I Don’t Need Your Money (Change the Rules of the Game)

I've heard it said that the best social service program is a job. A living wage job. A job that gives people the means to provide for themselves and their loved ones. A job that adds meaning. In the absence of this, many people are left struggling, chasing an elusive dream that they just can't …

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A God Who Hears the Cries of the Afflicted

Over the last few days, I have been following the developing news story in Syria. For those who missed it, there was a horrible massacre in Syria last Friday, which took the lives of over 100 people - 49 which, I believe, were children. I listened to the testimony of a Syrian national who questioned …

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Pulling At the Heart Strings

I don't know about you, but I personally find it difficult to stay focused on one thing. So many issues and needs pull at my heartstrings, and me being the person that I am, I want to address them all. I want to solve all of the world's problems, not because I am prideful or …

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My Take on ‘The Help’

A few years ago, while I was still very pregnant and a student at Bethel Seminary, I remember reading an article at work that talked about the AIDS pandemic in Africa. This particular article shared the story of various women and other people who were dying from the disease as a result of not being …

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I Don’t Want Your Pity, I Need Your Compassion

How often do we turn on the news to encounter tragedies as a result of famine, hunger, war and natural disasters? How often do we flip through the channels and encounter the photo of a child with the belly the size of a watermelon because they are malnourished and have not eaten for days? How …

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