Honestly there was a roller coaster of emotions. Initial thoughts were...wow this is awesome! And I started thinking of all the abundance of things in my household and how those things could be blessings to others. We do have so much stuff and there are people in need all around us.
As I was sorting through my excess of things that we have collected through the years my mind starting filling with fear ...will people take advantage of this "free"garage sale, maybe they don't really need it... What if I give something I will need again or could sell instead....
What affect did The Generosity Project have in my life? What did it not affect is more like it.
Now I have their faces burned in my mind and I’m familiar with some aspect of their life. I could pick them out in a crowd. I pray for them and I love them. My heart is open to people that I never in my life would have talked with otherwise. And Read More
Today I wanted to share a story from The Generosity Project (hence the "TGP" in the title) that comes from one of the awesome people that helped make it happen! I'm so happy to introduce you to Jessi Meyer from The Meyer Casa! She is fun, organized, down to earth, adorably stylish (ok you caught me, sometimes when picking out an outfit I ask myself...what would Jessi wear?) and an all around great gal. She is momma to Noah and Everly, wife to Matt and has a featured post on Apartment Therapy...dreams do come true. But seriously go look at that post because her house is--I would dare say-- more amazing in real life than even Apartment Therapy could convey. She is my minimalist role model for sure, not to mention she has me dreaming about white walls with a tinge of turquoise. Her love for the Lord is obvious and so is her servant's heart. She made many hours of mindless sorting and organizing for TGP go by quickly with her quick wit and fun spirit. So without further ado.... Read More
Shanae is a woman filled with life, joy, beauty and responsibility. I'm sure none of us who got to spend time with her during the Generosity Project got an accurate picture of the weight she really carries everyday. Shanae was fun and sweet and kind of the life of the party. The Generosity Project would not have been the same without Shanae and her kids and friends. Read More
I know I've neglected the blog a bit lately, but to be honest I just couldn't write yet. I wanted to give The Generosity Project the breathing space it needed. As much as I've missed this little blog, God has been showing me so much and I knew it wasn't a process to be rushed. I want to share a couple of stories with you that came from that day. Because each person who came to help and shop has a unique story and because respecting their privacy is important for different reasons, you should know that their names have been changed and some of the details of their life are being kept intentionally vague. Don't worry, I'll leave in all the important stuff. So without further delay...Here's Ashely's story. Read More
What is The Generosity Project? Watch the video blog here. Read More