I spoke with Kate, the Cherry Creek Community Manager for Kendra Scott—sharing my vision of Jericho Girls—women of all generations uniting and standing back-to-back with one another. An army of women who lean into each other and destroy the walls that keep us from true connection.
Her eyes glimmered because Kendra Scott built a business around giving back and supporting women too— a reflection of Jericho Girls.
Kate nodded her head. “We want to come alongside you. Let us donate a jewelry giveaway for your Overwhelmed Conference. We’d also like to give to your speakers. And have a ‘Kendra Cares’ fund raising event for Jericho Girls Ministries.”
I teared up. “I don’t know what to say. I’m overwhelmed in a good way.”
Kate smiled. “Kendra didn’t become successful and then give out of her abundance. No. She built her business around giving—sharing with others from the early beginings of her business that she started with just five hundred dollars.”
Kate and another woman who worked there, asked me about each speaker—their lives and what they do. Next, she presented exquisite pieces for each one. “Does this match with her personality?”
They were spot on.
They boxed the individual creations, tied bows, stuffed bags, and then handed me the custom packages.
My heart was as full as my hands. Then Kate reached out, gave me a hug and said, “Oh, and one for you.” Something she picked out for me to wear at the Overwhelmed Conference.
I was speechless. This lavish giving reminded me of a Bible story about a widow in Mark 12:41-44.
“Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents. Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, ‘Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.’”
This widow didn’t give one mite and then keep the other for herself—she gave everything she had, and her giving was very spiritual.
Jesus was not counting the money, but assessing her life’s weight. He sees the heart. And calls us to surrender everything we have to Him.
Some days, my heart doesn’t measure up. I hold on—I give out of abundance, not out of my poverty.
I want to have a giving heart like her… the window…Kendra Scott…
In the end, I want Jesus to say, “You put in everything—all you had. Well done, good and faithful servant.”