Homelessness (Luke 3:11 Project)

Homelessness…
is an increasing problem in this country today…
But experiencing homelessness…
is being encouraged in some schools this way.
Where some students sleep on a football field…
in boxes like some homeless sleep each day…
to let them experience for one night…
how the homeless struggle every single day.
Cause these students who participate…
experience some hunger by skipping a meal… Continue reading

Inward Destruction

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Inward destruction…
is what many victims receive…
as they internalize the abuses…
and the lies they then believe.
For they begin to feel unworthy…
as they’ve been repeatedly beat down…
losing hope for a better tomorrow…
then various levels of depression can be found.
And then forms of self-destruction…
for many becomes a way of life…
with drugs, over-eating, or even cutting…
becoming their way to deal with strife. Continue reading

DV Awareness Day#25: Abuses and Addictions– As The Wheels Go Round and Round

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The old song, “The Wheels on the Bus” has been on my mind today and I just wanted to share some of the thoughts that came with that song.

Abuses and addictions…
have been my thoughts for the day…
and I want to share this message…
as this song in my head continues to play.
For this children’s song repeats…
as the lyrics in my head continually sound…
and I thought of many broken lives…
like “The wheels on the bus go round and round.”
For the cycle of abuse continues…
just like playing a repetitive song.
But the problem with this cycle…
is that it is devastatingly wrong.
And many face addictions…
from which they rise and fall again…
as they go round and round…
trying to bring their addiction to an end. Continue reading

Prostitution… Not a Choice Willfully Made

As I watched the attached video, Fancy, my heart melted for the many children who are forced into prostitution by the ones who should be protecting and nurturing them. We need to open our eyes and realize that the majority of these who are trapped in this lifestyle are not there by choice. Please join me in prayer for every one trapped in prostitution.

Prostitution…
not a choice willfully made.
Especially involving children…
many too young to choose a “trade”.
For most are victims…
of the woundedness of their pasts…
whether poverty or addictions…
or domestic violence and it’s wrath.
And sadly some parents…
force their own child to do “tricks”…
beginning a life of prostitution…
for their own parent’s addictive fix.
And child sex slavery…
is becoming more rampant today…
with increasing porn and prostitution…
leaving many children trapped this way. Continue reading

Psalm 91 (Poetic Paraphrase)

This is for the many who have been broken by abuses, addictions, or the many obstacles that we stumble upon in this world.  I was in that place of brokenness, and I have seen what God can do when we pray Psalm 91 daily. God promises protection and provision… for those who dwell in His Presence.  As I prayed one day, these words to Psalm 91 just started rhyming. I want to share with you the “Psalm 91 Poetic Paraphrase” that I wrote that day, and I encourage you all to pray Psalm 91 daily in whatever version you have. His promises are true!

Psalm 91 (Poetic Paraphrase)

I dwell in God’s Secret Place…
abiding in His loving embrace.

For He is my Refuge and Fortress…
and in Him I trustingly rest. Continue reading