Category Archives: My Compassion Trip

Happy Birthday to Me…and 14 Kids Who Have Sponsors Now!

I’ve had a wonderful birthday week! My family threw a birthday party for me on Sunday. I had hoped to go somewhere warm for my 50th birthday, but my chemo schedule wouldn’t allow it.  So they brought the beach to … Continue reading

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11! We’re up to 11!

We’re up to 11 kids sponsored! That’s 11 kids whose lives have been changed in the past 12 days! One of the things our family loves is Compassion Magazine.  If you have an iPad, you can download the free Compassion Magazine … Continue reading

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Jody’s Story

Last week Jody, a mom of 5, shared with me her Compassion story. It was such a compelling story that I asked her if I could share it with you! I love stories where God squashes our fears and does … Continue reading

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“I’m convinced that one of the most powerful forces on earth is the prayer of a child.” ― Wes Stafford, former CEO of Compassion, Intl     We’re up to 9 kids sponsored!  41 left to go! Will you be … Continue reading

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The Power of a Story

Sometimes there is power in hearing someone’s personal story. This video does just that. (If you receive my blog by email, you can watch the video here.) One Act from Compassion International on Vimeo.  

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Cancer and Compassion

When we were in Africa, our Compassion child, Theresia, shared more of her story with us. Because Theresia’s mother was a teenager herself, Theresia’s grandmother served as her primary caregiver during her early years. The more she talked about her … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week

“…when adults speak up for the vulnerable and the weak, working and demanding that safety and respect prevail, God’s little lambs are protected and nourished. They know they are not abandoned; they are loved. And the world becomes a little … Continue reading

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First World Problems

I had never heard the phrase “first-world problems” until just a few months ago. Maybe you’re ahead of me and you’re familiar with the phrase and maybe today is the first time you’ve heard it. Regardless, the concept of first-world … Continue reading

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My 50th Birthday Wish: 50 Kids Sponsored Through Compassion International

My 50th birthday is fast approaching…February 26! My family asked me how I want to celebrate the day and we’re having a small celebration with just close friends and family and I’m looking forward to it! As I thought more … Continue reading

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Out of Africa

This will be my last post about the Africa trip…at least for a while! I had videos on my phone that it’s taken me a while to get to my computer, but I wanted to share them with you!  These … Continue reading

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