God is my joy. My safety. My love. He has given me so much. When I started my blog, I had no idea where it was going to take me. He knew all along. He knew the friendships I would make along the way. He knew the joy and fun it would bring me. He also knew it was something I could really put myself into no matter how I am feeling. I can wear my yoga pants, curl up on the couch with some coffee or tea, and read a book, write on my blog, or have fun making a face-off and getting to know some of these great girls.
He loves us so much. He desires us!
I sometimes feel really frustrated when people ask me why a loving God would send someone to hell. That sentence doesn’t even compute with me. period.
If someone spent their whole life hating you, wanting nothing to do with you, how is that love to force them to spend eternity with you?!?! As much as it hurts God, He will grant your wish. Make no doubt about that.
The road is narrow, and that is because it is a road full of persecution, defending God and fighting the evil that is here to destroy us. Is He really Lord of my life? Do I use every opportunity that I have to bring Him glory? No, of course not. I sure wish I could. That is my goal. That is my desire. I want nothing more than to see His name praised. To see someone love God because He showed Himself through me and my actions.
Let us seek Him. Love Him. Make His name great. Everything else…it just doesn’t matter. That’s what it really comes down to.
by Annie Lobert
This book stuck with me. This book stuck with me for days and days. How quickly, how easily women can be sucked into this lifestyle. Can be treated as if they are worthless and love is a beating, slavery and selling yourself.
Annie has shared her heart, her testimony and her bared her soul in this book. God is using this beautiful woman to bring Him much glory. I ask you to please take a look at this book. Please read this and share it with others. It is so frightening to see how quickly a young girl can be “broken” and become hopeless. This needs to be in the hands of every friend you know.
As the title indicates, Annie was in the sex industry for many years. As life became more and more hopeless, God showed His love to her. She is now free from the bondage. Free from the guilt. Free from all of it because there is freedom in Christ!!!!
Instead of turning her back and running away, she looked into the eyes of the girls she knew and realized what she must do with her life. She began a ministry called Hookers for Jesus. Yes, I realize that is a bit awkward to say, but it is based off of this simple verse:
Jesus called out to them: “Come follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people!” Matthew 4:19
“Hookers For Jesus is a non-profit organization which addresses the harmful effects of prostitution, sex trafficking, and sexual exploitation linked to pornography and the sex industry.
The primary mission of Hookers For Jesus is to Hook (Outreach) Give Hope (Jesus) Heal (emotional & spiritual restoration) and Help (Transitional Assistance) for those who have been negatively affected by sex trafficking and the adult entertainment industry.”
I asked Annie a few questions and she was gracious enough to answer. I asked her if she was fearful of staying and living in the same town where she was threatened and beaten so often.
She is not.
I asked her about bringing God glory, and she wants to use her past to help as many people as she can.
As for her favorite verse? Jeremiah 29:11
A few fun questions, she DOES NOT go Black Friday shopping! She has eaten a Sea Urchin!!!! She does NOT hang out with Chumlee and Crew (Pawn Shop). Her dream is to travel the world non-stop (but I know that comes second to her amazing ministry). Oh, and she’s a mac (as in apple) girl! I love her even more!
So, how can those of us outside the city help? How can we contribute to this amazing ministry?
“The best ways to be involved from outside of the Las Vegas area is to pray, contribute financially, and spread Hookers for Jesus information via social media.”
So, here is a beautiful picture. You know what’s even more beautiful about it? It contains a link to contribute to Annie’s mission. To help those that are stuck in the sex industry to have a hope and a future.
PLEASE USE IT!
Today is quite a day! I am reading a new series that is absolutely WONDERFUL! I am enjoying it immensely! I can’t wait to share my review of the first book and have my face-off with Dawn CrandallTOMORROW!!
I am also still laughing at how much fun it was to chat with Dina Sleimanas her book released yesterday. She had me rolling with her fun stories and antics!
Make sure you check out her book, Dauntless. It is such a fun read!
I am so excited to introduce another author to you as well!! Her name is Susie Finkbeiner. I will be doing a “face-off” with her soon so that you can get to know her.
So, overall, it’s gonna be a pretty great day (:
I am so thankful that God has given me this opportunity to blog and read so many books. I have made new friends that are absolutely awesome!!! He created me and put the desires in my heart and has now fulfilled them. I feel honored. There are so many people I know that love to read. I am truly grateful for this opportunity!