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One Day Without Shoes

Yesterday, I joined thousands of people around the world and walked around barefoot. So that kids don’t have to.


Kids all over the world don’t have shoes. They can’t afford them, can’t access them, there’s a variety of reasons. Shoes protect these kids from getting cuts and injuries, from transmitting hookworm and other foot diseases, and last but so important, many children are not allowed to go to school without shoes. That’s why I’ve joined up with TOMS shoe company, where for every pair you purchase, they give one to a child in need. They team up with the local schools and organizations in the countries where they work, and hand place the shoes on the children’s feet. It’s life changing.

Join us next year for One Day Without Shoes by signing up HERE. Be sure to check out TOMS shoes! Not only do they serve an incredible purpose, but they are stylish and also the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever worn. And no, they are not paying me to say this, I swear. I’m saying this simply because I truly believe that it’s a great cause. Because I want my fashion to reflect the heart of God, the reaching out and touching his children for Him.. and giving them a better life. -beth

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handmade fashion accessories empowering ugandans

How awesome would it be for your fashion to not only reflect a style statement, but to empower men and women in Uganda to send their children to school? It can! At Light Gives Heat, you can purchase beautiful handmade jewelry and bags from Uganda, and every purchase directly provides for the creators to send their children to get an education. Your can have fashion and give back at the same time! Please go check out my online retailer store for them by clicking the link below:

Light Gives Heat – Bethany

You can be the change in the world. It starts by changing yourself, letting God turn your viewpoint away from you and onto the world around you.

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Start Something that Matters

Are you wishing you could be part of something bigger? Something beyond yourself? You’re not sure how to reach out and be that, not sure where to start? This is the book for you.
Blake Mycoskie, who wrote the book, “Start Something that Matters” founded the TOMS Shoe company in 2006. The idea of TOMS is simple and yet the core of the company: “With every pair you purchase, TOMS will give a pair of new shoes to a child in need. One for One.”
In this book, Blake shares how his company became a raging success in fashion, and has provided shoes for over one million children in need. Blake starts out his book by sharing his story – the mistakes, successes, joys, pains and all, and then goes on to help you find your story. To figure out what defines you and what you what do to. But more importantly, why you want to do it. He encourages you to face your fears – with real life examples of people who did, and conquered, and became part of a movement that matters.
The book is not full of tips of what to do and what not to do, but rather finding the core of “why”. Why you want to start something that matters, because the strongest and most successful people, businesses and charities in the world have centered themselves around why they do what they do, not what it is they do. Then he leads on to show you how incorporating giving into a central part of who you are, who your business or charity is, can change your life and the world.
Blake focuses on key core values such as being resourceful, having open, honest communication, simplicity, and of course giving back. But this book is mostly about finding you. Finding what you believe in, and why. It is an inspiring book that makes being part of a movement that makes a difference, whether small or large, reachable and tangible to everyone out there.. you. Not just people with lots of contacts and money and resources, but every single one of us. You and I can be part of the change in the world, and for you, it could start by reading this book.

Buy “Start Something that Matters”

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Sneak Peaks!

Today I had two absolutely fabulous photo sessions. First a sunrise engagement session with a fun and gorgeous couple..

And then a super rad fashion session with my brother-in-law in the classy town of Charlotte..

Can’t wait to share the others with you.. so stay tuned! Have an fabulous rest of the weekend..!

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In open fields of wildflowers…

…she breathes the air and flies away
she thanks her Jesus for the daises and the roses
in no simple language – Someday she’ll understand the meaning of it all…

He’s more than the laughter or the stars in the heavens
As close a heartbeat or a song on her lips
Someday she’ll trust Him and learn how to see Him
Someday He’ll call her and she will come running
and fall in His arms and the tears will fall down and she’ll pray,

“I want to fall in love with You”

Sitting silent wearing Sunday best
The sermon echoes through the walls
A great salvation through it calls to the people
who stare into nowhere, and can’t feel the chains on their souls

He’s more than the laughter or the stars in the heavens
As close a heartbeat or a song on our lips

Someday we’ll trust Him and learn how to see Him

Someday He’ll call us and we will come running
and fall in His arms and the tears will fall down and we’ll pray,

“I want to fall in love with You”

It seems too easy to call you “Savior”,

Not close enough to call you “God”

So as I sit and think of words I can mention
to show my devotion

“I want to fall in love with You”

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