Tuesday, May 27, 2014

NOT GIVING UP!

Not Giving Up

I took a brave step the other day and entered a contest.
Sounds easy but it was hard.

Hard because...
I was a week behind the over 300 plus women who were jumping at this opportunity 
to travel to Rwanda in July.

I was - ahem - a little older than most of the girls.

I had other numerous excuses and fears of
"why me?" instead of "why not me?".



On this amazing trip will be a team of incredible advocates, story tellers, bloggers, artist's and others that represent Noonday Collections and International Justice Mission.  I want to join them on this
all expense paid trip that would combine my passion for Fashion and Freedom
 to create opportunity for the poor, hopeless and hurting.
This is not a contest about raising money...but raising votes
 to bring awareness.


Currently I am on page 3 in rankings, and have large gap to get to
 page 1 and in the top 7.
Today they started posting how many votes we actually have.
I am in the 400's...the top 7 are in the 3000's!!  There are 2 days left of
this contest...Today And Tomorrow!
 I'm still not giving up!

It is not about the prize to me, but coming together bringing awareness and advocating for the causes of poverty and sex trafficking.
Whether I am on this trip or not - one of the main reasons
I signed up for this - is for
Freedom
and to reach as many people as possible with this
#StyleForJustice Campaign!


Freeing, Rescuing, Transforming and Supporting the lives affected by sex trafficking has become a cause I support through the sales of some of my own accessories (click here) and Noonday Collections.

I have met people who have been rescued from prostitution and sex trafficking and personally know what it means to be Free from a stronghold. 
 With Gratitude for all the Lord has healed me of and set me Free from - 
 I speak, testify write, volunteer and advocate for others to be free!

I Will Not Giving Up!

Did you realize the major link to this injustice is pornography?
Pornography trains the minds and creates a demand for filth and profit.

Did you know that when girls enter prostitution whether through
kidnapping or being lured that they are often trained through the
watching of pornographic videos to become a slave to sex.
Their strength and inhibitions are broken down and weakened.

WE CANNOT GIVE UP!



I appreciate your votes, support, cheers and kind words that have been offered during this contest.  The discussions have been a gift to share and bring greater awareness to the serious topic of modern day slavery.


Together we can advocate in offering hope and healing
Lets Do This...Together!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

JEWEL OF INSPIRATION


Jewel Of Inspiration: Coffee & Christ



Who else needs more of both of these today?
Has disappointment, disillusionment, 
perfectionism, fear and failure 
invaded your day, week, year?


Let us not be pulled down by lies or fear in the hard steps ahead but instead be strengthened in the Light and Understanding of what we know to be
Truth, Love and Strength.
It is a Love that shines a light in the midst of darkness.

It is a Peace and Strength beyond our understanding.


It is Christ and His Word.


Be strengthened and encouraged with the Word of God, another cup of your
favorite java and the prayer declarations I wrote below.
Pray them for yourself and others.



The Joy Of The Lord Is Your Strength.
Nehemiah 8:10


Many are asking, “Who can show us any good?” Let the light of your face shine upon us, O LORD. You have filled my heart with greater joy than when
their grain and new wine abound.
Psalm 4:6-7 NIV



JOY to your world as you seek and receive the Goodness and Grace of God in your life!
JOY in understanding and knowing He is the source of your Salvation and Strength!
Holy JOY be wisdom and warning as you step out in obedience!
JOY to protect and prepare you along the way!
JOYful praises arise from your mouth and overflow to encourage others!



Understand The Word.
Obey The Word.
Rejoice In The Word.
Share The Word.



God's Word must be understood before it can enter the heart and release it's life changing power. 
~ Warren Wiersbe, Author - Be Determined


The joy of the Lord is your strength and the person of Christ is your unassailable joy – and the battle for joy is nothing less than fighting the good fight of faith. 
~ Ann Voskamp,



It is my prayer that you know this Joy, Love, and Peace - that has the power to go beyond anything we can experience from material prosperity, security or satisfaction.




Be Inspired,

Pinky Vern

Thursday, March 27, 2014

JEWEL OF INSPIRATION

Jewel Of Inspiration: Love And Consolation

Love and Consolation are powerful blessings.
On normal days we all want to know we are loved.
On days of struggle, disappointment, suffering, or grief we especially desire Love and Consolation to come near.
Consolation doesn't necessarily take the pain away but it lets others know you care, you are there and they are not alone.
There is always someone in need and there are many around us right now that may need a smile, hug, pat on the back or an invitation to come join you for lunch, church or something else. Genuine Love and Encouragement has the power to bring comfort & peace to an aching heart and troubled mind.
God the Father is the originator and author of comfort.
It is He who eases our pains and sorrows.
Christ is our intercessor, and advocate in our time of need and the Holy Spirit has been sent to be our Comforter.
The Church (Believers) are the physical comforters that God uses here on earth in a variety of ways.
It is important we not hesitate to be there for someone - offering prayer, comfort and assistance - this will powerfully and beautifully grow us in unity and love and bring glory to God!
He heals the brokenhearted, and binds up their wounds.
Psalm 147:3
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.
Romans 12:15
Here is what my pastor and friend spoke recently regarding devastating times -
"Few people remember what was actually said in time of devastation - but they remember who was there.  Be the friend that you would want in the midst of devastation."
Chris Emmitt, Pastor Community Bible Church
Love and Consolation are powerfully worth more than the expense it takes to offer it.
Ask me how I know...

Be Inspired,
Pinky Vern

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