The overwhelming sense I had when they discharged us from the hospital after Levi was born was "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! Wait! Let us stay a bit longer! What in the world are we supposed to DO now?" The process of opening a retail store is like unto bringing home your first baby from the hospital. Here's how: … Continue reading Who Has Babies Anyway?
It has been a long time since new words sunned themselves upon the rock of this blog. There are reasons and excuses like "how do you follow up on the stories of the Albanian women?" and "we've been busy." Both positions are true, and have contributed to the lapse. But what is also true is … Continue reading One Foot in Front of the Other
The last of the 4 women we met in Durres was Maria. She met us outside her home with a beaming smile, kisses on the cheeks and incredible warmth and excitement. It immediately felt like we were welcome, and like we had known her forever. She had just picked fresh figs from her garden, and … Continue reading Introducing… Maria
On our second day in Albania we met Amelia (as with the others, we changed her name for this blog). Like the others, Amelia had found hope and purpose in her work knitting for Dawn, despite terribly difficult circumstances. She greeted us with joy and welcomed us warmly into her home, and her 2 children took … Continue reading Introducing… Amelia
As we started with Lydia in our last blog post, we want to introduce you to each of the women we met in Durres. These stories are incredibly important to us and to why The Intersection exists. There are real people in real places who are impacted by the decisions we make about what we buy. The stories are difficult to tell … Continue reading Introducing… Helena
As we mentioned in the last post, it is our intention to introduce you to each of the women we met who are working with Dawn in Durres. We had the privilege of sitting in the homes of each of these amazing women and hearing their stories. These stories are the reason The Intersection exists. … Continue reading Introducing… Lydia
Aaaand.... we're back! Our time away was full- both in activity and emotion. There is and was so much to blog about, but we were so busy being there that we didn't have a lot of time to write about it. That, and some patchy internet connections. Our children travelled for the most part like absolute champions. They … Continue reading Albania… the coles notes
We believe that there is a God and that He is heartbroken about the state of affairs in our world and the way we treat one another. We believe our heart for justice and the oppressed is a reflection of His heart. We believe that His economy is love and hope and life to the … Continue reading Lights Flashing- Corner of Albania and Jaeger
We go to the movies. We watch the news. We read books. We read magazines. We watch youtube videos. We follow people on twitter and instagram. We watch reality TV. We do it all because we love stories. We love connecting to the stories of others, especially when they're really good ones. This blog is … Continue reading So What’s Your Story?