• Hi, I'm Dorathy

Welcome to Hyssop Tree

I believe purpose can emerge from the ashes of our pain

A million thoughts raced through my mind that Friday afternoon as I packed up my desk for the last time.  The finality seemed so much more real at that moment than it did two weeks ago when my fate was decided.  I told myself I’d have the whole drive home and tried desperately to focus on the task at hand.

What was happening?  I was young, and I had a stable career.  And in an instant everything changed.  What was I going to do?  With nothing lined up and bills piling up, the future seemed to disappear.

Years later at a ladies’ supper club, I realized more women have walked this road of "failure" than I could have ever imagined.  I discovered that our stories stay deeply guarded behind a well-rehearsed smile and a convincing, “I’m fine.”

As we laughed and cried around the dinner table, healing washed over me.  I wondered what would happen if we took this hope to women as they struggled through their dark corner of life.

"I THINK THAT WHAT WOMEN NEED TO HEAR IS THAT THERE IS LIFE AFTER FAILURE."

― BETH MOORE

I believe in the power of blessing others

Several skin conditions have plagued me throughout my life.  I spent years looking for a soap that could properly clean.  After trying countless bars month after month, I began to realize it may not be "out there."  So I turned to research. Years and years of research.

My background in science and public health helped me sift through all the clinical studies, anatomy and technical information.  With a lot of prayer and diligence, I started with the skin and worked “backward” to formulate a soap.

Praise God, it cleaned my skin!  I was so excited and ready to close this chapter.  But I began to see the need for true soap in places I had never looked before.

That’s when I realized this soap was not just for me… it is meant for a bigger purpose.

"GOOD, AS IT RIPENS, BECOMES CONTINUALLY MORE DIFFERENT NOT ONLY FROM EVIL BUT FROM OTHER GOOD."

― C.S. Lewis

I believe everyday people can be heroes

"WE CAN BE IN OUR DAY WHAT THE HEROES OF FAITH WERE IN THEIR DAY - BUT REMEMBER AT THE TIME THEY DIDN'T KNOW THEY WERE HEROES.”

― A.W. Tozer

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I believe in the power of community

My Life Verse:

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for man, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as your reward.  It is the Lord Christ you are serving.

Colossians 3:23-24 (NIV)

I Believe in You

Yes, you!  Hyssop Tree exists because you play a very important part.  Without your support, there would be no mission.  I'd love to connect deeper with you. 

I send a newsletter twice a month with encouraging ways to live well and to love others, and it would be an honor to write to you - just sign up below with your first name and e-mail address. 

If you're ready to make a difference, please shop Hyssop Tree soaps.

If you'd like to dig a little deeper, the Hyssop Tree blog is a great place to find new ideas and encouraging information. 

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