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Take the #GiveUpGiveMore challenge in 2020

Take the #GiveUpGiveMore challenge in 2020

With 2020 starting a new decade, this new year has me feeling especially contemplative and driven. If you’re feeling that way, too, you’ve probably set some goals for the year ahead. My resolutions are to eat less sugar, read more books from the library, and exercise...
In North Korea, one Bible helped plant 12 churches

In North Korea, one Bible helped plant 12 churches

“Did you bring it?” A group of North Korean women bunched around Naomi to get a peek at the first Bible they had ever seen … a Bible that would go on to help plant 12 underground churches in North Korea. But Naomi’s story didn’t start there. It wasn’t long ago that...
An expectant mother pays the ultimate price

An expectant mother pays the ultimate price

The massacre lasted for five hours. Esther listened from the makeshift outhouse as she hid behind the door. “Convert or be killed!” shouted Boko Haram militants. Their commands were followed by screams, the popping of machine guns, and the smell of burning flesh and...
Teaching your kids to pray for persecuted children in North Korea

Teaching your kids to pray for persecuted children in North Korea

When I was a child, I liked to hide. I’d build a fort out of blankets, slip underneath my parents’ desk, or sit in the back of the linen closet to color, play with my dolls, and just be by myself. But for the children of Christians living in North Korea, hiding is not...
Banned Books Week: Give others the most powerful Book of all

Banned Books Week: Give others the most powerful Book of all

“Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do.” This is the first line in one of my favorite childhood books — Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Yet, despite its popularity, the tale of Alice’s trip down...
For women in Burundi, the Bible is opening up a whole new world

For women in Burundi, the Bible is opening up a whole new world

Author George R. R. Martin once wrote, “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies.” When I first learned how to read, a whole new world opened before me. Through the pages of my favorite novels, I could go anywhere and see anything. To me, reading is a particular...
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