Monthly Archives: February 2015

Praying for Children in Poverty – Part 4

Compassion International, a sponsorship agency for children in need has just published the Journey Prayer Guide, a 30-day Prayer Guide for children in poverty, created by the staff of Compassion Magazine.  Below you will find prayer suggestions for a week.  Further suggestions … Continue reading

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It Only Takes a Moment – guest blog by Dee Hubbard

It’s amazing how I am learning to see things differently because I’m a Christ follower. It’s as if my eyes are now seeing the world in “high definition.” Instead of “other’s needs” being experienced as interruptions or intrusions on my … Continue reading

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“I’m Proud of Who I am”

He was tall and hefty and always spoke with his outdoor voice.  He worked for the county Road Commission.  In his 40’s he came to the Family Literacy Center looking for help with his reading. He had collected dozens of … Continue reading

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Speaking Out

Lately I have been encouraging apprentices of Jesus to speak out when confronted with prejudice, injustice, misinformation or downright lies.  Here is more on that topic from two unlikely “bedfellows”  – Seth Godin and Richard Rohr. Godin is American author, entrepreneur, … Continue reading

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Hope has the Last Word

On April 4, 1967, Martin Luther King delivered his first public antiwar speech, “Beyond Vietnam,” at New York’s Riverside Church. As I read the speech this morning, it was painfully obvious that Dr. King’s words are appropriate to the world … Continue reading

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Praying For Children in Poverty – Part 3

♥ Compassion International, a sponsorship agency for children in need has just published the Journey Prayer Guide, a 30-day Prayer Guide for children in poverty, created by the staff of Compassion Magazine.  Below you will find prayer suggestions for a week.  Further … Continue reading

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Living in Realistic Optimism: Hope

When I worked for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, I collaborated on educational programming with a psychologist who taught “realistic optimism.” He encouraged people to be practical about coping with their diagnosis, dealing with symptoms, and planning their futures. For … Continue reading

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Fresh Perspectives

My favorite class in my Master’s program many (!) years ago was linguistics.  My happiest take home from that class is the discipline of looking closely at an author’s words or phrase or sentences and chewing over their clarity, accuracy, … Continue reading

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