Why I Left China

It has been five years since my father died.  My mother had passed away ten years ago. My father who was a kind and hardworking man, raised my younger sister, Ju and me. Life was hard for us, especially since we were Christians. My father was the reason why I left China for good.  It …

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Zhang’s Story

It's no longer safe to be a Christian in China.  That's why I fled and came here to Kenya three and a half years ago. I found a church where there was a mixture of Kenyan and Chinese worshippers. That was where I met and fell in love with Aluna, a beautiful Kenyan woman. The …

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Remembered Today

When John Mason Neale founded the Sisterhood of St. Margaret to care for the sick, he was met with opposition from church members.  They attempted to thwart his efforts to alleviate the misery of the poor, many of whom died unattended.  He was accused of returning to Roman Catholicism because of the nuns. They threatened …

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton

“The bible and the church have been the greatest stumbling block in the way of women's emancipation.” It was this quote by Elizabeth Cady Stanton which prompted me to write this post about her.  She came from a Presbytarian background.  It began early in her life when she attended Troy Female Seminary. Charles Grandison Finney, one of …

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Another Busy Day

PHOTO PROMPT © Jan Wayne Fields It was another very busy day at the shop.  Tourists flocked in and out, buying almost everything in sight.  They especially loved the hats.  I stood there, beaming.  The shop’s mine.  I opened it last year after I participated in a UN Women’s Project.    Naturally, I faced opposition …

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The Believer’s Walk/Journey #writephoto

The believer’s walk is not an easy journey.  It is fraught with fear, questions, doubts, trials, opposition and distractions.  Coming out of spiritual darkness and into God’s light takes faith, courage and determination, especially when it means forsaking old habits, lifestyles and in some cases relationships.  One has to consider what they are giving up …

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Witnessing/Within #writephoto

Hidden in the shadows Secure in my fortress I survey the world outside It looks hostile, frightening, intimidating. Dare I venture out? What will I encounter this time? Opposition?  Ridicule? Curiosity?   Suddenly, I feel God’s peace Stirring within me, chasing away my fears.  With my face set like flint I leave my apartment and …

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The Unknown God

“Men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are very religious;  for as I was passing through and considering the objects of your worship, I even found an altar with this inscription:  TO THE UNKNOWN GOD..." - Acts 17:22, 23 One of my favorite sermons of the apostle Paul's was the one he …

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Not One of the Crowd

Then I said, “I will not make mention of Him, Nor speak anymore in His name.” But His word was in my heart like a burning fire Shut up in my bones; I was weary of holding it back, And I could not - Jeremiah 20:9 Do you sometimes feel like the prophet Jeremiah? He …

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Finish the Race

"And now, compelled by the Spirit, I am on my way to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there,  except that in town after town the Holy Spirit assures me that imprisonment and suffering are waiting for me.  But I don’t place any value on my life, if only I can finish my …

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