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Russians Walking Street

When we first put toes into the water of the counter-trafficking community in SE Asia, we expected the pool to be a crowed one. We’d read the stories from the internet, we’d seen the documentaries and we assumed that other people had this fight covered– especially as it related to the process of helping find […]




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I feel all-apologies on this space of late. Let’s be honest, ever since we moved back to the United States my personal blogging platform has taken a hit. And while I do think it will pick back up eventually, for now, I am finding a new stride in pouring my words and social media nearly-ninja-skillz  […]




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Redefining Stupid

by Laura on May 19, 2013

This past week he told stories from his last trip overseas–around a table and over sandwiches– that still-fresh ink crawling out from under his shirt sleeve. I’d heard the story several times before, but there was something about this telling that felt different, scarier to me. Maybe it was the natural responses from our friends. […]




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The Trouble With Dreams

by Laura on March 16, 2013

Matt and I were driving the other day and we stumbled on a For Sale sign to some of the most gorgeous property we’ve seen in a while. It was close to town but bordered by National Forest, had a lodge overlooking rolling hills, a pond, and the top of Pikes Peak. It even had […]




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My New Favorite 24 Rocks {#FreedomRocks}

by Laura on March 14, 2013

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Our family went rock collecting the other day. We drove to the local sand and gravel place and unloaded the kids in front of the river rock pile. And then we started picking up rocks– flat ones, red ones, oddly shaped-ones. It was Colorado-cold and our fingers started to hurt, but we dug and selected […]




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In Which I Sing Opera

by Laura on March 7, 2013

Okay, well, I don’t really sing opera in this vlog, but the automatically-chosen thumbnail looks like I do, and even though I could change it, why would you change a still shot of yourself all open-mouthed-opera-like? In other news, I am trying to re-organize our personal family newsletters because honestly managing a mailing list via […]




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The Excuse for My Blog-Absence

by Laura on February 16, 2013

Funny how things unfold sometimes. Things unexpected, wildly scary and unbelievably hopeful at the same time. As you know, we’ve been working from our house leading and fundraising for The Exodus Road ever since we moved back to the States seven months ago. This has meant trying to answer emails amid breakfast dishes in the […]




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There are a few things I’ve learned about doubt over the last three years of risk and failure, of transition and struggle. First, I’ve learned that the people who tell you that you shouldn’t ever have experience doubt if you are really following God and are on the “right” path, are probably smoking crack. You’re human. […]




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Kid President

by Laura on January 29, 2013

This. Is. Awesome. Happy Tuesday, ya’ll. (Subscribers, click through to see the video of one of the cutest kids ever— other than yours or mine, of course.)




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I remember our first year on the fieldliterally thinking, “No one is ever,ever going to come to faith in Christ, no matter how many years I spend here.”  I thought this because for the first time in my life, I was face-to-face with the realities that the story of Jesus was so completely other to the people I was living among.Buddhism […]




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My husband says I’m the writer of the family, and that he’d rather just stick to the speaking-bit. And maybe he’s right. Because he rarely writes but every time he speaks publicly he brings people to cry tears or draw swords. The man seeps inspirational leadership. And these last two years, I’ve seen him endure […]




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