• The Tug of War to Trust

    If I sat down to make a list of people the Sparrows trust and then made another list of people the Sparrows do not trust I am honestly not sure which list my name would end up on. If missionary life was dependent on the population you love and serve...

  • Broken Sparrow

    I have my faults, Cant you see? The noise halts. To hear my plea.   I want you to hear, What I have to say. So come near, Dont run away.   “Why don’t you listen?” I yell, I scream. It feels like I’m in a prison. Maybe it’s all...

  • A Funeral and A Transition

    As with any job, the life-work balance for someone in vocational mission work is a constant journey.  In my experience, the ability to remain light, carefree and available is specifically hard for those dealing with heavy areas like sex trafficking. We spend most of our days trying to uplift and...

  • 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...