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Restoring Hearts Ministries of Trenton

Restoring Hearts Ministries  of Trenton is in the business of bringing hope to the hopeless by shining the light of Jesus Christ into the darkness through evangelism and relationship-building. As Christians we have been called to love, which Restoring Hearts does through service to the least of these.  As servants of Christ we go where… 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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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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Acid Attacks: Making Gender Violence Visible

I have tried to start writing this piece so many times I’ve lost count. This is new for me. Most of the time if I’m trying to make sense of something words are my “go to,” my standard mode of processing. And yet, here I am stuttering and stammering and starting over again and again,… Read more »

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Leaps of Faith

To the delight of a mother’s heart, her baby boy is born and placed on her chest. Though, to the devastation of her dreams, her son is born with a debilitating condition. Unless medical intervention is administered in his early development, he will never walk, jump or run. But such expert support is oceans away…. Read more »

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Heart Mender: Throw a Party. Save a Life

Preemptive Love is an organization I fell in love with several months back. As the world began watching in horror at the atrocities of ISIS upon people throughout the Middle East, this organization was going about their work of healing hearts and building community. Today they continue with that work as well as providing aid to refugees… Read more »

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Linking Childhood Sexual Abuse to Sex Trafficking

Most people reading this article already know about and maybe even advocate for victims of sex trafficking. But many readers do not know about its correlation to childhood sexual abuse. Indeed, no other factor increases a girl or boy’s vulnerability to trafficking more than the memory of such abuse. [1] According to a report by the… 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 »