The New Year Comes Down to One Word

For years, I feel like I’ve wrestled with the question “how much is enough?” – with wanting more. Thinking my contentment will be measured by things I fill my day or home with. I measure my success against the success of others – how they have defined what enough is and what to say yes to. Even what experiencing God looks like in comparison to others.

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Do Not Fear [VIDEO]

As we look back at 2015 and consider the natural disasters, corrupt governments, and refugees looking for a home, many people around the world are living on (and some, literally) shaky ground. Then when we consider the changes happening in our own lives with families, jobs and homes, it’s a lot to handle.

Top 10 Blog Posts of 2015

We’ve come to the end of another incredible year and we thought we’d take a moment to highlight some of our favorite and most popular blog posts of 2015. And as an added treat, we’ve added a little “story behind the story” of our top 10 to give you a peek behind the curtain of how some of these pieces were developed.

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The Best Christmas Lyric I’ve Ever Heard

Oh weary soul, we live in a world that is broken. So very broken. It’s disheartening. If I’m honest, sometimes it feels so overwhelming I feel paralyzed to do anything. And it’s the holidays. Lights are up and my days are supposed to be merry and bright. Yet in this season of the world, what is there to be merry about?

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When Is a Toy More Than Just a Toy?

Take a glimpse into the powerful and magical world of toys in the lives of children in poverty. For them, a toy is more than just a toy.

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What Can I Share in Letters to My Sponsored Child?

Ideas for writing the child or teen you sponsor are a very popular topic on the Compassion blog, on Pinterest, on Facebook…pretty much everywhere. Here are some great things try…and avoid.

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Top 10 Instagram Photos of 2015

Through our Instagram photos, we strive to tell the stories of the children and families our programs serve. We not only want to share in their joys and hardships, but to celebrate their talents and personalities.

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Share the Bible with Your Sponsored Children

When you write to your sponsored children, encourage them by sharing your favorite Bible stories and Bible verses.

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The Girl Who Didn’t Need a Wheelchair

Imagine a life where every breath feels like your last one; where two or three steps lead to you gasping for air; where a simple cough results in you vomiting blood; where even if your heart’s desire is to run around with your friends, it simply refuses to let you.

Albinism in Tanzania: Saving Grace

Being born with albinism in Tanzania can be dangerous. Thought to possess magical powers, people with albinism have been hunted and killed for their body parts. This is Grace’s story.

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They Told Me To Leave Him By the River

When his brain started to swell to the point that 5-year-old Joseph couldn’t hold it up or even walk, a local spiritualist told Afua to leave him by the river to be claimed by a river god. That’s when the local church stepped in.

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