5 Gifts She Will LOVE for Mother’s Day

Looking for a great Mother's Day gift? Or anniversary gift ... or birthday gift ... or "I love you because you are amazing" gift? I've spent a few days gathering up some ideas for you {or for you to share as a subtle hint}.  Let's face it, Mother's Day is a great opportunity to show the moms or aunts or grandmothers {or women who have loved you well over the yeas} how much they mean to you.  But, the truth is, sometimes we just don't have time to scour the interwebs or local boutiques for just ... [Read More]

20 Gifts that Fit inside Freeset Box Bags

It's no secret I love Freeset! I have a collection of their bags and have given several as gifts.  They are high quality, beautiful, and {best of all} each bag is made by women in India who have been rescued from human trafficking.  Freeset is an incredible organization and I am thrilled to be a part of the 12 Days of Freedom project again this year. This year, I get to chat about the amazing Box Bags!  These are definitely one of my favorite Freeset products.  And, since I'd imagine many of ... [Read More]

Freedom’s Requirement

Today, like countless other families across the United States, we'll be gathering with people we love to eat and swim and watch fireworks.  We'll don our red, white, and blue and take a moment to recall those who bravely stood for freedom's cause and those who today wage the battle in deserts and cities around the world to keep our nation safe and secure. But also today, I'll take a time to remember the 27 million people who are enslaved around the world.  The ones  organizations like The ... [Read More]

We ALL Have a Part in Freedom’s Story

This child? This girl all to quickly turning to woman?  I look at her and she takes my breath away.  She is funny.  She is bright.  She is the very best kind of friend.  She loves big and lives big.  She's passionate and creative.  She dances and she cheers.  And every day I get to drive her to school and pick her up and listen to the stories of middle school boys who act like like middle school boys and middle school girls who act like middle school girls.  At night she kisses me quick and ... [Read More]

We Must Act: 5 Ways to Fight Slavery

Slavery. This is a topic that matters to me.  It's the reason I share about FreeSet and National Human Trafficking Awareness Day.  And it's the reason I am a blogger with The Exodus Road. 27 million people enslaved. More than at any other time in human history. The vast majority of my life I have lived in four states:  Missouri, Oklahoma, Alabama, and Georgia.  The combined population of these states is 24.5 million. There are more people enslaved today around the world than the total ... [Read More]

National Human Trafficking Awareness Day 2013: Take Action

In the midst of all the talk of dreams and listening and stillness, it can be easy for me to get caught up in my own pursuits, my own goals and desires, my own life and fail to remember the very real tragedies and heartache facing people all around me.   One of the most challenging aspects of discipleship for me is finding that balance between growing deep and living wide.   I want my foundation in the Word and in relationship with the Lord to be deep.  But I want to live wide and spread out for ... [Read More]