Wow, it’s been quite some time since I wrote on my incurable fanatic blog… maybe even a year! This last year I’ve been keeping busy with abolitionism stuff 🙂 which really means doing a little writing for Abolition Now (.com) and a handful of consistent jobs for the Rebecca Bender Initiative as the Communications Manager, which keeps me busy volunteering part time 20-35 hours/mo. I used to be on the Speakers Team, but decided I like the classroom and youth setting vs. other more platform-related settings that others on the Speakers Team were focusing on. I write a blog every couple of months, I love handwriting cards to donors each week, sometimes I attend fundraising campaign events and occasional trainings, design and publish (email 1200+ subscribers) the monthly RBI online Newsletter, research information about shelters across the US to help update the resource packet for us to use when we come across victims who are ready to escape the life, and I also meet with a couple survivors I know close by, who could use support and face to face encouragement. I have been doing that last one more than usual. God knows I work best as an advocate when I have one survivor I am helping intensely, at a time. And he faithful to provide that survivor for me to help. Right now I am walking alongside a survivor of child pornography, domestic violence, rape, attempted murder, and more, resulting in PTSD. I find it pure joy when I’m able to meet a need she has, whether it be a trauma-informed counsellor, a book, diapers, prayer, marriage advice, or a little bottle of essential oil for her anxiety attacks. She is worthy! And I love it.
When my mind is not on my sweet family, Ricky, Braylon and Angel, I find it is till often landing on some aspect of sex trafficking or how I can use my gifts and talents and time to change the equation – change the atmosphere as far as it depends on me… not only that. But to release freedom. This has become my newest and favorite calling. Releasing freedom. I know that because of Jesus and all he has done, I have freedom. I have it now to release to
I know that because of Jesus and all he has done, I have freedom. I have it now to release to others, if they believe. This goes for so many people who are bound to things. Bound to wrong ways of thinking. Bound to unhealthy or abusive relationships. Bound to sickness – in the body or the mind. I am determined to release freedom wherever I recognize bondage happening. It is my duty as I love Jesus and that’s all he did when he walked the earth. My greatest tool for this task is love. SO I am praying that I love so fiercely that I forget about my own selfish desires. I take care of me, but I don’t let myself get in the way. And I see people around me empathetically.
See them in a way that I can only imagine the Father sees them. Love them in a way I can imagine he would, if he were here – in my body. Because… if you think about it, he is.