What does tax day mean to you?

Did you get your taxes done? April 15th has a way of making people stressed out and a bit nervous sometimes. It's that dreaded day when the government, both state and federal, expects a full report of your financial situation. They want to make sure you're giving them their cut of your earnings. April 15th holds a different meaning to me. Eighteen years ago on this day, we said see you later to a very dear woman in my life, Ann Payne, known to all who loved her as Mama Payne. Mama Payne was not related to our family in any way [...]

By |2015-04-15T09:52:48-04:00April 15th, 2015|Human Sex Trafficking, Women, Young Adult|2 Comments

What You Need to Know About Retirement No Matter Your Age

Are you retired? When I left teaching to have my first child, I told my husband I was retiring. I had no intention of going back into the classroom to teach. I wanted to stay home with my children.  Fortunately, we were on the same page. While I retired from teaching in a traditional classroom, I've never stopped teaching.  My classroom just looks a little less conventional today. It may be a coffee shop with two or three students, a church gathering or a safe house where survivors of sex trafficking are living. Retirement is not found in the Word [...]

By |2013-11-13T08:07:32-05:00November 13th, 2013|Christ Follower, Human Sex Trafficking, Women, Young Adult|0 Comments

Where are you investing?

What did you do last night? I attended a community awareness seminar on human sex trafficking sponsored by a police department outside of Atlanta. I went for two reasons.  First, I like to stay on top of the latest research and make sure I haven't missed any new information available.  I also went because a high school senior asked me to be her mentor for her senior project.  Her topic is human sex trafficking.  Her goal is to raise awareness in her high school and community. This was her first event on the issue and she learned a lot. As [...]

Isn’t it time you know who you are?

Have you ever seen the movie Princess Diaries 2? If you have daughter, chances are it's one of many princess movies you've seen.  My daughter and I have watched that movie so many times I could almost quote it. Yesterday during my prayer time, the Lord brought a particular scene from that movie to mind. It's when princess Mia stopped the parade through town.  Rather than tell you about it, allow me to show it to you: [youtube]http://youtu.be/ndEhclIZxso[/youtube] Princess Mia didn't ask anyone's permission to stop the parade. She halted the parade because she became aware of an injustice. She witnessed [...]

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