Sex Trafficking Of Children In The United States

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One of the things I want to blog about this year, is causes that you must be aware of that I pray you get involved in. Sex Trafficking of children is real and it happens right here in America. We always think this happens in third world countries where parents sell their children in hopes of a better life but it doesn’t. It happens right here in America at an estimated rate of 100,000 kids per year. While the picture of the life of a child should look like the one above, sadly that isn’t always the case.

Sunday, December 6, is the Super Bowl. It’s a day where people gather to watch two football teams who have worked hard to be the best in their division. It’s a day where we snack excessively, wear our team jerseys, yell at the TV and where the commericals are as good as the game we hope will be.

There is a dark side to the Super Bowl as well. There are children who will be sold as Super Bowl Specials to people who want to have a little fun at the expense of a child. Click Here to read how some are trying to circumvent this from happening. There are public service announcements and campaigns going on to make people aware of what is going on. On Sunday evening at 8 p.m. CNN will broadcast a news report called Selling The Girl Next Door which will bring even more clarity to the situation.

We, who call ourselves Christians must be aware, must be concerned and must be active in protecting children.

Groundhog Day

 

Today is Groundhog’s Day. We wait in anticipation of whether the groundhog sees his shadow or not. If he does, we have six more weeks of Winter, if he doesn’t we can hope for Spring.

Do you remember the movie Groundhog’s Day? It was about a man whose life repeated the same day over and over again until he learned the lessons he was supposed to learn.

For many of us, our lives have resembled that movie, we seem to be going around the same mountain day after day. Today I want to propose that we focus on those unhealthy habits or situations that keep repeating themselves in our lives. For many of us, we made vision statements or New Year’s Resolutions that are already waning. What needs to change? What is the same old thing we’ve been doing that benefits us none whatsoever?

Today on groundhogs day, let’s remember the movie as we watch for the shadow and let’s resolve that 2011 will be different than any other year to date.

Then let’s go further and say that 2011 will be different and better and more productive to our advancement than any other year to date.

Then let’s really stretch out our faith and say 2011 will be different, better, more productive to our advancement AND the advancement of the Kingdom not only in our lives but in the lives we encounter this year!