Let's not allow the numbers discourage us from trying to make a difference


Tennessee ranks near the top among states with Mega Churches (5th out of 50).

Tennessee ranks near the bottom among states with Homeless Children (41st out of 50).

That is astonishing to me. Visitors to our state and city are often struck by the number of churches, literally, on almost every corner. Yet, there is a huge disconnect when the same state has over 28,500 homeless children.

 Something is not translating from believing who Jesus is and living that out in a way that makes a difference in someone else's life. How can we turn a blind eye to these problems of homelessness and poverty?

Billions of dollars are poured into welfare and charitable organizations, and yet the unemployment and homeless numbers continue to climb. We need a way teach and encourage others to rise above their circumstances without handouts.

That is what I like about Justice Industries; they employ and empower people who are working hard to break free from the cycle of poverty. They do this by building self-sustaining businesses like Just.Glass. Subscribing to Just.Glass enables us to make a difference in two ways: we impact our environment, AND we provide meaningful work for others. 

28,500 homeless children is a big number, but that should not discourage us to try and make a difference. We don't have to change THE world; we just have to be involved in OUR world and make it a better place.

Ellen Peterson