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Mother’s Day Gifts that Empower Moms

  This Mother’s Day, why not purchase a gift that supports other moms?  In this post, I want to introduce you to two women who are some of the bravest, most hard-working women I know: Roushan, and her sister, Khadija.  I met my friend Roushan about a year ago, at…

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Paper Beads

Today is Mercantile Monday and we’re heading to Uganda! Can you believe it? These beautiful pieces of jewelry are made from paper! Strips of paper (often from recycled magazines) are rolled into beads of various sizes and strung with seed beads to create unique pieces of art that you wear!…

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Mercantile Mondays

On Mondays, I’m going to try to highlight some of the goodies in my little online shop, until I have nothing left to say about them. :) They’re such beautiful, handmade pieces from around the world – they kind of speak for themselves. But often times there’s a unique story…

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Shop The Potter’s Hand!

Hi friends! I have some exciting news! Several months ago, I started dreaming about how I could use The Potter’s Hand for “more.” There’s a lot of noise online and I wanted to make sure that I was using my voice for good. I began to wonder how I would…

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Lessons from my Earrings

I sort of had a “death-to-vision” experience yesterday. A women’s event that I had been planning did not have enough people registered, so we had to cancel. It wasn’t enough to send me into a pit of despair, but it’s an event we had hosted a few times before and…

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Who Am I

I am loving my 40s. And I’m in love with watching my friends love their 40s too. I cheerfully welcome every woman to the club when they turn 40. It’s a fantastic decade to be in. There’s just something that happens when a woman turns 40. It’s like we’ve suddenly…

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Love the Person in Front of You

Last week, our church hosted a Community Conversation surrounding the Syrian refugee crisis, and we had a great turnout! About 50 people in attendance, with many new faces from outside our little St. Paul’s community. We had a woman from Syria named Roushan share her story about resettling here in…

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Meet Thy Neighbor

A few weekends ago, we went up to New Hampshire. Earl had some work to do, and since he had a hotel room we decided to join him. It’s always nice to get out of town for a bit. Especially when you have kids, and especially when said hotel has…

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On Puerto Rico, and Neighbors Helping Neighbors

I’m going to be honest. Since last November, I’ve been trying to ride out this current administration like I’d ride out a 5-year old’s temper tantrum. Calmly, patiently waiting. Maybe even lock myself in the bathroom until it’s over. I honestly didn’t think it would last this long. But holy…

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On Football, and Taking a Knee

We’re a family of musicians. Together we like to run and bike, hike and swim, but we’re not big sports enthusiasts. So when we were given tickets to a college football game, we jumped at the chance, knowing this would be an opportunity to enrich our kids’ lives by participating…

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