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The Stray

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Sarah, a tot of three, took off running toward the strange howling sounds from across the dirt road.  I followed her quick pursuit to find, lying on its back in a ditch, the dirtiest, mangiest, ugliest, flea-bitten hound I’d ever seen. 

My daughter looked up at me and said, “Ain’t he pretty daddy?” 
Knowing little girls’ tender hearts, I laid down the law:  “We are not keeping that dog!” Sarah’s eyes saddened, her bottom lip poked out, and suddenly she jumped down in the ditch with the dog.  Before I could stop her, she lifted the puppy’s leg and discovered the only clean spot on the filthy animal.  She rose slowly to her feet and proudly announced, “Well, the white on him is pretty.” 

Sarah won.  I picked up the smelly dog and carried him to the house.  We dipped him in a solution that killed everything but the dog, and gave him many baths until he was clean.  Sarah took him into the kitchen where he scoffed up a whole can of dog food. 

The next morning when Sarah was holding the stray in her arms, I saw more than a little girl and a dog; I saw Jesus.  Once, I was the stray that had fallen into the ditch of life.  Sin took me there.  That is where Jesus found me and took me home to Papa’s house.  He washed me clean with His blood and fed me food so good I’ve never wanted to go back to the ditch...  

“for when the good shepherd finds the lost stray, he joyfully puts it on his shoulder and goes back home.”  Luke 15:5
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The Stray

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Returns & Refunds

If you’d like to return your item, our team will gladly work with you. If you’d like to return or exchange your item, please email us at store@cagelessbirds.com with your original order number and which item you’d like to return. Refunds and exchanges are dealt with on a case-by-case basis and we cannot refund initial shipping costs. When making a return, the customer may be asked to cover the cost of shipping. Please note that only unused and undamaged merchandise is eligible for a refund. 

Insurance

All packages placed with USPS Priority Mail automatically are insured, meaning that if something happens to your package, our team is able to file a claim with USPS. This also applies to international orders placed with USPS Priority International Mail. If you would like your package to be insured, please be sure to select USPS Priority Mail (either domestic or international) at checkout. Please note that orders placed with USPS First Class Mail are NOT insured, and should something happen to your package, we will not be able to file a claim or offer a refund.

Restocking

We are constantly dreaming into new products and merchandise for our online store. All of our handmade goods are released in small batches. If you see something you love, we encourage you to act quickly as many of our new releases sell out very fast!  Generally, our handmade items such as leather goods and pottery will be restocked, but styles and colors may vary.  Please note that because these items are hand-crafted with care and excellence, times for restocking may also vary. Items such as CDs and books will be restocked regularly. If you have questions about a specific product that is out of stock, please email us and we’ll let you know if we are expecting to restock it in the future. 

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Shipping

We are a small business and our team works diligently to fulfill orders as efficiently as possible. When placing your order, please allow 2-3 business days for your order to be processed. Please keep in mind that this processing time is needed, regardless of the shipping method you choose.

Order Tracking

Once your order has been fulfilled and sent out for shipping, you will receive a confirmation email to the email address you provided at the time of checkout. All orders are shipped via UPS Ground or USPS.

Schedule

Please note that our shipping team also staffs all Cageless Birds and 18 Inch Journey events. Therefore, our shipping schedule may fluctuate due to schools, retreats, or worship nights. If we anticipate any changes to our regular shipping schedule, we will post a notice on our website that will appear at checkout.

Sourcing

Ceramics

We source our clay locally from two different suppliers, one in Star, NC and the other in Asheville, NC. Our red clay is mined and processed from the red clay locally in our region. To learn more visit here.

Leather Goods

Our department is committed to partnering with companies that value sustainability and ethical work standards.  Most of the companies we source from we’ve had relationships with for several years.To learn more visit here.

Maker Coffee

In order to know exactly where our coffee comes from, we only buy single-origin coffee from farms and co-operatives that we can trace all the way back to the source.To learn more visit here.

About us

Team

We are a small business that is quickly growing, and we have been blown away by all of the support and orders that have come through our online store! All of our Cageless Birds Store orders are personally processed, packaged, and shipped out by our Cageless Birds staff.

Mission & Investment

We exist to raise up wholehearted disciples of Jesus and are dedicated to creativity, discipleship, and community living year-round. We work on our 52-acre campus in Sophia, NC where we offer schools, camps, and retreats, known as the 18 Inch Journey.

Every purchase enables us to continue leading schools and discipling hearts.

Our Collective

Our Collective consists of over 30 artisans with work ranging from songwriting, art, pottery, leathercraft, construction, writing, coffee roasting, videography, and more.

We created our Online Shop to share the overflow of our creative pursuits and financially support our non-profit ministry and missional staff.

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