Forsaken and Abandoned

A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows, Is God in His holy habitation - Psalm 68:5 It's heartbreaking to see how widows are treated in South Asia.  They don't receive the care, love or support that widows in North America do.  Instead they are blamed for their husbands' deaths and abandoned by their families. A …

Living in Slums

I told them that even if their situation seems like a mountain, God is mightier than the problem - Nitya Can you imagine being so poor that you live in a shack made of cardboard and plastic?  What if you had to struggle daily just to survive?  Imagine sharing a shanty with ten other families …

A Place of Worship

Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise.  Be thankful to Him, and bless His name - Psalm 100:4 The church I used to attend was modest and welcoming.  I always experienced joy when I entered through those doors and was greeted with warm and friendly smiles as I was handed the …

Baby Girls are not Celebrated

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you - Jeremiah 1:5     Imagine as you hold your baby daughter in your arms for the first time or you remember the first time you looked into those big, innocent eyes, that there is another baby girl …

Fanny Kemble

If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good - Thomas J. Watson I never heard of Fanny Kemble until I recently read a devotion, …

In Need of Prayers

In the fear of the LORD there is strong confidence, And His children will have a place of refuge - Proverbs 14:26. The earthquake in Nepal left more than rubble in its wake.  It left heartbreak, loss and uncertainty. When I look at Drastaa's weathered face, I see unimaginable pain and devastation.  I see someone …

Ingrid Bergman

I just read in the Stabroek News that the 68th Cannes Film Festival unveiled its official poster featuring legendary actress Ingrid Bergman in a tribute to what would have been her 100th birthday this year.  I think that's wonderful.  She was an actress I truly admired and appreciated.  She had gentle beauty and an air …

A Mother’s Hope

Children are our future.  It is our responsibility--no, it should be our mission to provide them with the tools that will enable them to have the future that God meant for them to have.  It is every mother's hope to see her child rise above adversity, poverty and all the social ills that would oppress and …

Life for Women in India

Beneath the veil of society are the tears of India's most oppressed members of society--women.  The movie, The Veil of Tears tells the untold story of millions of women who are victims of abuse, abandonment, adversity and gender segregation.  This movie dares us to go beyond awareness and to take action.  I encourage you to …

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