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Experience 30 Days of Poverty

Over 14 millions Americans are unemployed. Now, imagine you're one of them… …


Hours of work needed to afford rent

Jobs for Life longs for the ‎Church to “flip the list” and engage in the fight to help all brothers and sisters find and keep living-wage work. Because "anyone who has ever…


That Scene from The Help Still Haunts Me

Three years ago I watched The Help and was deeply impacted by the social commentary that the book/movie tackled. So much so in fact, that one three minute scene opened my eyes and has stuck with me…


School to Prison Pipeline

Everyday thousands of African American males drop out of high school, with far too many headed to our nation’s juvenile detention centers and adult prisons. In urban communities the graduation…


My Gifts: Four Guys, Four Ladies, Two Red Heads and a Chief Encouragement Officer

I love my job! How often do you hear that? I rarely hear it. Usually when you hear about someone’s workplace there is an underlying tone of drudgery, hardship, and I can’t wait until its…


The Pope's comments are NOT just dreams

Christians are often like the media. We like to nit-pick, focus on the problems, and talk about what isn’t working. We even take it one step further and talk about how it is theologically…


A Holiday Giving Guide: Stop Giving to the Poor

Recently, a friend of mine, Stephanie, shared with me an experience she and her family had last year during the holidays. They had been invited by friends to be on the receiving end of a toy giveaway…



Everyday we encounter hundreds of men and women living with the shame and guilt of sexual abuse. For many years I carried the shame and guilt of being raped at the age of five by a neighbor and…

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