Tag Archives: Blessings in India

For the Love of a Child

Tweet I remember when I first saw Nisha. She was a shy 12-year-old who only spoke in whispers. I was in South India at the time, visiting the B.F.M. English Language School. High caste children studied alongside “outcastes.”  Christians played with Hindus. Parents allowed it … Continue reading

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30 Interesting Facts About India

Tweet People often say to me: Tell me about India. I hardly know anything about it. Okay. Here are 30 interesting facts about the country of India: India is about 1/3 the size of the United States, but with a population … Continue reading

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John Newton and God’s Amazing Grace

Tweet One bone-chilling day in late December, John Newton labored over his sermon for New Year’s  Sunday.  For a text, he chose 1 Chronicles 17:16-17:  “And David the king came and sat before the Lord, and said, ‘Who am I, … Continue reading

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To There and Back: My Trip to India

Tweet Good News: My trip to India went very well!  The stories were heart wrenching, yet filled with faith and hope. Everyone loved the boxes of materials I took along.  As they looked through the pages of their Christianity Today … Continue reading

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Persecution? Healing Words…

Tweet Next month, Dan and I will be going to India.  One of the things we’ll be doing there is participating in a training retreat for church leaders who have survived years of horrific persecution.  So what is the first … Continue reading

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Of Writing and Genre and Such

Tweet Question from Reader Anne:  “What are the boundaries of fiction genre?  Are they set in stone?” Good question, Anne.  When I first started writing, genre boundaries were absolutely clear.  Historical was historical, romance was romance, contemporary was contemporary.  And religious was … Continue reading

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Easy Writer

Tweet “You’re a writer?  So you get to sit around in your pajamas all day and make up stories? What a sweet life!” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard some version of this.  I was deluged with “lucky you” comments while … Continue reading

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Of Militants and Hope

Tweet What? Hindu militants and Buddhist terrorists?  That can’t be!  Not those saffron-clad folks.  Everyone knows they are tolerant pacifists. Well, yes. But there are also those machete-wielding India is for Hindus militants, intent on wiping out Christianity in India.  And most recently, a faction of Buddhist monks … Continue reading

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The Truth About Fiction

Tweet To Marilyn, Blessings! Kay Marshall Strom. I smiled and handed the second book of my latest series, Blessings in India, to the tall woman before me. “Is it true?” Marilyn asked. I told her it was historical fiction. “But … Continue reading

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You Go, Cat!

Tweet My dad’s cat has a strong arm and a mind of its own.  When he (the cat decides he wants to roam, he goes over to the door, stands up on his back legs, stretches high, and opens the door. … Continue reading

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