It was good. And it was hard. | Philippines Update

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Our trip to the Philippines was good. God had his way, and we believe we made a tangible impact during our time there. And, it was also hard. Holding both of these truths and finding a way to share them with you, has proven challenging for me personally. (And part of the reason it has taken so long to write this.) …

Despair, Faith; Discouragement, Hope

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I wanted to savor every moment of my last outreach with Treasures, but I showed up distracted by a heavy heart.  It wasn’t a sorrow for parting from Treasures, for although I certainly shed tears, this change of season in my life is joyful and Treasures will always be a part of my story.  Rather it was a sorrow for …

My Treasure

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by Chrissy Woodward There’s no hidden corner you can blend yourself into. There’s no secret room where eyes can’t find you. Your shame and your fear make you think love isn’t real. But it’s pure and it’s honest Despite what you feel. I know you feel unworthy as you take all the blame. You’ve been responding to a call forgetting your …

Will You Help Us Reach Women in New Corners of the World

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This month, I traveled to Ecuador to further our vision of seeing sex-industry outreach flourishing in every city on the globe. This outreach training marked the first time EVER in the history of the country that the issues of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation were talked about in a public, educational setting. The Government has been slow to recognize that the problem exists, so …

I AM NOT MY STORY

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I AM NOT MY STORY by Jessika Fuhrmaneck   “Your story matters.” At Treasures, we say this often and it is true. Our stories are what inspire others and bring them hope to keep moving on when they don’t have an ounce of strength left. More than once I have been able to put one foot in front of the other …

Ecuador Update: What’s the Point of Life?!

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Some of you may remember hearing about the shocking tragedy of a family member of mine being killed by her husband just over a year ago. She was my daughter’s aunt and a sister to me. The incredible grief of losing her was compounded by the idea that a man that I loved and trusted was capable of such a …

Life Hacks: How To Control Impulse Buying

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  How To Control Impulse Buying LIFE HACKS: Rebuilding Your Life, One Hack at a Time How many times have you bought something that you didn’t plan to buy while shopping? There are ways you can curb impulse buying. Making a shopping list and sticking to it will help you stay within budget. While at the store, if you come …

Life Hacks: A Mom's Key to Staying Sane

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A Mom’s Key to Staying Sane LIFE HACKS: Rebuilding Your Life, One Hack at a Time No matter what the age of our kids living with us, it is a great idea to make a weekly plan.  I personally take time before the week starts and write down all the different activities I have going on, both mine and the …

Life Hacks: A Mom’s Key to Staying Sane

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A Mom’s Key to Staying Sane LIFE HACKS: Rebuilding Your Life, One Hack at a Time No matter what the age of our kids living with us, it is a great idea to make a weekly plan.  I personally take time before the week starts and write down all the different activities I have going on, both mine and the …

Called Back for Good

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Called Back for Good by Monique Calderon Isn’t it crazy when that one thing—the one thing you thought would surely be your demise—ends up being the very thing that God uses for good? I’m an Angelino through and through, so I was in great anticipation of being a part of the Downtown LA outreach because this is my city, these …