Loneliness and Seniors

Two years ago, I read an article on seniors and how an alarming of them go an entire week without talking to anyone. Can you imagine going for days with little or no human interaction? How sad for these seniors who were once caregivers--parents who took care of their children, providing for them. When my …

Be Thankful

And Moses said, “The people whom I am among are six hundred thousand men on foot; yet You have said, ‘I will give them meat, that they may eat for a whole month.’ 22 Shall flocks and herds be slaughtered for them, to provide enough for them? Or shall all the fish of the sea be gathered together for them, to provide enough for …

A Thorn in His Side

He had no doubt now that Sister Augustin was the one who told Father Schmidt about Monifa and him. Many times he could feel her eyes on him and when he turned to look at her, she quickly averted her gaze. And she avoided him. On one occasion during recess when he was talking to …

God, Our Strength and Salvation

“Be our strength each day and our salvation in times of trouble” - Isaiah 33:2 God gives us the strength to get through each day especially if we are experiencing stress and difficulties at our workplace.  A friend of mine is going through a tough time right now where she works but she gets through …

A New Life

“It’s so hard to believe that the child who used to disobey me at every opportunity is the same beautiful young woman standing before me now on her special day,” Mrs. Clark said to her daughter, Karen who looked radiant in her wedding dress.  Tears pricked the older woman’s eyes and she quickly blinked them …

Papa Joe

August 12, 1952.  It was a date she would never forget.  It was the day she buried the man who had been a father to her for over twenty years.  It seemed so surreal.  Papa Joe was gone.  She stood there alone in her grief, shivering although it was a hot and muggy day. She …

Abandoned

In the early hours of The morning, outside of A hospital in the city of Bharatpur in Rajasthan A newborn baby girl was Discovered.   Her umbilical cord still intact She had been there All night as a light rain that fell Her only cover an old pink shawl. She was abandoned. Why?  She is a …

A Friend’s Advice

Perfume and incense make you feel good, and so does good advice from a friend - Proverbs 27:9 Nothing is sweeter than the frank advice of a friend offered out of a loving heart. Just as perfume pleases the senses and lifts your spirit so does sharing your troubles with someone who cares the burden is …

World Leprosy Day

Tens of thousands of people in the world suffer from leprosy, a bacterial infection which affects the skin and destroys nerves.  Since the disease affects the nervous system, the affected areas become numb. People suffering from leprosy cannot feel pain and can easily hurt or injure themselves.  These injuries can become infected and result in tissue …

Two Wheels Are Faster

Help Missionaries go farther, faster with bicycles.  Help them to reach more people in one day for Jesus. As much as I like walking, I don't relish the thought of walking everywhere--not even for one day.  I have access to buses, trains, streetcars and taxis.  It's not a problem for me to go to several places in …

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