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Behind the Scenes of a Mission Monday Meet & Greet

By Denise Allen, Kim Hutson, and Debbie Jones When you visit a Compassion That Compels Meet and Greet for Mission Monday, you are in for a treat. Before you ever arrive, hours of preparation have gone into making sure each detail is just right and every guest feels welcomed and

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Altar'D State

Behind the Scenes of a Mission Monday Meet & Greet

By Denise Allen, Kim Hutson, and Debbie Jones When you visit a Compassion That Compels Meet and Greet for Mission Monday, you are in for a treat. Before you ever arrive, hours of preparation have gone into making sure each detail is just right and every guest feels welcomed and

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Altar'D State

Back on My Feet

  My cancer journey began June 2018. I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and underwent numerous test, surgeries, chemo and radiation. During this time, I knew I was never alone and that I never fought alone. God connected me and Kristianne with Compassion that Compels during my treatments. She reached

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Altar'D State

Altar’d State Mission Monday: 1,000 Women Fighting Cancer

For this year’s Mission Monday, we’re honored to partner with 72 Altar’d State stores and their online store from April 22nd- June 10th! You have several opportunities to shop and support women fighting any type of cancer! 10% of every purchase on a Monday will be donated to Compassion That

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The Power of a Simply Bobby Pin

A bobby pin is a simple item created to hold beautiful locks of hair in place or to adorn your flowing locks. Bobbie pins come in all sizes; some created with all sorts of lovely bejeweling. Many of us can find them at the bottom of our handbag or in

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Altar'D State

Believe in the Yes

As I write this blog post, I am relishing in the beauty of the now with my two boys, Thomas and Aidan, our ever-faithful pug, Duncan, and my dedicated dad, Ian. I’m also lovingly remembering the most beautiful woman I have ever known: my mom, Jean. While I’m feeling peaceful

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Breast Cancer

Changes – Make Them Work for You

So much can change in a year. This statement keeps playing over in my head as the calendar rolls us into 2019. This time last year, I was waiting for the next phase of reconstructive surgery after undergoing a bilateral mastectomy in November 2017. My hair had changed after 16

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Altar'D State

We Are All BEAUTIFUL

Cancer is a scary word for anyone to hear. In late 2017, I had been exhausted for many weeks, sleeping 10 hours a night, and experiencing increasing pain daily. I knew something was very wrong, but, as a personal trainer and nutrition specialist, I never expected to hear the “C’

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Compassion Communities

The Dynamic Duo

According to Telena, Nicola has a passion for bettering the lives of others. She carves out time from her busy day of raising two boys and social work to reach out within her community to make a difference. As Telena describes Nicola as a pillar of strength with a calming

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Christmas

Where’s The Joy?

During the Christmas season the word “Joy” is flung about frequently and sometimes lightly. It’s on coffee cups, commercials and stamps. Sitting here praying my way through fourth stage breast cancer this “Joy” seems lacking the substantial stuff with which I long to bolster my joy experience. I open my

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