I Was Made To Worship by April McCullough

It was at the end of the training season for the Little Rock half-marathon that I remember going to a pre-race dinner.  I was pulling up to the hotel to pick up college friends who were in town for the race. As one friend proceeds to get into the car, she noticed the radio station on the Christian station and commented “April-you still listening to your church music!” I chuckled, not having realized that I indeed was still listening to the same type of music that I listened to while in college.  Yes, even in all my mess I still …

A Yielded Heart: Rebekah’s Story

  As a little girl I would recite the wishes of childhood. “Star bright, star light, first star I see tonight. I wish I may, I wish I might, have the wish I wish tonight!” But always, as long as I can remember I would always end it with “Dear Jesus, please hear me”. Jesus was always a focal point in my life. My first answered prayer that I could visibly see was at 7 when I prayed diligently for a baby doll and on Christmas morning that exact doll was present under the tree. You may say, well your …

Human Trafficking: Slavery in the Free World

In a place that prides itself on freedom, and becomes outraged when those freedoms are compromised, there is a savage and rampantly growing form of slavery that is spreading across the United States like a disease. Human trafficking is one of the fastest growing criminal industries in the US, and is the second most profitable illegal industry, only slightly behind the drug trade. It is the enslavement of individuals by use of coercion, force, or manipulation, forcing them into the commercial sex trade industry. There are more than 30 million slaves in the world, consisting of men, women and children. …