Have you experienced a thirst that you were desperate to quench? That situation intensified for me recently when I took a medication for which a side effect was dryness. In jest, I stated the proverbial, “Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink,” because it wasn’t available when I needed it. I didn’t want [...]
Nearly a quarter of the world’s female population lives under the oppressive teaching that women are deficient in intelligence and spirituality. More than half of Indian women believe they deserve the abuse they receive simply for being females. Five hundred Chinese women kill themselves every day to escape a life of indignities. Something has gone [...]
With the world watching, the unrest which unleashed the 2011 Arab Spring demonstrations affected the political and social landscape in the Middle East in many ways. Interestingly, both sides of the conflict effectively used social media and the Internet to spread their message and unite like-minded people, though efforts by grass-roots groups were underfunded and [...]
Where would you find emperors, dragons, silk, tea, spices and rice along with a terra-cotta army and the Great Wall? It’s the People’s Republic of China, of course, and according to the Lonely Planet travel guide, there are 4,218 things to see and do there.
Just looking at a map, one is immediately struck by the [...]
Do you pray for the lost? Isn’t it amazing that God, in his sovereignty, chooses to work through our prayers to accomplish his purposes?
As children of God, we can enter his presence 24/7 on behalf of those who need him and we can share our hearts as honestly and genuinely as a child speaks to a loving, [...]