Monthly Archives: August 2009

Things that Make Me Go Hmmmm or Hahahaha 3

Yesterday while running errands with a friend and her toddler, the toddler asked me out of the blue, “Did you brush your hair today, Miss Judy?” I told him I had, that it just looks curly/messy like this everyday. His mom wanted to die! Haha hahaha. (It looks a little like Phil Specter’s at left.) […]

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How to Save the World–You Must Read

From: HERE (free, login required). From “Saving the World’s Women” by Nicholas Kristof and SHERYL WuDUNN NY TIMES Magazine, August 17, 2009, excerpted from their book Half the Sky, coming out next month. Thesis: “Yet if the injustices that women in poor countries suffer are of paramount importance, in an economic and geopolitical sense the […]

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The Touch

So, I was reading through all my old REAL SIMPLE magazines (who knew I was a charter subscriber?) so that I could throw them out. I’m in a de-clutter mood and have been for a few weeks, so I have been going through years of REAL SIMPLEs, yanking out articles or recipes I want to […]

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The Golden Jaguar

So, as you know I’ve been thinking a lot about poverty and finances and inequities of being born where and to whom you’re born. I often think that as a single woman I would be ridiculed in a large part of the world; I would be forced to marry someone I didn’t love for the […]

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Growing in My Learning on Loving the Poor

In the “Green Room” at our biennial staff conference, Dr. Tim Keller takes a moment to help me understand the role of the Body of Christ in alleviating poverty. The following is a condensation of his thesis called The Gospel and the Poor, and of a message he gave to us (which I’m happy to […]

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Resources on Loving the Poor

Here are few things that have been of great help to me: A Framework for Understanding Poverty by Ruby Payne, PhD Click here for her site. This 19-page thesis by Tim Keller on The Gospel and the Poor When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty without Hurting the Poor and Yourself by Corbett and Fikkert. […]

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