Teenage Dating Violence

My husband and I are watching Greenleaf, the Oprah Winfrey series on Netflix.  I think that if you were to look up the word, dysfunctional in the dictionary, you would see a photo of the Greenleaf family.  They give new meaning to the word.  There are so many issues and skeletons in that family that …

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A Sobering Lesson

She fluffed the pillows and then reached for the mystery novel she bought yesterday, feeling nice and snug under the thick, downy comforter while it flurried outside.  Just as she opened the book and began reading, the doorbell rang.  At first she ignored it, thinking that someone had made a mistake.  It happened sometimes.  When …

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The Waters of Life

She thought of the sea as one's life.  Never static. Always moving. Sometimes it was calm and others time it was choppy.  Before she found Christ, she wanted to remain in the shallow waters where it was safe.   She didn't want to be swept away by the currents of change or the rough waters of …

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Finding Joy in Jesus

The LORD has appeared of old to me, saying: “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you - Jeremiah 31:3 Imagine you are a South Asian woman.  Every day is a struggle and a challenge to survive.  All you know is oppression from the day you were born until the …

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Investing in A Child

One sponsor can have an enormous impact in the life of a child in Asia through GFA Bridge of Hope! Their prayers, love and encouragement can make a difference in the lives of children who are constantly derided and told they are worthless by their culture - Gospel for Asia Nothing is more wonderful than …

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Illiteracy Among Women in Asia

I can't imagine not being able to read.  It's my one of favourite past-times.  When I was a child, you could always find me with my face buried in a book.  My love for reading gave birth to my love for writing. Reading and writing are basic rights which we are entitled to.  Imagine not being able to …

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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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Zimele

'Zimele' means 'standing on one's feet' in the Zulu language.  I love their logo.  It is of a woman not only standing on her feet but it looks like she is dancing.  This to me expresses the joy of knowing that you are empowering yourself--learning new skills, educating yourself--taking action instead of depending on others …

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Beauty Rest

Just recently I was thinking about this nursery rhyme: Early to bed, Early to rise. Makes a man, Wealthy and Wise. I guess I was thinking about it because I have a very bad habit of going to bed late at night and struggling to get up early in the morning.  Sometimes I feel as …

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