New Infographic for Human Trafficking Awareness Month

January is for Creating Awareness What do you associate January with? Wicked Blizzards? New Year’s hangovers? Resolutions and their slam-dunk failures? Or do you see these things in a positive light–intricate snowflakes, new beginnings, and delightful challenges? Maybe you also see January as the time to share another Infographic for human trafficking awareness month.  …

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Should We Participate in Operation Christmas Child?

I’ve been doing Operation Christmas Child (OCC) for years and have encouraged you guys to join me doing it many times. Recently I was sent a post listing Seven Reasons Not to Participate in Operation Christmas Child, challenging our assumptions about this action idea.     Note: This post was updated with Charity Navigator ratings in November of…

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If Syria Was the USA: What is Happening in Syria & How to Make it Personal

Our Collective Son, Aylan   A horrific image of a drowned boy came up on my news feed a few weeks ago when the shock value of these images thrust them into the global spotlight. The boy was three–on first glance, he could be my youngest son–and his name was Aylan.   He wasn’t shot, famine-starved, or limbless (we’ve seen…

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Six Steps to Advocating With Credibility: Sex Trafficking Statistics in the USA

What About The Facts? A few years ago I was reading about the globally misunderstood plight of women (learn more here) in the foundational book, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. Around the same time I had been reading Not For Sale; I noticed that the human trafficking statistics they listed worldwide…

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When Avilynne Turned Five (And Others Didn’t)

Avilynne Achieved the Awesome Age of Five! Yesterday my daughter, Avi,turned five years old. She had a birthday party, but because a 20% chance of precipitation is such a very high likelihood, we got rained out before the party really got rolling. We tried to sing to her in the key of E (which wasn’t…

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