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Of Names and the Stories they tell

Updated: May 22, 2023

I am excited to share the inspiration and the story behind naming our ethical business.

A few years ago, I was reading author Tim Keller's book, Generous Justice about God's grace, justice

and the call to justice for the poor and oppressed.

In one of the chapters, he expounds on "reweaving shalom" in those areas of society where the threads of fabric have been frayed or broken. We can do this, he explains, by weaving ourselves into those areas in society. The Hebrew word, "shalom" can best be described as wholeness, in the sense of "nothing broken,

nothing missing".

A few years ago, I participated in a workshop at my local church called Repurposed. During the sessions, we journeyed back and mapped out significant "hinge" moments (the high and low points) in our lives which pointed us to two words of purpose or themes of significance. As we went through this spiritual exercise, the words that emerged for me were "Catalyzing Wholeness".

I believe that as God reweaves the broken and frayed parts of our lives, He calls us to play a part in catalyzing wholeness in other's lives. The purpose of Rewoven Collective is to empower survivors and those at risk of trafficking and to share their stories of rewoven hope. As we share these stories, we know that our hearts are being transformed too, by the only One who can bring Shalom in all of our lives, the Master Weaver who reweaves all of our stories into something beautiful.

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