Grace Changed Me

“Be amazed that God’s Grace can take a broken girl and put her back together again!” Once human trafficking victims are rescued, there is a long road toward restoration. But with Christmas it’s possible! He loves, he redeems. He puts all of us back together again. It is a love story that should be celebrated more than… Read more »

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Dressember 12, 2015

 You can choose to look away, but you can never say you didn’t know.” These words by William Wilberforce stopped me in my tracks when I first read them, years ago. I could no longer live without doing something, taking some action to make a difference.  This month that means participating in Dressember to help raise… Read more »

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Can disagreement and debate be done well?

There has been a maelstrom of conversation on the internet about the recent SCOTUS ruling, and I have wavered on not only what to post, but whether to post at all. After much prayer, and a whole lot of wavering, I decided to risk it and say something… I don’t pretend to understand all the… Read more »

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Justice and modern day slavery at TED 2015

Social Justice is a global issue, increasingly featured in the news, as the grassroots movement has come center stage. In fact, Forbes ran an article highlighting 5 Activists Fighting for Social Justice who were featured at TED 2105- Just and Unjust Session 9. International Justice Mission, founder Gary Haugen, was one of those Activists, World Changers, Difference Makers. I want to be one too!  As I got involved with this… Read more »

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I’ll have it “my way.”

I really do prefer things my way.  Honestly, I think I am mostly right and my ideas are good, so why not do it my way.  Right? I remember telling a friend -as we discussed a difference in parenting styles. -if I thought the way I did it was wrong, don’t you think I would… Read more »

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What do you see? How do you respond?

What if we embraced our differences and viewed them as a place to connect rather than let them divide us?  What if we looked for commonality and built community from and celebrated all we can learn from each other.  Difference makes us interesting, challenges us to grow, stretches our thinking and beliefs. Have you ever… Read more »

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We Can Do Something

  I often feel like I am not doing enough to bring justice, healing, mercy to others.  The stuff of life consumes my day and I wonder if my small efforts investments and engagements make a difference. But what if the measure wasn’t the results, but the heart behind the efforts no matter the size. … Read more »

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Dressember Discomfort

I have been participating in Dressember, a campaign to raise fund and awareness to fight human trafficking and honors the dignity of all women. Every day in December I wear a dress, that isn’t too hard, even on cold days… and take a selfie and post it on instagram and FB- that is the hard… Read more »

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day 32- Lenten Journey-2014

Read: Psalm 7 Today I spent the day at the IJM Global Prayer Gathering. I heard stories of darkness, oppression and evil. delays, bribery, men laughing at the thought of being held accountable for their crimes. corrupt officials business and profit more valuable the lives of children families selling a child to slavery to provide… Read more »

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day 21- Lenten Journey 2014

First let me encourage you to read this post in the spirit it is written. This is a heavy subject that requires far more than one blog post, but I felt led to share this when I read todays passage.  It is vulnerable for me; I hesitated more than a few times, and considered writing… Read more »

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Bono at the Oscars

Bono was at the Oscars!  what a performance! He has used his gifts and talents to make a difference in this world.  Oh how I want to do the same. I was reminded of Bono’s best sermon yet: Remarks at the 2006 National Prayer Breakfast and wanted to share them with you!

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Darfur

This week there was a full page advertisment in front page section of The Washington Post that was one of the boldest moves I have seen to date.  The picture was of the President of General Omar al-Bashir, who took power in a military coup in 1989, with a larger caption that stated, the Genocide… Read more »

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Making a Difference: Sudan: Lost Boys Gathering

I have been privileged to build a friendship with 5 remarkable young men, who are a testimony to the resilience of the human spirit, the reality of faith that moves mountains, and living proof of miracles.  Angelo, James, Mac, Samuel and William have changed my life. They are each one of the Lost Boys of… Read more »

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A Million Voices!

Join the rally in Washington, DC on April 30th, 2006, 2:00 – 4:30 PM. The Rally to Stop Genocide will feature leading voices in the effort to stop the genocide in Darfur, including a broad spectrum of prominent faith leaders, political figures, human rights activists, celebrities, and survivors of genocide. Read the Fact Sheet for… Read more »

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Bono’s Sermon: Remarks at National Prayer Breakfast

If you’re wondering what I’m doing here, at a prayer breakfast, well, so am I. I’m certainly not here as a man of the cloth, unless that cloth is leather. It’s certainly not because I’m a rock star. Which leaves one possible explanation: I’m here because I’ve got a messianic complex. Yes, it’s true. And… Read more »

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Petition for Darfur

Coalition for Darfur has requested help on the following petition: We, the undersigned, beseech the international community, and particularly, the United Nations, to organize and implement a strong, well-manned, and well-resourced intervention in Darfur, Sudan, in order to stop the ongoing genocide being perpetrated by Government of Sudan (GOS) troops and the Janjaweed (Arab militia)… Read more »

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Oprah address Human Trafficking with Gary Haugen

Oprah is one the most popular and influential evangelists of our time!  Regardless of your opinion of her, she has stepped forward and taken on the mantle of responsibility that accompanies her level of power and influence.  Recently, Oprah has gotten increasingly involved in issue of Justice. Today, she is hosting a show on the… Read more »

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Emerging Church, Sudan and Madam Blueberry

busy…busy… terribly busy.. as Madame Blueberry would say 😉  (the theology of Veggie Tales is right on the money at times 😉 Just a few tidbits to help catch you and me up!  I have the privilege of being part of  planning an event that focuses on the issues of Race and Diversity in the… Read more »

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Banned book, fear and complex questions

The banning of books perplexes me…I am intrigued by the idea that “if we don’t tell, then it won’t be true!” I remember long ago, being challenged, “Why is it that “non-Christians make movies like The Killing Fields, and not Christians?  What are we afraid of?”  With great passion, my friend declared, “We of anyone… Read more »

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Sojourners 30,000 Campaign during World Summit

Reminder:  World Summit, September 14-16  A Call to Fast &Pray on Behalf of those in Extreme Poverty! Read Sojourner’s call and plans for the 14-16th, read my original post, read about various ways of fasting… If you are going to fast, please let me know and we can help encourage each other, share the ways… Read more »

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