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October in All Its Glory

I woke up on Saturday with the shocking realization that it was already halfway through October. As a teacher and parent, September is a vast wasteland of trying to reconnect with my many roles as a working mother. Between the half dozen back to school events scattered throughout the month of September, packing lunches, wearing… Read more »

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Restoring Hearts Ministries of Trenton

Restoring Hearts Ministries  of Trenton is in the business of bringing hope to the hopeless by shining the light of Jesus Christ into the darkness through evangelism and relationship-building. As Christians we have been called to love, which Restoring Hearts does through service to the least of these.  As servants of Christ we go where… Read more »

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Book Review: Half the Sky

Book Review: Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide “Women hold up half the sky”- Chinese proverb Half the Sky, is the national bestseller by Pulitzer Prize winning authors Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. Kristof and WuDunn take readers around the world, looking at the lives of women in nations like… Read more »

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Encourager: Trade of Hope in Haiti

I’m pretty sure I could write enough about my sudden trip to Haiti to fill up the entire Encourager and it still would not do the experience justice. And yet, I can encompass the experience with one word: Beautiful. My application essay began, “I have seen enough poverty to last a lifetime, and I’m not… Read more »

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Defining White Privilege

This article, originally published on June 18, 2015 on http://tanyadennisbooks.com  is being reposted with permission. Having been raised below the poverty line by a single mom, I often eschew the concept of “white privilege.” It’s not that I deny it exists; I just haven’t seen much of it in my life. My childhood was not… Read more »

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ChoiceOne: Pregnancy + Sexual Health Resource Centers

  There are three things You Need To Know About 
Unplanned Pregnancies: 
 Unplanned pregnancies are never unplanned Unplanned pregnancies are 
NOT about sex!  Courageous young woman who choose life are often held captive to a life of poverty! 
Unplanned Pregnancy is NOT a political issue; it is spiritual, and how Christians respond to the… Read more »

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Simply Fair

The African sun was shining brightly as we drove along a dusty road in a remote area of Botswana.  I was on safari with my husband and our guide was taking us to a village nestled deep in the bush.  As we came up to the village, the first thing that grabbed my attention was… Read more »

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Sexual Violence: An Oxymoron

“So the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. And the rib that the LORD God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. Then the man… Read more »

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Why are women dying during childbirth?

“Would the world stand by if it were men who were dying just for completing their reproductive functions?” Asha-Rose Migrio, UN Deputy Secretary General, 2007 Girls, let’s face it. We are dreamers AND planners. We have a board of wedding venues on Pinterest. At one time or another we may have made a list about… Read more »