How much are you able to give to change the lives of women in desperation?
As most of you know, I lead a ministry team, Butterflies of Hope Outreach that exists to make the love and hope of Jesus known to women in sex trade industry. We visit local strip clubs, share meals, celebrate life, pray and build intentional relationships with women in difficult situations.
Over the years it has become apparent that women who decide to leave the industry need help to transition. Financial resources, safe housing, job training and mentoring are essential for women to be able to establish a new path. Dove Harbor provides all this and more and that's why I'm partnering with SisterFitness this month to raise funds for this tremendous ministry in our community.
The Great Give lasts from now until July 30, please consider donating $5 or more to help women help women. You'll find the Donate button below. It is simple and easy to give and a little goes a long way if we are in this together! Thanks in advance for your loving support!!
To learn more about the Great Give click here. All monies donated from now until July 30 will be given to Dove Harbor to help provide transitional services to women and children in need.
Let’s be clear, I am a Jesus lover, a professor of biblical studies and a serious academic but I like a mindless reality television series as much as the next girl—maybe more. After a long day of text criticism I enjoy coming home to watch fashion and friendship on parade. However, fond as I am of the shoes and bags and hair extensions, I am always troubled to the core by the catfights and the conflicts and the blatant disconnect between the lives of these Bravo housewives and women everywhere.
Regularly, I find myself wanting to write my own series about the women with whom I share my life. I want the world, or at least the Bravo viewing audience, to know that we are women who are of one Spirit, one baptism and one Lord. I want the world to know that we share love and grace and tragedy and laughter—that we shop, mourn, celebrate new life and hold hands through the good and bad and raw of this life. We are real women in Indiana coping with loss and battling our weight, women who are desperate to become mothers and women who are trying to keep home and family and career a float. Right here where I live we lunch and meet for coffee, we hit the occasional White House Black Market sale, we Zumba and we take meals to a local strip club after Bible Study on Wednesday nights.