Finding the On-Ramp (guest post by AYM Int’l Director Larry Moore)

There are few things in life that can empower a person more than committing to a worthy goal or cause. It’s been well documented how the human spirit can respond to the seemingly impossible in front of them. Whether its the story of a prisoner of war who lived to come home, a cancer victim […]

Flex Your Creative Muscles!

People come alive when they flex their creative muscles! When you innovate, create a solution, make something beautiful and express your God-given strengths you are in a ‘zone’ when you are both enjoying life and finding your place as a contributor in creation. On the other hand, life becomes dull and uninteresting when we simply consume what […]

WHY THE CHURCH? (guest blog with Compassion Canada President/CEO Barry Slauenwhite)

One of the key foundational principles upon which Compassion is built is our strong commitment to the local church. We are Christ-centered… Child-focused… Church-based with over 6,500 Compassion child development centers all in partnership with local churches. I’m often ask why we work exclusively with the church. My answer requires a bit of history and […]

Guard Your Heart

Why does the Bible say that we should ‘guard our hearts’? Doesn’t that sound defensive and alarmist? What can be good about barricading the place where our deepest thoughts, attitudes and desires abide? The short answer is that there is much at stake! In fact, our direction, our future, and our well-being are determined by […]

Speak Words of Life- Guest Post by Ann Mainse of 100 Huntley St.

Sometimes I can just be lazy. Not all the time. Not even a lot of the time. Just some time. Especially first thing in the morning. I just looked up the word “lazy” in dictionary.com and you know what I found? I found me at 5:30 a.m. Mind you, I wasn’t the first definition. I […]

This teaching on “The Principle of the Path” from Andy Stanley is gold! This has helped me get traction in many areas that are high priority such as friendships, finances and faith.

Direction determines destiny- not intention!

Let this fuel you in making daily decisions that put you on the path to where you want to end up in life!

The Principle of the Path: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be
Ask It: The Question That Will Revolutionize How You Make Decisions
THE GRACE OF GOD

 

From Devastation to Destiny- Guest Blog by Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson

Have you ever asked the question “If God really loves me, why would he let me face such a terrible onslaught of disaster?” It’s hard to understand suffering…why it happens, why God doesn’t stop it, why He allows what we know He could end in a moment. Photo credit: jarr1520 / Foter / CC BY […]

Advertisers know it. Crazed dictators know it. But do we know it?!

The key to changing communities and nations is by focusing on children and young people.

Enter the 4/14 window movement, which recognizes the strategic importance of the young- those between the ages of 4 to 14- in Christian mission and ministry strategy. Luis Bush, who first gave us the strategic focus of the 10/40 window is now one of the people leading the church to focus on this growing people group that represents 1/3 of the world’s population. It is the most vulnerable- yet also the most responsive and potential-filled people group!

My prayer is that the church will increasingly recognize its call to protect, nurture, disciple and release children as partners in the mission of God on earth!