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I didn’t really grow up in the church. My walk with God as a kid included being friends with a Christian in elementary school until she broke up with me because I wasn’t “Christian” enough for her, a brief stint as the lead singer of a Christian worship band in middle school called Doubting Thomas – they needed a singer and I could sing so I fit the bill, and going to Catholic mass on Christmas and Easter…. needless to say, I did not truly understand the gospel until my mid 20s.
I came to Christ after years and years of pushing Him away and even at times denying His entire existence. I thought I could do life on my own… I was so confident that I didn’t need Him and that no matter what life threw at me, I could handle it. I AM AN INDEPENDENT WOMAN. All the women who independent, throw your hands up at me!
But I got to a point where the burden I was carrying was way too much… the load too heavy. For a long time I bought into that lie that “God will never give you more than you can handle” and if I’m being honest, it wasn’t until the last two years or so that I realized that cliche is a bold faced lie. God will absolutely give you more than you can handle. But He will never give you more than HE can handle.
I’m often asked about my faith and my story and today’s episode isn’t my testimony but it is a little different… today I’m sharing just a little bit about how my faith impacts my passion for ethical fashion and purchasing with purpose.
5:13 – A little background on the fast fashion industry and its connection to modern day slavery and human trafficking
- April 24, 2013. The Rana Plaza in Dhaka, Bangladesh collapsed. 1,134 people killed. 2,500 injured. More than half of the victims were women and children. The Rana Plaza complexed house garment factories for some of the world’s most prominent fashion brands. It is the deadliest garment factory tragedy in history.
7:15 – We plan an active role in the fight against human trafficking
8:23 – Here’s where my faith and my passion for ethical and fair trade shopping intersect
11:15 – How God brought hope and restoration to my life
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