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Follow-up blog to my chapel message at Olivet Nazarene University last week, from their chaplain Mark Holcomb.
SPRING BREAK Common Sense and Safety 2012
Brought to you from my friends at RAINN: Did you know that college aged students are at the highest risk for being sexually assaulted? With spring break just around the corner, RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, released helpful safety tips for spring break. Whether you are headed to the beach or overseas or devoting your spring break to community service, it’s...
Little Secret, Big Message
Article from Nicole Bromley’s 2012 visit to Charleston Southern University Nicole Bromley has been telling her story to high school and college students for more than a decade. Each time she shares her experience, without fail, someone comes forward to break his or her personal silence for the first time. “Every time it feels less and less like my story,” said Bromley. “I...
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the...– Margaret Mead
Child Abduction: Tips for Keeping Kids Safe
Friends, I am angry, grieved and just plain sick over the number of attempted and completed child abductions in our world. It is especially ripping at my heart tonight, knowing most often child abduction equals underage sex trafficking—children being forced into prostitution and child pornography. It is time we do more to stop this. We must work from both ends… eliminating the demand...
Breaking the Silence & Talking Grace in South...
Nicole spoke to approximately 1200 students at Charleston Southern University (SC) this week on the issue of sexual abuse, assault and trafficking. View picture slideshow here Big and powerful response from that campus with more to come as she reaches out to the community on Saturday. Nicole is the keynote speaker for their 2nd annual womens conference. This year Nicole will deliver two keynote...
The Super Bowl is the largest sex-trafficking event in the nation.– Indiana Attorney General, Greg Zoeller
Breaking the Silence on Abuse & Trafficking in...
This week, Nicole Bromley, author, abolitionist and international spokesperson on issues of sexual abuse and trafficking, will begin her Spring 2012 Break The Silence College Tour with visits through East Texas. She will be sharing her story, bringing awareness, sparking prevention, hope and healing on these issues often swept under the rug. On Monday, January 30 Nicole will be at LeTourneau...
Today is Human Trafficking Awareness Day
And here are 21 ways to make a difference… from my friends at The A21 campaign: 1. WRITE A LETTER Grab your stationary and pull out a pen! This simple act is an incredible encouragement to survivors along their journey. But don’t be surprised if it has a great impact on you too. Try it and see what we are talking about. Click HERE for more information. 2. MULTIPLY YOUR PENNIES ...
If you believe in Christmas—that God became a human being—you have an ability...– Tim Keller
Holiday Survival: BONUS Day 13
What matters. This weekend as we celebrate SweetBabyJesus, we must also remember that He was a man! From the cradle in a manger to the cross on Calvary, Jesus came to earth, humbled Himself to the point of death, serving as a sacrifice for my sins and yours. He was resurrected and one day that same Jesus is coming back to judge the living and the dead and will be chauffeuring those of us who...
Holiday Survival: Day 12
(reblog from Christmas week 2010) Make room. I write to you as I sit in the upper room of my parents’ home, looking down at the infant boy sleeping next to me. The beauty of my son astounds me. And I am not a “baby person” if you know what I mean. But that piece doesn’t come into play when you have had this precious one forming inside of your womb for nine months. I will never forget when one...
Holiday Survival: Day 11
Love. Commit. Endure. Give. This holiday season is not about what you do, where you go, what you eat. It’s not about what you bought. It’s not even about who you were with. It’s about how you loved, how much you loved and how you gave away that love. I realize that loving others might feel like the last thing you want to do right now: you may be feeling depressed, rejected, ignored… I get...
Holiday Survival: Day 10
Just a couple quick ones today… Understand your priorities. Know your personal limits. Set boundaries with respect to both this week. Remember: it can be good and healthy to say “no” to others. And it can be good and healthy to say “yes” to yourself. And, lastly, SMILE…for no good reason! If someone asks, “Why are you smiling like that?” Answer like our good friend Buddy the Elf: “I just...
Holiday Survival: Day 9
Reach out and welcome in. During the holiday season we see suicide rates rise, alcoholics fall off the wagon and marriages crumble. Everyone is trying to survive the holiday…but many are not doing it well. If we want to not only survive the holiday season, but to thrive in it, we need to consider ways we can make the holiday better for someone else. If you have decided to set a boundary so...
Holiday Survival: Day 8
Focus on today. As survivors of abuse, we are easily tempted to look at our past in a way that can drown us in feelings of regret, resent and remorse—especially during the holidays or special milestones. Although I recognize the importance of looking back in order to move forward (I talk about this process a great deal in both of my books), I want to challenge you today to focus more on the...
Holiday Survival: Day 7
Be a kid again. “Sometimes I wish I were a kid again; skinned knees are a lot easier to fix than a broken heart.” (Unknown Author) Let’s all commit to play—and play hard! Think back to an activity you loved as a child, one that you never engage in anymore. And then go do it! Be spontaneous. I don’t care if it you have to go buy a fresh new set of Lincoln Logs, if you have to take a drive to...