The Simple Compassion Challenge

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The Simple Compassion Challenge

By | 2018-03-02T19:02:06+00:00 January 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 God to lead. Then pick one act of simple compassion, and go do it. Then, tell us about it.

The publicity folks thought it would be great to do this via video. Yes. Well. Seems to me that “vlogging” is not nearly as popular as blogging. But if you want to do that, you can go to a video posting site called Say It Face to Face by clicking here.  I finally figured out how to post a video there, so go check it out. If you have a webcam or even a digital camera you can post your thoughts!

Or if you’d rather, you can look at the video (click here ) on YouTube). We took this 30 second clip this morning as my friend Sharon and I made breakfast at the homeless shelter. We leave at 6:30 a.m. to get down there. WE cook, serve the meal, visit with some of the ladies who live at the shelter. The women who live there have “chores” including cleanup, so once we put things away, we leave. It’s a great serving opp for busy moms who often have Saturday morning sports events to attend–we get home by about 9:15 or 9:30 a.m. We go on the second Saturday of each month, various neighbors go each time. We have a great time. Here’s some photos:

We make about 60 sausage links.
We make about 60 sausage links.
Sharon scrambles dozens of eggs.
Sharon scrambles dozens of eggs.

While I think it’s great to do “random” acts of kindness and compassion, I think we are called to make a habit of compassion. I did not want to get up out of my warm bed when it was 7 degrees outside and still dark out. But I have made a commitment to do just that, one Saturday a month. Random acts are great, but living intentionally is what will transform us.

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  1. Cheryl January 10, 2010 at 12:27 pm - Reply


    Thank you for taking the time to stop by blog.

    It was a joy to review Simple Compassion. I am praying your book will ignite a spiritual fire in the hearts of many!

    I also write for Daily Jesus – and I will be posting a similar review there.

    May God continue to bless your writing!

  2. Cheryl January 10, 2010 at 2:53 pm - Reply

    Okay, I am back! 🙂

    First, I would like to say, I do normally proof read what I write, except when I am also fighting with my AT&T wireless connection. Staying online long enough to accomplish anything has been difficult since our snow and ice storm on Christmas Eve. (Note to AT&T ~ Please, finish the repairs guys. I feel isolated.)

    So, my first line should read, “Thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog.”

    Secondly, I did get my review posted on Daily Jesus. If you get a chance, perhaps you wouldn’t mind commenting again and maybe inviting readers to your blog, site, or to take part in the challenge. Daily Jesus has a rather large readership (not necessarily my column, but overall), hopefully more people will be reached.

    The direct link to the post is:

    Thanks, again! (promise, I will not bother you again. 🙂 )

  3. Keri Wyatt Kent January 10, 2010 at 5:48 pm - Reply

    Cheryl, you are certainly not bothering me, thanks for stopping by my blog, and thanks for the great review on two different sites! I appreciate it.
    I went over there and left a comment so hopefully people will stop by.
    I appreciate your review and also your prayers for the ministry of this book!

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