International Day of The Girl

By |2018-03-02T16:45:07-06:00October 11th, 2012|

Today is the International Day of the Girl. While the day is nearly over, I wanted to share this video with you. Girls matter. And stats show, investing in girls in developing countries brings a [...]

Love your neighbor, Part 2

By |2018-03-02T16:45:30-06:00September 18th, 2012|

What does it mean to love my neighbor? Some of my neighbors live on a tree-lined suburban street. Others live elsewhere: in slums, small villages, brothels or sweat shops. How do I love those neighbors? [...]

By |2012-01-20T14:34:18-06:00January 20th, 2012|

So as I posted below, I want to add a sponsor child to our family. We already sponsor two kids through World Vision, but I'm feeling challenged to do more. To write more often to [...]

Fast Living

By |2018-03-02T18:59:28-06:00November 3rd, 2011|

A recent study determined that Christians, especially younger Christians, are "very concerned" about global poverty. We'd have to be pretty cold not to be, right? But does that concern lead us to action? I mean, [...]

Seeing (and loving) the invisible

By |2018-03-02T18:59:44-06:00October 12th, 2011|

If you don’t know the suburbs, they can look homogenous, a never ending landscape of tract houses and strip malls. But behind what was designed to be safe and middle class and predictable is an [...]

Making a difference

By |2018-03-02T19:00:24-06:00August 3rd, 2011|

My 17-year old daughter leans on the open newspaper on the kitchen counter. (Yes, as a former newspaper reporter, I can't quite give up daily delivery of the Chicago Tribune). I love that she reads [...]

Love You More

By |2018-03-02T19:00:29-06:00August 2nd, 2011|

My friend and fellow Redbud Writer Jennifer Grant has a wonderful new memoir, "Love You More: The Divine Surprise of Adopting My Daughter" that you simply must read, if you are a parent or even [...]

Simple Compassion seminar

By |2010-01-20T14:16:18-06:00January 20th, 2010|

UPDATE: Here's a link to on-line registration for the Simple Compassion seminar, which will be held Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, at Breakthrough Urban Ministries in Chicago. click here to go right to the registration page. [...]

On-line book club

By |2018-03-02T19:01:59-06:00January 14th, 2010|

She was just a scared teenager, conscripted as a concubine for the king. But she changed history. What happened? A challenge from a spiritual mentor led her to fast and pray. This week, our on-line [...]

The Simple Compassion Challenge

By |2018-03-02T19:02:06-06:00January 9th, 2010|

This month, we're asking readers to perform one act of Simple compassion each week, and to tell us about it. You can watch my YouTube video explaining the challenge here. Each week, you pray, asking [...]

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