Compassion is the New Black.

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This around the web has made my heart happy!

Where the wild things play! What do you think? I’d sign the waiver and send my kids in.

The Head Nurse at Emory University talks about why bringing Ebola patients to the United States, benefits not threatens…

BookCover-3DI’ve been following the work of Eugene Cho for quite some time. He’s a pastor, writer, and founder of One Day’s Wages. His first book is releasing September 1, Overrated. It will challenge us to DO JUSTICE and not just love the IDEA of making a difference. His premise is that sometimes we are the one’s that need changing. Take his 5-day challenge here. 

 

Our Amy girl is prepping for her big book launch this September too. Here she gives us ten ideas for drawing our families into service.

Amy also just introduced me to She Reads Truth. Check it out. They are studying the book of Hebrews this month.

orangeRestorative justice. I read Orange is the New Black on vacation. I haven’t seen the show, but I read the memoir by Piper Kerman, incarcerated ten years after transporting drugs a single time as a young woman. I LOVED the book. She accepted her punishment, and saw the prison system and the women in it with compassion, many incarcerated women are mothers, and non-violent drug offenders. A deeper look into their lives shows how poverty influenced their choices. I applaud how she took something devastating and turned it into an opportunity to make a difference.

 

She encourages the public to look at the justice system as a place for these women to find restoration and receive what they need to have a new life when freed. Check these out when you get a chance: Angel Tree (supporting kids with incarcerated parents), Woman and Prison written by the woman there, Book through Bars, Thousand Kites, Pen Prison Writing. Want to learn more about restorative justice, The Office Social Justice has great resources.

Who has kids hanging around? Check out this great paper slingshot from Leslie at Pink Stripey Socks.

Also… if you window shop on a website… later the $140 Born leather boots show up in your sidebar, every minute of everyday. I say that is not compassion.

What have you witnessed/read/done lately that was compassion? What’s your take on any of these articles? (Want to share with a guest post? I love your voice!) 

 

4 thoughts on “Compassion is the New Black.

  1. Hi. I’m afraid to take Eugene Cho’s challenge, and I always feel a pang of guilt about prison ministry and my lack of action.

    • I never really though about prison ministry until reading this… so you are ahead of me 🙂 His challenge is great, just great thought-provoking questions. I think you wear compassion beautifully. Hey- we will be waiting for a guest post about your mission trip… and praying in the meantime!

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