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Memories From Sand: Making Christmas Meaningful

The Freak-Out   This week in December just FREAKS. ME. OUT.   All of the sudden the Christmas everything is happening: the parties, the presents, the paper reindeer from school, the tree trimming, the needing to buy not needed things for all the people, whilst drinking glassfuls of eggnog, wine, peppermint coffee and wassail to try…

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The New Feminism

Yes, I do love Harry Potter, thank you very much. And because of the fame of the boy who would not die, out from the walls of Hogwarts (besides the poltergeists of course), comes a new brand of feminism which just might rock our world (as you can see from the video below):     Not surprisingly, this post…

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Be Intentional: Seize The Day Bucket List

Do you have a “Seize the Day” list? Or a”Before I Kick the Bucket” list? A “Live Life Intentionally “list?   I ran across mine the other day. I still haven’t milked a cow, but surely someday I will receive that blessed opportunity from somewhere (like a farm, but it is probably more likely that…

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How I Became An Accidental Expert And Then I Resigned

Last Day of the Rest of My Life Although I have phased out of acting like a director of this almost-non-profit, the Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Initiative (NoVA HTI), in the span of time between my third baby being born and now, today is technically the last day I hold this title. This day isn’t…

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Five Mistakes Activists Make

There are five mistakes activists make. And five mistakes christian social justice people make. Then there are the same five mistakes anti-human trafficking advocates make. Or we can use the original topic- those who are interested in global missions and the five mistakes they make. These five mistakes are mostly plagiarized from this longer article by Shane…

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Action Idea: Pass This Stand-Alone Sex Trafficking Law

Today, with the Kids are Not For Sale Coalition, supporters all over Virginia are hoping to spread the word loud and clear: LET’S FINALLY PASS THIS! THERE ISN’T A STAND-ALONE SEX TRAFFICKING LAW IN VIRGINIA BUT WE NEED ONE!   Okay, be honest. Did you know that? A few years back before our organization became NOVA HTI,…

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My Book Guru & With–Reimagining the Way I’ve Related To God (Part 1)

Fousin, My Book Guru Some people offer book advice and and your subtle nod of ‘yes,’ is actually an emphatic, but polite, declaration that there is no way on God’s green earth that is going to happen! Then there are the people who offer you books and you read them just because that person is…

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Christmas Expectations: What To Give To The Person Who Has It All

The Weight of Expectation   Once upon a time my husband didn’t give me a Christmas present, but after the holiday he brought me to the mall. He told me just to meander, walk around, pointing out what I liked. It was rather annoying because I would say “yes, yes, yes, I want this!” But…

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The Prospective Ardor of the Buccaneer Baboon and the Privateer Pup: A Short Story

This short story was prompted by the following image: “The Prospective Ardor of the Buccaneer Baboon and the Privateer Pup“ _____________________________________   Unfortunately for me, I’m a pirate. Pirates don’t spit fire or worship skeletons. We climb masts, hoist spinnakers, and rig all and everything on our romantic tall ships.   And some pirates are…

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Short Story: Welcome ElectrAliens

This short story was prompted by the following image:     Never before has the wind whipped like cream and the ocean churned like butter as much as it did this time, in their new device.   I don’t believe in magic; fate either. But electricity–now that’s the hummer. I’d been a big fan of…

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