Beneath the Surface

I didn’t see her as wanton but as someone who was hurting so, I befriended her and after several attempts to seduce me, she finally opened up to me about years of rejection and neglect by her parents.  To escape the pain, she engaged in casual relationships with men.  “At least they want me”, she …

Abeke’s Story

"I have something to tell you." "What is it? You know you can tell me anything. Nothing you say would change the way I feel about you." We sat facing each other and holding hands. Her fingers gripped mine tightly as she shared a chapter in her past with me. "You know that I was …

Shelter

Her world had been one of Abuse, neglect and heartache. At seventeen she ran away Being on the streets was better Than living under the Same roof with an unloving Mother and abusive step-father.   She was her mother’s only Child.  Since the day she was born, She had never known a mother’s Love.  All …

Single Mothers

Some years ago, I was part of a ministry which reached out to women and children living in shelters. One of my favorite things was collecting donated items and taking them to the shelter.  The staff was just as excited as my assistant and I were.  It was like Christmas every time we went there …

A Mother’s Hidden Legacy

Naomi was a Christian.  She grew up praying to Jesus as a Friend and reading the Bible so that she could get to know Him better.  So great was her love for God that it was natural to believe that when she had children, she would pass on her faith to them.  However, things didn't turn …

Ruth’s Story

One of my favorite Biblical characters is Jethro.  He was a wise man, loving father and friend.  He had seven daughters and never once did he ever make them feel unloved or unwanted.  Not so, with Ruth.  Ruth is a young Asian woman who lives in a world where being a girl can stir hatred, …

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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