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Aug 1 2012

The “H” Word

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Hope is the only thing that can enable you to look up. It’s the only thing you can cling to when you know that the world has kept on going even though you’ve stopped and you know you have to join them again.

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Jul 30 2012

Joy in the Mourning

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Fully aware of God’s relentless pursuit of her, one sponsor knew He wanted to use her grief for His glory. Sponsorship was her surrender to Him.

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Mar 19 2012

Enter In

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Death. It’s such a difficult thing to try to talk about.

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It was not for nothing that Jesus used the example of children to show the spiritual receptivity needed to enter His kingdom.

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How do you give thanks in the midst of overwhelming grief?

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I grieve today for the child I’ve lost. The relationship has ended. He’s left the Compassion program. There’s nothing I can do. And he’s not even really mine; I’m the correspondent.

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The message from Compassion International on my voice mail said, “Call right away.” I had a knot in my stomach. Something was wrong. Compassion does not call sponsors just to chat.

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