GOT HOPE?

I love this HOPE structure. It sits just off of the Williamson Street exit off of 75 South in downtown Atlanta. It's on a lot that belongs to the Atlanta Mission, a ministry that reaches out to the homeless. The structure was given to them following the Passion Conference, hosted by Louie Giglio. We have used it in many photo shoots with Rescuing Hope. We were recently downtown shooting a video there for Circle Atlanta for Hope. The lot that it sits in is run down a bit. It was used as a garden area, but it hasn't been tended in [...]

By | 2016-09-07T10:36:52+00:00 September 7th, 2016|Christ Follower, Human Sex Trafficking, Women, Young Adult|1 Comment

IMPOSSIBLE? NOT!

The Rescuing Hope Coffee House at Riverstone Church. How has 2016 been for you so far? For me it has been like a fast moving train and I've been trying to keep up. I apologize for not posting last week. With the first Rescuing Hope Coffee House I was firing on all cylinders. I've been chewing on what I am about to share with you; however, it never made it from my journal to the computer until now. On Thursday night, when I stood up to speak to those who attended the Coffee House at Riverstone Church, I [...]

By | 2016-01-19T07:58:08+00:00 January 19th, 2016|Christ Follower, Human Sex Trafficking, Women, Young Adult|1 Comment

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Can you believe we are just a couple of days away from Christmas and then we'll only have one more week left in 2015? Where does the time go? The older I get the faster time seems to travel. What things have you seen God do this year? What prayers have been answered? What are you still waiting on and contending for in prayer? I really would love to hear from you. Sometimes it gets lonely out here in cyberspace. As my last post for 2015, I wanted to share a few of my answered prayers and some of the [...]

By | 2015-12-22T12:14:54+00:00 December 22nd, 2015|Christ Follower, Human Sex Trafficking, Women, Young Adult|0 Comments

Whose boat are you in?

What is your pastor teaching on during this Christmas season? Our church finished up a study of the book of Acts yesterday. Pastor Tom shared from Acts 27 and 28 yesterday. He talked of how Paul was on a ship caught in a horrible storm and it appeared all was lost, including the lives of everyone on board. Paul stepped up to the plate and told everyone on board they wouldn't die. In a time when he was the odd man out, he was willing to step up and speak truth, even though the circumstances didn't point to the truth [...]

By | 2015-12-14T08:13:45+00:00 December 14th, 2015|Christ Follower, Human Sex Trafficking, Women, Young Adult|0 Comments

What shapes you? What makes you who you are?

Did you ever watch Mr. Rogers as a child? This morning as I signed onto Facebook to send out birthday greetings to friends, a clip from a Mr. Rogers episode caught my eye. The thought of that show takes me back to the living room of the house I grew up in on Saxon Court. I couldn't help but watch it. If you're a fan of Mr. Rogers, you can watch it here. The clip caused me to reflect on television shows and movies that impacted me as a child. I have always loved movies, whether on television or in [...]

By | 2015-11-02T09:51:51+00:00 November 2nd, 2015|Christ Follower, Human Sex Trafficking, Women, Young Adult|3 Comments

ARE YOU IN IN HOT PURSUIT?

       Thanksgiving Day Gobble Jog 2014 How was your weekend? Did you do anything fall-ish and fun? I love the changing of the seasons. It is a reminder of God's faithfulness. No matter what we're going through, God won't leave us there. He loves us too much to allow us to get stagnant in any situation. One of the highlights of my weekend was our Sunday worship service. We had a full service dedicated to worship - no preaching, just worship, prayer, and the reading of the Word. It was powerful. One of the songs we [...]

By | 2015-10-12T09:30:57+00:00 October 12th, 2015|Christ Follower, Human Sex Trafficking, Women, Young Adult|0 Comments

OTHERS FIRST, PLEASE.

What is your favorite scripture verse? If you're like me, it's hard to choose, because depending on the time or season of life you're in, different verses become your life line. We all know and love John 3:16, For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life." When I first stepped out into ministry, the verse that served as my anchor was 2 Timothy 3:16, All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness," When my children [...]

By | 2015-09-28T06:50:29+00:00 September 28th, 2015|Christ Follower, Human Sex Trafficking, Women, Young Adult|0 Comments

I HAVE A NEW BABY!

Well, if that didn't grab your attention, I don't know what will. NO! I am not expecting a child at my age. Thank goodness. But I did birth something recently. I have worked for over 5 years in the anti-trafficking movement and have finally birthed the nonprofit, Rescuing Hope, Inc. Those of you who have journeyed with me for a while now are not surprised by the name. You can learn all about the ministry by skipping on over to my new website here. I am so very pleased with the way it turned out. It conveys the message of [...]

By | 2015-09-21T07:43:09+00:00 September 21st, 2015|Christ Follower, Human Sex Trafficking, Young Adult|2 Comments

Jared Fogle, there’s a connection!

What do you think  of when you hear the name Jared Fogle? Up until recently, you most likely thought of Subway. He went from being an overweight Indiana University student to the Subway spokesperson and some say cultural icon. He made his fortune by being the face of Subway for 15 years. While most saw Fogle as an ordinary guy who could easily be their neighbor, there was more to the story. Reporter, Rochelle Herman, gained her first glimpse of a story beneath the story when Fogle, married father of two, made a random comment, causing her concern. He told me that [...]

By | 2015-09-09T11:36:04+00:00 September 9th, 2015|Christ Follower, Human Sex Trafficking, Women, Young Adult|0 Comments

It’s all connected!

Do you ever take a trip down memory lane? Just a couple of days ago I was cleaning out drawers in my house and stumbled across several old photos. That good for a few laughs. You can read about it here. Clearly, this must be a memory week for me. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to speak at chapel at North Cobb Christian School, where my children attended for their first few years of school. A lot has changed about the school. They've added buildings, a football team, a new entry road, and the direction carpool drives is reverse from [...]

By | 2015-09-04T08:11:59+00:00 September 4th, 2015|Christ Follower, Human Sex Trafficking, Women, Young Adult|0 Comments