"1,000 Reasons Why Altar’d State Stands Out for Good"

by Danielle Stepp One hundred pennies make a dollar. That’s a lot of pennies! Now, how many pennies are in $10.00???? The answer: 1,000. Why is this number significant? Because last week, Altar’d State teamed up with CTC and packed not one, not 100, but 1,000 Compassion Bags!!!! Yes, that’s right: 1,000 women are now… Read More

"Are you happy at me?"

By: Kristianne Stewart My youngest daughter Annelise didn’t simply play dress up, she had her own fashion line and a princess dress was a part of her daily wardrobe. Annelise would twirl and dance in her clear, plastic high heels despite the heat buildup that put a film of moisture across her half-painted, pink toenails.… Read More

"A Cancer Diagnosis"

by Dianna Salciccioli It was with both anticipation and anxiety that I boarded an early plane last Friday heading to Tennessee to be a part of a meaningful Retreat named “Just Breath”. It was a non-profit called Compassion That Compels who had a vision for this event; I was honored to serve alongside their amazing… Read More

"Celebrating Who I am NOT"

We are like clay jars 2 Corinthians 4:7 | www.CompassionThatCompels.org
by Gwen Plauche There are a few brave stories on social media worth mentioning about this topic.  One lovely girl, laughed at for her large size while shopping, turned it around, posting a picture of herself in the same shirt that the scoffers had used in her ridicule. Another young woman boldly wears her bikini during filming a statement recapping all the comments she has received regarding who she is not and why a girl her size should not wear a bikini.   Both of these girls held her heads high with big smiles on their faces.  Why? They were celebrating who they were not. Read More