The Battle of “No”

by Kimmie

My one and a half year old son’s favorite word is “no.” Raise your hand if you are the least bit surprised. No one? Shocker.

Sometimes it’s a subdued “nah” when I ask him if he wants to finish his dinner. Hey, at least he’s polite about it. Other times, it’s straight out of a scene from Jurassic Park. You know, the one where the Tyrannosaurus Rex chases after the Jeep? Except I’m being chased by an insane toddler who is SO mad that I won’t allow him to play with the broom (#meanestmomever). While I appreciate your desire to sweep, child, you are making a bigger mess and I’m going to have to wrestle this out of your hands later and then you’re going to throw the most epic tantrum ever, thankyouverymuch.

But I digress…

It’s interesting how easy it is for a young child to say no.

It’s black and white; either they want to do something or they do not. And you would think that it should be just as black and white for the rest of us…but it’s not. In fact, there are so many gray areas that cloud what could be a simple black and white moment.

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A White Girl’s Questions About Black Lives Matter

by Tiffany Dawn

Hey friends! Welcome back for some more girl talk!

This week we’re talking about social justice, and this video is in honor of Black History Month (February).

I interviewed a couple amazing friends of mine (Imani of the Monzi Memoirz blog & Ky), asking questions about the Black Lives Matter movement – and about life in general. They explained these difficult subjects so beautifully!

In this video, I also shared a little bit of my own journey as a white girl wondering what she can do to make a difference.

It’s the longest video I’ve ever made, but it’s sooo good!! Please do stick with me to the end. I hope this video project is as helpful to you as it has been to me!

Love, Tiffany

Sex Trafficking: How WE can help end it

by Tiffany Dawn

Proverbs 31:8 has been on my heart recently:

“Speak out on behalf of the voiceless, and for the rights of all who are vulnerable.”

Sometimes I get so caught up in doing “Christian things,” that I forget about the things that truly matter. I forget that God calls us to speak up for those who have no voice, and for those who are being mistreated.

This week, I want to talk about two ways we can do this:

Today: A video on sex trafficking with 7 practical things we can do about it.
Tomorrow: A video called “A White Girl’s Questions about Black Lives Matter” with 2 challenges.
Thursday: The #EndItMovement Will you join me? 

Today: Sex Trafficking

Slavery. We’ve heard about it, but it’s easy to think, “That doesn’t happen anymore,” or, “That doesn’t happen here.”

Only, it does.

  • More than 20 million people around the world are caught up in modern day slavery: human trafficking.
  • Approximately 2 million of those are children being sold for sex.
  • It’s estimated that 300,000 underage American are lured into the commercial sex trade each year.

Proverbs 31:8 says to speak up for the voiceless, and to speak out against injustice. But what can one person do to make a difference?

I’ve often felt totally helpless and powerless. That’s why I started learning more about sex trafficking, and looking for practical things that I could do to make a difference in my everyday life — right in my hometown.

Today I want to share a few stories with you — stories I’ve heard from women who have been rescued from sex trafficking right here in the U.S. — along with 7 things you can do (yes, you!) from the comfort of your home.

Check out the video above, and then join me on social media THIS THURSDAY (2/23/17) to raise awareness with the #enditmovement. Simply mark your hand with a red “X” & post a photo on social media to #enditmovement. This serves as a conversation-starter for your followers and friends.

Together, let’s speak up for the voiceless and help change our world.

More Resources:

Polaris Project: https://polarisproject.org/

Love 146: https://love146.org

A21 Campaign: http://www.a21.org

International Justice Mission: https://www.ijm.org

TraffickCam App: https://traffickcam.com

Bags of Hope & Jasmine Grace: https://jasminegrace.org/bags-of-hope/ — contact them if you’d like to host a Bags of Hope party!

Learn more about porn & sex trafficking: http://www.rescuefreedom.org/get-invo…

Learn how sex sometimes buys survival for runaways: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/27/us/…