27 Million

      If you haven't heard yet, then you might be a little behind.  There are 27 million people right now that are slaves.  27 million.  Let that resonate.  Still can't picture it?  If you had $27 million then you could buy over 5 million mosquito nets to help prevent the spread of malaria in Africa, 54,000 iPads, over 5,000 semester in college,  or over 2,000 engagement rings at Tiffany's.  Still confused?  If you enslaved the entire country of Saudi Arabia, then you would have 27 million slaves.

     So what are you going to do about it? Yes, you.  This is a global problem, but it is also a local problem.  There are people in every city that are slaves.  This is not just some problem that is happening half-way around the world.  This is happening just down the street from you.  Well, here's something you can do.  You can sign your name on a petition that is going to President Obama saying that we want him to help us end slavery once and for all.  I want to help end slavery!

     So that's one easy way to do it.  But, do you want to know some other ways?  Well many people are concerned about slavery, and they are doing something about it.  Some of those people are Matt Redman and Jenny & Tyler.  They have both recorded songs about this issue and are sending the profits of the songs sold to help out with the fight against modern day slavery.  So check them out and buy their songs.  
Matt Redman 

Jenny & Tyler 

Also, I don't know if you know this or not, but real men don't buy girls.

     Also, by just googling "27 million" you will get many different amazing websites that give you more information and other ways in which you can get involved in this global battle.  


The Birds and the Bees


A Proud Aunt.

On February 8th, at 11:59 pm, my beautiful niece, Lillian Grace was born.  She weighed 8lbs 9oz, and was 21.25in.  She is such an amazing gift from God and I can hardly wait to hold her and kiss her chubby little cheeks.  My brother and sister-in-law had tried to have a baby before, but the pregnancy unfortunately ended with a miscarriage.  However, God is good, and he has blessed us all with this pretty little girl! 


The Hunger Games

Alright, if you haven't read the books, you better do it before March 23rd.  They are easy reads!  There are three of them and you could probably knock them out in a weekend, even if you don't consider yourself an avide reader.  They are fantastic books and you will not be able to put them down.  Anyway, the movie comes out march 23rd and I thought I would give y'all a little preview, so enjoy!