Gift of Hope Samaritan’s Purse Holiday Twitter Party

With less than three weeks until Christmas, Samaritan’s Purse is inviting us to give hope this Christmas. Please join us next week for a very special chat about keeping Christ in Christmas, teaching our children to serve with a giving heart and more. The Samaritan’s Purse Gift Catalog offers 53 gifts that bring hope to hurting people around…

December 3, 2012
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Hickory Farms Giveaway

This time of year there is so much focus on both gift giving and giving back that it can become overwhelming both to plan as well as to budget.  Like most people, I try to use some of my holiday budget to make end of year charitable contributions both by donating money as well as…

November 30, 2012
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It’s About Giving Compassion International Twitter Party

Please join me for a very special hour on Twitter next week.  We’ll be tweeting with Compassion International about giving back this holiday season with a focus on how to support others without breaking the bank.  I’m happy to announce that @TheSamiCone, a Compassion blogger, will be joining us as a special guest as we…

November 20, 2012
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Chat with Compassion International Tonight

Right now Compassion International is in Peru with a team of bloggers, all of them experiencing the same heartbreak and hope that I experienced last May when I joined Compassion in Tanzania for a week to learn first hand what they are doing to release children around the world from poverty in Jesus’ name.  Tonight,…

November 14, 2012
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Donate Superstorm Sandy Relief at

Like most of the country, Superstorm Sandy left me feeling paralyzed and helpless, so close to New Jersey and New York and yet unsure what I could do. Yes, there are many opportunities to donate money, but I also felt compelled to box blankets and toys and clothing and ship them to…where? As a family…

November 12, 2012
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Thanksgiving Meal Hero Contest

When I was a child, Thanksgiving and Easter were held in my parents’ home while Christmas was celebrated at my aunt and uncle’s home with my grandmother helping to cook the Christmas day meal. As family members have passed on and my parents have gotten older, holiday celebrations have shifted.  Easter is a small affair…

November 9, 2012
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Kleenex Gives Back

Kleenex brand has partnered with Laura Posada, wife of Major League Baseball’s Jorge Posada and mother of two, to create a clever post-season program that supports a great cause. The post-season can be rough, so Kleenex has created custom tissue boxes with their favorite MLB team for sad fans.  I’m a sucker for fun variations…

November 8, 2012
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