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teach and impress them diligently upon the [minds and] hearts of your children

Awareness of the issue is only the very first step.  When we hear of such perversions occurring around the world today, we can no longer sit idle with empty, hollow, shallow faith.  If Christ is our Lord and Savior, we can utilize HIS Power and SHINE HIS Light!  We must wake up and realize that we are the ones who hold the power to change this.  There are those in place, on the front lines, who are fighting the battle in the slums.  And THE VERY LEAST we can do is spread awareness and contribute our meager offerings to support these brave brothers and sisters in Christ.  

One of my personal friends is a victim of human trafficking who is far and away one of the deepest women of faith I have ever met.  I have also had the privilege of meeting many other incredible women who have been rescued out of this dehumanizing industry.  Please understand that my plea is not from one on the outside, but from someone who has sat at the kitchen table to listen to the inside stories that will keep yo…

End It Movement

Today is End It Movement Day, February 27th

"This February 27th, join us and other Freedom Fighters from around the world as we SHINE A LIGHT ON SLAVERY. Tell your world that slavery still exists and you won’t stand for it. This is OUR TIME. This is OUR MOMENT. We believe slavery can end in our lifetime…together we can END IT!

What is Slavery? Slavery has many forms and names, but it’s still slavery. And it’s still wrong. Can you imagine being forced to work without pay, trapped, unable to walk away, subject to violence or the threat of violence, by another person as they control you? Own you? Isolated, yet hidden in plain sight. This is reality for those trapped in slavery today. In the year 2015. Slavery is illegal in every single country in the world. Yet it still exists
Types of SlaveryBonded LaborBonded labor is one of the most common forms of slavery in the world today. Bonded labor victims are often born into slavery, forced to repay a loan, sometimes from generations befo…

Genuine Appreciation

I spent much of the day indoors today because of the snow. Most of my day was spent reading my latest favorite book, Let Me Be A Woman, by Elizabeth Elliot. I have had this book sitting on my shelf for years. I began reading it because I knew that Elizabeth Elliot had lost two husbands prior to her current husband. I also knew that her first husband, Jim Elliot, and her had a daughter who was only ten months old when her Daddy died. She is a widely respected Woman of God... and I was curious to find even a nugget of wisdom for what I am currently going through. I opened the book and a couple pages in, I found a receipt that I had used as a bookmark from April 2005, only two months after Conner and I had married. So much of God-keeping this book around through countless moves, for the time when I would desperately need to read it!

This book is a MUST READ for any woman prior to marriage. It is also a FANTASTIC book for married women to read because I believe that many of us g…

Masculinity and Femininity

"Creation has as one of its fundamental themes the pattern of rule and submission.  Power and passivity, ebb and flow, generativity and receptivity are but a few of the ways that these paired polarities have been described.  The Chinese called them yin and yang and made the symbol of their religion a graphic representation of their interaction.  Even the physical realm is founded on and held together by the positive and negative attraction of atomic particles.  Everywhere the universe displays its division into pairs of interlocking opposites...

We know that this order of rule and submission is descended from the nature of God Himself.  Within the Godhead there is both the just and legitimate authority of the Father and the willing and joyful submission of the Son.  From the union of the Father and the Son proceeds a third personality, the Holy Spirit.  He proceeds from them not as a child proceeds from the union of a man and a woman, but rather as the personality of a marriage …

10 years ago today, I married a man that far surpassed any I had ever met.  He was a man of passion and  love and  purity and  integrity and  adventure and  truth and  gentleness and  bravery and  humility and  generosity and  countless other attributes.
He loved me straight into the arms of Jesus. Here I sit these ten years later, without him, but I remain in the arms of Christ.  Conner did more for me than any other person ever did....he gave me something eternal.  So, on this ridiculously lonely and sorrowful day, I have hope because my husband gave it to me.  He gave me what he had inside of him.  He gave me his Jesus.  He gave Jesus to me through grace.  He gave Jesus to me through unconditional love. He gave Jesus to me through forgiveness.  He gave Jesus to me every day of our lives together.  With the Jesus I now have, I can survive the destruction and devastation of my life because I am looking to the eternal.  This life is not it, and I know that, I experience that.  Today, I c…