The YES Moment | So how exactly am I raising awareness for widows? The idea sparked when I was in the middle of making what I am now calling “The Yes Necklace.” It was initially my hope to sell these little gold pendant necklaces with the word “YES” stamped on them at my concerts as a symbol of faith. It’s something we can wear that encourages us to say in our hearts, “YES, I trust you, God.” But I had given one to my grandma a few months before she passed away, and I was amazed watching how much she loved that little thing. She wore it until the day she died. And as I thought about it, I began to realize that this necklace might be meant for more than just a simple declaration of faith. Perhaps it could also be used to benefit widows.

Here’s how it works: When someone buys a necklace, they receive two—one for them to wear and one for them to give to a widow they know. What I love about this idea is that it equips us with a way to personally reach out to widows, to make a connection with someone who might otherwise feel forgotten. Frankly, sometimes it’s hard to know what to do or how to help, but the gift of a necklace easily bridges those gaps and offers a first step. CLICK HERE to visit my tour page to see when I might be performing in your area, so that you can check out these necklaces in person!

My grandma unexpectedly passed away last year and all I wanted to do was crawl in a corner. But even then, I knew I had ministry to do, and my newfound passion for widows was just starting to take fruit. Grandma’s legacy needed to be passed along.

I wrote a song for her just before she died. “Sailing” (buy single) tells her story of love, loss and bravery. It deals with learning to let go when you really don’t want to. I hope and pray that through my grandma’s life—and her inspiration to me—more widows today will find comfort from loved ones. And above all, I hope more and more people will learn to make the choice to say “yes” to Jesus, the One who holds the world in His hands.

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