For This Child I Have Prayed

For This Child I Have Prayed

1 Samuel 1:27  The first half of 1 Samuel 1:27 has become a popular verse: “For this child I have prayed.” Hanging on walls of nurseries and typed in pregnancy announcements, it has become familiar, something we don’t think twice about.  Yet this verse stirred in my...
Relationships: How We Hurt, How We Heal

Relationships: How We Hurt, How We Heal

Human trafficking has three ingredients: a vulnerable person, an exploiter/trafficker, and a buyer. While this formula seems simple, the relationship dynamic between a vulnerable person and a trafficker is often not what you’d expect. Relationships are often how we...