Ethel Waters, born in Pennsylvania in 1896 had a turbulent childhood. She grew up and became an actress, performer and singer. In the late 50’s Ethel accepted Jesus as her savior after coming under the teaching of Billy Graham.
Hello I’m Rosanna. Who are you? I work in the editorial department. My job is to coordinate the publishing of our adult books, from the moment we sign a contract to the day that we send the manuscript off to the printers. I make sure the books are edited, typeset, proofread and ready on time (hopefully). I also play a role in reviewing some of the submissions, and finding people who would be suitable to endorse our books.
John MacArthur once said, “Half–truth? That’s a lie. I’d rather they call it a half–lie. It’s a lie intended to cover up or mislead.” Spurgeon would have agreed. He wrote, “The whole truth is wholesome. But a part of the truth may mislead, and cause us to make as great errors as if we had believed a falsehood. Half the truth is a lie.”
Althea’s parents, Robert and Mary Brown, were born in slavery, though she was born in freedom in 1874 in Alabama. The Browns were industrious and enterprising, raising ten children on a family farm they purchased in Mississippi. Though not having any formal schooling himself, Robert taught his children to read and encouraged their education. Seven of the children, including Althea, went to college. Althea learned many agricultural techniques working on the family farm. When she was ten she began ca
FOR many, Tom Brady is considered to be one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game of football. He is equally loved and loathed by any who follow the National Football League. Whether or not you are a lover or hater of Brady, his name will inevitably find its way into a discussion on elite quarterbacks.
When Salamo was about six, Arab traders came into her village near the River Congo, set fire to the houses, and captured the villagers to sell as slaves. Saloma’s father and uncle were away hunting, but Salamo and her mother were among the captives. Salamo was bought by some Dutch traders, who later gave her into the care of Mr and Mrs Darby of the Baptist Missionary Society.
Faye Edgerton, born in 1889, was a joyful child with musical talent whose life was carefree until scarlet fever brought her to the door of death. Faye lost her hearing and realized she had been living a purposeless life apart from God. When she recovered and her hearing returned, Faye praised God and determined to live her life for Him. She trained for work as a missionary at Moody Bible Institute and, in 1918, was sent to Korea by the American Presbyterian Mission. She diligently studied Korean
When my children were little, I invited a small group of moms to meet at my house each week. We read a book together, discussed it, and prayed together. We were all in the same stage of life: early motherhood. Our children were under five years of age and we were knee deep in childcare, exhaustion, and parenting dilemmas. We often felt helpless and insufficient to the task of motherhood. Those weekly meetings kept us grounded and helped us realize we weren’t alone. We prayed with and for each other
Though she never married, Katharina did take in homeless children and cared for them. For relaxation she had a fruit and flower garden, did some farming, and raised chickens, turkeys, and milk cows. She said these were like a holiday and she didn’t need a vacation in the hills.
Amanda, the first woman missionary in Alaska, became known by the native chiefs as ‘the woman who loved their people’, and was looked to for advice and counsel by tribal leaders as well as her many students.