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Mercy is a Choice

In looking at the experiences of two friends who made wrong choices recently, I’ve come to the conclusion that mercy also is a choice.

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A Sewing Machine is More Important by Nell Green

He wanted me to know that he was ready to build his business!  He was already telling everyone he met in the apartment complex, at church, and other places that he wanted to sew and do alterations for them. "A sewing machine is more important than a car. God has blessed me."  

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Hope Rising through Relationships Old and New

Last year, when the Louisville Chin Church purchased their own building, the congregation gave us space for Hope Rising, our new ministry center in south Louisville. Likewise, God has been using relationships old and new to grow our ministry in exciting ways.

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All I Wish I had Known About Business with a Purpose Part 5 by Nell Green

What if we fail? Dr. Keith Parks of the International Mission Board and later the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship told us many times, “If you haven’t failed, you haven’t tried.” 

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All I Wish I had Known About Business with a Purpose Part 4 by Nell Green

We are so very grateful to those who rallied around us during difficult times to help us persevere. Oswald Chambers states, “Tenacity is more than endurance; it is endurance combined with the absolute certainty that what we are looking for is going to transpire.” So hang in there!

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All I Wish I had Known About Business wth a Purpose Part 3 by Nell Green

I just love our designs. I love our fabrics. It is hard to resist buying every single piece. You can’t sell what you don’t love. And you can’t sell what you don’t believe in. I believe in the quality of our work and the mission as well as the beauty and style.

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All I Wish I had Known About Business with a Purpose Part 2 By Nell Green

Networking comes natural to me. I have been doing it for more than thirty years in my role as a minister. I learned long ago you do better if you join others and if you open your door to them.

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All I Wish I had Known About Business with a Purpose Part 1 of 5 by Nell Green

FYI as you read: Threads by Nomad is our company. My daughter is my partner. Her name is Christen, but she has been Sissi to the family her entire life. So while this is about Business with a Purpose there is a lot of personal thrown in. After all, business is personal. This blog post has been floating around in my brain since the beginning of Threads by Nomad. I was freaked out scared when we started. Ministers/missionaries are not business people. Or at least I was not! I have changed in so many ways as a minister as a result of Threads by Nomad. I can’t even begin the list the things I have had to learn. I am very grateful to many people who have helped in that process. There is one group in particular that has stirred me to go ahead and put this on paper. I meet with Women Helping Women 2 Network fairly regularly. We talk about goals and we talk about how we can help each other in our businesses. Many of them like me, really did not know much about business or what they were getting themselves into ...

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Hope House: A Reflection on Refugees by Dr. Bill Bigger

They are individuals with hopes and dreams who deserve our love, our compassion, our care, and our warm hospitality. I still have a lot of learning and growing to do and I certainly don’t have all the answers, but I am praying that I will be the kind of person who loves and advocates for the marginalized, the vulnerable, and those too easily overlooked and dismissed. 

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Mary was a Teenager: a post Christmas reflection by Nell Green

The wrapping paper has made it’s way to the recycle bin and the toys are no longer new. Many of us have returned to our normal routine. Yet I find myself reflecting on something that came up numerous times this holiday season.

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