Category Archives: children

Not Even a Sad Smile

“Go!” “I said ‘Go!’ damn it!” Daddy said with a hard shove to Mommy’s back. She stumbled forward a few steps and stood still on the porch. Daddy repeated his words with more expletives. Mommy cried quietly without fighting back and seemed to have no control over her body. She could barely stand, let alone …

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Missionaries and Sponsors

I’m a bit overwhelmed by my desire to “Go” to one of the many mission fields my church and community are visiting this year. I want to meet the children whom Earl and I sponsor. Today I saw several posts on Facebook from missionary friends with Beyond Uganda. My heart grew heavy. Isent a message …

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Charity Begins In Your Heart

As a young girl, I wore my strawberry-blonde hair long and if I had any pride, it was in my hair. I had it cut to shoulder length when I was ten years old and disliked it so much I knew I’d never cut it short again. Time passed and at twenty-three, I had it …

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For The Children

“A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.” (Psalm 68:5 NIV) I had a visitor last week who had just returned from a mission trip to El Salvador. Before she left on the trip, she was anxious about flying. During our visit, she didn’t mention flying. She told me …

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