today is blog action day! spotlight: poverty

this year’s global conversation is all about poverty. last yr.s was the environment. if you want in on the action today, you know what to do!

i’m just a single voice to let people know of an unbelievably wise & generous way to knock out poverty, one child sponsorship @ a time: compassion international. 

shaun groves, a wonderfully talented singer/songwriter, is a hugely instrumental spokesperson for CI & gave me these links to let all y’all know about Compassion’s efforts to eliminate poverty in the lives of little ones. click away!

-Compassion International child sponsorship page:

– What scripture says about poverty:

– New Compassion widgets:

– Compassion banners:

-Compassion Bloggers:

-Child Sponsorship explained:

-Compassion International videos:

-Compassion’s blog:

Thank you for partnering with us one again to release children from poverty. Let me know if you ever need anything from Compassion.

-Shaun Groves

i know i know, the question is always resounding, “what can one person do?” here are many answers, if you really care to know them…


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give it away, give it away, give it away now

i just had to take a step of faith & do it. for years i thought i had to have eccess money to be able to give it away. that’s such a myth. we just re-allocated our funds a bit and cut back on a few things. when we finally sposored a child who needed care for longer than 6 months, it became clear. God will meet your needs regardless. and sometimes even more – even your wants – when you give it away. backwards thinking, i know. but it’s like some kind of spiritual law that i have yet to see or experience breaking.

when our hearts hurt with compassion to the point of action, God himself steps in and covers us. our needs are met!

He sees the heart of his child, who has a seed of faith,

Who wants to free this poverty, who wants to ease this pain

Of another one of his children…& He takes care of both.

A beautiful display of God’s provision ~ and our growth.

it’s pointless to put it off til you have the “extra money”. $32./mo. can be hugely instrumental in the hands of a trustworthy organization like Compassion International. when you finally give it away, you’ll see too…that what you rec’v in return and what your chosen child will receive will far outweigh the false security that $32. can bring when it’s sitting in your account.

there are thousands who await a sponsor. many of which have been waiting for 6 months or longer. give it a shot! if you’re not blessed & provided for, heck, cancel your sponsorship! but it’s worth a shot, don’t ya think?


a few links:

learning for life program

malaria intervention

choosing a child to sponsor

the AIDS initiative

compassion’s own blog – post, “live like we sing”

“come” ~ a poem i wrote today


come, peace

come, fulfillment of souls and stomachs

come, grace

come, love with a vison so bold

come, healing

come, hope in letters to children

come, Jesus

come, voices to stories untold

come, bloggers

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