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Our purpose at VIVE is to serve customers and community initiatives by offering the highest quality goods to raise awareness / funds for a just cause.

 

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Jordan Moler

The Journey

There has always been something inside of me that longs for adventure, to walk out my front door and be swept off.  I never thought it would happen, simply because I’ve always existed more in my head than in action. I am an introvert to the utmost, preferring paper and pens to people. I love to create, but both in my art and my life I tend to keep to myself and I never expected that to change and then it did.

I didn’t realize it for a long time, but I was indeed on an adventure. When I started the journey I had given up on art. I denied my passion because it was easier for me to suppress it then deal with the potential failure in it. Over the past several years, through prayer and constant challenge and encouragement from my wife, healing began to occur. I began to create again and began to learn so much what it looks like to have freedom in art. From that grew a deep desire for a platform to share it, to encourage others just like me. VIVE became the answer to that.

Months went by without us doing much with VIVE at all. We all have families and full time jobs, which would often take priority and understandably so. I thought about walking away to pursue a new platform, one that would give me complete freedom and a means to encourage others. But why start over when you already have a platform that’s established?  One evening, at a long overdue VIVE meeting, without even bringing up my desire, it was said, “Jordan, what if you were able to go fulltime and have complete artistic freedom?”

This was an answer to my prayer. It was a cause for celebration, for halleluiahs and jumping up and down (of course because of my introvertedness and calm demeanor this would all occur on the inside). Instead of joy, I was flooded with fears, doubts and inadequacies. Again, I was existing in my head instead of in action. As soon as my daydreams became reality, I became crippled.

When I spoke to my wife about the opportunity she outwardly expressed what should have been my inward excitement, with both feet in, she told me to quit my job the next day. We met in the middle and decided to pray about the decision, both practicality and financially. This was a huge decision that was going to be made. From that moment God began to provide in unexpected ways and each gift, grew my confidence and courage that this was indeed the platform I had been praying for.

Months later, I sit at my desk, penning this on my first day as VIVE Clothing Companies first full-time employee. Many things are changing here but we are still committed to fighting the good fight. My hope is that we can encourage through art and word, to live on purpose as a force for good. I hope you will join me on this journey.

 

In Courage,

JTM

Flying Pigs

Jenn Hawn

“When pigs fly!” is a phrase frequently used to describe something that is likely never to happen.  The gravity defying thought of a pig gracefully flapping its wings in the air, snout pointing to the sun and round belly gliding through the clouds produces quite an unusual and awkward vision.  Ironically, the reality of this seemingly impossible feat has taken on a different meaning for our family, and those who know our story.  Please allow me to explain:

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Mary Kim Loeffler

Last month I photographed for this amazing company.  VIVE is amazing, and I was SO excited to be a part of their new launch at the beginning of the month! Here’s a little about them. 

Purpose: Our purpose at VIVE is to serve customers and community initiatives by offering the highest quality goods to raise awareness / funds for a just cause. Our desire is to bring value to the customer and encourage people to engage in their communities.

Mission: Our Mission at VIVE is to live on purpose. To be intentional about everything we do. To show love, give hope, and live free. Our aim is to do good, to fight the good fight.

Manifesto: We believe in minimalist design, bringing value to the customer, and using the highest quality products available to us. We believe art is an expression of who you are and what you represent. At VIVE our desire is to use our God-given gifts and talents for a purpose higher than our own. We desire to use design and our story to inspire a movement, starting in communities and stretching across the world. The heartbeat of VIVE is to see and hear about people coming together for one purpose, to show love to their communities and neighbors. With so much pain and hurt in this world, we ask you join us, to shine a light and engage in your community, which is desperate for your love.

I’m constantly impressed by both the design as well as the partnerships I see them engaging in. On a personal note, here’s what I LOVE about all VIVE shirts.

Read the rest of Mary Kim's post on VIVE at MK Loeffler Photography