I love how God blesses you with things that you can never imagine. Back in November I got into this home decor business. I felt that I was supposed to do it and that it would be a comfort to me and bring joy into my life. My words this year are Joy and peace. I knew nothing about this company but I loved watching videos on how to create things with the products. Without even trying them I signed up to be a designer. After I signed up I realized what an amazing company it is and that they have teamed up with an organization called Watts of Love.
Watts of Love
WE SEE SOLAR LIGHTING AS ONE OF THE STRONGEST TOOLS AVAILABLE TO BREAK THE CYCLE OF POVERTY.
Light gives hope, creates opportunity, and increases safety.
As a secular nonprofit, Watts of Love believes that everyone has equal value, and everyone deserves an opportunity. Watts of Love believes that light shines equally on all. We meet people exactly where they are in life and serve any and all that are in need.
Watts of Love intentionally seeks out the most vulnerable people in the developing world, who live without access to electrical light. We target the “last-mile” communities in greatest need of assistance. Often, these “hidden poor” live in garbage dumps, remote mountains, small islands, urban slums, and leper colonies.
Not only do we focus on the hidden poor, but we invest in women. Women really hold the key to the finances of the home, and statistically, when women work, they invest 90 percent of their income back into their families, compared with 35 percent for men [Clinton Global Initiative: Empowering Girls and Women].
Watts of Love is unique and innovative. We have a very intentionally designed program where we do not just hand out lights—we invest in educating and empowering our recipients so there is an immediate, tangible impact from DAY One.
I love what this organization stands for so it’s giving back to others. Chalk Couture has teamed up with them so you can donate or round up your orders to support them. Not only do I love doing the art projects but I have found it an outlet for my grief. I find it peaceful and relaxing and am able to create beautiful things. In the past I would have used addiction to numb my pain. Eating away my sorrows but instead I’m able to do this. I’ve also met some amazing designers who I learn from each day.
A couple of weeks ago my grief shifted and I felt a veil being lifted off me. Then I felt God telling me that I can go to Bend, Oregon this summer. So I’m going to my most favorite place in the world this summer. I can’t wait to see all my friends again. This is my home away from home. I was last there 4 years ago before Covid hit. Not only do I get to hang out with great friends but I also get to Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch. I can go volunteer there it’s a place where they rescue horses and team them up with children. I love this place so much. There’s something about this ranch that changes lives and I’ve seen and experienced it. I also get to see my good friends at the ranch. So something else to be excited about and it helps me through my grief.
So no matter what your going through there is always light in the darkness. God brings hope. What hope has he brought you in your life?, If your still in darkness, I pray that you will see His light and promises soon.