Their First Social

"Are you nervous about going out tonight?" Aart asked Halina. They were going to a Christmas Eve dinner and dance. It was the first time she was going to meet his friends and associates. "I'm a little nervous, yes." "I know how you feel. I felt a little nervous when I moved to Kansas and …

More Single Women Adopt in India

“God knew that it doesn’t matter how your children get to your family. It just matters that they got there.” — Kira Mortenson According to government data, more single women are coming forward to adopt children in India as social mores change. The number of such adoptions are climbing.   Adoption by single women is …

No Longer a Man’s Game

My husband, Don and his friend, Juan went clay shooting.  I wasn't invited.  Don didn't think I'd be interested.  What he doesn't know is that I recently joined the Shotgun & Chelsea Bun Club after a friend introduced me to shooting. I never thought I'd enjoy firing a gun.  But I love that feeling you …

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

It was just few days ago when I learned that March was designated as Women's History Month.  Well, today, an identical thing happened to me which prompted me to put this post together in a hurry.  I found out just a few minutes ago that today is National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.  I also discovered …

Resistance is Futile

After a few moments into the movie, she switched off the television.  No use in wasting time watching a film that didn't synchronize with the sound.  Besides, she was distracted. She couldn't stop thinking about Jude Beresford. When they first met, she couldn't stand him.  He oozed a sensuality that was palpable. While it got …

Dame Angela Lansbury

I still watch Murder, She Wrote because I like the show and the character Jessica Fletcher played by the great Angela Lansbury.  My 7 year old son is also a fan of Jessica Fletcher's.  Before taking on the role of a mystery writer in one of the longest running detective drama series in television history, …

Daya’s Timeline

When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up - Psalm 27:10 Daya was like an orphan even though her parents were not dead.  They abandoned her and if it weren't for her grandmother, she would have been completely alone.  Family life was terrible for her.  Her father beat …

Street Children

Leave your fatherless children, I will preserve them alive - Jeremiah 49:11 Usually before I retire for the night, I check on my son.  I make sure he's nicely tugged in.   He has a home.  He has his own room.   He doesn't have to take the bus to school.  His Dad drives him there.  He doesn't …

Persecuted for Their Faith

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven - Matthew 5:10 I have been aware of how much the church has been persecuted in different parts of the world through emails from Voice of the Martyrs Canada.  I have read many heartbreaking stories but I will share two …

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 …

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