A few years ago (in a different life) I had the pleasure and privilege of working with, and ministering to a young woman with an amazing story and heart of gold. Her name is Crystal Renaud and she is the founder of a ministry called “Dirty Girls Ministries” and author of a book named “Dirty Girls come clean” which are both aimed at providing help, hope, and healing for women dealing with pornography and sexual addiction. The other day she tweeted this,
Oh dear. I’ve been bit by the idea bug. The only cure is to stay up for many more hours to see if said idea becomes nothing or something.
— Crystal Renaud (@crystalrenaud) November 20, 2012
Crystal is a dynamic, honest and very creative young woman and the idea from that tweet reflects this reality. I pray that you don’t just read this post but get involved!
Black Friday. Small Business Saturday. How about Give Back Wednesday?
As we know, Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks for all the blessings we’ve received over the last year. But it seems like for many of us, we go from giving thanks for all we have to the very next day
shoppingfighting for everything we don’t. And this year, Black Friday is beginning on Thursday (which, can you still call it Black Friday?).
What if before the big bird is carved and the big screen TVs go on sale, we all took a moment to give back to the ministries, organizations and individuals who serve others all year long?
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with shopping this weekend and getting in on the great deals. But consider giving back on Wednesday first and support the causes that rely on your generosity to keep them going. Check out the “GIVE BACK” tab above for some organizations that would greatly appreciate your donation. If you would like to add to this list, please reply below with the name and website you would like for us to add.
Share this idea with your friends using the social media links below (#gbw). If you decide to give back, please leave a comment on the “I GAVE BACK” page. We’d love to track how many organizations are impacted by this effort.
Below is a list of causes who would greatly benefit from your donation. Click a link to visit their website for more info and to donate. If you would like to add to this list, please REPLY HERE with the name and website you would like for us to add. Non-Profit Organizations/Tax-Deductible Giving only, please. If you decide to give back, please leave a comment on the “I GAVE BACK” page. We’d love to track how many organizations are impacted by this effort.
- American Family Assoc. of KS & MO
- Birthday Blessings KC
- Blood:Water Mission
- Compassion International
- Dirty Girls Ministries
- Exodus Cry
- Food for the Hungry
- Hookers for Jesus
- Invisible Children
- Mercy Chefs
- Oceans of Mercy
- People of the Second Chance
- RefineUs Ministries
- Shiloh Restored
- The A21 Campaign
- The Mentoring Project
- To Write Love on Her Arms
- 88.5 KLJC
Founder of Dirty Girls Ministries