Category Archives: Compassion International

When Life Gives You Chickens…

Like I said, my mailbox went from empty to running over in no time. I had been wondering for months what Happyness’s family had purchased with the gift money I sent during the drought and/or illness months (a time when … Continue reading

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My Mailbox Runneth Over

For months and months, my mailbox looked like this: (Disclaimer: Not my actual mailbox) Photo Credit Well, not exactly. It has had plenty of bills and junk mail to fill it, but not one letter from my little Compassion friends. … Continue reading

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Sunday Smorgasbord

Have you heard Shaun Groves’ new album (do we still call them that?) Third World Symphony? Oh, you should. You really should. You can here all the new tunes HERE or pre-order the CD for only $10. I’m trying to … Continue reading

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Hope Costs $38 a Month

Lately, I’ve been asking myself, “What is it that people need most?” Assuming that food-water-clothing-shelter have been taken care of, what else is a necessity? What gives us reason to get out of bed in the morning or carry on … Continue reading

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Where in the World is Your Compassion Kid?

Did you remember that Friday was the virtual letter writing party for Compassion sponsors? I hope you were able to get a letter in the mail (because we all know how important letter writing can be). This post is not-so-official … Continue reading

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The Old Man and the Starfish {The Power of One}

Cynicism is my strong suit,  and that’s not necessarily a good thing. The negative voices in my head continually tell me, “This won’t work.” “Things won’t change.” “Why bother?”  Even though I love the work that Compassion International does, I admit … Continue reading

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Updates from my Tanzanian and Kenyan Babies

If you’re new around these parts, you might think I’ve suddenly become Angelina Jolie after reading the title of this post, but no…I’m a Compassion International sponsor! Actually, lately, I’ve been a bit of a lazy Compassion International sponsor. I … Continue reading

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Our Growing Family

First things first: I am NOT pregnant!! Now that we’ve cleared that up… :) I’d like to introduce you to the newest member of our ever-growing family. Meet: Reson, our Compassion child from Kenya! I’m not sure if it’s pronounced REE-son or … Continue reading

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Oh Origami!

It’s that time again….time to write our Compassion kids! The theme this month: Origami. Specifically puppy origami. In case you’ve never heard of it, origami is Japanese paper-folding. There’s a million, trillion things you can make. We’re just partial to … Continue reading

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Boys Will Be Boys {It’s a Worldwide Phenomenon}

Betcha won’t guess what we received in the mail recently? A little bundle of cuteness all the way from Peru: our first letter from our Compassion correspondence child, José! Have I ever told you that one of my “Bucket List” items is … Continue reading

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