2010 Haiti Earthquake

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5 Quotes on Showing Compassion

Date: 07/22/2013

For your reflection, here are five of my favorite quotes on the issue of compassion. Enjoy and be inspired. Feel free to share! "Go and do likewise." -Jesus "Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness." -Seneca "Compassion is not a religious business, it is a human business." -the Dalai Lama "True compassion sees each person as a brother or sister and acts accordi ...

 

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How to Stand Against Human Trafficking

Date: 07/21/2013

When I speak about stopping human trafficking, people often ask, “How?” I don’t have all of the answers, but in our book and DVD Not in My Town , Charles Powell and I include a chapter that shares many of the solutions we are discovering along the way. These include ideas we have implemented, along with many we have picked up from our friends and partners in this effort. Choose one or more fr ...

 

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From Handouts to Empowerment

Date: 07/18/2013

The Christian Post recently announced an innovative strategy by my friends at Food for the Poor to both help those in need and create jobs for those in need. An excerpt is below. My question to readers: What other ideas are you seeing that go beyond helping the poor but also empowering those in need? +++ In a move to help Haitian farmers as well as to supply food even more efficiently to t ...

 

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Should Christians Be Environmentalists?

Date: 07/19/2013

I recently read an article that asked if Christians can be environmentalists. Blow by blow, each side produced its reasons for and against this question, as if the issue was up for debate. But here is what is really at stake: 1. Christians believe God created the earth. 2. Genesis says God called it good. So the real question for those who call themselves Christians is, "How are we to t ...

 

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Save the Girls!

Date: 07/19/2013

It's an unbelievable claim: 163 millions female babies aborted by women seeking sons . This is the information shared in Mara Hvistendahl's book Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys Over Girls and the Consequences in a World Full of Men . But even if she's off by even ten or twenty percent, the headline remains tragic. Whatever your view of abortion in general, the fact that millions of abort ...

 

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Do What It Says

Date: 07/18/2013

“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.” -James 1:22 The book of James is perhaps the most direct letter in the New Testament. Rather than word pictures or abundant illustrations, James gets down to business by verse 2. By verse 22, he bluntly informs readers, “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.” James is clear t ...

 

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Erasing Racism

Date: 07/17/2013

In kindergarten, racism was not part of my vocabulary. My friends had skin of all kinds of colors in our somewhat urban environment. We were brothers and sisters, friends and buddies. Whether learning to tie our shoes or eat glue, we were one family.Second grade presented a different twist. My parents left the city like an episode of Beverley Hillbillies. Only in reverse. We lived in a trai ...

 

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Jesus Lived in Occupied Territory

Date: 07/17/2013

Jesus lived in occupied territory . His mother, Mary, grew up in Nazareth , a small village that included a Roman bathhouse used by occupying forces. Jesus was born in Bethlehem , also occupied by Romans. He was dedicated at the Temple in Jerusalem , again, under foreign control. He grew up in Egypt , then part of the Roman Empire, later returning to Nazareth before beginning His itiner ...

 

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