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Book Review: Half the Sky

Book Review: Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide “Women hold up half the sky”- Chinese proverb Half the Sky, is the national bestseller by Pulitzer Prize winning authors Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. Kristof and WuDunn take readers around the world, looking at the lives of women in nations like… Read more »

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Living Passionately with Boundaries

  In Father of The Bride (1991), George Banks (played by Steve Martin) is talking with his daughter’s ex-fiancé following a dramatic break-up scene. George is trying to smooth things over when he says, “Annie’s a very passionate person. And passionate people tend to overreact at times.” He is using the word “passionate” as a… Read more »

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Catalyst Farms

Catalyst Farms We are excited to share with you what God has been doing in Catalyst in the past few months. Through the generosity of a visionary team of donors, Catalyst has been given a residential property to serve as a specialized supportive services home for survivors of trafficking, addiction, and prostitution. Sex Trafficking is… Read more »

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The Compassion Experience

This piece was originally published on June 25, 2016 on http://tanyadennisbooks.com as is being reprinted with permission. Whenever everything you need (and nearly everything you want) is within 15 minutes of your house, driving 40 minutes for a free event says something. This weekend the kids and I attended The Compassion Experience. This traveling exhibit invites you to experience… Read more »

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Spoken Word- Human Sex Trafficking

Over the past four years, my heart has been broken for the victims of the human sex trade. Within this time, I’ve decided to join the anti-trafficking movement and have made the decision to become a proponent of ending the sex trade, when I’m older. For now, since I’m too young to work with the… Read more »

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Encourager: Trade of Hope in Haiti

I’m pretty sure I could write enough about my sudden trip to Haiti to fill up the entire Encourager and it still would not do the experience justice. And yet, I can encompass the experience with one word: Beautiful. My application essay began, “I have seen enough poverty to last a lifetime, and I’m not… Read more »

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Freedom

This post was originally published last year before our “A Year of Justice” campaign began, but it is so appropriate, we are running it again.  I’ve had the word freedom ringing hot in my mind since the beginning of this week. Actually, I think about freedom a lot these days. For one thing, becoming a Compassionate Entrepreneur… Read more »