I recently had the opportunity to share with my church family about the power of living transparent and vulnerable before others. Below is the link to listen. I pray you will be both encouraged and challenged as you listen! Click here to listen to the Gate of Hope
Over the last year I've really been burdened by the amount of women who are being trafficked. Some women enter by choice as they are in desperate situations needing financial income. Others have been kidnapped, drugged, and forced into prostitution. Each woman then becomes enslaved to a horrid life. My heart hurts for these women… Continue reading Human Trafficking Is Happening All Around Us
Psalm 103 says; “Bless the Lord oh my soul and all that is within me Bless His holy name......the Lord performs righteous deeds and judgments for all who are oppressed.” Wow! Where do I even begin? The last 17 days have been some of the most emotional days I've experienced. Extreme highs and extreme lows… Continue reading Ethiopia….Uganda….USA…. Where to Begin?
Dear Friends, I am excited to share with you that I will be returning to Africa for my second trip with Man Up and Go from June 15-July 1 this year! In just two weeks I will journey back to Africa for the 2nd Annual Woman Up and Go conference! I am especially excited to visit… Continue reading Welcome Home Mama Tina
Happy first Saturday of 2018! In my last post, What's Your Word for 2018 , I blogged about discipline being my word for 2018 and asked what your focus will be one this year. Now I have a song to focus on too! Music is so powerful! The words of my 2018 song go hand in hand with what God… Continue reading Taking My Hands Off Of Control Sets Me Free
Have you heard the New Year buzz? "What's your word to focus on?" It's like the replacement for resolutions. Instead of making a bunch of specific goals you simply pick a word or phrase that you want to focus on developing in your life over the next year. I’ve been doing this for many years… Continue reading What’s Your Word for 2018
Do you remember your first teacher, coach, or boss? In life we come across those who leave their fingerprints on our lives. People who make such an impression you just never forget, you might consider them heroes. Recently Tom, my husband, and I were in the store when I was reminded of how we impact… Continue reading Living Among Heroes
I just said "Yes" to go on another mission trip to Africa. This time to Nakuru, Kenya. What....Africa again? Am I crazy? Did I pray for this? Yes to all! I remember when I first said "Yes" to Jesus' invitation to salvation and surrendered my life to His lordship, it was the best "yes" I've… Continue reading Did I Really Pray For This?
I have to admit, when I first heard about the opportunity to go to Uganda I didn't have a real "ah ha" moment of knowing why I was to go. I had a peace in my heart when we prayed about it, but I continued to ask the Lord "why are you sending me to… Continue reading Jonah in Uganda
Today we began the journey home. Sitting here on the plane I'm attempting to process all that I've seen and felt. These last nine days have flipped my world upside down. Everything was so different from what I'm used to. The following is very raw thoughts so I apologize for the scattered thoughts and typos!… Continue reading Journey Home