More Single Women Adopt in India

“God knew that it doesn’t matter how your children get to your family. It just matters that they got there.” — Kira Mortenson According to government data, more single women are coming forward to adopt children in India as social mores change. The number of such adoptions are climbing.   Adoption by single women is …

Mother of Methodism

"The child that never learns to obey his parents in the home will not obey God or man out of the home" - Susanna Wesley Susanna Wesley was 19 years old when she married 26 year old Samuel Wesley. They had 19 children, nine of them died as infants and one was accidently smothered by …

You Matter

All my life I saw myself the way others did.  I was insignificant.  I didn’t matter.  I was unloved.  I was neglected, ignored, mistreated and devalued.  Why?  I was a girl.  In some cultures, being a girl was an undesirable thing.  People didn’t want daughters.  They wanted sons.  My parents were no different.  When I …

Ife Gets Jealous

He was on the beach.  It was a beautiful afternoon.  The sun felt good on his face as he gazed out at the sea.  It was after 4.  In an hour he would see Ife.  Ife.  Right now he wished she were there with him.  They would walk along the water's edge, holding hands before …

Meg’s Story

The scars you can’t see are the hardest to heal - Gecko & Fly I felt guilty.  Guilty because I’m not sorry that he’s gone.  He passed away a month ago from a second stroke.  It happened while I was at the grocery store.  When I got home, there was an ambulance and police cars …

Literacy Saved Her Paycheck

Literacy brings an incredible freedom to women in South Asia; helping them to take care of their families, not be cheated at the marketplace, and be able to read the Bible for themselves - Gospel for Asia As an avid reader, I can't imagine not being able to read.  It is one of my favorite …

Hansini’s Cross

Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven - Matthew 10:32 I was moved when I read the story of Hansini, a young woman who made the decision to follow Christ, no matter what the cost.  She faced persecution from her family and the entire …

Women and Money

I thought it would be interesting to find out some facts about women and money especially as I used to spend, spend, spend money on clothes, shoes, books and Bibles.  I have so many Bibles.  The clothes I bought I had to donate because they couldn't fit me.  I had to get new clothes when …

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