Jun 28 2008

Poverty Is . . .

We get half as many visits on Saturday as we do other days, so we’re trying something new – half a sentence. Please finish it for us.

Poverty is . . .

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  1. Jun 28, 2008
    at 7:58 am

    …what most Americans think is their current experience. We don’t know squat about poverty.

  2. Jun 28, 2008
    at 7:59 am

    not okay.

  3. Madelyn
    Jun 28, 2008
    at 8:20 am

    …not having seventy bucks to gas up my BMW

  4. jason
    Jun 28, 2008
    at 9:01 am

    a chance to see Christ

  5. Jun 28, 2008
    at 9:49 am

    a lack of options.

  6. Sarah
    Jun 28, 2008
    at 10:04 am

    …having no hope.

  7. Jun 28, 2008
    at 10:27 am

    …believing that there’s nothing you can do to escape your situation.

  8. Sara
    Jun 28, 2008
    at 11:29 am

    not just a story… for many people it is reality.

  9. Jun 28, 2008
    at 1:02 pm

    … like obscenity, you know it when you see it.

  10. Jun 28, 2008
    at 1:40 pm

    at its base, spiritual; truly having no options, at all, and therefore, no hope.

  11. Jun 28, 2008
    at 2:36 pm

    heartbreaking.

  12. Jun 28, 2008
    at 4:13 pm

    …an empty soul.

  13. Kathy
    Jun 28, 2008
    at 6:34 pm

    …a weapon of Satan’s.

  14. Cheryl Jones
    Jun 28, 2008
    at 10:47 pm

    …watching your children go hungry and not being able to do anything about it.

  15. Jun 29, 2008
    at 9:10 am

    our generation’s chance to shine.

  16. Jun 29, 2008
    at 11:24 am

    an opportunity to make a difference.

  17. Amanda
    Jun 29, 2008
    at 11:39 am

    I believe that there are 3 different types of poverty.

    1 – First, the poverty of having more than enough, always wanting more, never being satisfied, and yet still feeling so empty. This is the poverty I see in most of America. A poverty of searching.

    2 – The poverty of struggling each and every day for the right to survive. In this type of poverty people not only have a lack of hope…but they don’t even realize that there is such a thing as hope, that there is another way for them to live. These poor are too busy trying to save themselves, their children, and their friends from starvation to look for a way out.

    3 – This is the worst poverty of all. The poverty of a life that has not found salvation in the loving arms of God.

  18. Jun 29, 2008
    at 1:18 pm

    Having the disease of “affluence” and no hope.

    Beth

  19. Jun 29, 2008
    at 2:38 pm

    rotten. Stinkin’ rotten.

  20. Jun 29, 2008
    at 8:27 pm

    Poverty is a blessing waiting to happen.

  21. Jun 29, 2008
    at 8:53 pm

    is an opportunity to put our hope in Christ and allow Him to use us to bring about change.

  22. Steven Williams
    Jun 30, 2008
    at 5:33 am

    Desperation. Believing that there’s a chance you may not be alive next month and that you cannot provide the necessities to sustain life.

  23. Brooke Burns
    Jun 30, 2008
    at 9:09 am

    a vicious cycle that traps and separates humanity.

  24. Jun 30, 2008
    at 9:56 am

    Poverty is…a reminder of what we are to be to the world: the arms of Christ and the Hope that He is.

  25. Alicia
    Jul 2, 2008
    at 7:40 am

    a lack of opportunity

  26. Monique
    Jul 8, 2008
    at 6:49 pm

    unmet needs without a hold to pull one’s self up

  27. Jul 9, 2008
    at 3:43 am

    lack of choices.

  28. Chris Finn
    Jul 9, 2008
    at 5:08 pm

    …a chance to respond to God’s calling us.

  29. Linda Remmick
    Jul 10, 2008
    at 4:53 pm

    …a need for patience to be healed.

  30. Sarah
    Jul 28, 2008
    at 6:17 am

    Wow Amanda. I love your comment. We do have the type of poverty here in America…

  31. Heather
    Aug 20, 2008
    at 9:50 pm

    shaming,heartbreaking,an extremely hard cycle to break,living in a car for a week.

  32. Sep 1, 2008
    at 9:50 pm

    …what hurts the dreamer.

  33. Phos
    Sep 3, 2008
    at 2:12 pm

    …my fault.

  34. Sep 3, 2008
    at 5:49 pm

    Poverty to me is both financial and physical. Therefore, Poverty is: Not having anyone or anything.

  35. Mike Stephens
    Mar 28, 2009
    at 8:38 am

    …fuel for the DREAMER!!!

    …able to be OVERCOME!!!

    …what we make of it!!!

    …difficult!!!

    …shameful!!!

    …insulting!!!

    …weakening!!!

    …not easy!!!

    …FIERCE!!!

    …faithful to destroy!!!

    …present!!!

    …not to be feared!!!

    …relentless!!!

    …can be defeated with PRAISE!!!!!!!

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