Love

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com "Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud  or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged.  It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out.  Love never gives up, never loses …

Knowing God’s Will

Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. - Ephesians 5:17, NKJV How do you know what God's will is for your life? The best way to find out is to read His Word. God speaks to us through the Scriptures. My favorite verse is Jeremiah 29:11 which says, "For I know …

I Want My Life to Be…

I want my life to be the page where the heart speaks words of love.  Love for humanity.  Love for a world in which there is so much suffering and pain and injustice.  I want to do something.  I want to make a difference.   I want to show people that there is hope.  Use me, …

Using Her Pen

Just this week, I learned that Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote her famous novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin because of something her sister said in a letter she had written to her. Her words were, "If I could use my pen as you can, I would write something that would make this whole nation feel what an …

Blind Justice

It’s every man’s business to see justice done - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle There are organizations like Equality Now, Women For Women International and V-Day, which are dedicated to protecting the rights of women all over the world.   But long before these much needed organizations existed, there was already a human rights activist who walked …

Farida’s Story

In my desperation I prayed, and the Lord listened; he saved me from all my troubles - Psalm 34:6, NKJV I was 13 when my parents married me off to a 36 year old rich Arab man.  He was the second man who wanted me to be his wife.  The other man was a neighbor …

Claudette Colvin

She was the original Rosa Parks. Dubbed the original Rosa Parks, Claudette Colvin was arrested in 1955 at the age of 15 for refusing to give up her seat to a white woman on a crowded segregated bus.  The incident began when the bus she and her friends were on filled up and there was …

The Apology

The other night when my husband and I were watching TVO, we saw a clip of director Tiffany Tsiung's latest film, The Apology.  The film is about the more than  200,000 women and girls across Asia who were forced into sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army during the Second World War.  "Now in their 80s …

Sojourner Truth

Empowered by her religious faith, the former slave worked tirelessly for many years to transform national attitudes and institutions. According to Nell Painter, Princeton professor and Truth biographer, "No other woman who had gone through the ordeal of slavery managed to survive with sufficient strength, poise and self-confidence to become a public presence over the …

How many little girls in India will not make it past puberty?

This is an issue very close to my heart.  As a woman, I was blessed to be born in a country where my gender is treated with equality and valued.  In India, many girls don't live to see their first birthday much less puberty.  Gendercide has been going on too long in this country.  Something …

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