How does it happen?

Have you ever seen a pimp? Probably not that you know of, but pimps come in all shapes and sizes. You could walk right by one and not know it. I've come across cases where pimps have been family members, men, women, couples, gangs, and even classmates. Pimps don't walk around wearing a t-shirt that says, I'm a pimp and I plan to sell your body ten to thirty times a night to be raped and I'll keep all the money." They also don't have horns growing out of their head. They look like your average person. They blend in with [...]

GIVE, GIVE, RECEIVE!

Did you have a nice weekend? Do you do anything special? On Saturday, I took my husband on a surprise field trip to High Road Craft Ice Cream & Sorbet. He loves, loves, loves ice cream. This is a factory that is owned and operated by chefs who create the high quality, gourmet ice cream for chefs to serve in high end restaurants and gourmet food stores. They sell a very limited selection in Whole Foods , but nowhere near the selection they produce in the factory. They just recently opened a factory store where you can not only purchase the [...]

FRONT LINE FRIDAY with Hillary DeJarnett of the Salvation Army

It's FRONT LINE FRIDAY! How many of you have seen the bell ringers outside of Walmart, Target and such? Do you know who they represent? The Salvation Army. Now the Salvation Army has been around a while, like since the late 1800s. You can read more about their formation here. Did you know they are in the fight against human trafficking? In Atlanta, there is a Salvation Army campus called the Kroc Center and housed inside it is Haven ATL, which is the anti-trafficking arm of their ministry led by Hillary DeJarnett. Today, you have the pleasure of getting to [...]

By |2014-12-05T09:25:27-05:00December 5th, 2014|Christ Follower, Human Sex Trafficking, Women, Young Adult|1 Comment

Victim or Victor?

Do you have a fire escape plan? In fifth grade the fire lady used to come to our class and talk about fire safety. I'm sure she had a name other than fire lady, but that's who she was to me. She told us it was important to have a fire escape plan at home and to practice them. By having fire drills if the real event ever happened, we'd know exactly what to do because we would have prepared for it. Sports teams have drills and practice their skills so when they're in the stress of a game, they'll [...]

You Won’t Believe This and It Really Happened

What does a pimp look like? Where does he operate? How does he gain possession of a new girl? These are questions we all need to think about. The answers might surprise you. A lot of people still have the 1970s picture of a pimp in their mind. You know the one: 1. big hat 2. leisure suit 3.  jacked up car 4. dice hanging from the rear view mirror The only place you'll find a pimp like that now is in the movies. Today's pimp looks like the guy next door, and in fact, he might be. Where do [...]

Baby, it’s cold outside!

Was it cold this morning when you woke up? It was 26 degrees outside when I woke up this morning.  Brrr! As I crawled out from under the toasty warm covers, two thoughts came to mind. First, I'm thankful we replaced our inoperable furnaces two weeks ago when it was sunny and in the seventies. Second, Lord, please be with the homeless and provide a warm place for them on days like this one. Do you see homeless people throughout your day? It seems like when the weather turns colder or the holidays draw near, you see more homeless people [...]

By |2013-11-14T07:23:00-05:00November 14th, 2013|Christ Follower, Women, Young Adult|0 Comments

10 Steps to Keep Your Child Safe on the Internet

Social Media Outlets Do you leave your front door unlocked? Or are you the type that locks the doorknob, the deadbolt and sets the alarm whether you're at home or not? We have locks on our doors to keep unwanted guests out of our homes. We want to protect our belongings, but more importantly, the people we love. None of us would willingly open our front doors to dangerous people and invite them in to have their way in our homes, but it happens every day through technology. When we allow our children to get on the internet [...]

Who are your friends on Facebook?

Are you on any form of social media? There are so many options out there.  There's Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin, Tumbler, Google+, and so many more.  The other day I read an interesting newspaper article about sex trafficking and clicked the share button so I could post it on my Facebook page and the share screen that popped up was so long that I had to scroll down the page to see all of the possibilities.  It's crazy. How many social media networks are needed? Social media is an extension of school for most teens.  They communicate with friends, share [...]

Which eye are you looking through?

Black Mountain RanchMcCoy, Colorado Have you ever shot a gun? The first time I ever held a gun was at Black Mountain Ranch a few years. The range instructor, Anna, saw my immediate fear and worked with me until I was comfortable shooting anything she put in my hands. I wasn’t very accurate, but I did overcome my fear of guns. Recently, I’ve been going to the range working on my accuracy. I took a class this past weekend where the instructor pointed out my biggest problem with my shooting... I was using the wrong eye to aim. Because [...]

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