By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

Cool and collected Correena breezes through my door in all of her brilliance and blond, youthful beauty.
In short order we find ourselves fully engaged on my couch, blankets strewn over ourselves, invested in stimulating, challenging conversation.
Correena is invested in educating young people about sex-trafficking.
She presents a thorough curriculum composed of facts, statistics, and meaningful thought  in a well-presented, "several hundred" page volume, and together we pour over it.
Correena is no idle talker and she'll go far and make a mark in the needful world of sexual exploitation. Her academic prowess is admirable and her efforts praised and applauded;
she's launching her ideas into a "world" needy of exposure and education, and my presence and encouragement are tokens of enablement.
Blessed are the "overcomers" whom God raises up in due time for His purposes and His glory.
Blessed are the voices who speak into darkness.
Blessed be the name of our God ...
To Him be praise!
*Shouldering up with inspiring individuals is one of the most valuable and empowering gifts we can give ourselves.
By expanding our relationships, we explore new dreams and possibilities of our own.
God desires this for our lives, our betterment, and His glory.
Who's "your" Correena?
Her inspiration moves yet further and she presses a bulging Christmas card into my hands.
A "deck" of cut-out, colorful hearts makes "fat" the lovely Christmas card, and I'm delighted with this most thoughtful and personal gift.
Each "heart" has a theme written on it with the accompaniment of a verse.
About a month's worth.
The gift is precious to me and my "heart words" are my favorite morning accompaniment to a steaming cup of "Dunn Brothers" in the morning.
Mmmm ...
Inspiration comes in so many forms, my friend.
You never know when a "heart" might fall out on you,
and where a new heart might lead you,
because now "I'm" making "hearts for others" and bringing blessing to others in this way.
We each have the potential to be a "mercy-giver" to another.
What's your gift going to be?
Who needs it?
*Try to think outside of the wallet ...
 and employ some time in your gift.
"A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you. And I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh and I will give you a heart of flesh."
Ezekiel 36:26