Those who followed along my Hymnal Mondays know that I love the old hymns. I especially love the purity of voices without instruments. Here’s an old favorite, I hope to bring you encouragement.
Thanks to STLloyd for sharing this originally on her blog, Serve Him in the Waiting.
Let us not forget these brothers and sisters who face SO MUCH persecution
Muslims make up about 98% of Tajikistan’s population …
Luke 21:16-17, “You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, relatives and friends; and they will put some of you to death. And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake.”
Christians in Crisis – “Nadia, a recent Christian convert in Tajikistan, is experiencing severe persecution at the hands of her Muslim family members. Nadia converted from Islam to Christianity in 2011 and was then baptized. After her mother found out, she beat Nadia, burned her Bible, and tore her clothing. Nadia tried to run away, but her brothers found her. They shaved her head, gave her a public beating, and then locked her in the house. When she ran away a second time, they unfortunately caught her again.
Nadia called a Voice of the Martyrs contact on June 9th, sobbing, saying that her family had beaten her again, this time…
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Never have I felt more invisible than after I delivered my second child and spent an afternoon at the mall with my gorgeous girlfriend. (Talk about self sabotage.) Here I am around 4 weeks post delivery with a nursing tent hanging around my neck to conceal the wet marks on my chest looking like bulls eyes, chasing my busy 22 month old, while keeping my newborn shushed….a red hot smoking mess I was. Here’s the invisible part, because I’m sure everyone and their relatives witnessed my “hotness” as I was chasing my boy, trying not to make the evening news!!!
We walked into a store and my friend watched my kiddies as I shopped. I was struck and rather hurt at the non responsiveness of the store clerk. It’s always been super easy for me to strike up a conversation with anyone and if we talk long enough, there are sure…
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