Seven Steps to Help #EndIt

Have you seen someone with a red "X" on their hand today? It is a symbol of being part of the End It Movement, which is an anti-trafficking movement that was birthed by Louie Giglio at the Passion Conference in January of 2013. Today is the End It Movement's Shine a Light on Slavery Day. To be a part of this campaign, you: Draw a RED "X" on your hand. Take a selfie showing your RED "X". Post your picture with #EndItMovement If you have a website, donate your page to shine a light on slavery. Build a team of freedom fighters. Donate [...]

By |2015-02-27T09:07:23-05:00February 27th, 2015|Christ Follower, Human Sex Trafficking, Women, Young Adult|0 Comments

What will you take a stand for?

University of GeorgiaStand for Freedom Event What are you willing to stand for? I have friends who just returned from Disney World. They stood in line for almost two hours to see the Disney princesses. What about concert tickets? I know people who've camped out for almost twenty-four hours to get great seats to a concert. Are you one of those who stands in line for hours to be one of the first in the door for Black Friday shopping (which really starts on Thursday these days)? Yesterday was IJM's global Stand For Freedom Day. College students across [...]

What does the “X” mean?

Have you noticed people with a giant red X on their hand today? Do you have any idea what it represents? It is a statement. It is a declaration. It says, I'm in it to end it!" What is "it"? Modern day slavery. Seriously? Didn't we abolish slavery in the 1800s with the Emancipation Proclamation? Some estimate there are 27 million held in slavery today. Others say that number is too low. The Washington Post reported there are 30 million slaves in the world today and 600,000 of them are located in the United States.  How is that possible? How [...]

By |2014-02-27T07:19:34-05:00February 27th, 2014|Christ Follower, Human Sex Trafficking, Women, Young Adult|0 Comments

Why are you home today?

Do you have the day off? Chances are if you work at a bank, a school or any other government agency, you have President's Day off. It started out being a day that celebrated George Washington, our first President. Then Abraham Lincoln, our sixteenth President, was included in the celebration. Today, it is a day designated to honor all of our nation's Presidents. Which President is your favorite? I'd have to say Abraham Lincoln. He is regarded as one of America's greatest heroes. A strong civil rights activist, when President, Lincoln made it one of his highest priorities to abolish slavery [...]

By |2014-02-17T07:50:46-05:00February 17th, 2014|Christ Follower, Human Sex Trafficking, Women, Young Adult|0 Comments

How could this possibly happen?

Have you seen the trailer for the new movie, 12 Years A Slave?  The movie is based on a powerful true story of Solomon Northup, a talented violinist who was a free man lured falsely from his family and home under the guise of employment only to be locked in the bonds of slavery.  You can watch the trailer here: [youtube]http://youtu.be/NYYtS9KSWNg[/youtube] During Solomon Northup's lifetime, men and women were abducted in Africa, stripped from their country and brought to America, and many other nations, and sold into slavery. They were viewed as property, not people. Their children were born into slavery. [...]

How to Turn Your Problems into Opportunities

How do you handle disappointment or problems when they come knocking at your door?  Does it change the way you act, feel, or think?  When problems are small, most people just roll with it, but the big ones can stop us in our tracks. My buddy, Joe, seemed to have one big problem after another.  In fact, some might consider Joe a magnet for trouble.  The sad thing is, he never really caused his problems.  They just seemedprobl to find him and stick around for a while. Have you ever felt that way?  Well, maybe you can learn a thing [...]

By |2013-09-13T09:23:26-04:00September 13th, 2013|Christ Follower, Human Sex Trafficking, Women, Young Adult|0 Comments

What’s your dream?

What do you dream about doing? Is there something you would love to do, but it seems too difficult, nearly impossible? God loves dreamers.  He writes about them in His book. Jacob was a dreamer.  In Genesis 28:10-22 he dreamed of a stairway going from heaven to earth with angels ascending and descending on it. God used the dream to speak to Jacob and let him know he wasn't alone. Joseph was a dreamer.  Just a few chapters later in Genesis 37, Joseph has two dreams and shares them with his brothers. His brothers weren't too impressed with his dreams. [...]

What are you doing about it?

How old do you think you need to be to join the fight against human sex trafficking? Should there be specific age to get involved? Sex trafficking is often called modern day slavery.  Girls in the trade are called prisoners or captives. Isaiah 61:1-2 says, The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor and the day [...]

Help! Shots fired! Run!

Do you exercise? Run? I think I've established that I am not a runner.  In fact, my mantra has always been "I'll only run if someone's shooting at me." That was until my son had this great idea we could run this summer and train to run a 5K together when he came back from studying in Belgium.  We both knew he could have walked out the front door and run a 5K.  I was the one who would need the whole summer to train to run it. So, I did.  It's amazing what you'll do for your children. I've [...]

Seven Days of Hope: Day 1, What do you hope for?

My hope list for 2012. What do you hope for? Is there something that you long to have or see happen?  At the beginning of this year, during one of my quiet times, I vividly remember God asking me, Why do you think so little of Me?” Surely, I had heard God wrong.  Why on earth would I think so little of Him, the creator of heaven and earth [Genesis 14:19, 22]?  So, I asked Him, God, why do you say I think so little of You?  I think of you all the time.” He wasn’t questioning how [...]

By |2012-12-24T09:34:52-05:00December 24th, 2012|Christ Follower, Human Sex Trafficking, Women, Young Adult|0 Comments
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