Danny

I stood before the shed where they found my friend, Danny. We used to hang out every day, daydreaming about how we were going to change the world.  He wanted to be a lawyer for the poor and disadvantaged while I dreamed of being a social worker. Danny was more than a friend to me.  … More Danny

Two Brothers

“Young people these days, gallivanting all over the place.  In my day, unmarried people didn’t go on holidays alone.  They got married first.” “Oh Mother, you have such an archaic view of relationships.  Nowadays lots of unmarried couples go away together and society doesn’t see anything wrong with it.” “Well, society definitely isn’t the way … More Two Brothers

Jennie Kidd Trout

What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make – Jane Goodall Today would have been Jennie Trout’s 117th birthday.  I never heard of her until a few minutes ago when I saw an image of her on Google’s logo.  Of course, I had to … More Jennie Kidd Trout

A Changed Life

Christ [redeemed] me, and He will [redeem] you also! These words rang out loud in the marketplaces.  Myo Zaw made the impassioned plea to the crowd.  He was like Wisdom crying out in the marketplaces and pleading with the people to come her.  Myo’s message was one that the people needed to hear. He was … More A Changed Life

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 … More The Widow

Not Love

It was lust not love that make Amnon sick. He lusted after his half-sister Tamar who was very beautiful and a virgin.  It seemed hopeless for him to do anything about his lust for her.  After finding out what was troubling him, Amnon’s friend came up with an idea. idea.  He advised Amnon to:  “Lie … More Not Love