Nicole’s Place is Saving Lives to Our Own Texas Backyard

Growing up in the eighties and early nineties I remember when milk cartons were used to help find missing children. Back then, picky children were reminded of the starving children in Ethiopia every night at dinner. It’s also when street corners were first occupied with people holding signs that said, “Will work for food.” Some of those people even made it into the pages of my high school yearbook because it had become such a phenomenon. The kids of my generation grew up accustomed to suffering around us. We were conditioned to raise support for causes and to give [...]

By |2019-07-30T19:12:36+00:00July 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fireworks, BBQ and Making a Real Difference: A Safe Harbor for Survivors of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking

As I look forward to celebrating our nation’s independence, I am compelled this year to do more than just BBQ, soak up the sun and go to bed after watching an extravaganza of fireworks. A fire has been sparked in me for something more. With summer in full bloom as evidenced by the children playing outside, I enjoy the sounds of their carefree laughter. It is the sweetest sound of freedom, but it is a freedom that is being taken away from a growing number of our country’s children. Sex trafficking is no longer something that happens in other [...]

By |2019-07-03T17:54:47+00:00July 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Making a House a Home

By  Guest Blogger, Rebecca Gates Having been a wife for nearly twenty years one might assume that by now I would have my house dialed in and looking as though a professional had placed perfectly every piece of furniture and nic nac. It was definitely my goal to have our house looking like a home by the time we celebrated our first anniversary. Unfortunately, I married a rare gem who has opinions about such things as bedding. We slept with nothing but sheets and throw blankets for the first six months of marriage because my husband didn’t like anything [...]

By |2019-05-16T19:53:45+00:00May 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments