This is part of a series about Sonya, a Filipina woman who went from slave to liberator. Make sure to read parts one, two, and three first. The colorful pillow Sonya* held in her lap was now soaked in the tears she had shed as she shared her story. The tissues in her hands … Continue reading From Modern Day Slave to Liberator- Part 4
This is part of a series about Sonya, a Filipina woman who went from slave to liberator. Make sure to read part one and part two first. Sonya quieted as I held her, exhausted from crying, she took a deep breath that gave her the resolve to go on. In the hot room she continued to tell … Continue reading From Modern Day Slave to Liberator- Part 3
This is part of a series about Sonya*, a Filipina woman who went from slave to liberator. Read part one of her story here. In the hot, humid room a fan made a feeble attempt to cool us down. All of us had sweat pouring from our brow as we sat on floor mattresses. As … Continue reading From Modern Day Slave to Liberator- Part 2
I first met Sonya* at the 2014 Girl’s Getaway. She was among a blur of faces that week, girls and women who had been offered a week of rest and relaxation in Puerto Galera far from the blaring music and flashing lights where they spent most of their nights in the bars, dancing for … Continue reading From Modern Day Slave to Liberator- Part 1
“Everything in this town is expensive except for the girls.” Kanda* didn’t even blink as she said this. She just looked at me and smiled, but I saw past her smile as she glanced over at her friend who was leaving with an elderly white man. Most women here would never dare to say … Continue reading Why You Should Stop Watching Porn
I’ve met some of the most incredible women, but out of all them mothers stand out as the most beautiful to me, not because of the way they look, but because of the way they live. I believe mothers deserve our thanks, especially because most of the millions of things mothers do out of love … Continue reading Why Mother’s Day Matters.
My heart is breaking today. I was near tears earlier after reading a message from a friend I made in Nepal, begging me to send money to her so her family could eat. They have just lost their house completely after the earthquake. Her parents both have broken bones and they cannot afford food. I … Continue reading When Tragedy Strikes
The other day I was listening to NPR’s This American Life broadcast about expectations and the first question they posed was: Do you think your private thoughts in your head could influence how a rat moves through space? Think about it. Do you think the thoughts you have towards a rat could it influence … Continue reading How Your Expectations Can Change Lives.
Jesus loves you. Jesus died on the cross for you and for your sins. Jesus is the way. After hearing these words over and over again in my walk with God, I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that after a while, they don’t hold as much meaning as they are meant to. After … Continue reading Back to Basics: What I Learned This Good Friday
Today, March 8th, is International Women’s Day. It’s a day to globally celebrate the economic, political, and social achievements of women past, present, and future. I’m assuming that many in America have not heard of this day. I hadn’t either until a group of women from a church I was working with in Uganda went to … Continue reading Six Reasons Christians Should Talk About Women’s Day