in my throat. I was spun like a top, I reeled like a drunk, I didn’t know which end was up. Then I called out to God in my desperate condition; he got me out in the
The Oscars have always intrigued me. Every year, millions gather around, have parties, celebrate, and watch the winners of categories, chosen by The Academy. For days afterwards, topics of conversation include best dressed, funny one liners, acceptance speeches. Winning an Oscar is an accolade like no other in Hollywood. I’ve always been intrigued by the amount of press this event gets.
This year, I want to have my own Oscars. It would be so fun to see submissions for Best Picture, Best
I took the Strengthfinders assessment by Gallup Strengths Center this past week. You can find it here. (www.strengthfinderscenter.com) It helps you discover where you operate best in your family, workplace, and the world around you. I highly recommend it if you haven’t taken it. Insightful is an understatement.
One of my strength themes is called Futuristic. It means that I’m a visionary at heart. I’m always about 10 steps ahead of where I’m standing. And sometimes it’s hard for me to
Haiti, September, 2014.
She looked across the table at the three of us and said “I’m trying to decide how we will get into Jubilee today”…hmm?
Why is this even a question, I thought? I mean really, how many ways are there to get there? Car, walk…?? She continued, “We can take tap-taps or motos…” Before I could stop it, it was already out of my mouth, “I am NOT riding one of those things!” Wow, I didn’t mean to say that out loud! I have traveled to many places alone and I am not easily
How do you show love?
I show love by cooking. I enjoy cooking. My kids think I am a good cook. When they ask me the secret to cooking a great meal, my answer is always that I add love. Sometimes that backfires. It’s happened more than once that while sitting at the table, I’ve been asked if I forgot to add the love. I will admit that not every meal can be my best but I do make every meal with love. I pray as I cook. Like most moms, I pour myself into making sure my family is