October 14, 2019

THE BATTLE DOES NOT BELONG TO US

In my devotions recently I have been reading through the Old Testament. The Chronicles

and Kings books are full of the epic battles, struggles, triumphs and failures of the

Israelites. The outcomes of the consequential actions of the peopl...

March 7, 2016

 

The other day I was using the GPS on my phone to get our family to someone’s home.  We had never been there and we had never even been in this particular area before.  When we first punched the address in our system, it was more than happy to pre populate the destinat...

March 1, 2016

 

None of my friends were enslaved, beaten daily, or raped. I didn’t know anyone who was addicted to drugs – the closest thing I knew of was an uncle who got too loud at baseball games. No one in my little world struggled to put food on the table, or struggled to have a...

February 22, 2016

 

I am a survivor.  Not of Human trafficking but of sexual abuse and exploitation, specifically, incest. So, although I cannot fully understand the trauma and experiences of young girls who were trapped in sexual slavery, I can relate to the pain they endured and the lo...

February 15, 2016

 

A friend recently told me about an online meme she encountered while browsing the web. It read something like this: “If you teach one person how to avoid trafficking, you are forcing another person to be subjected to trafficking”. Just hearing that statement and readi...

February 8, 2016

 

I was watching her as her eyes lit up, a smile streaked across her face and she grabbed a pillow and drew it tight against her chest.  She was watching the end of an animated princess movie and I was puzzled by her response. It was the happy fairytale ending that ever...

February 1, 2016

 

What is a woman worth? It is a question that every culture has wrestled with since the beginning of time.  The way women are used, abused, exploited and oppressed for the personal profit and sexual gratification by men in our world today provides a seemingly terrifyin...

January 25, 2016

 

Have you ever known what it is like to be truly tired?  I mean soul tired; to feel vulnerable and exposed.  So tired that you desire nothing more than to shut yourself in a room and hide under the covers for days?  Can you imagine being this tired and yet not getting...

January 5, 2016

In case you missed it, something very special happened on the mountain this past fall. At first glance it might not seem like much but in reality it was a miracle that was literally years in the making. Jo and David, bolstered by dozens of supporters transformed an old...