The Compassion Blog

So. Have you heard that Compassion recently launched a blog? It's just getting going, but I think it's going to be a really cool thing! Posts will be written by a variety of people ... our leadership, headquarters staff, field staff, and maybe even some formerly sponsored students!So check it. Here's my first official post.And... Continue Reading →


I saw this video on another blog I read. And I just had to share it with you all.It's a group called Improv Everywhere. Their tagline is "We cause scenes."SO COOL.

Now THIS is seriously cool.

A few years ago I had this idea. I was working out on the elliptical machine at the gym and thinking about all the energy that I was using to do a 30 minute workout. According to the little electronic calorie counter, it was roughly 300 calories. And almost every machine in the room was... Continue Reading →


So have you heard about the guy living in IKEA?IKEA agreed to let him live in their store for a week while his apartment was being fumigated. He will eat all his meals in the IKEA restaurant and will make a video each day that is posted on the web site.Pretty innovative marketing, huh?He also... Continue Reading →

Play on, John.

I realize that many of my posts recently have been about John Mayer. One may say I'm obsessed. However, I just can't get over how much I love to hear him play.Check it Skip

Rice is Nice

Here's an easy way to make a difference in the world.(AND as a bonus, you learn stuff too!)www.freerice.comAccording to their web site,FreeRice has two goals:1. Provide English vocabulary to everyone for free.2. Help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free.I got up to 240 grains of rice (which is probably only,... Continue Reading →


I love that I get to work for Compassion! But sometimes it's hard not to get bogged down in the day-to-day work and forget that what we're doing is changing lives.Thanks, Shaun, for reminding me.Be sure to watch the video at the bottom.


It's not very often I come across a CD where I literally love every single song on the album. But it happened. Lynden recently released their first CD called The Act of Becoming.And I. LOVE. IT.If you haven't heard of Lynden, listen to them here.

Here. Read this.

I have many random things to post about, but haven't had the time. New posts are coming soon, though. I promise.For now, enjoy reading my newest blog addiction.She makes me laugh every day.

I now have a degree in Being Nice.

Last week I took a customer service training seminar for work. We basically spent eight hours learning how to be nice.One of the more enlightening discussions we had was when we went around the room and each person shared past memorable customer service experiences ... good and bad. I kept a tally of what people... Continue Reading →

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