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October in All Its Glory

I woke up on Saturday with the shocking realization that it was already halfway through October. As a teacher and parent, September is a vast wasteland of trying to reconnect with my many roles as a working mother. Between the half dozen back to school events scattered throughout the month of September, packing lunches, wearing… Read more »

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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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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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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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Mommas Care for Many Needs, But Who Cares for the Mommas?

My friend, Sue exemplifies the godly advice to “love the people in front of you.” Every week, she hosts a playgroup for over seven mommas and their toddlers. Sue meets an often unspoken but critical need for moms of littles: fellowship and rest. Fellowship: Women need fellowship. Talking actually makes us happier. But for many moms in the babies… Read more »

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ChoiceOne: Pregnancy + Sexual Health Resource Centers

  There are three things You Need To Know About 
Unplanned Pregnancies: 
 Unplanned pregnancies are never unplanned Unplanned pregnancies are 
NOT about sex!  Courageous young woman who choose life are often held captive to a life of poverty! 
Unplanned Pregnancy is NOT a political issue; it is spiritual, and how Christians respond to the… Read more »

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Simply Fair

The African sun was shining brightly as we drove along a dusty road in a remote area of Botswana.  I was on safari with my husband and our guide was taking us to a village nestled deep in the bush.  As we came up to the village, the first thing that grabbed my attention was… Read more »

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Sexual Violence: An Oxymoron

“So the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. And the rib that the LORD God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. Then the man… Read more »

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What is Female Cutting or FGM?

In America, we are neck deep in political campaigning. Men and women are debating the best approach to a variety of issues. There is so much discussion because the issues are complicated and often deeply entrenched in American culture and history. Millions of armchair politicians weigh in on the issues with an “all you have… Read more »