Compassion Fatigue. It's the new phrase du jour. No, it's not a new condition, but we're tossing it around like 45 with paper towels. Every day we're bombarded with needs. From our own day-to-day stress to the news telling us the world is burning to the ground. In response, we've dug up the phrase of … Continue reading Compassion Fatigue v. Apathy v. Overwhelmed
https://youtu.be/6QvX4CwSmwY I have to tell you something, I'm a pretty selfish person. Always have been. I know what you're thinking. You can see this coming from a mile away. I'm going to say that I was/am selfish, but that Jesus changed me. You're right. I am. There's still a lot to change, though. I'm still … Continue reading Will Compassion Make a Difference, or Are We Too Far Gone?
It's International Women's Day. 1 Day in the midst of 1 month where the majority of us actually agree on - or at least pay lip service to - equality. I don't think this quite cuts it. Equality is an everyday event. Every day. Every hour. Every minute. Women. Men. Black. White. Asian. Native American. … Continue reading Compassion Wednesday: International Women’s Day
https://youtu.be/44l9PRI4c2M I had planned on writing a different post today. Something about compassion, something about making a difference, but different. And then I saw this video. I've heard the song, many times on the radio. I like it. Love it when my kids sing with all their hearts during he chorus. But, this video. … Continue reading Compassion Wednesday: Because We Need Love to Break Through
This first appeared on Compassion International's blog on November 7, 2016. There are so many things in life that I don’t understand. I don’t understand why, every time we are far away from a restroom, one of my kids always has to “go.” I don’t understand why Luke Skywalker whined so much while living with … Continue reading Compassion Wednesday: Reblog:Be the Church More Than 80 Minutes a Week