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Thread’s of Hope.

October 20, 2011

I hear him from the garden questioning Cal about his bracelet.  This man with random tattoos. He  pats his own pockets looking for a lighter for the endless string of cigarettes.  Pointing at Cal’s wrist he questions through lips pinched around the only filter he has…

Where did he get it?  Did his sweetheart make it for him at school?  Boys aren’t supposed to wear bracelets and doesn’t he know this?

I let the camera fall away from the bird in my focus and walk over to see what exactly is stopping the worker from getting back to my renovation….

Cal always the little professor is teaching a class on the slave trade to this man.  He explains how by making these little bracelets  it keeps kids from being stolen…sold…. and he doesn’t quite know what happens next… “I think they put them in cages,” his voice chokes, “kids like my sisters age…my age…I wear this bracelet so I don’t forget them. Because I support them.”

The worker takes a long drag filling his lungs with smoke….”Why do you care?” I flinch at the ignorance at this man, the only filter he has is the one on the tip of his Camel lite, it doesn’t stop anything from escaping his mouth.

I know my son and wait.

“This is like their prayer…to get out of the situations they were born in…It’s like I wear their prayer.”


I bought each child in our family a bracelet.  I had gone to W.A.R. and brought back the prayers of His people.  We are His people and they are no less His people.  Each child wears a bracelet and when they pray , even though they don’t know who made this bracelet... they know that it is a thread…. direct back to whomever made it.

So they pray…pray for whoever made this little bit of twisted string.


My seven children pray for the kids trapped in a war they have not created. A war for their lives and their souls… A war where twisting bits of string and sending it out into the world may be the only thing that can spread the awareness…a message to a world…A message they need help.
Threads of Hope.
Christmas is right around the corner. Time for parties and other get togethers…

Would you please ….please think about having a W.A.R. party in your home? church? club?
Please check out their site and get involved.
Getting involved and throwing a party.
W.A.R. International.
W.A.R. Store.

Here is the life changing moment I experienced at a recent W.A.R. party…please read the comments. The woman referenced in the picture contacted me … because these are REAL people… the real church in crisis… and

25 Comments leave one →
  1. October 20, 2011 12:14 pm

    you got me crying real hard! Blessings to those precious children of yours, and the others… all the others. May God be with them, and deliver them.

  2. October 20, 2011 2:15 pm

    What a Godly little man you are raising!

  3. October 20, 2011 2:25 pm

    Cal! I can hear the cloud of witnesses cheering your name. Job well done!!! Tears all over the place. What an inspiration.

  4. Danelle permalink
    October 20, 2011 6:47 pm

    My heart ached while reading this. . . and such a tender moment for your son to teach an “unfiltered” man such truth about something so horrible. The boys who sees leading the blind man to truth and compassion.
    And I am going to check out the links you mentioned and see how we can help.
    Thank you.

  5. October 20, 2011 10:44 pm

    oh his heart, his beautiful, big heart… this is what i long for, for my sons. you are doing well, lovely mama-friend.

  6. October 20, 2011 10:58 pm


  7. October 20, 2011 11:23 pm

    That you take the time to anchor and connect your children into the Larger is a beautiful life gift. Those simple threads are weaving much more than any will ever see. Well done.

    • October 21, 2011 9:15 am

      Well that is my prayer for sure.
      Thank you for taking the time to encourage me.
      I truly appreciate it.

  8. October 21, 2011 11:39 am

    Oh, this was beautiful! I love WAR Int’l, and I hope this post opens some eyes to what they are all about.

    Good job, momma. Teaching your kids about what matters most is what it’s all about!

  9. Lorrie Johnson permalink
    October 21, 2011 11:47 am

    such a blessed young man with lots of wisdom God diffidently working in him Amen

  10. Liz moore permalink
    October 21, 2011 1:42 pm

    The words of a child are precious!

  11. October 22, 2011 7:58 am

    also hearts always show up to you….

  12. October 22, 2011 8:07 am

    Do you mean the tattoo of a heart with the question mark in it?
    Oh that wasn’t lost on me… Leave it to you to notice that.

  13. November 26, 2011 11:33 pm

    T…my name is Alex Kuhlow and by God’s grace I am the founder of Threads of Hope. I wanted to thank you personally for sharing this story of how your son shared from his heart what the bracelet means to him to this man. What a beautiful picture he painted of of our desire of how these bracelets should be viewed. I was deeply moved and encouraged by how you are bringing up your children to intentionally think of other! God bless you for your ministry…Thanks again!

    • November 27, 2011 10:16 am

      Thank you so much for taking the time to chime in here at aseedinspired…it means so much that my readers get to see there are real people working diligently to help…so thank you.
      You commenting has inspired me to write another post about this..I should put it out this week.
      We use the bracelets everyday to pray for the people who made them.
      Thank you… And if I can ever help get the word out…please let me know.
      Sincerest thank you,

  14. November 27, 2011 12:24 am

    Children are often God’s best warriors. THANK YOU for sharing this story!!!

    Threads of Hope, Inc.

    • November 27, 2011 10:16 am

      Thank you for taking the time here to inspire all of us.
      Let me know how I can help.

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