October 27, 2011 – April 22, 2012 = Halloween, husband’s injured back flares up, Hawaii, Thanksgiving, my son breaks his leg, signed a contract with IVP to write a book with friend, Christmas, co-author has to have full hip replacement, Cambodia, writing and writing, Washington D.C., mountains of laundry, hundreds of meals prepared, meetings and more meetings, basketball games, doctor’s appointments etc. . .
Return from a Hiatus
This is me with my co-author, Shayne Moore, in Cambodia. Just before the trip we were suppose to be on together, Shayne had to have a full hip replacement and so we would have to settle with “Flat Shayne.”
I’m back from a bit of a hiatus. And yes, I did say “co-author.” Another piece of my hiatus was due to the fact that I am writing a book on this subject of modern day slavery. At this time the manuscript is in the hands of our editor at InterVarsityPress. I don’t know what the final outcome will look like, but it is very satisfying to be writing the book I wish I had when I started on this journey of finding my place in this new abolitionist movement. My hope is other ordinary people will find their voice and power and courage to step out and join the efforts of those in full-time justice work. I still believe we are all needed to do our part in ending the enslavement of others.
This isn’t a knock-it-out-of-the-park blog, but I had to get started again. Just warming up…
- Refuse To Do Nothing: Find Your Power To Abolish Modern-Day Slavery by Kimberly Yim and Shayne Moore
- The Slave Next Door by Kevin Bales
- Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy by Kevin Bales
- The Johns: Sex for Sale and the Men Who Buy It by Victor Malarek
- Terrify No More by Gary A. Haugen
- A Crime So Monstrous: Face to Face with Modern-Day Slavery by E.Benjamin Skinner
- Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery by Siddharth Kara