From Tomcat Pilot to Speaker

Image from On Wisconsin Magazine Carey Lohrenz dreamed of flying fighter jets 30 years ago when she began Aviation Officer Candidate School although women were banned from flying jets in combat. She reasoned that by the time she finished the program, the ban would be lifted.  It was and she was assigned to fly the …

Breaking Ice Barriers

Image Source: Los Angeles Times “One day, a woman will make the National Hockey League, if no one prevents her.”  This may seem a preposterous statement, but Quebecer Manon Rhéaume proved it in her own life.  She was the first female goaltender to play for a boys' team.  In 1992, she was the first and …

Rescuer of Warsaw’s Children

“You see a man drowning, you must try to save him even if you cannot swim.”― Irena Sendler, Life In A Jar She was a woman of great courage, risking her life to rescue 2,500 Jewish children.  People may wonder how could one person save so many children. It was in her nature to help …

Woman on Wheels

Driving around in my Locomobile, holding down my hat to prevent it from flying off was perhaps an amusing as well as familiar sight on the streets of my Capitol Hill neighborhood. I particularly took great delight in the reaction of the opposite sex. 44 Words Photo of Anne Rainsford French Bush, courtesy of Transportation …

Mahsa Amini

Masha Amini was in Tehran when she was arrested. Her brother was told that she would be taken to the detention center to undergo a "briefing class" and released in an hour. Two hours later, Masha had a heart attack and a brain seizure. She died two days later. Her brother noticed bruises on her …

A Young Queen’s Promise

On her 21st birthday, Queen Elizabeth II solemnly vowed, "my whole life whether it be long or short shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong." With God's help, the longest reigning monarch never reneged on her promise. 49 Words Photo Courtesy of Cultura …

A Princess & A War Heroine

She worked as a nurse during the first Balkan War, changing bandages and helping doctors as they performed hurried operations in the hospital's corridor where the wounded waited among the dying for their treatment. She suffered from mental health and was put away in the sanatorium. She risked her life to hide a Jewish family …

Mehr’s Testimony

Image from Open Doors USA Mehr is a young woman from India who left Hinduism to become a Christian. Following this life-changing decision, she faced persecution. However, in spite of what she went through, she continues to find peace and that is because, “I came to know Jesus as the true Healer—the living God—and I …

Sarah Doremus

They call me, “the mother of Missions.”  I suppose it’s because many missionaries came and went from her home.  I have been interested in foreign missions ever since I was a child.  And God has given me the opportunity to engage in this interest. My husband, Thomas is a merchant like my father was and …

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