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Changing the World… One Earing at a Time

What if the outfit you wore today changed someone’s life? You’ve probably heard the horrendous stories of children working in sweatshops and women toiling all day to provide a few crumbs for their families. You may have seen documentaries about how American consumerism ruins lives and destroys families. And you may be wondering, like me, Whatever can I do about it? I’m …

A Tender Word to the Pharisee

“You know you’re a pharisee if sin disgusts you more than it moves you to compassion.” ~John Piper Jesus had harsh words for the Pharisees. And for good cause: they created stumbling blocks for those who sought God, they prided themselves in their good works and self-righteousness, and they despised the tax-collectors and ubiquitous “sinners.” Jesus called them “white-washed tombs” …

Love in Action: 6 Ways to Love a Telemarketer

For the last three years, I’ve worked for a telecommunications company. It’s not a glamorous industry, and I’ve received my fair share of dirty looks when I tell people what I do. Some act like I’ve violated an unwritten code of ethics while others quickly change the subject. But the truth is this: telemarketers are precious people created in the …