Cate Goes to Boris

At first, Boris was tempted not to pick up the phone when he saw that it was Cate. Grimacing, he grabbed the receiver. "Yes?" "Hi, Boris. It's Cate. I'm downstairs in the lobby. I really need to see you." He sighed. "I'll be down shortly." He hung up before she could say anything else and …

The Word Became Flesh

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. - John 1:14, NIV God, the Son and the Word who was with the Father in the beginning became flesh.  He came …

Folani’s Story

My name is Folani.  At the age of 16, I was forced to marry the man who raped me so that I wouldn't bring shame on my family.  He wanted to marry me but after I rejected him, he raped me.  I told my my mother what he had done to me and she insisted …

My Reality

I see the fear on her face as we walk towards each other.  It’s broad daylight.  I’m just walking down the sidewalk, minding my own business but she looks at me as if I was going to attack her at any minute.  She walks faster and clutches her handbag tightly.  Maybe she thinks I’m going …

A Time to Die

A time to be born, and a time to die - Ecclesiastes 3:2 Death is inevitable yet when it comes, it's a blow.  On Wednesday, I lost my father.  Although we were expecting him to pass away, it was still a shock.  We had hoped that he would hang on a little longer so that …

Reality/Blade #writephoto

The sword gripped in his hand was all that stood between his beloved Gwendolyn and him.  He drew it from its sheath and raised it.  In a few seconds, they would be reunited. Suddenly a swarm of men in white surrounded him.  One grabbed the sword from out of his hand while the others restrained …

Asha’s Story

Imagine you are a child and your daily routine is to get up early every morning to go and pick through trash with your mother.  You and your family are "untouchables" in your society which means you are treated as outcasts, undesirables.   You don't have many options when it comes to jobs so in order …

Take the Pledge

[T]he more I traveled and met with girls and learned from experts about this issue, the more I realized that the barrier to girls’ education isn’t just resources. It’s also about attitudes and beliefs – the belief that girls simply aren’t worthy of an education; that women should have no role outside the home; that …

Literacy Saved Her Paycheck

Literacy brings an incredible freedom to women in South Asia; helping them to take care of their families, not be cheated at the marketplace, and be able to read the Bible for themselves - Gospel for Asia As an avid reader, I can't imagine not being able to read.  It is one of my favorite …

Kalavati’s Story

There is no greater violence than to deny the dreams of our children - Kailash Satyarthi, founder of GoodWeave Imagine what it would be like if your son or daughter was forced into child labor.  On the Voices of America (VOA) site I saw a photo of five year old Pakisthani girl named Naginah Sadiq.  She …

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