Monthly Archives: January 2016

The Feelings of Poverty

Low-income people daily face a struggle to survive that creates feelings of helplessness, anxiety, suffocation, and desperation that are simply unparalleled in the lives of the rest of humanity. When Helping Hurts by Corbett and Fikkert (p 66)

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The Multifacicity of Poverty and Its Alleviation

If we reduce human beings to being simply physical – as Western thought is prone to do – our poverty-alleviation efforts will tend to focus on material solutions. But if we remember that humans are spiritual, social, psychological, and physical … Continue reading

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Helping Can Hurt

Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert in their book When Helping Hurts: How To Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting The Poor … And Yourself, write (p. 27): Steve and I believe that when North American Churches do attempt to alleviate poverty, the methods … Continue reading

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I’m About To Give God Some Advice On The World He Should Have Created.

I’m about to give God some advice on the world He should have created. But first a question. Would you let me build your dream home (no assistance, just me) if I shared with you that I had zero experience … Continue reading

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One Word Photography

Here are some ONE WORD reasons to take photographs in rural/suburban North Texas. COURAGE: The Haitian National Amputee Soccer Team at Lumpkins Stadium, Waxahachie, TX (Nov 14, 2015) (above) WORD(S): (Life School Oak Cliff, TX (Jan 12, 2016) (below) FRIENDS: (Maypearl … Continue reading

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Why Photography?

Several years ago, as Superintendent of Canton ISD (TX), I began to take pictures of our students as they participated in athletic events. I continued the practice when I became the Superintendent of Midlothian ISD (TX). The count of photographs … Continue reading

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The Artist Is Visible In Her Painting. The Teacher Is Seen In His Lesson.

It is not enough to design a great lesson. A lesson is not a thing mechanically separated from its author. A lesson is a reflection of the teacher. As the artist is seen in the painting, so is the teacher seen … Continue reading

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