Let’s find out.
Beginning today and continuing through this Friday (Sept. 25), we will send out tweets about specific children in need of sponsors.
And we’d like you to retweet them for us.
When you do, you’ll be eligible to win your choice of some free Live for Him* apparel:
Every retweet counts as an entry, and…
Hello. My name is Gail Perry Johnston. I’m an author, art director and speaker … and a wife and mother of two.
I started sponsoring children when I was 14. Now close to 50, that’s a lot of years of making a difference in kids’ lives with relatively little effort, thanks to Compassion and…
“All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need.” – Acts 2:44-45 (NIV)
In today’s world, that’s out of the ordinary. Unfortunately, society preaches the opposite: More is better! People seem to acquire more “things” that they seem to hold onto with…
Do Not Show Partiality to the Poor
If you hang around here a lot, you’re probably familiar with verses like these:
“He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.” – Proverbs 14:31 (NIV)
Or one of my personal favorites:
“‘He defended the cause of the poor…
Hey! Look what I’ve done. I made poverty history. Woo hoo!
All I did was visit compassion.com to sponsor a child and then this happened.
Oooo! Aaaah! Isn’t this Compassion cap positively divine?
You can have one, if you want.
Just share your Twitter @ with us. Or your Facebook URL.
Your MySpace URL is good too.
Got a blog? That URL is welcome here.
And if you don’t have any of that? Just leave a comment.
Tomorrow is Independence Day in the U.S., and we’ve got just the post in our archives for you to read. Consider it the ketchup on your hot dog, the perfect accompaniment for any Fourth of July BBQ.
A Child in the Midst
What if a child had been in the room during the penning of the Declaration…
Last week, we published a short post about a recent sponsor tour to India. It was written by our India communications manager for the India country office’s internal newsletter, and it reminded us about this old post on sponsor tours:
A Field Perspective on Sponsor Tours
This e-mail from Samuel Llanes, our field communication specialist in…
Do you ever feel as if you are on the cusp of something big? Do you wrestle with restlessness in your spirit that you can neither calm nor pinpoint a reason for? It’s as if you feel that you, your life, is on the brink of something, a major change or transition; like something…
Last summer, heavy rains poured into the village where 12-year-old Arpita lives. The ground, already saturated from previous rains, left nowhere else for the waters to go … so the entire village flooded. Muddy water, one foot deep, filled Arpita’s home.
When you live in extreme poverty, access to clean water is hard to…
For those of you who are new here, we’ve hand-selected a few of the older posts from our archives for you to read, respond to, chew on, digest, enjoy, etc.
Are You for Real?
It’s after work and I’m in my business casual, walking through the mall having just bought a not-so-scrumptious dinner of Sbarro’s pizza…
Have you ever heard of Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)? Apparently, it’s a congenital heart defect.
If you have a defect in your interatrial septum, the tissue that divides the right side of your heart from the left side, your blood can get confused. And if that happens, you end up with blood that goes…
Hey! See that square thing on the left? The box with the blue “kid” in it. We call him “Skippy.”
Anyway, that thing is a gravatar … a globally recognized avatar. It’s an image, associated with your e-mail address, that follows you across the Web.
Gravatars help identify your posts and comments on blogs, in…
Since April 26, and through May 2, five bloggers have been experiencing firsthand what Compassion’s ministry to children in poverty is all about.
Visit compassionbloggers.com to travel across the world to the impoverished neighborhoods of Kolkata, East India, and through their stories, pictures and videos rediscover hope.
That earthquake milkshake must have really shook us up because we totally forgot to give a shout out to these blogs for sending us so many visitors in February.
So this month, we have a combined list. For February and March, these blogs booked the most blog tourists to our refreshing blog destination.
Happy birthday to us!
Happy birthday to us!
Happy birthday to the Compassion blog!
Happy birthday to us!
Photo by Elizabeth Karanja – At the Mathare Child Development Center in Kenya, birthday parties for sponsored children are celebrated bi-monthly. The birthday children cut cakes and share with the other children. They also carry a piece home for their guardians.…
2009 is here, and we’re out of the gate like an earthquake milkshake. We know it doesn’t make sense, but it rhymes.
What we mean is that you made January our best month ever – more than 15,000 visitors and 20,000 visits.
And these were the blogs leading the charge with the most referred visits:
If you like Rebecca St. James, you’ll probably like the interview Lori Kasbeer did with her for Christian Women Online.
We liked that she linked to us in it. Thanks Lori!
Read Lori’s personal blog.
Here’s another “Best of” type of post.
In 2008, the blogs that brought the most visitors to this here blog party were:
Rocks in My Dryer – 1,628 visits
These Words of Mine – 728 visits
Shlog – 506 visits
the Daily Durias – 477 visits
Clever Phrase Here – 472 visits
And in December, the social bloggerflys were:
These Words of…
If you received this post via RSS or e-mail, click through to our blog homepage and vote in our RSS feed poll. This is your chance to determine whether our feed displays the entire blog post or continues to display the first few lines.
Of course, anyone can vote, but we figured only some of you…
Yesterday, we introduced you to Chantal, a 9-year-old girl from Rwanda.
Chantal is a beneficiary of our Highly Vulnerable Children (HVC) initiative, and during the Christmas season the vulnerability of these children parallels the extreme vulnerability that our God entered into on Christmas Day.
It’s a vulnerability portrayed in homes throughout the world by the nativity. And…