The Burnses

  Chuck and Millie Burns were enjoying another day at the beach.   The weather was overcast but it didn't dampen their mood.  The cool breeze and the smell of the sea air felt really good. An hour later, they pulled up in the driveway and were getting out of the car when several squad cars …

Freedom

She stood on top of the mountain, her eyes riveted to the American flag as it flapped gently in the breeze.  It was more spectacular than the surrounding landscape.  It was a symbol of freedom from a life of religious persecution in a country where being a Christian led to her husband’s arrest and imprisonment.  …

Forgive

Does a spring yield at the same opening sweet and bitter water? – James 3:11 The words poured forth like the waters of the dam, gushing out without restraint.  They had been bottled up all morning, threatening to break loose but somehow she had managed to keep them in check.  On the ride home on …

The Apology

The other night when my husband and I were watching TVO, we saw a clip of director Tiffany Tsiung's latest film, The Apology.  The film is about the more than  200,000 women and girls across Asia who were forced into sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army during the Second World War.  "Now in their 80s …

The Fires of Faith

Now brother will deliver up brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death.  And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved” (Matthew 10:21, 22).   They meet …

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 …

The Cruel Cut

Photo:  The Guardian FGM is recognized internationally as a violation of the human rights of girls and women. It reflects deep-rooted inequality between the sexes, and constitutes an extreme form of discrimination against women. It is nearly always carried out on minors and is a violation of the rights of children. The practice also violates …

Five Year Old Rape Victim

When I saw on the news that a five year old girl was raped by a man in his twenties, I was livid.  As a mother of a five year old, I was greatly affected by this horrific crime.  Apparently he was a tenant in the girl's house.  How could a grown man do commit such …

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