Sexploitation: It’s time to talk about it

I began researching sexual abuse in college when I was dealing with my own personal healing. To be honest, there wasn't a whole lot of research available then, so I primarily relied on my my pastor to give me guidance. After I became a youth worker I learned how to recognize the signs of child... Continue Reading →

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#Called2Love

Listen up folks, we cannot stay silent forever. Far too long, many of us have buried our heads in the sand and wished all the bad away. We're good people. We’re caring people. We believe in equality. We believe in freedom. We believe in free speech for all. We believe in right and wrong. And... Continue Reading →

Human Again

I hid behind lies Buried myself Pushed way down to escape the pain I faked the smile Hardened my heart Denied love that came my way I forgot how to feel How to love Pushed away everyone I'd hung my head and given up Convinced I was useless and irrelevant Then you came like a... Continue Reading →

The Day I Met Her

One Sunday afternoon as my church family ministered to the homeless of Colorado Springs I was looking over the faces of the crowd and noticed her. She sat off to the side, alone. Her expression heavy and hardened. She avoided eye contact with everyone, never lifting her gaze. She refused to approach the folks handing out... Continue Reading →

Crown of Creation

I can see it living there behind your eyes. I can see it’s eating you alive. You’re hiding your heart, hiding yourself, waiting to be rescued. You’re masking the lies, carving the pain, keeping it all hidden. Look at yourself. What do you see? Only painful memories. Where is the hope? Where is the love?... Continue Reading →

Waiting

Tears flow down They fall like the rain There's no end to my sorrow and pain Too many nights I'm crying for You There's just nothing left for me to do I'm reaching out I just need a touch from You Hope breaks through the cracks in the wall I've built around my bleeding heart Starting to see... Continue Reading →

Fall from Grace

the fall of man perpetuated a domino effect the Creator's perfect plan absolutely wrecked and under the arrogant guise of longing to be all-knowing man fell easily prey the devil's malicious toying we long for things that are vile and desire to have control when in fact what we are doing is surrendering to the immoral the enemy wants us right... Continue Reading →

A Letter From Mama Bear

Dear Teacher, My husband and I have spent 5 years building up our daughters self-worth-- telling her she's amazing, happy, a good leader, friend, person, and lots more. We've worked diligently at making sure her tiny ego is developed with armor comprised of unconditional love, realistic expectations, positive affirmations, and focused confidence in her and her abilities. We recognized early... Continue Reading →

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