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The Posture of Dignity

Jade Metz

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The Posture of Dignity

My favorite dress is white, knee length, v-neck with lace at the collar. She has a favorite dress, too. My favorite soda is an ice cold Coke in a glass bottle. She has a favorite soda, too. She has a favorite song, with a favorite dance. She has a favorite friend to laugh with and a favorite elder with which she seeks council, just like me. What happened to her was not her fault. She did nothing wrong. She is still beautiful. She was raped by a group of men who took from her. In the midst of her horror,...


Becoming Less

Abra Clampitt

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Becoming Less

Pride. Attention. Sense of accomplishments. Praises.  These are sins I have struggled with all of my life. I’m not proud to admit to them at all. Growing up in a family with six kids where everyone has been successful in school and strive for perfectionism, if you don’t, you are going to be left behind. I thought I didn’t want to be left behind. I needed to stand up for myself. Make myself known. Get the grades. Keep my appearance up. Walk the line. Don’t fall. I specifically remember writing in a school project in seventh grade that my dream...


Our Stewardship, God’s Redemption

Kacie Feeney

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Our Stewardship, God’s Redemption

I once had little concern for where the products I purchased came from. I’d hear bits of information about how our global economy was somehow connected to poverty and low wages internationally, but like most people, I didn’t really connect on an emotional level; I simply assumed that our economy was functioning ‘as it should’, and there really was no need, or way, to challenge the status quo. Simply put, I just thought every product made meant ‘another job’ for someone in the world who ‘needed it.’ That all changed when I became a business-owner. As my mind shifted from...


Learning to Stand Again

Kacie Feeney

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Learning to Stand Again

These past few months, the Lord has called me to a life of daily dependence like never before. It wasn’t my transition to managing our business full-time. Rather, it was a more private, intimate reliance - one that took place within the walls of my own home. In the fall, Persimmon was growing – and it was exciting! We launched new, beautiful products and began selling on a larger scale. We cheerfully gave to our partnering non-profits, and felt so good about supporting their work. It felt like real impact. I became so entangled with fighting on behalf of God’s mercy...