13 July 2013

Nefarious: Merchant of Souls

Please join the Love146 Cincinnati Metro Task Force for a screening of the film Nefarious: Merchant of Souls on Sunday, August 25th

Nefarious: Merchant of Souls, is a hard-hitting documentary that exposes the disturbing trends in modern sex slavery.

From the very first scene, Nefarious ushers you into the nightmare of sex slavery that hundreds of thousands experience daily. You’ll see where slaves are sold, often in developed, affluent countries, where they work, and where they are confined.

You’ll hear first-hand interviews with real victims and traffickers, along with expert analysis from international humanitarian leaders.

We will also have a speaker, Erin Luken, who will share her experiences with trafficking on her missionary journeys.
As this film deals with mature subject matter, it is recommended for ages 13 and older.

Childcare will be available for a small donation.

Sunday, August 25, 2013
2:00pm until 5:00pm
Dayspring Church
1060 Smiley Ave.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45240
Near The Underground
Contact love146@stevenixon.net for info

Members of the Love146 Cincinnati Metro Task Force and Angel's Ministry will be on hand to answer questions and share how you can help in this fight.

03 April 2013

Been A While

I should probably start posting again.  Any one have any ideas?

Here's a pic of my favorite lady :)

02 July 2012

Epic4G Amounts Of Frustration

I have been, until now, a very happy, long-time Sprint customer, I have been a customer for nearly 10 years.

The reason for my frustration is my current phone, the Epic4G.  Ever since the latest update to Gingerbread, I have had nothing but problems.

Some of them are:

  • Random rebooting.
  • Random locking up and freezing, requiring me to pull the battery to get it to restart.
  • No audio - nothing on the phone calls, notifications, or alarms.  Requires a reboot to get back
  • Running very hot to to the touch, even when no apps are open
  • Incredibly fast battery drain, sometimes with 3-4 hours even with very limited use
  • Unable to make phone calls at all - nothing happens when I attempt to dial.  Again this requires a reboot.
  • GPS will not connect.
  • Calls will go right to voice mail, and voicemail does not show up for hours.
  • When the phone is locked up and I pull the battery to reset it, the battery goes from almost full to almost empty

This is just a few, there are several other problems as well, and judging by the amount of similar complaints I have found on the internet, I am not alone in this.

To date, I have done three factory resets.  After the third one, I did not install any of my apps, but just had the stock phone.  After the 2nd day, it was back to freezing and having to have the battery pulled to get it to restart.

I went to the nearest Sprint store to see what could be done. My first option was to bring my phone to a service center and have it rolled back to Froyo.  I did go to the service center, they said there was a hardware issue causing all of this; one of the pins in the charging port was bent and possibly causing it to short.  The swapped my phone for a refurb model, and said that should take care of it.


Within days the exact same issues began anew.  Factory reset again, no change.

My second option was to add a new phone on a third line, wait the 30 days, then swap my current phone number to the new phone, and the new  phone number to the Epic.  Unacceptable because  the additional expense  would be a minimum of $720.00 over a two-year contract, plus the cost of the new phone.

The third option would be to do an early upgrade for a $125.00 fee and purchase a new phone.  Since I would like the iPhone 4s, this results in a $325 total charge.  Again, unacceptable

Friday night I was driving home hoping to beat the storms.  Wires came down in the road directly in front of me, so I attempted to call 911.  Guess what... my phone was locked up yet again.  Pulled the battery, waited for the reboot, and then was able to call 911.

Saturday night, the alarm company that does my mother-in-laws medical alert station called and said they had a faulty signal and could I go check to make sure everything was OK.  I hustled up there, she was fine, but while talking to the alarm company my phone rebooted.

Completely fed up at this point, I called Sprint Customer Service again.  Apparently the people on the phone lines don't share info with the people in the stores.  The rep I talked to on the phone tried his best to help me.  He got in contact with account services, who said that the store has the ability to waive the early upgrade fee. The store told me that they cannot do this.  I told the rep on the phone that, and he said the store had incorrect information, and they certainly could waive the fee.

Sunday afternoon I went to the Sprint store on Glenway Avenue, again lined out all the issues and problems I have been having, and told the manager what the rep on the customer service line told me.  He said that was wrong, the store had no way to waive the fee, and that he never heard of that even being a possibility. So what I have is this.  A phone that doesn't work 75% of the time, a company that has a huge disconnect between sales and support, and complete frustration that a 10-year customer has no recourse.  It's completely and utterly inconceiveable that this kind of runaround still exists.

So if anyone in Sprint land wants to try and help me, I'm more than willing to stick with you.  My ideal solution would be to have the early upgrade fee waived and I will purchase the iPhone.  You've had my business for 10 years, what are you going to do to keep it?

13 March 2012

The Golden Handcuffs

If we continue doing the same thing because of the fear of change - the golden handcuffs - we may never know what God really has planned for our lives. It takes courage to walk thru new doors, thankfully our faith gives us that courage.

12 February 2012


When people look at a statue

A painting

(Van Gogh Comes to Cincinnati by Stacey Catanzaro)

Or a building

They have no problem imagining a creator.

But when some of the same people see an eagle

A fish

Or themselves

They have trouble seeing a Creator?

17 August 2011


You see these things all the time, Make Money Now!  Click Here!  Well... here's one that actually works. It's called Ebates.

Here's the actual Big Fat Check I received today.

No kidding.  $32.68 for just buying stuff online.  And there are over 1,200 stores to choose from.

So click here for my referral link, I'll get a little bonus, and you'll start to get cash back.  Win-win!

13 August 2011

You Can Help, I'll Do The Work

Over 2 million children are currently enslaved around the world, including every one of the 50 United States.

In an effort to play my part in ending this injustice, I have joined the Stop Child Trafficking Now (SCTNow) Campaign. SCTNow has chosen to fund a bold, new approach, one that addresses the demand side of child sex trafficking by targeting buyers/predators for prosecution and conviction.

During the month of September 2011, thousands of individuals in communities across the United States and Canada will participate in SCTNow Walks to raise funds and bring awareness to the issue of child trafficking.

Would you join me as I commit to raise funds to end child slavery? By simply clicking on "Support Me" or writing a check to SCTNow you can make a contribution that will make a difference in the life of a child.

Please make checks payable to SCTNow, write my name in the memo line, and mail to SCTNow, 414 West 51st Street, Lower Level, New York, NY 10019.

If you have any questions about SCTNow please contact me directly or visit www.SCTNow.org.

Thank you for your support.  

01 May 2011

Do Something

This Sunday, May 1st, over 500 Abolitionists are hitting their streets, gyms, pools, and yoga mats to get in shape and raise money & awareness about child trafficking. 

Tread on Trafficking is an 8 week virtual event where those working out can ask sponsors to support them for miles or hours they "tread."

My personal goal is to walk 120 miles and raise $100, if you would like to contribute you can do so by clicking here.  You can join the the Cincinnati Metro Team by clicking here, our team goal is $1,000.  

Add your voice (and sweat) to the collective shout for Abolition, Restoration, and Love! Sign up for our Tread on Trafficking Team!