The “H” Word

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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Joy in the Mourning

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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We Need to Be Kids Again

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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Where Is Gratitude in the Midst of Death?

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

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Why Is It So Hard to Say Goodbye?

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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That Letter You Need to Write

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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