Their Wedding Night

Finally, it was their wedding night. The wedding ceremony had been a truly wonderful experience and after they had exchanged their vows and he had stepped on the glass, the congregation erupted in cheers and applause after shouting, "Mazal Tov!" The reception was very special, with sumptuous food, all kosher, and mocktails. The best part …

Laird’s and Martina’s Big Day

It was finally here--the big day and he was both nervous and excited. As he sat there in the living room of his flat, he thought about his life before he met Martina. How could he have existed for so long without her? She was the most beautiful and exciting woman he had ever met …

What if it’s another girl?

"What's the matter, Aditi?" Bavishni asked her friend.  They were sitting on the verandah watching little Jaafar run barefoot about the yard. Aditi sighed.  "I'm pregnant," she announced. "Pregnant?"  Bavishni got up and hugged her.  "Congratulations!" "Thanks." "You don't seem happy that you're pregnant." "What if it's another girl?" "So what?" "You can say that …

The Wedding

Her heart was racing.  She hoped she looked presentable in her V-neck floral knee length summer dress and the pair of wedges which she thought looked better than the pumps she had considered wearing.  To complete the look, she wore the lovely olive leaf pendant which Paolo had given her for her birthday. “Mama, incontrare Roxane, il …

Oppressed Because She is a Woman

Then I returned and considered all the oppression that is done under the sun: And look! The tears of the oppressed, But they have no comforter— On the side of their oppressors there is power, But they have no comforter - Ecclesiastes 4:1 It saddens me that in some countries, it is dangerous or even deadly to be a …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Christian Women Killed By Family Members

I received this persecution and prayer alert from The Voice of the Martyrs Canada.  Every time I read about Christians being persecuted or killed for their faith, I am filled with sadness.  And it reminds me of Jesus' words, “Father will be divided against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against …

Eleanor Roosevelt

Earlier this month when I was reading about African American women who made a difference so that I could feature them in the special issue of Notes to Women newsletter, one name kept popping up--Eleanor Roosevelt.  I promised myself that I would do a little writeup on her.  And here we are. "Where, after all, …

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