the Blog

Her story…

The beLydia team has heard so many stories of how God has healed (and is continually healing) pain and heartache from sexual abuse. It's powerful and inspiring to be able to be able to share something so painful and say, "This happened to me but this is not who I am."...

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Conversation with Gracelyn

Meet Gracelyn! When did you first hear about sex trafficking? I'd heard about sex trafficking off and on growing up, mostly in relation to large events - Super Bowl, ACL, F1, etc. - but the first time I really learned about it, and how big of a problem it was...

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An Encouraging Word: Healing the Lame Beggar

An Encouraging Word Healing the Lame Beggar Acts 3:3-10 Now Peter and John were going up to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour (3:00 p.m.),  and a man who had been unable to walk from birth was being carried along, whom they used to set down every day at...

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An Encouraging Word on Joshua

An Encouraging Word on Joshua 1 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC) 1-9 1 After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, the Lord said to Joshua son of Nun, Moses’ minister, 2 Moses My servant is dead. So now arise [take his place], go over this Jordan, you and...

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An Encouraging Word For You from Romans 8:28-39

An Encouraging Word For You from Romans 8:28-39  And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.  For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he...

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Conversations with Passionate Women: Meet Amanda

Conversations with Passionate Women: Meet Amanda For the past two weeks I have attempted to write a blog that I thought would really move someone to action. I thought it would be so profound someone would find themselves ready to take a part in the fight against human...

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An Encouraging Word on your Marriage

An Encouraging Word on your marriage. Micah 7:7 But as for me, I will look to the Lord and confident in Him I will keep watch; I will wait with hope and expectancy for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me. Do you ever feel like you are not being heard? Do you...

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Government Spending on Trafficking

Government Spending on trafficking is something that we need to think about. Why does the U.S. government spends more on the drug war than they do on fighting human trafficking? Is it because drug abuse is something every tax payer can relate to? Is it easier to...

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An Encouraging Word: Peacemakers

Dear Peacemaker, Thank you for the wisdom and faith that your prayers bring into the beLydia mission. The things that you are speaking into existence and the things that you are rebuking have made this organization unbreakable. Our foundation is the word of God. When...

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Meet Avery Harris, Owner of SAvery

Meet Avery Harris, owner of SAvery. beLydia is so excited to introduce you to Avery Harris of SAvery. We had SAvery at our Girl's Night Out and we love what they are doing to fight to end sex trafficking. When did you first learn about sex trafficking and what was...

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An Encouraging Word: Do Not Be Afraid

An Encouraging Word: Do Not Be Afraid 2 Chronicles 20:15 (Please read 2 Chronicles 20:1-30) Thus says the Lord to you, ‘Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed at this great horde, for the battle is not yours but God's. I love this amazing bible story that is...

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Amy Davis: Key2Free

We want to introduce you to people who are making an impact in the fight against sex trafficking.  Today we have the honor of sharing Amy Davis who is the Founder/CEO of The Key2Free. Tell us about your organization: The Key2Free exists to abolish sex trafficking...

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Child Sex Trafficking: Where are the Parents?

I am nowhere near being an expert on child sex trafficking, in fact, this is a whole new world to me but I have learned a lot in a short amount of time. One of the questions I get asked the most is... "Where are the Parents?" What I learned at the JuST Conference back...

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An Encouraging Word: Victory

An Encouraging Word about Victory!: Ephesians 5:1-2 (AMPC) 5 Therefore be imitators of God [copy Him and follow His example], as well-beloved children [imitate their father]. 2 And walk in love, [esteeming and delighting in one another] as Christ loved us and gave...

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Inspiring Passion & Purpose on a Great Big YES!

My blog and podcast are both called "Great Big YES!" The purpose of Great Big YES! is to inspire and encourage people to say "YES!" to a greater calling on their lives.  To live with passion and purpose and make a difference in this world! Meet Sue of Great Big YES!...

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End IT Movement: Are You In IT to END IT?

I remember years ago, I heard about the End IT Movement and my kiddo and I took a photo of our fists with a big red "X" on them and posted it on Instagram as a way to offer support. At that time, I had no idea sex trafficking was going on in the United States. I had...

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An Encouraging Word: The Armor of God

An encouraging word for you: Ephesians 6:10-17 New International Version (NIV) The Armor of God 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle...

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Meet Christina

People very often ask me why am I here working with beLydia. My answer is simple; because the Lord put me here. Meet Christina, the COO of beLydia: To be honest, until the middle of last year I did not know much about human trafficking. Like most people, I had the...

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The Bottom Girl

One of the workshops I went to at the JuST Conference was about "The Bottom Girl." What or who is "The Bottom Girl?" Bottom Shared Hope International's definition: female appointed by the trafficker/pimp to supervise the others and report rule violations. Operating as...

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An Encouraging Word: Ask! Seek! Knock!

An Encouraging Word to encourage you so you can fight the good fight of faith! 18 Now Jesus was telling the disciples a parable to make the point that at all times they ought to pray and not give up and lose heart, 2 saying, “In a certain city there was a judge who...

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Meet Sue…

I find it very comforting to imagine Jesus giving me a hug- the two of us in a great big bear hug, while He promises, “I’ve got this, Sue.” Meet Sue, the Events Director for beLydia: Brutal honesty, I’m not much for visualizing things; I find it kind of corny. But for...

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National Human Trafficking Awareness

In 2007, the United States Senate designated January 11th as National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Did you even know this? We had no idea. Back in August 2016, we had no idea what beLydia would become after our first event. We did feel that God gave us a green...

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Covenant of Gratitude

 I am grateful for you. "When you live in a covenant of grace, you can’t help but live out a covenant of gratitude." -Ann Voskamp You took a leap of faith by donating your time, money and resources to beLydia and I am so grateful for you. I am thankful to God...

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Praying Against Lack

I'm spending the week working on getting ready for the Adamo Nail Bar Sip + See which is this Saturday and (yes you can still register!!) but I wanted to take a minute to share something that touched me deeply. The founder of The Key2Free, one of the anti-trafficking...

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Blogging About Sex Trafficking

I felt God telling me to have a consistent practice of writing on this blog right after our first beLydia Gathering and to be honest, I said "No." I have had blogs before, my first one was while we were adopting from China and it was a way to let friends and family...

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