Out of the Frying Pan and into the Fire.

To say that Moms living in poverty in the slums sometimes face very difficult decisions would rank as the understatement of the year.  Every day these moms face challenging situations that would challenge any of us to the core.  Yet, day after day Moms make choices, trying to make the best  decisions for the sake of their child and their future.  They love their kids. Sometimes we don’t agree with the decisions… Read More

When A Poor Widow Gives Her ALL.

Remember the widow that Jesus directs the attention of the disciples toward in Luke 21.  The Expanded version of the Bible puts it this way: ”As Jesus looked up, he saw some rich people putting their gifts into the Temple ·money box [or treasury; Cone of thirteen trumpet-shaped receptacles used to collect offerings]. 2Then he saw a poor widow putting two small copper coins [CGreek: lepta; worth only 1/128 of a denarius,… Read More

When Community Breaks Out

I love watching dignity restored to Moms in the project as they leave begging behind and dig in to whatever work they can find once their children are cared for.  You can virtually see the oppression lifted off physically as they stand straighter and see themselves for one of the first times in life as one designed in God’s image. But, when they see this in each other and reach out when… Read More