Holly Austin Smith Shares Story of Falling Prey to Sex Trafficking

Holly Austin Smith Shares Story of Falling Prey to Sex Trafficking

“Nobody said anything about prostitution. It just hung in the air like a slab of meat.”-Holly Austin Smith, survivor of DMST and Washington Times columnist At the opening of Araminta’s Unchained Conference on Saturday, September 14, 2013, Holly Austin Smith shared the beginning of her story. It’s the story of a young girl in 8th grade, trying to fit in with friends, wishing to be “cooler”, hoping for someone to see her as “special”. “When…

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Peace for Syria: Fighting Fire with Water

Peace for Syria: Fighting Fire with Water

Peace is the quite morning breeze, whispering, “Fall is here.” Peace is going a day without arguing with (or nagging) my husband. Peace is found in those many many moments of choosing forgiveness. Peace is what I felt that night I soaked my pillow in tears, then received an answer. Peace is choosing to love and accept, not hate and judge.  Peace, I fear, is not everyone’s goal these days. Peace, I believe, is a…

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