Video: How the Word “Compassion” Reveals God’s Character

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The word “compassion” packs a lot of power. Bible history and etymology buffs, prepare to geek out over an artful new video from BibleProject. It delves into the meaning of the word “compassion” — and what it reveals about the character of God.

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7 Children Share Their Favorite Bible Verses Right Now

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These seven children share some of their favorite Bible verses, and the verses that are encouraging them right now. We pray they inspire you today!

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What to Do When You Realize Dad Can’t Fix Everything

When I became a dad, I had this urge to fix things before they even needed fixing, and many of the thoughts that crossed my mind were far beyond the scope of my control. It began to dawn on me that this line of thinking was not sustainable.

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5 Bible Verses to Give You Hope in Hard Times

In challenging and uncertain times, we have the source of all hope in our corner. All we have to do is turn to his Word and read the stories of hope written in the Bible to remind ourselves of God’s character and his faithfulness. Here are 5 bible verses and the stories behind them to bring you hope in the midst of difficult times.

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Food Network’s Aarti Sequeira: What I’m Cooking and Learning Right Now

Aarti Sequeira is a TV personality, cookbook author and a Compassion sponsor! Read on to find a favorite recipe she’s created while staying at home, and what she thinks God might want to teach us during this time.

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6 Surprising Ways to Practice Gratitude in Quarantine

We’re living in unusual times, and a lot of us are really struggling. Gratitude is not the first thing that comes to our minds, but it has the power to transform the way we experience this hard situation. What does gratitude look like in quarantine? Here are six ideas to help you practice gratitude!

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If You’re Feeling Alone in a World You Don’t Recognize

If you’re feeling alone right now, I want you to know that you aren’t. There is hope on the other side of the struggle and the pain. And I’d like to give you a few ways you can take hold of that hope, even in the midst of the fears and uncertainty.

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Easter in Quarantine: 10 Ideas to Celebrate Meaningfully at Home

Easter will look a little different this year, but it can still be full of meaning. Here are a few ideas to connect with the true meaning of Easter, quarantine style!

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8 Verses to Pray Over the Child You Sponsor

These are uncertain times. Here are eight scriptures to guide you as you pray for the faith, safety and strength of the child you sponsor.

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Compassion Graduate: Here’s How to Get Through Uncertain Times

We are all living in uncertain times. Let’s turn to these wise words from a young man who grew up in the uncertainty of poverty to remind us to wait on God and hope in him.

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Candace Cameron Bure: a Different Practice for Lent

This year for Lent, I’m doing something special, something a little different. And, as you dive deeper into this Year of the Bible, I’d love to invite you into this journey. But before I do that, let me explain why Lent is so meaningful to me.

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3 Simple Lessons From Jesus on How to Love Your Neighbor

How to Love Your Neighbor

Love your neighbor as yourself. It’s the second greatest commandment. One of the most quoted verses in the Bible. And something we all want to do. (Well, most of the time.) You spend so much of your heart and gifts to bless a child in poverty. But what about when the neighbor you’re asked to love isn’t that cute, smiling kiddo on your fridge?

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