Thank YOU!

It's Thanksgiving week and I'm excited. Traffic on the interstates will soon be moving at a snail's pace. Do you have to experience it? One year, traffic was so bad my younger brother turned his car off while sitting on the interstate to conserve gas. It's crazy. Airports are equally as hectic. Not only are there thousands of people trying to fly home, but then the weather could change quickly create a logistical nightmare. Why do we do it? Why do we endure the hassle of traveling this week every year? What makes it so special? Whether with neighbors, friends or family, we [...]

By |2015-11-23T09:38:12-05:00November 23rd, 2015|Christ Follower, Young Adult|0 Comments

Be the Key!

Do you ever lose things, or is it just me? Yesterday, I was looking for something I need next week and it wasn't where it should be. Do you ever have that happen? I was bound and determined to find it, so I launched into an all out search through my house. I cleaned out filing cabinets, drawers, closets, and I'm not finished yet. I have yet to find the item I'm looking for, but I have stumbled across many other treasures along the way. I was able to fill a huge box with cards and notes I've collected over [...]

By |2015-09-02T08:56:38-04:00September 2nd, 2015|Christ Follower, Women, Young Adult|0 Comments

Are you prepared to take a stand?

Are you standing firm in your faith? The phrase, take a stand, means: to take a position in opposition to someone or something; to oppose or resist someone or something." Many people today blast their opinions on Twitter and Facebook, simply based on what they've read online or what they've see others share. Few people take the time to investigate and find the source of the information to determine if it is accurate or not before speaking out for or against it. Yesterday, I had the privilege of listening to my daughter deliver a message to a youth group about standing [...]

By |2015-08-03T09:21:03-04:00August 3rd, 2015|Christ Follower, Women, Young Adult|0 Comments

How are you? REALLY?

We're friends, right? This morning as I was having a chat with Jesus about you, yes you, and I found myself wondering what's going on in your life. Each weekday morning I sit with the Lord to ask Him what to share with you and today I realized I rarely hear from you. I know some of you read my posts on Facebook or other social media and respond there, and others will email me or text me about the blog post, but very few of you actually click on comment and leave a message there. I genuinely want to know what's [...]

How much time do you have?

How much time do you have? It seems like no matter how much time you have, it's never enough. The clock always seems to be ticking. Time is one of the most valuable commodities we all have. Last week my children both asked me what I wanted for Mother's Day. My answer was something that costs nothing, yet costs everything....time. Oh, they could have purchased me a variety of gifts, and I'm sure I would have appreciated anything they gave me, but the one thing I wanted more than anything was a bit of their time. Life seems to be on [...]

You Are More!

How do you want to be known? Is it based on your past or would you die if people only remembered you that way? What about your sins or your victimizations? Would you like to walk around wearing a shirt that outlines every awful thing you've done or things that were done to you? It makes me think of the lepers in the Bible who were constantly reminded of their disease. They didn't ask for it. They didn't cause it, yet they were required to let everyone know their situation by shouting it out loud. Leviticus 13:45 says, The person with such [...]

The Perfect Thing to Feast on First Thing in the Morning!

Do you wake hungry? I woke up this morning thinking about what I could eat. It was almost as if I hadn't eaten in days. Before 6 a.m. this morning I was making baked oatmeal and anticipating the flavors. I started grabbing fruit and nuts to add to yogurt on top of it. Do you wake up anticipating the Word of God the same way? I had to ask myself that question today. Do I anticipate a bite of the Word the way I was anticipating a bite of that baked oatmeal?" Do I understand the necessity of feeding my spirit [...]

By |2015-01-26T08:21:56-05:00January 26th, 2015|Christ Follower, Women, Young Adult|0 Comments

How 2 Teens Helped Rescue a Trafficking Victim

How can I help? What can I do?" I hear those questions more times than I can count in the fight against human trafficking. In many cases, it is followed by the statement, I'm just a ...." You fill in the blank. I'm just a mom. I'm just a school teacher. I'm just a dentist. I'm just a bookkeeper. I have yet to meet someone who learned about human trafficking only to throw their hands up , walk away and say they didn't care. Typically, the first time someone learns about it taking place in this country they're shocked. It's a lot to wrap [...]

Who will hold the pen?

Happy New Year! 2015 has begun. Do you have any traditions for ringing in the new year? Do you gather with friends and family? Do you go out or stay in? I don't have any grand traditions for New Year's Eve particularly, but I do have some things I like to do before the ball drops. I pack all of my Christmas decorations away and give the house a thorough cleaning so I start the New Year off with things in order. Granted, it only takes hours with everyone home for the order to be reordered, but at least the year [...]

By |2015-01-05T09:19:05-05:00January 5th, 2015|Christ Follower, Women, Young Adult|3 Comments

It’s FRONT LINE FRIDAY with Whit’s Victory Coffee

Me with Whit when Rescuing Hope released and the coffee was rebranded. It’s FRONT LINE FRIDAY! Are you a coffee lover? Today you get to learn how drinking coffee can help you fight human trafficking in America. I’m excited to introduce you to a friend of mine, Whit Hagemann. He worked as a barista in a local coffee shop, the Daily Grind, when he first learned about the issue of human trafficking and knew he couldn’t just go on life as usual. He had to do something. How old were you when you first learned about sex trafficking in [...]

By |2014-12-12T06:32:11-05:00December 12th, 2014|Christ Follower, Human Sex Trafficking, Women, Young Adult|0 Comments
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