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 [...]

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 |2015-12-14T08:13:45-05:00December 14th, 2015|Christ Follower, Human Sex Trafficking, Women, Young Adult|0 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 |2015-09-09T11:36:04-04:00September 9th, 2015|Christ Follower, Human Sex Trafficking, Women, Young Adult|0 Comments

What did you want to be when you grew up?

  Sam at 3 years old. What did you want to be when you grew up? A superhero? A sports star? A musical sensation? Most children dream of world changing professions or positions that allow them to continuously do their favorite things, whether it's playing a sport or some musical aspiration. As children, we dream big and don't think anything is impossible. Then life happens. We grow up, get tainted by the pessimistic attitudes of others, and begin to feel pressure to make a certain amount of money to make ends meet or keep up with the Jones' as [...]

Children should be found in schools, not brothels!

It's about that time again. You know the time.... when traffic in the city feels like it's doubled because you have to encounter Big Yellow everywhere you go. Who is Big Yellow? Big Yellow is the school bus and he seems to be everywhere and always, somehow, in front of you slowing down your frantic race to your next destination. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it's back to school time. For me, a North Carolinian, it seems way to early to be sending children to school. In North Carolina the summer months are June, July and August. They even passed a [...]

Shark Attacks Happening Closer Than You Think

Holden Beach, North Carolina Have you been to the beach this summer? I've had the opportunity to go twice. My immediately family went to St. Augustine for a couple of days and then I traveled to the NC coast to see my brother's family for a few days. My niece and nephew and I would go on treasure hunts each morning as we walked along the beach to see what we could find. My niece and I came upon a fisherman who caught a three foot shark. Thankfully for us, the shark was out of the water, on the [...]

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 [...]

Landmark Legislation Aimed at Trafficking

Did you happen to catch the national news yesterday? Louisiana Governor, Bobby Jindal, signed four bills into law that will help fuel the fight against human trafficking in his state. These new laws increase the penalties against perpetrators, broaden the reach of those held accountable and offer more resources for victims of this horrific crime. You can read those bills here (HB 1025, HB 569, HB 1105 and HB 1262). At the signing of the bills into law, Governor Jindal said, I am proud to sign these bills into law to help us win the war against human trafficking in Louisiana. [...]

Will you join the conversation?

Have you ever heard of an organization called Marketplace Leaders? It is a leadership group started by Os Hillman. Their mission statement is: to equip men and women to fulfill God's calling in and through their work life and to raise up change agents who will influence the culture for Jesus Christ." Simply put, they see their work life and their spiritual life married. They use their platform, their networks, their resources, and anything else at their disposal to do Kingdom work. They have embraced Colossians 3:23-24, Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for [...]

Bring Back Our Girls!!!!

Have you read anything about the girls being kidnapped in Nigeria? Unless you've been walking around with your head in the sand, you've at least heard about it. You don't have to be someone who watches the news or even reads a newspaper to learn about what's happening. It's being posted all over Facebook, Twitter and other forms of social media. It's being talked about on virtually every radio station in some form or another. Nearly three weeks ago, close to 300 girls were kidnapped from their school.Then other stories followed stating, ...new details were emerging about the abduction of at [...]

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