Kalavati’s Story

There is no greater violence than to deny the dreams of our children - Kailash Satyarthi, founder of GoodWeave Imagine what it would be like if your son or daughter was forced into child labor.  On the Voices of America (VOA) site I saw a photo of five year old Pakisthani girl named Naginah Sadiq.  She …

Women and Postpartum Depression

For 1 in 8 women, new motherhood is anything but joyous - Health.com Postpartum depression is a very real and very serious problem for many mothers. It can happen to a first time mom or a veteran mother. It can occur a few days... or a few months after childbirth - Richard J. Codey Recently on the news …

Living in Slums

I told them that even if their situation seems like a mountain, God is mightier than the problem - Nitya Can you imagine being so poor that you live in a shack made of cardboard and plastic?  What if you had to struggle daily just to survive?  Imagine sharing a shanty with ten other families …

Baby Girls are not Celebrated

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you - Jeremiah 1:5     Imagine as you hold your baby daughter in your arms for the first time or you remember the first time you looked into those big, innocent eyes, that there is another baby girl …

In the Driver’s Seat

Imagine waking up every weekday, going along the same route and meeting up with trouble. You are doing your job and following rules but you are disrespected, yelled at, called names and threatened. This is the kind of day *Susan has every week as she goes along her bus route. On several occasions when I …

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 …

Golden Girl Betty White

Seven time Emmy winner, Betty White is still going strong.  Her wit and sense of humour is still as sharp as ever.  I love her on The Golden Girls as the sweet and naive Rose Nylund. Betty  has a lot of titles under her belt--actress, comedienne, singer, author, and former game show personality.  Her career began …

God is in Control

Look up in faith and not down in despair. One morning I found myself thinking about Job.  When looking up the word adversity in the dictionary, one can almost expect to see Job’s name right beside it.  He went through more than many people would go through in a lifetime, yet he had these things …

Homeless Beauty Contestant

On Friday night I read the touching and inspiring story of Miss Colorado USA Blair Griffith.  Blair and her mother were evicted from their home last November, just a month after she received her crown.   This was the latest of the misfortunes the 23 year old has had to deal with.  In an interview with TODAY’s Meredith Vieira, …

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