God’s Call to Love Others

“Thus says the Lord of hosts: ‘Execute true justice, Show mercy and compassion Everyone to his brother.  Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, The alien or the poor. Let none of you plan evil in his heart Against his brother’ - Zechariah 7:9-10, NKJV How we treat others is very important to God. He doesn't ask …

Fear and Wisdom

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom - Psalm 111:10 What does it mean to "fear" the Lord? Does it mean to be terrified of Him? No. It means to be in reverence of Him (to have and show the utmost respect) and who wouldn't be once they come to know Him? The psalmist actually gives us some …

Orphanage Tourism

Did you know that most children in orphanages aren't really orphans? According to research done by Research by UNICEF up to 75% of children kept in orphanages in Cambodia and Nepal are not even orphans. Many of the children come from poor rural families and are trafficked into orphanages because their parents feel this will give …

Scandalous

"What is on your mind, Sister Augustin?" Father Schmidt asked her when she joined him in his office. She seemed very agitated. After she closed the door, she approached him. "Father, I have some very disturbing news." "Have a seat." She sat down. Her hands were clasped tightly on her lap. "Something very disturbing has …

The Virtuous One

“If God has called you to China or any other place and you are sure in your own heart, let nothing deter you. Remember, it is God who has called you and it is the same as when He called Moses or Samuel” - Gladys Aylward Gladys Aylward was born in Edmonton, North London. She …

Father Jörgensen’s Questionings

I opened the Bible and read John 10:33; Mark 2:7 and Luke 5:21. There were two definitions for blasphemy. The first was, when the religious leaders accused Jesus, being a Man making Himself God and the second was when He forgave the paralytic of his sins. According to the scriptures, anyone who tried to do the …

Afternoon Tea with Mrs. Siri

"Grandma, why do people call you eerie Siri?" "I guess it's because they think I'm strange." "Strange in what way?" "It think it's because of my right eye." "You can't help that." "I know, Baby but that's how folks are. They get scared when they see something they don't like or don't understand. Don't let …

Simple Eyes

Your eye is the lamp of your body - Luke 11:34, NIV We met in Rafiki's training village in Rwanda.  There are ten villages and each one provides living and educational facilities through Bible Study, Education, Teacher Training, Orphan Care, and Widows.    Rafiki means "friend" in Swahili.  The organization befriends orphans and widows in …

It’s How You Respond

Transitions themselves are not the issue, but how well you respond to their challenges - Jim George What transition are you going through today?  Getting old is a big one.  You’re not as agile and flexible as before.  You ache in parts of your body you didn’t even know existed.  It's important to be active.  …

Orphans

"I wish we could stay here," Joey sighed.  He swung his feet as he leaned back on the bench. "We can't," his older brother, Mark told him.  "We have to be careful.  They must be missing us at the foster home.  We have to make sure no one recognizes us and takes us back." "I …

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