here's how it starts.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

last week i was given the book 'radical' (written by david platt) by our lead pastor at our church.  he asked all staff & their spouses to read it so that we could get together & discuss it.  if you know me at all... you know group discussions are as far from what i would like to participate in as possible.  but i did read the book.  i was convicted by a number of things, but needed a practical way to have this new found conviction flesh its way out into my life.

rewind a few weeks back... my dear friend kara (who really is one of the most amazing women in my life) was telling me about a project some students started up at their church.  they call it 'give a shirt'.  if you purchase a shirt, all the profits from the shirt go directly to the homeless teens in salem oregon (where the church is located).  they continue to raise money... i was blown away by what kara shared with me.

well... fast forward to last friday.  todd & i had talked a lot about ways that we can help.  platt talks a lot about going to 3rd world countries & ministering.  which i have done on a number of occasions in my life.  but i felt called to do something here... within our community.  taking a step out of my already uncomfortable comfort zone & help.

but how do i get started?  good question.  well i want to do something similar, but i need to raise money to get this thing up and running.  and an idea popped into my head.  sell some of your treasures to help others.  so that is what i am doing.  slowly but surely i will sell some of my treasures & give back to the community that i live in.

i don't say this to boast, but rather to ask you to join in with me.  to challenge you to see what you need to let go of & give back to.

check out here to see what i am letting go of...

give {hope}


  1. That's great Summer! It is easy to read a book but so much harder to actually DO something!

  2. Love this post and loved the book and love the way God promises to show us what we can do if we you have.


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