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The Ethical Shopping Guide

Yesterday the season of Advent began. For many of us, the day passed with little, if any, recognition.  Maybe a prayer was said or a candle lit. We are busy and we don’t have time to stop. Our to-do list never ends. We still have all the cleaning, the cooking, and the shopping in order… Read more »

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Thanksgiving and the Giving Up in Thanks

Today is Thanksgiving. We will spend this holiday counting our many blessings and thanking the Giver of all good gifts. This is right and proper. In the Old Testament, God laid out numerous feast days, outlined in Leviticus 23. It seems comical to me that the Israelites were commanded to keep a calendar of special… Read more »

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God’s Girls

I have this “thing” that happens every month, once a month, ever since I was 11 and a half. This “thing” is referred to many women in many different ways. Such as my PERIOD, Aunt Flow coming for a visit, my Menstrual Cycle, riding the crimson wave, shark week, “that time of the month,” “in… Read more »

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A One Way Road Home

  Adam is not his real name; but I will refer to him as such here to protect his safety. His story is real. Over the phone, he told me his story of how he became homeless and how he found his way out of that place. He shared his memories with a soft spoken… Read more »

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Global Hunger

Matthew 25:35 states: “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” Why can’t we all be like that? Why does there have to be suffering in this world, especially when it comes to hunger? According to the website… Read more »

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charity:water

The following post was reprinted with permission from charity:water. charity: water brings clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries. 663 million people don’t have access to this basic necessity and we’re working to change that. Clean water means health, income, and education – especially for women and children. It’s an unusually cool… Read more »

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The Sock Ministry

In 2006, two years after I was saved by God’s Grace, I watched a movie about the life of Mother Teresa. I was in awe and taken with this very special woman. How she so generously poured out love on the unloveable, the poorest of the poor, the lowest of the low, the outcasts, the… Read more »

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Cast Your Cares

Cast Your Cares (CYC) ministry is located in Kensington, Philadelphia. We are located directly under the elevated train. The avenue, as it’s called, is a bustling commercial street lined with a mixture of businesses, ministry resources, and many hurting marginalized people living in poverty. Connected to us on the left is an AA/NA (Alcohol/Narcotics) club… Read more »