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She Laughs


It’s so easy to forget our smiles and lose our laughter in the midst of busy days and endless to-do lists

But what a gift it is to others when they see us enjoying life and enjoying them.

As this Mother’s Day approaches, let’s take hold of the joy described in Proverbs 31:25 and share it with the mothers we love. This hand-made necklace, created exclusively for Proverbs 31 Ministries by our friends at Fashion & Compassion, can help us do just that.

Give the gift of laughter to your mom or a friend who brings joy to your life. Or buy one for yourself, knowing your purchase will help Fashion & Compassion rescue women from human trafficking and the depths of addiction. Order yours today {while supplies last}!

* The name of the woman who made it will be attached to your necklace, so you can pray for her.

 SheLaughs.P31Necklace2Proverbs 31 Ministries and Fashion & Compassion have partnered together to offer this genuine fresh water pearls, crystals and glass beads necklace. Each necklace has been hand-strung by vulnerable women and at-risk youth in Charlotte, NC. Fashion & Compassion is a non-profit dedicated to helping women overcome poverty and injustice through Christ-centered economic empowerment.

A stunning hammered brass pendant completes the 18” necklace, has been hand-stamped with “She Laughs Proverbs 31:25″ by women overcoming extreme poverty in Mexico. A portion of the proceeds benefit programs fighting sex-trafficking and serving at-risk youth in Charlotte, NC. Please join us in prayer for these women in their struggle to find salvation, strength, joy and freedom in our Mighty God.

We only had 2500 made, and we’re almost sold out! So, be sure to order yours now {while supplies last}!

You’ve Been Pre-Approved

What if this week, every time we look in the mirror and think … “Uggh, I need to ______ {lose weight, do something about these wrinkles, get rid of those dark circles under my eyes, etc.} you say this out loud:

“He calls me Beautiful.”

Because it’s true. He does!

You are chosen. Treasured. Redeemed. Loved. Cherished. Enough. You are Pre-Approved!!


What if we surrounded our hearts with truth seekers and truth-speakers, who told us these truths again and again? Friends who point us back to the One who calls us Beloved, Known and Valuable.

This week I’m  honored to be joining a community of women that do just that, everyday. Speaking courage, truth and Hope into the hearts of women around the world through their words, blog posts, community groups and more. Oh how I’d love for you to join (me) there as I join the contributing writers team of:


Perhaps (in)courage is a place you already know? Or maybe it’s a community waiting for you? I’ll be sharing more in the weeks to come. But I hope you’ll hop on over this week, and find out more about (in)courage, see me with bed-head (in my favorite place on earth), and meet the other new writers here. BUT BEFORE YOU GO be sure to ENTER TO WIN!

loveIdolTo celebrate the (in)courage-ment, and the fact that this week will be different because we’re going to tell ourselves the truth every time we look in the mirror…  I’m giving away Love Idol: Letting Go of Your Need for Approval and Seeing Yourself through God’s Eyes, by my friend Jennifer Dukes Lee. Jennifer is also a newbie (in)courage writer along with several others and me who joined the (in)courage team today!

Jennifer wrote “Love Idol” for women like us—who’ve had “enough of the not-enoughs.” This book is her journey toward freedom from the approval-seeking-cycle where she invites us to a place where we can lay down every mirror, every tally sheet, every report card — everything that tells us we aren’t (____) enough.

ENTER TO WIN by  leaving a comment sharing one area of your life where you would love to see yourself as God sees you: loved and pre approved.