I Thought I Had Seen Poverty …

Chris' time in Kenya is almost done. He'll be home in three days. To be honest, I've never looked forward to something so much in my life. Thursday couldn't come soon enough. Having him gone has been extremely difficult this time around.I have no idea why. Perhaps my fragile emotional state has something to do... Continue Reading →

My Broken Heart

I wrote a post on Compassion's blog today about Slumdog Millionaire. I meant everything I wrote in it, but to be honest, I wrote it from an emotionally detached place. I'd encourage you to go read it before you read the rest of the this post ...Did you read it? What do you think about... Continue Reading →


“It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.”~Mother Teresa


"It’s extraordinary to me that the United States can find $700 billion to save Wall Street and the entire G8 can’t find $25 billion dollars to saved 25,000 children who die every day from preventable diseases."- Bono

My Heart for Haiti

As if a severe food shortage isn't enough, Haiti is literally drowning. See for yourself. Tropical Storm Ike is headed towards the island (after they've already been hit by Fay, Gustav and Hanna.) And we're only halfway through the hurricane season.I wrote a few weeks ago about the rain we'd been getting here. Now I... Continue Reading →

Global Food Crisis

As I learn more about the Global Food Crisis, I become increasingly convinced that THIS is our opportunity to live out Proverbs 3:27-28.Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act. Do not say to your neighbor, "Come back later; I'll give it tomorrow" — when you... Continue Reading →

He Knows Your Name

Want to see what Compassion looks like lived out?This is one of our artists from Compassion Netherlands meeting his sponsored boy.Get your kleenex ready ...Sponsor a child.

Take a Poverty Quiz

A few of you have asked what I do at Compassion. Things are always changing here, so that's hard to answer, but for the past couple years I've been working on the Advocacy team. Our job is to educate people in the U.S. about children in poverty. I wrote this quiz. Take it and let... Continue Reading →

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 →

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