There Are No Orphans of God: Orphan Sunday 2013

One of my favorite songs of the past few years is "Orphans of God." There is such beauty in these words ... There are no strangers There are no outcasts There are orphans of God. So many fallen But hallelujah There are no orphans of God. Today is Orphan Sunday.  While we know there are no orphans of God, no child without a Father in His kingdom, we also know there are an estimated 153 million orphans around the world. 153 million.  What can we do? The numbers overwhelm.  The ... [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]

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]

Don’t Miss This {May 3, 2013}

I love the weekly round-up posts my friends like Sandra and Kris and Shelly do. I always find the best stuff I missed when I read them.  So, I thought I'd share some of my favorites each week (ish). From The Exodus Road, an amazing organization I am thankful to blog for. Ever wonder what the inside of a locked brothel looks like? In this short video, covert footage captures investigators with The Exodus Road and Indian Rescue Mission entering a brothel searching for victims of sexual ... [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]