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Inclusion in the Church Age

The entire story of the Bible, for all nations and all people, heads toward an invitation to inclusion, not exclusion. – Sara Gaston Barton Separation         We don’t know how long it took for paradise to be ruined, but it happened with a single incident.  Between “It was very good” and “The Lord God banished… Read more »

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Face Forward

“Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.”  Luke 22:31 – 32 The heavy sound of old rusty metal scraped along the ground as the gate opened. The high tone of intersecting… Read more »

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Truly Flawless

  Music can speak volumes to our souls. Particularly, if you’re like me, that can happen a lot. But sometimes there’s just one line that a song needs or that it has that doesn’t apply to your life. One of the reasons I love the MercyMe song “Flawless” is that it covers all the bases…. 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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We’re Just Getting Started

“We’re just getting started” is how an official at the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) recently characterized our collaborative effort to combat human trafficking and care for survivors. End Slavery Tennessee cared for 75 survivors in 2015, almost double the previous year. Our state’s laws have progressed from mediocre to top-of-the-nation in a few short years…. Read more »

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The Agnostic, Christian and Porn Star

This article originally posted November 11. 2104,  is being reprinted with permission. What does an Agnostic, Christian and Porn Star have in common? All three were at the Exxxotica Porn Convention this past weekend. We each attended for our own reasons, but our choices brought us together at one of the largest sex conventions in America…. Read more »

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Hope for Women in the Middle East

Hope isn’t always a word we associate with life for women in the Middle East.  Add a turbulent environment with the underlying belief that women are second class citizens, and you can see how a bad situation becomes worse.  In my recent trip to the Middle East, I spoke with leaders there who are working… Read more »

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Thistle Farms

As I walked in the doors of Thistle Stop Café in Nashville, TN, I immediately felt the calm. I don’t know if I can fully describe it – it FELT peaceful…like a bit of an oasis. I was introduced to the work and ministry of Thistle Farms by a friend who lives in the Nashville… Read more »

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Trades of Hope

Being a mom to two small girls changes things. It’s changed things for me. These girls are wise little sponges of imitation, and they are soaking me up. With these tiny shadows tailing me I can’t help but think long and hard about the kind of woman I am – about what kind of little… Read more »

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Rebuilding Lives

Restore NYC’s mission is to end sex trafficking in New York and restore the well-being and independence of foreign national survivors. Many know us from our work in our ground-breaking safehome, where women can heal and receive care for up to a year. But we serve more women through our partnerships with The Human Trafficking… Read more »