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


The award goes to…

James and Matt

 No, I’m not pre-empting the Academy Awards!  I’m part of the blogging crew at The Exodus Road, and I’m committed to posting monthly on their amazing work, mostly in South East Asia, fighting modern-day slavery through covert investigations.  A few weeks ago, I blogged for the first time for The Exodus Road blog on the difficult work … Read More


Saturday Soup – January 12, 2013

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 My first full week of work in 2013 has ended.  Lord knows some Saturday Soup is in order! Soup time! Two thumbs up of the week:  To German-Ghanian footballer Kevin-Prince Boateng for walking off the field because of the racist chants against him (yes, in 2013) by nuts fans of the opposing team. SMH (shaking my head) … Read More


Hailing the heroes in the war against human trafficking

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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