Jess. 26 years old. I love art, music, baking and star tipping.
He's blessed me with many gifts, including the gift of loving others tremendously [so let's be friends]. This is my walk with Him.
Never let your fear decide your future.
GOD IS THE KEY TO PEACE
This is one creative way to handle your critics.
This is such a wonderful response to hate.
My heart is so broken for enslaved people all over this world. I want them all to be free. I can’t fathom how I can live my life, hanging out with friends and coming and going as I please when there are people suffering so harshly due to other peoples’ purposeful actions.
As my friends and I work for minimum wage, it’s not the money I make that bothers me. God has blessed me in a way that I can still live with my parents and I don’t have to pay for things like rent and house bills. My heart is torn when I’m reminded everyday as I walk through stores like Walmart and Target. Places where I can afford to buy things like towels and handsoap, shelves and curtains, toys for my friends’ baby. Things that were very likely touched by slaves.
After going to Passion 2012, I learned that several national companies’ products were made or touched by slaves, including Target and Nestle. After that, I find it very difficult to buy their products. I avoid Nestle at all costs, occasionally drinking Nestle water when given to me by a family member or friend. I avoided Target, until one day my sister told me “you know that all of these stores get their products from the same places right?” And she was right. How do I know that my clothes and things from Old Navy, Amazon and Dots aren’t from the same places. The dollar stores are definitely selling items that are worth like 10 cents per item.
I want to help people and I certainly don’t want to contribute. So we have to make these companies aware that we are on to them. We know their secrets and we don’t want to be a part of it. Now if only we could afford fair-trade goods.
So how do we as a people in this great country stop slavery when we contribute to the forced labor division of modern-day slavery everyday?
Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.
— Unknown (via cosmofilius)