As I mentioned the last time I posted, I’ve been reading about some of the experiences of women around the world. Let me just say it’s reminded me to get down on my knees in gratitude to God for having been born in America! Here, we can open or run businesses, go into politics, science, art, or education by tapping into the gifts we were born with to make this world a better place. Women can truly be just about anything they want to be if their passions and talents are in sync.
The other day I returned to an educational site I’ve visited from time to time, simply because the Middle East is so often in the news. There is unrest in many places, but somehow it seems even more common in this spot. Syria. Iraq. Sudan. Yemen. And of course Israel and the Palestinian Territory.
If you’ve ever wondered where these places are which are mentioned so often in the news, here’s a link to a fun, educational site that can help you sharpen your knowledge of geography. Have you ever wondered why Turkey is having so much trouble with the Syrian crisis? Why there were so many refugees in Lebanon? Where Afghanistan is in relation to Iraq?
The site is called Rethinking Schools, and it’s a map “test” just for fun. I’ve visited this site often to increase my geography skills, but ever since learning about how women are treated in many of these countries, I’ve also begun to pray for each country, and in particular for the women.
If you want to test yourself, simply drag the name of the country to the spot on the map where you think that country is and see how many you get right. It’s easy to keep trying until you get them right! Then send up a prayer for the people who suffer there, the birthplace of Christianity.
Please note, the picture below is simply a screenshot and to play the game you must click on this link (also linked above).