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This page features resources and tools for applying compassion and kindness to our personal lives and communities.

The Boy in the Storm

plow moving snow

The day of January 25, 1978, had been favorable—rain and fog, a little misty, but the temperature a mild 40 degrees—when I clocked in at …

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Cups of Compassion

carrying coffee in container

It was a freezing fall morning when I found myself waking up earlier than usual. Yet today it wasn’t to study; it was to have …

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Choose Love

lady outside in winter coat

One bitterly cold February day driving from Wisconsin to Georgia, feeling dispirited by all the dissension and even downright vitriol in the country, I pulled …

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A Spoonful of Kindness

grocery cart

Snowflakes drifted onto the windshield as the temperature dipped along with the sun. I drug my weak body into the seat, using every ounce of …

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Washing Her Feet

woman begging

As a shy and insecure 13-year-old, I had a thousand different thoughts when my youth pastor asked me if I wanted to go on an …

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Good Enough

Jesus comforting Mary

Her brother and sister were the good ones. Mom and Dad were so proud of them. She, well, not quite so much. Even as a …

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Waiting

Not long ago I found myself waiting, yet again, to board a flight. But this wait was a little bit different than others: I had …

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Racism

Well, hey, I left that church.” No one working in ministry wants to hear that, and I peered at this affable gentleman across our glasses …

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