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Lisa Jones LBD

This guest post is by Lisa Jones, a wonderful speaker, writer, and just otherwise all-around talented spectacular woman.   Sadly, while we lived near each other we didn’t really get to spend much time together, though I highly respect her– somehow she manages to be funny, yet wise; compelling but  light-hearted. Lisa is real, seen pain, yet still believes […]

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15 Questions About Little Black Dress Project 2014

Posted February 27, 2014 By Elisa
03.2014. Little Black Dress Project 2014

Little Black Dress 2014 starts this Saturday, March 1st (or as soon as you can following that day). This is for all of you who are going to be doing it this year. Please confirm with me whether you are taking part this year, so I know who to continue sending emails too throughout the project. Also, feel […]

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Project Little Black Dress 2014

Posted February 19, 2014 By Elisa
03.2014. Little Black Dress Project 2014

2014 Little Black Dress is Here! Project Little Black Dress 2014 is beginning in just a couple weeks! Previously, we did this in February. But I had a baby. Considering my newborn has been flourishing, dispensing lots of spit-up and sleepless-nights, for my sake this year you all agreed to push it back a month […]

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Every Day Charity: The Man With A Cardboard Sign

Posted February 1, 2014 By Elisa

I was bored. My son was driving me crazy, asking to visit pretty much every person on earth we know. Honestly, sometimes we would think he didn’t know anyone’s names until he starts to list them off: “Can we go to Ms. Danielle’s?” “Can we go to Andria’s?” “What about Sean and Caroline’s?” “Or Grayson’s?” […]

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Intervention: Beyond a Christmas Story

Posted January 27, 2014 By Elisa

  Intervention Beyond A Christmas Story (This is an excerpt from the Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Initiative’s New Year newsletter. Please consider subscribing to this monthly update by clicking here). ————————– This past month we were excited to see your generosity first-hand! Together, you bought and donated thousands of dollars in gifts to girls who […]

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How Does God View the Poor? “I will praise Him from the bottom of         my heart: “Lord, who can compare with you?  Who else rescues the weak and           helpless from the strong? Who else protects the poor and          needy from those who want to          rob them?”” Pslam 35:10 NLT One of […]

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The Foreign Aid Myth (And Other Budget Stuff)

Posted March 13, 2013 By Elisa

The Trigger Button Every one has some trigger buttons. You hit your funny bone and you don’t laugh, you moan. You hit my nose and I will stick my tongue out. That is just a normal family tradition. You touch the toddlers toes and he will jerk around laughing. You post a political comment on […]

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  What is it that God has given you a passion for? Not surprisingly, raising funds for that passion is something we can do and often at one point must to do. But, it doesn’t always have to be hard to raise funds. One of the ways to do this is hosting a party. You […]

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Generosity Day: Reclaiming Valentine’s Day

Posted February 14, 2013 By Elisa

Every Valentine’s Day I tell my husband to not take me out for dinner, or buy me flowers or presents,  because I think all this commercial Valentines Day stuff is ridiculously over-priced, and hence, stupid. Every Valentine’s Day he doesn’t buy me flowers, take me out for dinner, etc… I feel disappointed, because he followed […]

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A week ago there was a terrible mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary where first graders and kindergarteners were brutally murdered. Little tiny, punchy, learning-their-words Kindergarteners? It is just horrific. I myself have a precious kindergartener who is still thankfully alive today. Yeppie! There is no doubt the parents of the United States have loved […]

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