Give your house a name.

A few months ago I read Andrew Peterson’s book, Adorning the Dark. In this incredible work, Andrew describes the labor and intentionality of creativity and community. He describes his family‚Äôs decision to leave the city and move out to the country, putting down deep roots. He encourages the reader to be purposeful in settling down … More Give your house a name.

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Exposing Beauty

A Life of Simple Joys hasn’t felt very joyful lately, and that’s ok. It’s real life. There is no joy in recognizing the reality of suffering in our most vulnerable populations, but there IS joy in seeing God move and seeing His people step in to the fight. There is great joy in looking into the eyes of a rescued survivor and seeing the light of redemption glowing within.I’m not going to completely stop writing about these hard things, but I will sprinkle hard truth with hope. … More Exposing Beauty

In Missouri.

Today’s post absolutely sickened me. I received it a while back from a friend and had saved it to read later. I receive a LOT of articles, which I appreciate when I am doing research for a book but I also, sometimes, just can’t read one more horrific story and have to take a break. … More In Missouri.

On the Road…

When my kids were little, we made frequent drives from Tennessee to Texas and I was on alert more for their safety than for the desire to look for signs of trafficking in the people around me. That has changed in recent years. As I have learned more about trafficking than I ever wanted to … More On the Road…

Runaways at Risk

Today I am highlighting an article from Ohio. I will let you read it for yourself but one thing we need to understand is the huge risk runaways face for being trafficked. Too often, they go to someone they think they can trust to help them, only to be disappointed once again. This story involves … More Runaways at Risk