2015 Fashion Stars for a Cause Gala

March 12, 2015

Suicide is not an easy topic to discuss, but that’s precisely the reason that I feel so passionate about my work with the Suicide and Crisis Center of North Texas. On March 20, we will hold our second annual Fashion Stars for a Cause...

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Cornerstone Ranch: Providing Abundant Life

March 4, 2015

When Toni and I went to visit Cornerstone Ranch a few weeks ago, I was excited to step outside my comfort zone and open my mind to a different perspective. As we drove along the back roads of McKinney and got a little lost, eventually...

50 Shades of Abusive Relationship Dynamics

February 19, 2015

On Sunday, like many other people, I went to see “50 Shades of Grey.” Over Valentine’s weekend, the film made over $90 million, a box office record for the opening weekend. I have to admit, I never read the books, didn’t...

National Human Trafficking Awareness Month

January 23, 2015

January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. I talked with Phoenix’s Vice Mayor Jim Waring after a meeting on the subject to learn more about the Compass Plan. This innovative plan is tasked with creating a safe environment...

Last-Minute Gifts That Keep On Giving

December 10, 2014

Is it me or did the Christmas season start the day after Halloween this year? I saw Christmas trees going up on November 1st, heard classic holiday tunes blasting from shops, and noticed Starbucks’ festive red cups coming out earlier...

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Bulaong’s Experience of Facing Race 2014

November 26, 2014

Ever wonder what it might be like to have a personal army? People unified together fighting for your safety, humanity, justice, and peace. This is what the Facing Race 2014 National Conference was for me. The coming together of...

Educate Yourself: Rape on College Campuses

November 21, 2014

The goal of social justice education is full and equal participation of all groups in a society that is mutually shaped to meet their needs. Social justice includes a vision of society that is equitable and all members are physically...

These Kids Are Victims

November 7, 2014

When a thirty-year-old has sex with a fourteen-year-old, in every state in the nation, it’s a form of rape. Not only will the thirty-year-old face felony charges but also if convicted, will likely be subject to sex offender...

Carry That Weight

October 29, 2014

Did you know that today across the nation people are carrying mattresses or pillows to stand in solidarity to support survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence? And as Domestic Violence Awareness month comes to a close,...

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