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]
How Much Would You Give to Catch a Pedophile?
I know, a post on Sunday doesn't normally have this sort of title. But what better day of the week, the day we celebrate the Lord breaking the chains of slavery for all of us, what better day of the week is there for me to share with you a way YOU can be a part of setting people free! 27 million people enslaved around the world. The number still overwhelms me. It still gives me chills to think about girls the same age as my daughter being bought and sold for sex. It still makes me cry ... [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]
12 Days of Freedom … Join the Freedom Story!
I adore Freeset bags! I have three ... and every single time I carry one I get asked where I got it. I love answering that question! For the second year in a row, I'm thankful to be a part of Freeset's Christmas campaign to raise awareness about what they do and women they help. They call it 12 Days of Freedom ... I call it a great way to buy an awesome bag for someone on your list! Here's what Freeset does: Freeset is in business for freedom. Freedom from human trafficking. Freeset is a ... [Read More]