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 …

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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 …

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 …

Week of Prayer: Day 1

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Arise. Let your light shine for all to see. For the glory of the Lord rises to shine on you. Darkness as black as night covers all the nations of the earth, but the glory of the Lord rises and appears over you. Isaiah 60:1-2 This week we are focusing on intentional prayer for the …

What Helps Me Most in Ministry

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A couple weeks ago I went with my family to visit some of our friends in Dallas, Texas. On our way back, we stopped at a major truck stop for gas. Having learned all I have in the last few years about trafficking, my head was on a swivel. I was very on-edge. As we …

Receiving Your Worth

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I’m a gifter. I have always loved giving gifts. If I need to thank someone, or if I’ve royally screwed up and need to apologize for something, Christmas, birthdays… I live for that stuff. Even just little things like a favorite candy bar or an unexpected favorite coffee drink. But until recently I’ve really had …