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"Frail"

 

“A rose could never lie, about the love it brings.

And I could never promise to be any of those things.

If I was not so weak. 3,472 more words

Compassion

In Loving Memory of Nia Glassie and so many others... a Song and an Article for Child Abuse Prevention Month

By Kirsteen McLay-Knopp

In 2008 New Zealanders were outraged as they heard details of the death of three year old Rotorua girl Nia Glassie.  Nia was subject to extensive physical abuse for weeks, possibly even months, before being admitted to hospital and dying of brain injuries on 3 August 2007. 919 more words

Child Advocacy

Faith and Life in Action: 3e Restoration Inc.

I connected with Pastor Fred Liggin after publishing this article in RELEVANT Magazine. We exchanged emails and I learned of 3e Restoration Inc., a program revolutionizing the fight against poverty in Williamsburg, Virginia. 850 more words

Christian Writing

There's only so much folks can take (Baltimore edition)

From here:

Instead of just condemning the rioting, the middle and upper classes might bear in mind that those lower on the totem pole, and especially Blacks, live a very different life than them, one in which the police are a constant oppressive force which appears completely unaccountable.

D. Politics

Invisible

Unseen, are your sorrows
Unheard, are your screams

Like snow in a pond of dirt,
Disintegrating into nothingness
You’re hurt

Haven’t they seen the look in your eyes? 74 more words

Writing

Metro reporter reflects on 5 days living in poverty

“You didn’t have to go through this.”

That’s roughly the sentence I heard over and over again over the past five days during which I lived on $1.75 a day. 604 more words

Poverty

Making good food choices

One of the themes that I’ve seen in the Ministry of Health literature that I’ve been looking at is the idea of healthy eating. It’s always framed as a choice – making good food choices for yourself and your family prevents obesity, protects their oral health, and promotes a healthy lifestyle. 240 more words

Health