…the harshness of God…

I’ll break a few rules here and start with a massive ‘wall of text’ quote from another work - Thomas à Kempis’, “The Imitation of Christ”: "Not every desire is from the Holy Spirit, even though it may seem right and good. It is difficult to be certain whether it is a good spirit or … Continue reading …the harshness of God…

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…stepping away…

What is the grossest or scariest thing someone has ever tried to hand you? Some slimy unrecognizable trash picked up from the sidewalk? Maybe a giant hairy spider? Body of a recently road-killed skunk? Or a slithery snake?   Whatever tossed your way, I’m sure I can come close to guessing your reaction. Maybe your hands … Continue reading …stepping away…

…humbled…

Broken lives… Honest cries… Healing starts, soars, limps…but still moves forward, with the grace He has shown. Blessed to sit in the midst of survivors. Sharing, reaching out, being the hands and feet of Jesus. Showing love to others coming from the trauma and pain of being trafficked. No judging…no check on politics…there's no time … Continue reading …humbled…

…heart hurts…

Tears and laughter……pain and joy……stories of life changes……that change the listener. Julie and I are only a few days removed from attending the Thistle National Network conference. A conference where several organizations came together to learn, share, and grow…in their missions to reach survivors of human trafficking and addiction, helping them in their healing and … Continue reading …heart hurts…