An Orphan With Hope

To God, Every Baby is as Precious as my Granddaughter [I’m taking a brief sabbatical from my sabbatical, as it were, to complete my pledge to participate in Blog Month for Compassion International. This week, we’ve been asked to write from the perspective of a sponsored child.] Today I Went to School.  I love going […]

Compassion Conundrum

Ayden and Carly Riding a Pony. July, 2010. Privilege and Pinterest It’s Blog Month at Compassion International, the awesome organization for the kids of this world who don’t get pony rides. Or regular meals. Or health care. Or education. I committed to help spread the word, to lend my little corner of the interwebs to […]

Dear God: Why?

Our Sponsored Child, Samuel. He’s Almost Twelve Years Old. Rwanda.  Dear God,Please help me to understand about hungry children. Yes, I know this world You created for us is broken. We broke it. I get that. And I know that You are the God of justice as surely as You are the God of mercy.  But it’s […]

Do It For Daphne

Daphne Kate Matoushek, Minutes Old. Safe in Daddy’s Arms.  Do It For All the Daphnes. If you were here on Monday, you know that we expected a new granddaughter. As it happens, Daphne arrived at 3:09 p.m. local time on Tuesday, weighing 7 pounds, 10 ounces (3.46 kilograms), and measuring 19.25 inches (49 centimeters) long. […]

Do You Have Compassion?

Girl Selling an Apple to a Marine on a Train. Seoul. 1954. Photo by Rod Seiler. Why I became a Compassion Blogger[Compassion International is one of many worthwhile organizations dedicated to releasing children from poverty. Their programs provide access to clean water, medical care, and educational opportunities. But for me, it’s all about the food. […]