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 [...]

Moldable?

North Carolina Pottery Do you like pottery? One of my favorite things about going home to North Carolina is the pottery. There is a town about an hour from my parent's house called Seagrove that is filled with potters, some of them are third and fourth generation potters. I have been many times and have collected some beautiful pieces through the years. Cagle's Pottery is one of my favorite places to visit. Their family has been throwing pottery on the wheel since 1791 It is quality craftsmanship. The white scalloped bowl pictured is from Cagle's. Another favorite of mine [...]

How do you use it?

Have you ever straightened out a paperclip to use as a tool? Used a dime to twist a screw because you didn't have a screwdriver handy? Have you used a clothespin to hold a bag of chips closed? There are many times people use things as they weren't intended and no harm is done. Let's face it, using a clothespin as a chip clip doesn't damage the clothes pin. In fact, once your bag of chips is finished, you can use the clothespin to put your laundry out on the line if you wanted to (assuming you actually had a [...]

What can I do about it?

Did you ever watch the television show, Kids Say the Darndest Things, when it was on? Art Linkletter was the first host of the show, followed by Bill Cosby. The program was improvisation at it's finest. Nothing was rehearsed, truly an example of what you see is what you get, and it was hilarious. I love phrases from children. One of my favorite that our family has used through the years came from my cousin, Brad. It was, How can mine help it?" He said it when something happened where he felt helpless. He knew someone should do something, but [...]

Do you have a tool I can borrow?

Do you have a tool chest? Is it full or are you continually adding new tools to it? My husband bought a Craftsman tool chest because he had outgrown his smaller toolbox and needed a place to store all of his tools together. We all have tools we use in life. Some of us have tools like a paint brush, a guitar pick, a computer or even a chef's knife. What kind of tools do you use in your line of work? Last night I hosted a new Bible study in my home. We are using the book The Circle Maker by Mark [...]

It Takes More Than Lip Service

Did you do anything fun or exciting this weekend? I had the opportunity to attend the 4Sarah Benefit Dinner. This was their first one and I would venture to say it will be an annual event. The purpose of the event was to highlight the work 4Sarah is doing in the fight against commercial sexual exploitation and ask others to partner with them financially so they can reach their goals for 2015. I love the organization, the staff and the work they do. Not only do they raise awareness, but these ladies are the rubber meets the road, boots on the [...]

FRONT LINE FRIDAY with 4SARAH

[youtube]http://youtu.be/O5z8wyW67mI[/youtube]Today is Front Line Friday and you have the opportunity to meet Jessica, a staff member of 4Sarah. 4Sarah is a nonprofit that assists women caught in sexual exploitation to shift the trajectory of their lives through outreach and their scholarship program. When did you first hear about the issue of sex trafficking  America? I first heard about it in 2008. I had heard about it happening overseas but never thought it was so wide spread in America. I know it was probably going on, but in 2008 my eyes were opened and my heart began to stir. Did you read any books [...]

By |2014-09-26T07:38:36-04:00September 26th, 2014|Christ Follower, Human Sex Trafficking, Women, Young Adult|0 Comments

Now THAT’S a reason to chant, USA!

Have you heard? Are you celebrating? No, I'm not here to report a win for the US Soccer Team in the World Cup. I'm here to report something bigger, better. A three day cross country sting, named Operation Cross Country, targeted 106 US cities and brought the arrest of 281 pimps and the rescue of 168 children being sold for one person's twisted pleasure and another's financial gain. Now that is something to jump up and down about. That is a reason to chant, USA! USA! USA!" Don't get me wrong. I love sports and I was sitting in a [...]

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