What would you say?

What would you ask a survivor of  trafficking if you had the chance to talk with her? Last night I was talking with one of my precious girls and she asked me if I had started scheduling speaking engagements for 2015. As I stated listing off the events I have books and the dates they're scheduled she said, One of these days I'm gonna go with you and tell my story." I had to smile. She's come a long way in the past four and a half years. She smiles more and laughs often. She dreams of a future that [...]

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 [...]

Make the call! Save a life!

Did you ever read the story of the Emperor's New Clothes growing up? It's a story by Hans Christian Andersen about a king who was duped into believing he was wearing the most beautiful suit of clothes when, in fact, he was stark naked. The weavers, who promised the emperor a beautiful suit of new clothes, said these clothes would be invisible to those unfit for their positions, those who are stupid or incompetent. The tale goes on to say people didn't proclaim what they saw, or rather didn't see, out of fear for themselves. These weavers were very shrewd and [...]

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 [...]

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What will you choose to do?

Atlanta LIVE Have you ever been interviewed on television?  Last night was a first for me.  I was on Atlanta Live, where I talked about my book, Rescuing Hope, and the issue of human sex trafficking in America. They sent over a lengthy form I had to fill out along with wardrobe and makeup suggestions.  Needless to say, I was a nervous wreck by the time I arrived. I met the host, Pastor Vincent, in the green room and we immediately hit it off, bantering back and forth.  The studio was pitch black except for the actual set, which was [...]

Bring trafficking to an end in Georgia!

Luke 4:18 [KJV] Today is Lobby Day at the state capitol in Georgia.  I will be joining individuals from Wellspring Living, Out of Darkness, youthSpark, Street Grace, and others as we unite our voices as a voice for hope for the hundreds of Hopes held captive in the state of Georgia. If you cannot join us in person, please join us in prayer, as we speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves [Proverbs 31:8a].  Write and/or email your elected officials today, asking them to: Pass legislation that requires the posting of the National Human Trafficking Hotline number in bars, hotels, and venues where [...]

Speak Up!

What does it mean to lobby for something? Lobbying means to actively try to influence legislation on a specified topic.  It means to use your voice, be it in person, via mail or email, to draw awareness to an issue and ask legislators to do something about the issue.  It is our constitutional right and responsibility to let our elected officials know how we'd like them to vote. This Thursday, February 7th, is Lobby Day  in Georgia on the issue of human sex trafficking in America.  Men and women from across the state of Georgia will come together on the [...]

Many Hats!

Have you ever looked back over your life and laughed at how the dots have connected through the years?  Do you see how the many hats you’ve worn have led you to where you are today? I found myself doing this yesterday. It’s really ironic how I ended up walking life with girls who are survivors of human sex trafficking, lobbying for better laws to protect them, and speaking as a voice for hope on any platform God gives me.  I remember when I started doing research for Rescuing Hope I thought I’d research, write a book and move on; [...]

How can I help?

Are you involved in the fight against human sex trafficking? I have been excited and inspired by some of the people I’ve met across this journey: college students, fathers, mothers, young girls, survivors, all wanting to raise their voice for hope in some way. Last night I received an email from a dear friend in Augusta, GA.  It read, Just finished Rescuing Hope. Couldn't put it down. Could hardly finish reading through my tears, now what do I do?” She’s a wife of fifty plus years, mother and grandmother and sees a need to join the fight. Then I received a [...]

It’s a Girl!

It's a Girl burlee from Gloryhaus.com. Do you have children? If so, do you remember the moment the doctor announced his or her arrival?  I welled up with emotions I didn't even know I had.  I was excited to finally see the one who had been growing inside of  me, where no one else could see.  I was overwhelmed, wondering if I will know how to handle taking care of this child.  I was overjoyed, because I'd waited for this moment, counting down the weeks, days, and minutes. I can honestly say, the launch of Rescuing Hope has [...]

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