Kristen Welch
About the Author

Kristen writes at her parenting blog, We Are THAT Family and is author of Rhinestone Jesus: Saying Yes to God When Safe Sparkly Faith is No Longer Enough and founder of The Mercy House. Follow Kristen on twitter as @WeareTHATfamily.

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  1. We have lots of Mercy House jewelry! My husband looks H-O-T in his Radical necklace. I gave it to him for Christmas and he said it was his favorite gift. I also love my red necklace (looks like coral) because I haven’t seen another one and it has the 3 copper medallions instead of just 1.

  2. Our sons have the Mercy House “Radical” necklaces… and so we pray.

    What you are doing here? It’s us witnessing the changing of the world.

    I’m reading Hole in Gospel again… and your heart beats on every page.

    I am praying for you and loving you and cheering you on with the angels….

    All my love…

  3. My 13 y/o daughter supports a Compassion child in Ghana whose name is Mercy. And we love her. I love you and Ann and Tonia and… well, I love God more for crossing my desperately thirsty path with such beautiful women in this space. We will be thrilled to order a “LOVE MERCY” necklace soon.

  4. I have the Pray necklace with green beads….LOVE it. People at church love it also. I need more Mercy House cards so I can give them out when someone asks about it. I’m hoping to buy the Radical necklace for my husband for V-day.

  5. oh… i missed this post somehow. i ADORE my love mercy necklace – it’s the one in the shape of the continent. i most enjoy explaining it to my students who recognize africa (they better since i spent a semester teaching them about it) but don’t get the love mercy part. i pray for the ministry when i see it hanging in my bathroom or when it’s around my neck.