• Shame

    At our thirty day Assessment Center, we are on the front lines of the battle against sex trafficking. The initial work to be done is getting them to feel safe and be still.  These women are in fight or flight survival mode and for the first time, in perhaps years or...

  • Onward I March

    My heart longs for you. The depths of my soul cry out. Your embrace surrounds me. Alone, I am no more.   I feel the wind on my skin. It’s gentle caresses Remind me of your promises. And I know I’m gonna be OK.   My life hasn’t always Taken...

  • Sticks and Stones

    When I was a child I was blessed to be able to attend a Christian school all the way through the 8th grade. The majority of my classmates started with me in Kindergarten and we grew up together in the halls of that place. We were the best of friends, we were the...

  • Together Not Separate

    Awkward was how I felt as we left the safe house for the World Mandate conference. The two Sparrows in the car were frustrated with each other. They were irritated and had been avoiding each other for a few days. They were not speaking or interacting. Silence was the sound that filled the...

  • Arrows in a Quiver

    There are many times that my temporal mind cannot see past our girls’ struggles, nor understand how they can overcome them. I want to promise them that there’s something better on the other side of all this pain. But, the thing is, I/we can give them no such promise in...

  • Moving Forward by Looking Back

    As January 2016 draws to a close I find myself opening my March 2016 calendar more and more, setting up appointments and meetings; and as March draws closer, Dennis and I look forward to celebrating our 10th anniversary with Redeemed Ministries.  The past 10 years have passed more or less...

  • Seeds Of Passion

    Blaring Mighty to Save (Family Force 5 Remix) by the Newsboys on the radio, the Sparrow and I get on the road.  “I’m so excited.  I have never been to Passion before,” the Sparrow says as she smiles, sings and dances to the music.   As we drive I reflect...

  • My Journey With God

    My journey with God began in 2013. I didn’t know that I would ever be on a journey with God back then. They say how you spend your New Year’s Eve is how you’ll spend your whole year, but I really don’t believe that because in the beginning of 2013...

  • Hope is Home

    For as long as I can remember The Wizard of Oz has been one of my Dad’s favorite movies.  “There’s no place like home,” is one of my favorite lines from the movie.  In the movie, Dorothy falls into a deep sleep after being hit on the head and spends the...

  • A Christmas Call to Action

    In Christmas of 1847, a small French perish’s priest commissioned a poem by Placide Cappeau de Roquemaure. He wanted the literary work to be from the viewpoint of someone witnessing the birth of Jesus. Placide was a non-believer and eventually a rejected socialist. In a long buggy ride Placide wrote a...