Land of the Free, Home to the Slave

Land of the Free, Home to the Slave

When someone brings up the topic of sex trafficking, what images come to your mind?  Crowded streets in a foreign country where girls dance in windows?  A western man with an arm slung around a young Thai girl in a dark street many miles from home?  Eastern European...
BeLoved

BeLoved

Have you ever felt hopeless? Have you ever believed you were insignificant? Have you ever strayed so far from the path of your dreams that you feared you were too far to turn around? This is a reality– today, right now– for millions of people all over the...
Visit from an “Old Friend”

Visit from an “Old Friend”

He’s like a friend I feel I’ve known forever, who I can’t cut out of my life just because he’s been around for so long.  Sure, he doesn’t treat me well.  Over time, he tears me down and abuses me.  But sometimes he convinces me he’s a really good friend, and I have...
I Am So Selfish. A Confession.

I Am So Selfish. A Confession.

Joseph and I ran into eachother again. Joseph is an African-American, tall, lanky, and very energetic for his fifties. I helped him with food a few months ago outside of church. This time he was peddling for change in Westport, a district known for bars and nightlife....
Ragamuffin

Ragamuffin

Let me set the stage for you. It is just past 11:30 PM on Saturday, May 31, 2014. I am laying in bed and the silence is just sinking into the room as I finish a movie when I realize the room is not silent. It is rain season here in Chiang Mai, Thailand and I can hear...