For Ayana

bringbackourgirls

You can’t read this blog post right now, Ayana, nor can any of your 200+ schoolmates, but I write it for you.  For Ayana, “Beautiful Flower.” I was supposed to be on a blogging break, but the searing reality of your abduction and the fact that you remain missing, three weeks later, will not let me … Read More


A different Christmas list

christmasList

Can I interest you in creating a different Christmas list? Amidst the buying frenzy of the holidays Long after the Black Fridays and Cyber Mondays and Giving Tuesdays are over While you make your list and check it twice…   Can I encourage you to remember those who  Are bought over and over, sometimes up … Read More


On a watch for freedom…

watches

It’s always a privilege to blog on behalf of The Exodus Road!  Since I got on board in January, it’s been a steep yet swift learning curve regarding human trafficking and sex slavery.   To me, remaining indifferent to 27 million persons enslaved throughout the world today is to truly be callous.  Their plight cries out to be … Read More


Search and rescue: When freedom depends on us

Search and Rescue

Happy July 4th!  As America celebrates yet another birthday, we recall the freedoms that we take for granted in this “one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”  Our hearts long to see others–whether nations or individuals–enjoy those freedoms, too. Blogging with The Exodus Road for the last six months has been an eye-opener … Read More


Hailing the heroes in the war against human trafficking

help the helpless

Few issues resonate as deeply within me as the trafficking of women and minors for sex.  To quote the Old Testament prophet Jeremiah, it is a fire shut up in my bones.  I mourn the potential lost through all forms of slavery:  the great thinkers, engineers, artists, and leaders whose lives were snuffed out by … Read More