The Red Heifer

“This is the ordinance of the law which the LORD has commanded, saying: ‘Speak to the children of Israel, that they bring you a red heifer without blemish, in which there is no defect and on which a yoke has never come" - Numbers 19:2 Image by First Fruits of Zion Recently, five red heifers were delivered from Texas to Israel. There is quite some …

Flight, not Fight

PHOTO PROMPT © Alicia Jamtaas Vasily put his bike back in its usual place, his expression one of sadness.  He would never ride it again.  Tonight, he was leaving Novosibirsk for Istanbul. He didn't want to be forced to fight a war he didn't believe in or to die for Putin. In St. Petersburg, police …

Chioma’s Talitha Kum Interview

istock Image Yesterday when Dushan and she returned to the hotel after they visited Archbasilica of Saint John in Laterano and Scala Sancta, she got a call from someone from Talitha Kum saying that her interview was with Sister Frances. She couldn't speak to any of the former trafficking victims but one of the nuns …

The Ride to Freedom

PHOTO PROMPT © David Stewart She stood there, shaking like a leaf. The Indian lowered his bow and walked over to the horse. After running his hand over its neck, he took its reins and brought it to her. "Get on the horse." She stared at him blankly. "What for?" "It will be getting dark soon." …

Medical Care Racism

Image by Shutterstock One would think that a baby, no matter the race, would get the optimum care at a hospital but that's sadly not the case. A study has recently shown that black babies fare better, have a better chance of survival when in the care of a black doctor. And according to a …

Those Stinking Philistines

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields “When they came to strip the slain and found King Saul and his sons dead, do you know what those stinking Philistines did?” “What did they do?” “They cut off the king’s head and stripped him of his armor. Then, they sent word that his death should be proclaimed in …

Survived to be Sold

Viewbug Image It was suffocating, dark and crammed with shackled slaves.  There were no toilets in the catacombs where they were kept before being taken to the auction block to be inspected and sold.  She was one of the lucky ones who had survived the long and harrowing journey across the sea to Zanzibar. The …

Joining the Fight

Photo by Lisa Fox “Are you sure about this?” “Yes, Mama.  I must fight for our country and our people.” “All right.  I will be here when you come back.” “I promise I will be back, Mama.  Have faith.” Mama nodded with a smile and fought to hold the tears back.  “Your father would be …

Orphanage Tourism

Did you know that most children in orphanages aren't really orphans? According to research done by Research by UNICEF up to 75% of children kept in orphanages in Cambodia and Nepal are not even orphans. Many of the children come from poor rural families and are trafficked into orphanages because their parents feel this will give …

Mingmei’s Plea

My name is Mingmei and I'm in desperate need of your prayers.   My son's school is teaching him and other children to hate God and to distrust their Christian parents. Before he started school, I told my son about God’s creation and he believed it. But after being taught at school, he is a …

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