Compassion Wednesday: Repost: Is It Enough?

I first posted this on my blog about eight months ago. I'm reposting it for two reasons: 1) We were challenged as Compassion Bloggers as to Why we do what we do - writing for Compassion or sponsoring children; 2) We all need the reminder - that every effort we can give is not in … Continue reading Compassion Wednesday: Repost: Is It Enough?

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Compassion Wednesday: Is it Enough?

Enough. It's a tricky word. It implies a limit, a goal reached, or the end of effort. Yes, it can also simply mean that the effort is not in vain. It's in the murky waters of that last attribute that we lose ourselves. Am I doing enough? Do my efforts make a difference? Does any … Continue reading Compassion Wednesday: Is it Enough?

Compassion Wednesday Reblog: I Want to Be a Firefighter!

This post first appeared on Compassion International's Blog on March 15, 2016: “My passion is to rescue and save other people’s lives,” said 19-year-old Jonathan. Jonathan is an alumnus of the Amor Viviente Child Sponsorship Program in Honduras, and has been able to achieve his dream as a result of being registered in the program. … Continue reading Compassion Wednesday Reblog: I Want to Be a Firefighter!

Reblog: ‘Poverty, Inc.’: The Global Poverty Industry

This first appeared on Compassion Internationals Blog on Aug 21, 2015. It's well worth the reblog today. The room was packed, occupied by some of the most inspiring Christian leaders I’ve met from across the continent of Africa. I began my afternoon presentation in Ethiopia with a movie trailer for a new documentary, Poverty, Inc., … Continue reading Reblog: ‘Poverty, Inc.’: The Global Poverty Industry

Reblog:The Making of a Role Model

This first appeared on the Compassion International Blog on January 5, 2016. “I remember the day my mother brought me to Addis. I was very excited to see my father. I played with him for a while, and my mother took me to my aunt’s house, where there were a lot of children to play … Continue reading Reblog:The Making of a Role Model