Why You Should Not Say, “The poor will be with you always.”

“Poverty is not a sin.”   He spoke these words boldly, as if he was saying something prophetic. Then he gave a pregnant pause, and waited for the audience to delight at this great revelation. These were the words uttered by a pastor while I was attending a workshop at a church planning conference forContinue reading “Why You Should Not Say, “The poor will be with you always.””

Coffee Talk: A Child Shall Lead Them

This past May, I had the opportunity to check an item off my bucket list. For her birthday, I took my daughter to see Kirk Franklin in concert. Hands down, Kirk Franklin is one my favorite gospel artists, and he is actually in competition with Michael Jackson to become my daughter’s favorite artist as well.Continue reading “Coffee Talk: A Child Shall Lead Them”

The Human Face of Love & Justice

Welcome back the Ray of Sunshine that is Margot Starbuck on the blog today! ——————————————————————————————— Raised in an impoverished community in the Philippines, the future did not look bright for a young girl like Michelle. At home Michelle heard that she was ugly and that she’d grow up to be no more than a thiefContinue reading “The Human Face of Love & Justice”