We Become What We Behold: Jesus’ Loving Words for Victoria on the Runway

Soon Victoria’s Secret models will don wings and walk the runway in the annual fashion show, considered by many to be the pinnacle of success in the modeling industry. Millions will watch. Many will applaud them for their achievement in a cut-throat industry, seeing them as examples of what hard work can produce. But most male viewers will reduce them to mere objects to consume, seeing only bodies displayed for comparison, lust, and sport. Though the world may call them “angels,” Jesus calls them Beloved, and knows their true worth.

I believe Jesus would have some insights for Victoria, and for women and […]

The Wise Santa’s Guide to Gifting a Phone or Tablet

Someone wishing for a phone or tablet? Santa’s got a few questions first.

A friend told me she wasn’t so sure she’d be giving her middle-schooler a phone with internet just yet. She didn’t think he was ready to have the world at his fingertips. Within a generation, we have progressed from World Book off of the library shelf to having the world in our pockets: the good, the bad, and the ugly.

This holiday season a new generation of kids and teens will be ushered into the virtual world through their own personal phone or tablet. Like Alice and her journey […]

Meet TrueNorth Freedom Project: Love Spoken Here

“Only love spoken here.”

Several years ago I began working for an organization on a love mission to rescue women from those who would use, abuse, and discard them through sex trafficking. We would take them to our safe home, show them love, and point them to God who longed to redeem their stories and heal their hearts. Recovery is hard. Life is messy. Wounds are deep and may take years to heal, or even uncover. My pragmatic heart struggled under the heaviness of the mission. There were so many to rescue and the reality was that new victims would replace […]

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