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Monday Musings – How does being a child of Christ change a life?

Monday Musings – How does being a child of Christ change a life?

Can a dress change the world

Cold outside? You can wear a dress – just layer up.

The more I write, the more I read, the more I watch about human trafficking, the more committed I become to do something about it.

I am still wearing a dress for December so I can ask, “Can a dress change the world?”

Thank you to all those who have commented, prayed and donated to Ratanak International. Thanks for your caring and sharing. I will be extending my pledge to match up to $500 given to Ratanak through my page (or by cheque with my name in the subject line) and my offer to give $5.00 to Ratanak for every Tadeo Turtle sold. I will extend both of these until mid January.

If you are finished with turkey, and gifts, and family – please consider looking into my Ratanak page. My heart is broken to know that this travesty goes on in this 21st Century. I thought all that ended with the abolition of slavery. I was wrong – very wrong.

Please become aware. Listen to others and if you think a person may be in an abusive relationship – listen to them. Pray for them. Get them help.

Look for where God is leading you. Don’t turn away because it isn’t nice, it isn’t pretty. Go where God wants you to go. Be aware. Be there. Share this information with a friend, a co-worker.

Here are some notable videos and links about #humantrafficking and Ratanak.

A tour of the RAP home – the Ratanak Achievement Home.

Since 2012, the Ratanak Achievement Program (RAP) has been committed to equipping survivors of exploitation with vocational and life skills training, empowering them to pursue their dreams and live independently. This RAP Community Home is where they learn, where they experience care and love, and where they continue their journey of healing.

Brian McConaghy, founder of Ratanak, talks on 100 Huntley Street about chatting to the girls who were rescued from #sextrafficking in Cambodia by Ratanak International.

Christ heals.

“These girls get Christ. … They can relate to Him. … No one can take Jesus away from these girls.”

A great article written by Sue Carr Tiffin in The Highander. Check out page 18. Talking about Violence Against Women.


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Scripture and a Picture – How to be Free

Scripture and a Picture – How to be Free

John 3:5

I have been painting into my Bible for the past few weeks. I am finding that as I do that I really remember the scripture I am studying. I bought some Bibles at the local thrift store, so I have many to choose from.

Now I am trying to frame the verse before I paint, in order to be able to check the verse for the picture.

As I started to paint John 3:5 it felt like the Lord was pressing upon me the availability of His Spirit. Every week we seem to be focusing either on the UNSEEN, or the Spirit of God.

Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, no-one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit.

The first thing I noted are the words from Jesus, ” I tell you the truth”. Jesus says that phrase may times in His Word. The truth is what He came to teach us because

The truth will set us free. 

Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free (John 8:32, NIVUK).

I listened to a program on Huntley Street the other day. They were interviewing Brian McConaghy. He said that when they found these young girls in Cambodia, some as young as 5 years of age who had suffered in the sex trade, that he did not hold out much hope for their rehabilitation.

However, through the power of Christ these young girls are now confident faith-filled women.

Here is the page with the interview. I urge to watch it.

  Cambodia Cries Out

That’s amazing to me – that they could endure such abuse, and still be able to put it behind them and live joyful lives.

That’s what Christ can give us – an inexpressible and glorious joy, for we are receiving the goal of our faith, the salvation of our souls. (based on 1 Peter 1:8-9).

Peace, contentment, and joy through ALL situations.

That is something to remember.

We are born of water and the Spirit.

Now we are free.


Oh Heavenly Father, I struggle to understand what happens to these girls. I struggle to understand how anyone could do what they do to abuse them. I just plain struggle. I feel overwhelmed and very insignificant. Please help me to help them. In Jesus’ name. Amen


Freedom in Christ. Find out just how the Holy Spirit can work in our lives. (click to tweet)