Compassion

Socks, shoes and a lot of love

Socks, shoes and a lot of love

A friend told this story some time ago. It seems a little boy about ten years old was standing before a shoe store on Broadway, barefoot, peering through the window, and shivering with cold. A lady approached the boy and said, “Say, little fellow, why are you looking...
#SilenceIsNotSpiritual: time to end the violence

#SilenceIsNotSpiritual: time to end the violence

A short time before Christmas, Belinda Bauman (founder of One Million Thumbprints) and Lynne Hybels (advocate for global engagement and wife of Bill Hybels of Willow Creek Community Church) began to contact some of the “elder women” (including Dr. Jo Anne Lyon) in the...
World Hope International year in review

World Hope International year in review

Relief organization responds to 2017 crises and new opportunities to alleviate global poverty and injustices It has been a challenging and active year for World Hope International (WHI). In August and September, Texas, Florida, the Caribbean and Puerto Rico were...
​Whose neighbor are you?

​Whose neighbor are you?

One day, a rule-bound lawyer, hoping to get a checklist to prove he was good enough, approached Jesus and asked, “What must I do to inherit eternal life?” (Luke 10) Like a wise rabbi, Jesus didn’t give an answer, but countered the question with his...
A simple question changed Sherry’s life

A simple question changed Sherry’s life

They lived across the street from us in a suburban neighborhood of split-level homes. One night we heard a knock at the door. The three children, two boys and a girl, had been kicked out of their home by their stepfather. My husband Wayne and I took them in for the...
I did not know that

I did not know that

Mosaic is a new urban church in Aurora, Colorado (in the Denver metropolis). God has been blessing it. The need for Mosaic’s kind of ministry in Aurora is staggering. If you would like to know how you can pray for or partner with Mosaic, click here. I met...
Stroudsburg Wesleyan Church compelled to offer shelter to homeless

Stroudsburg Wesleyan Church compelled to offer shelter to homeless

Lynda Keefer said it just wasn’t right. In fact, the co-pastor of the Stroudsburg Wesleyan Church said she knew that if she and others didn’t step up to do something to help the area homeless they would not be demonstrating the love Jesus Christ had always...
A Hollywood movie that can inform the Church’s response to homosexuals

A Hollywood movie that can inform the Church’s response to homosexuals

I recently viewed the 1993 film, Philadelphia, starring Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington. This is only the second time I have seen the movie. Tom Hanks plays Andrew Beckett, an up and coming lawyer who for years has managed to keep his homosexuality a secret from the...
The Wesleyan Church observing Orphan Sunday

The Wesleyan Church observing Orphan Sunday

Reflecting the heart of God, Christians at their best are known as people who take special care of orphans. It’s thrilling to see believers today still earning that reputation. More Wesleyan churches are emphasizing adoption and foster care locally as well as through...
Cypress Wesleyan shows generosity to its community

Cypress Wesleyan shows generosity to its community

Senior pastor Ken Murphy, staff, and attendees at Cypress Wesleyan Church in Galloway, Ohio, greeted the Christmas season of 2013 with four compassion projects this year: give gifts, give warmth, give joy, and give hope. Give gifts: Cypress Wesleyan filled and sent...