Monday, June 4, 2012

Garage Sale: Today's Treasure

Wait no more. It's time for the annual Faith Alive garage sale where people take seriously the wisdom that someone's trash is someone else's treasure. If you're in the northern Colorado area, please go through your closets, drawers and garages for things in good shape (no clothes or outdated tech things) that you no longer want or need and bring them to my house before Friday evening.

Nothing to donate? No problem. Shop this Saturday, June 9 from 8 am - noon at 5400 White Willow Drive, Fort Collins, Colorado. Each day this week, I'll highlight some of the valuables that have never been considered trash.

Today's treasure is Peace in Our Lifetime: Insights from the World's Peacemakers by local, internationally-recognized author Susan Skog. She's graciously donating multiple copies that are especially loved by teachers who use the book as a teaching tool for conflict-resolution. I bought a copy  for personal use after my trip to Israel and the West Bank. Reading the description below makes me want to take a few copies to Jos, Nigeria, where extremists are trying to divide the country.

"Through the lives and lessons of 50 exceptional peacemakers working in war zones, high-conflict organizations and neighborhoods, 'Peace in Our Lifetime' shows how we create peace, personally and globally. Through rich, compelling stories, this book describes how we can each channel our anger for positive change and listen compassionately. It explores how we can get to the root of our conflicts, find common ground, and forgive even our 'enemies.'"

Check in tomorrow to see the perfect Father's Day gift for sale this Saturday.

Oops, I almost forgot the best part--100% of the profit goes to Faith Alive Hospital in Jos, Nigeria for brothel renovation. 

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