Anise

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone – Matthew 23:23 Anise is commonly known as dill. In Jesus’ time it …

Then, I Found…

I was unloved, unwanted and neglected.  I wanted to die.  Then, I found Jesus whose love is endless. 18 Words This was written for the Weekend Writing Prompt by Sammi Cox. For instructions, click Here.

Selfish

"I don't understand why some women do it." "Do what?" "Cheat on their husbands." "I can give you five reasons why a woman cheats. She feels underappreciated, neglected, or ignored. She craves intimacy. She is bored and/or lonely.  She never feels fully loved and appreciated.  She has an intimacy disorder because of some early childhood …

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 …

No More

She rubbed the condensation from the window and looked out.  It was an overcast day, perfect for what she planned to do. Today was going to be the last day of her pathetic life.  No more bullying at school.  No more self-recrimination and self-hate.  No more pain.  No more love.  Love--it was what Josh, her …

The Widow

Woman, widow, mother, poor, invisible, substandard. Unloved, neglected, shamed. Blamed for her husband's death.  Alienated by his family.  Believed to be cursed.   Life for a widow in her society is tough, unsympathetic and unbearable.  Suicide seemed to be the only relief and release from the pain but God had other plans.  He sent three female …

Finding Joy in Jesus

The LORD has appeared of old to me, saying: “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you - Jeremiah 31:3 Imagine you are a South Asian woman.  Every day is a struggle and a challenge to survive.  All you know is oppression from the day you were born until the …

Gender-Selective Infanticide

Over 50,000 baby girls are aborted every month in South Asia – just because they were girls - Gospel for Asia According to writer and gender-activist Rita Banerji,  "Females are being killed in India at every stage of life, before and after birth, only because they are female"  It has been said that the three deadliest …

International Day of the Girl

On my twelfth birthday, I sat on the cold ground in a corner of a dark room with my knees drawn up to my chin and my arms wrapped around them as the tears rolled down my dirty cheeks.   I couldn’t sleep.   I didn’t want to sleep because I was afraid that he would come back and hurt …

Kishori’s Story

"Today, the diagnosis and treatment of leprosy is easy and most endemic countries are striving to fully integrate leprosy services into existing general health services. This is especially important for those under-served and marginalised communities most at risk from leprosy, often the poorest of the poor" (WHO:  Leprosy Today). I learned about leprosy from reading …

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