Monday, April 9, 2012

A Post About Another Post You Should Read Instead...

We all love Noonday, but did you know they have a blog? True story. And it usually keeps you in the loop as to what's going on over there, and I'm a big fan so I gotta know what's up (P.S. If you don't know yet, the sewing school that we fundraised for is partnering with MATILDA JANE for a line soon! It actually makes me giddy! I can't wait!). Anyhoo, today Jessica posted a ridiculously good post about why you should shop. It's crazy insightful and eye opening.  And I'll be finally justifying another Noonday purchase as soon as I publish this. Here's a bit of the article. Go read the rest here. And shop here.

Beachside Necklace

“God, who is a worker, ordained work so that humans could worship Him through their work. Relief efforts applied inappropriately often cause the beneficiaries to abstain from work, thereby limiting their relationship with God through distorted worship or through no worship at all…. The goal [of poverty alleviation] is to restore people to experiencing humanness in the way that God intended. The crucial thing is to help people understand their identity as image bearers, to love their neighbors as themselves, to be stewards over God’s creation, and to bring glory to God in all things…… “

 The very essence of the items you buy validate the God-image in each of our artisans. We begin with their gifts and craftsmanship, affirming that  “God has indeed placed good gifts into every community."...

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