Destination: Singapore

I watched travelers surge through the doors of the Seattle airport terminal.  I followed them, pulling my luggage behind me. It was hot but I wore a long sleeve sweater.  I wore it to cover the bruises on my arms. Thankfully, I didn't have a black eye or I’d be forced to wear sunglasses and …

No Regrets

He stood there, staring at the ruins of a place he never called home. Its scarred walls were once filled with such pain. He could still remember his mother cowering in the corner, her hands raised to ward off the blows, whimpering like a petrified child. He remembered the insults and abusive words that were …

From Abuse to Abundance

She sat on the porch, an open book in her lap but she wasn't reading it. Her eyes were on the street.  She was waiting for her daughter to come home from school.  Somewhere in the back- yard, she heard the piercing trill of a bird.   It was a beautiful spring afternoon.  Quite peaceful …

A Changed Life

Christ [redeemed] me, and He will [redeem] you also! These words rang out loud in the marketplaces.  Myo Zaw made the impassioned plea to the crowd.  He was like Wisdom crying out in the marketplaces and pleading with the people to come her.  Myo's message was one that the people needed to hear. He was …

Shelter

Her world had been one of Abuse, neglect and heartache. At seventeen she ran away Being on the streets was better Than living under the Same roof with an unloving Mother and abusive step-father.   She was her mother’s only Child.  Since the day she was born, She had never known a mother’s Love.  All …

Dame Angela Lansbury

I still watch Murder, She Wrote because I like the show and the character Jessica Fletcher played by the great Angela Lansbury.  My 7 year old son is also a fan of Jessica Fletcher's.  Before taking on the role of a mystery writer in one of the longest running detective drama series in television history, …

Street Children

Leave your fatherless children, I will preserve them alive - Jeremiah 49:11 Usually before I retire for the night, I check on my son.  I make sure he's nicely tugged in.   He has a home.  He has his own room.   He doesn't have to take the bus to school.  His Dad drives him there.  He doesn't …

Sin or Die

I lost my husband but God is here to take care of me. Geeta was married to an abusive man who was also a drunkard.  He earned 200 rupies per day from a manual labor job but gave her only 20 rupies per day to buy and cook food.  He spent most of his earnings on …

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