I was sitting in my Friday morning college class when my project partner asked me a question about a topic that I assumed most Americans had been educated about by now. My project partner asked me, “How does human trafficking happen, and does it even happen in America?” I was stunned. This was someone who had a heart and passion for youth at risk, but had never learned about the large number of young people that are being used for sexual exploitation for someone else’s financial gain.
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year! This holiday welcomes the next few months of celebration as we end out one year and begin another. We begin this celebration season with the most important part: being thankful.
“Thank you! Everything in me says, ‘Thank you!’ Angels listen as I sing my thanks. I kneel in worship facing your holy temple and say it again: ‘Thank you!’ Thank you for your love, thank you for your faithfulness; Most holy is your name, most holy is your Word.” Psalm 138:1-2 MSG
Yesterday, a contractor came to our house to give us an estimate for laying wood flooring. Our carpet is near shot and its due time. As he talked through our options, he began to tell us what improvements we should make to our kitchen too. He suggested granite counters, a tile back splash, paint for the island, new lighting fixtures, refinished ceilings, and on and on. He spoke to us as if we were unaware of the trends. I had mixed emotions. I felt insulted and disgusted. This man didn’t know that I obsess about interior design on Pinterest. I have scoured house magazines.