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Shop for a Cause | Child Trafficking | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art
I have talked about my burden for children, and more specifically those who are victims of trafficking in past blog posts, but I’m ashamed to say that my voice has been quiet lately. Life has a way of sneaking up on us and distracting us from some really important issues (not that all distractions aren’t equally important, but they can demand more of our attention than we need to give).
So, imagine the convicting blow to my heart when I opened social media on a recent Monday morning just to see an article that broke me. Even if the accusations in the article are not true (and I pray they aren’t), it was non the less a wake up call equivalent to being woken abruptly from a deep sleep. I have failed these children, and the thought of them in a dark room praying for someone to come and free them is unbearable. I was reminded how urgent this issue is and how I CAN NOT stay silent…I need to do better.
I'm so excited to introduce my new custom paintings "A Mother's Crown" just in time for Mother's Day!
If you haven't learned by now, crowns have become my thing, and I am always dreaming up ideas on how to paint them. I have shared in previous blog post about how my Children of the King: Twirly Dresses was birthed with the intentions to send a message of value to young girls about their value. I'm not talking about the prideful kind of value, but the value they have to their heavenly father. We live in a world full of expectations, labels, and comparisons. Twirly Dresses is a colorful reminder to embrace who we were created to be, and when you are happy, you can't help but to dance and twirl.
Last month I was invited to attend A New Beginning Eco Fashion Presentation and Benefit Gala and bring along some of my Children of the King paintings.
It seems like January was a long time ago, but I keep reminding myself that it was just last month. Isn't it crazy how time works? My granddaughter's birth seems like it was just a few days ago, and not 5 months ago. On the contrary, it has felt like much time has past since Christmas. Anywho, I promised to share more about January's event A New Beginning.
The Butterfly house touches a soft spot in my heart as they aim to help rescue and heal children from modern slavery (trafficking) right here in my own backyard by providing them with a long term safe home. And through my Children of the King: Twirly Dresses collection you can help make a difference in a child's life by contributing to the building of the safe home.