Compassion

Safety Nets

(A mosquito’s perspective) I watch that child in the field, it’s hot and he swats at me, making my landing difficult–but eventually, I’ll get him. Every 30 seconds a child dies of malaria. With one bite I can kill. You might doubt my ability to take a life of someone so much larger than myself,…

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Christmas

  Because we have four children whose birthday’s fall between between the beginning of October and three days after Christmas, there’s a lot of gift-talk flying around this house. Most days, I enjoy hearing about the things the kids are interested in, but to be honest, by Christmas, I grow weary from hearing the lists…

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Christmas, Church, Compassion

This is the last post in the Compassion blogger month series. We were asked to write from the perspective of a sponsored child. Dear Sponsor, Thank you for sponsoring me. I am so grateful for your sacrifice and kindness to me. When I get your letters I am always so happy to know you are…

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Children, Compassion, Sacrifice, The Church

Pssst, hey there. You know that crazy place we sometimes spend too much time pouring over, hoarding images, stockpiling ideas like there’s a shortage of genius coming?  Yeah, that place–Pinterest. What if we took a break from pinning the excess and pinned a few things that remind us not of what we want, but of…

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Compassion, Prayer

Father God, It’s always funny to me, the way you choose to bring us ’round to your will. The seeds you water and tend, dropped in our unsuspecting laps, while we’re busy, oblivious to the bigger picture unfolding around us. I don’t remember when I started to ask you deliberately, to break this stone in…

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Children, Compassion, Obedience

I pass their faces I don’t know how many times a day. They’re  held there on the door of our refrigerator, a cool box that holds more food at our fingertips than they probably see in a month. That thought stings. I put them there so I’d remember to pray for them, so I’d see…

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Children, Compassion, Love, Obedience

Tanzania

By now some of you may already know that a group of Compassion bloggers are in Tanzania for the next week and a half. If you have never followed a Compassion blogging trip this would be an excellent time to grab your tissues and start reading along. I promise you, you will never be the…

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Children, Compassion, Obedience

and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.  Isaiah 58:10 I don’t pretend to know what its like for a child of poverty to wait for anything. I rarely have…

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