FEAR IS A FOUR LETTER WORD

Fear - it's a four letter word, but for some reason, it's one people tend to embrace more often than not. Many times in life we find the things we fear never come to pass. This weekend, we were blessed to have Jason Upton lead worship at Riverstone Church. It was a blessing not only to hear him sing, but to hear some of the stories behind the songs he wrote.  When he was talking about faith and fear he said something very profound, It takes more faith to believe fear. Fear disappoints me more than hope, I just give it more [...]

By |2015-11-16T06:54:47-05:00November 16th, 2015|Christ Follower, Women, Young Adult|0 Comments

Do you see it?

How many of you would say you've seen sex trafficking take place? Anyone? How many of you would say you've seen some things that just didn't look right but you didn't know what to do? Sex trafficking is all around us. Called the crime hidden in plain site, it may be hard to identify if you don't know what you're looking for. I didn't just decide one day I would start fighting against sex trafficking. I honestly didn't know it was taking place in my nation, my city, or basically my backyard, until I learned the indicators. I had been working [...]

By |2014-10-05T18:19:11-04:00February 11th, 2014|Christ Follower, Human Sex Trafficking, Women, Young Adult|0 Comments

What do you expect?

When you ask God to move in a situation, what do you expect to happen? Do expect to be disappointed? Do you think He even hears you? Prayer is important. If it wasn't, Jesus wouldn't have done it. Yet, He prayed and He prayed often. He prayed early in the morning (Mark 1:35).  He prayed over meals (Matthew 26:26). And He prayed in crisis situations when He needed a miracle to happen (John 11:41-43). Jesus knew when He prayed, the Father heard Him. He trusted the Father to do what was best for everyone in any given situation. He encouraged [...]

By |2014-01-06T08:07:07-05:00January 6th, 2014|Christ Follower, Women, Young Adult|0 Comments

How on earth did I end up here?

Have you ever found yourself somewhere and wondered, "How on earth did I end up here?" It happens more frequently than you think.  Sadly, many times poor choices or circumstances  lead people to ask that question. They end up making friends with the wrong kind of person and find themselves in front of a police officer. Or they cross a line that seemed blurry at the time and find themselves fired or a relationship on the rocks. However, there are also times when we make wise choices, follow the voice of God, take a leap of faith and still find ourselves [...]

By |2013-11-18T06:39:01-05:00November 18th, 2013|Christ Follower, Human Sex Trafficking, Women, Young Adult|0 Comments

I finally went to jail…….

"Have you ever been to jail?" That was the question I asked my pastor two years ago when I was trying to find a way to visit a young woman charged with prostitution who called me. It's much harder than you think to get into jail when you aren't the one incarcerated.  However, yesterday, I made my first visit to the jail. The mother of a young inmate contacted me after reading Rescuing Hope to tell me, I'm Amanda, Hope's mother. My daughter is being prostituted." While every girl brought to my attention is heartbreaking, this one was especially so [...]

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