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  • Poor in Spirit

    September 20, 2019 By the TWR Canada Women's Ministry Team
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    Devotional

    Often when we think about poverty, we think of not having the resources necessary for survival; we think of the daily struggle to meet the most basic needs. The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN) adds another observation: “Poverty is not only a deprivation of economic or material resources but a violation of human...

  • God has a Heart for the Poor

    August 30, 2019 By the TWR Women of Hope Ministry Team
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    Devotional

    God has a heart for the poor, the lowly, the crushed in spirit. Our cries to him for help are not ignored. With Adam and Eve’s choice to sin came broken relationships with God, along with corruption and war within our families and societies. Death, sickness and brokenness came to our bodies. Even the earth groaned with its natural...

  • Showing the Father's Love

    May 10, 2019 By the TWR Canada Women's Ministry Team
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    Devotional

    Every May, people preach sermons, write blogs and share about the inspiration of mothers. It’s the month we set aside a Sunday to celebrate the very special place mothers have in our hearts. It’s important to note that the term mother is bigger than our biological parent because the sad truth is that some of our birth mothers...

  • The Only Door

    April 5, 2019 By Dr. Peggy Banks
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    Devotional

    “So Jesus again said to them, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you,
    I am the door of the sheep.’”   John 10:7 (ESV)

    Over the past three years, it has been the greatest blessing for me to visit our teams around the world. When I travel, I love to take photos of unique doors. However different they are, they all lead somewhere....

  • The Power of an Encouraging Word

    June 22, 2018 By the TWR Canada Women's Ministry Team
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    Devotional

    The power of a well-spoken word of encouragement can’t be measured. Maybe you’ve experienced this yourself. Have you been the recipient of a kind word or gesture at a time when you needed it most? How did that help you press on through difficult times? Or perhaps you had the double blessing of being that encouraging person for...

  • When God Says No

    May 11, 2018 By the TWR Canada Women's Ministry Team
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    Devotional, Women of the Bible

    What do you do when God says no?

    For most of us, this is hard. We desire something with all our hearts; we pray fervently for it, but it doesn’t happen. Maybe it’s a wayward child you want to come back to God. Maybe it’s a career you dreamed of but never had. A broken relationship. A sick parent. A difficult marriage. An...

  • Jesus is Waiting

    April 27, 2018 By the TWR Canada Women's Ministry Team
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    Devotional, Women of the Bible

    A woman from Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.” (For his disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.) The Samaritan woman said to him, “How is it that you, a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a woman of Samaria?” (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.) Jesus answered...

  • From the Darkness of Good Friday to the Light of Easter

    March 30, 2018 By the TWR Canada Women's Ministry Team
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    Devotional

    Christ is risen!

    What comes to mind when you hear those words? If you grew up in the church, you may burst into song. Or you may automatically respond with, “He is risen indeed.” For many, the words sum up the message of Easter: Christ has risen, and we are redeemed! We understand that Christ came as the light of the world and...

  • Turning Cultural and Religious Norms Upside Down

    March 2, 2018 by the TWR Canada Women's Ministry Team
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    Devotional
    On March 8, women in several countries around the world will celebrate International Women’s Day.
  • The Cost of Silence : Two Sides

    February 23, 2018 by the TWR Canada Women's Ministry Team
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    Devotional
    What is the cost of silence? Does it have a price? That question is worth wrestling with from time to time.