Running the Race for Gold

With the Olympics on our televisions every night, there’s been a lot of talk about several athletes breaking records for the number of medals being won by an athlete in a single Olympic games. Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps now has 28 medals over the course of four Olympics, of which 23 are gold. 23 gold medals! I read recently that if Michael Phelps were his own country, he would rank 59th as the most decorated country since the first summer Olympics held in 1898.

As for me, I have often said that if dropping my phone without it breaking were…

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Dirty Girls Come Clean Podcast: Episode 4

In Episode 4, hosts Crystal Renaud and Jenny Miller sit down with Hookers for Jesus founder Annie Lobert to discuss her new book “Fallen: Out of the Sex Industry & Into the Arms of the Savior“, her harrowing experience in human sex trafficking, and her participation in our upcoming WHOLE Women Weekend. In addition, we warn you about some provocative new television shows coming soon to your living room.

For complete show notes and to enter to win Annie’s book, click here.

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There are few things I am more passionate about than seeing women freed from the shame and stronghold of porn and sexual addiction. And there is no audience I love to speak to more than high…

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Since Everyone Else is Talking About Anthony Wiener

People say he’s a pervert. People say he’s a bad husband. But Anthony Wiener is not that special. He just happens to be in a position where his indiscretions are plastered across news headlines.

The reality is we’re all just one poor decision away from the same fate.

In this day and age where it’s becoming increasingly more popular (ie. cool, funny) to nonchalantly send private material to boyfriends, friends and even strangers (otherwise known as sexting), there’s something we can all learn from the likes of Anthony Wiener:

What you believe you’re sharing privately probably won’t stay…

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What if We’re Single on Purpose?

The following post is adapted from some notes of a message I gave last year on singleness. And shocker… I am actually single and not a married woman sharing about how hard it is to be single and how sorry I am that you’re still single. Yeah, I’ve read those posts and heard those messages too. Lately, you, the single woman like me, have been on my heart. Perhaps it’s the holidays. Perhaps it’s because I am inching closer to 30. I don’t know. I just thought it was time to share this post. I am not saying this…

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Fifty Shades: Not Your Mother’s Romance Novel

I’ve been asked by several people if I would please address the #1 New York Times bestselling erotic fiction, Fifty Shades of Grey and it’s series of counterparts.

As someone who has not read it and as someone who has no plans to read it, it’s difficult for me to denounce an entire series of books without anything more than the understanding that it’s a sexually graphic fictional novel.

But that’s actually enough for me.

As we know here at Dirty Girls Ministries, erotic fiction or…

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I’m Not Gonna Steal Your Husband

This post might get me into trouble. I’ve been sitting on it for a few months and when Los posted about something similar last night… I decided to pull the trigger. But honestly, this post was going to be a lot more feisty. This is all you get today.


If you’re in ministry, then you know about “The Rule.” The rule about men and women being alone together. Its a respectable rule. One that I’ve been under since I first entered ministry as an intern some 8 years…

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you know you’re too busy when…

there isn’t time to decently blog.
just to fill you in:

1. I am super busy. A lot of events and activities coming up which means, busy times for the 2 of us that make up the Communications Department. So busy, in fact, that for the first time in 8 years, I am not with the 300+ students and leaders at camp this week. Kinda sad, really. It is great to see ministries planning and Westside moving right along, but man! Here’s a snapshot our ever-growing “to do” board.

2. Westside…

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Day of Fasting & Prayer

June 25 is a day of fasting and prayer at Compassion International. We’re fasting and praying for the children we sponsor, for their families, for Compassion’s local staff and church partners in the developing world. We’re fasting and praying because the Global Food Crisis is devastating many of their lives.

The price for rice, beans, corn and other food staples throughout the world has risen exponentially in recent months, creating extreme hardship and suffering for families living on $1 or $2 a day.

The Global Food Crisis is affecting everyone in some way. But how it affects us here in…

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the hug poem

i genuinely appreciate when someone else can write exactly how i feel.


Bradley Hathaway, “The Hug Poem”

I read about how you touched them and they were healed or even if someone just touched your cloak they were forever changed. You let a broken women bathe your feet in her tears and you washed your best friend’s feet. I am just wondering though did you just ever hug people?

I mean I know that it is a silly question and all, I am sure you would have why wouldn’t you but its one of those things that was never…

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