How Dare You? – Daring to Be Bold in a World of Complacency

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A few weeks ago I was traveling to meet a friend in Dallas. The flight I would be on was going to be stopping through there on the way to its final destination in Las Vegas. As the flight crew was standing around waiting for approval to board, they were all making jokes about Vegas …

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Grace and Truth – Why We Shouldn’t Search for a Balance

Read John 1:17, and John 8:1-11. We live in a world where truth is fluid. There's my truth, your truth, their truth... This worldly "truth" has two components: You should feel good, but you shouldn't offend anyone. We are expected to live by our own truth, but accept the truth of others, only viewing them in a standard of …

Amber’s Story: Why We Fight

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I never thought I'd see slavery as blatantly as I did this summer. I've held onto this story for a time because it has taken some time to process and has become very dear to my heart. It may be a little hard to hear, but I hope it makes you uncomfortable enough to take …

Feeling Frenzy: Filtering Your Feelings with Real Truth

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Read Proverbs 28:26, Matthew 4:18-19, and Galatians 5:22-25. Right now, the world is telling us that what we feel is what is most important... that we should protect our feelings at all costs. Culture will claim that your truth is what matters, and as long as it makes you feel good, you're golden. Your feelings …

Getting Back to Humanity

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Amidst the tragedies of all of the allegations coming out of sexual assault, I am so saddened by our response as a nation. The opposing forces have taken up arms to fight, but they seem to have left those actually hurting from these events sitting in the dirt. Radicals on all opposing sides are taking …

The Social Justice Battlefield: Using Worship as Your Weapon

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Read 2 Chronicles 20:1-29. When you're facing a battle, what do you do? I used to panic about everything. I would follow it up with complaining about it to my close family and friends, dwelling on how hopeless I felt about whatever it was, and then I turn to prayer. But even then, I had a …

Week of Prayer: Day 5

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Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give. Matthew 10: 8 He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation." Mark 16:15 This week we are focusing on intentional prayer for the trafficking industry. We believe …

Week of Prayer: Day 4

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I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people—  for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 1 Timothy 2:1-2 This week we are focusing on intentional prayer for the trafficking industry. We believe that …

Week of Prayer: Day 3

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Repent, then, of this evil plan of yours, and pray to the Lord that He will forgive you for thinking such a thing as this. Acts 8:22 This week we are focusing on intentional prayer for the trafficking industry. We believe that praying for justice is vital for ending trafficking and sexual exploitation. For this week …

Week of Prayer: Day 2

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The Lord gives righteousness and justice to all who are treated unfairly. Psalm 103:6 This week we are focusing on intentional prayer for the trafficking industry. We believe that praying for justice is vital for ending trafficking and sexual exploitation. For this week of prayer, we will be focusing each day on different parts of the …