Monday, September 22, 2008

How Do You See People?

Imago Dei - Image of God
later man, jan

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Test Your Awareness: Do The Test

hat tip to my friend, Janet... who said "This is cool... I guarantee you will watch this twice"
later man, jan

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

It's all in the Marketing...

This video 'Story of a Sign' asks me some very interesting questions about why we give. How much of a person's story do I really need to know before I can stop and give of part of my abundance.

hat tip for this goes to my friend nakedpastor who writes a blog and posts cartoons that continually make me sit up and think.

later man, jan

Friday, September 12, 2008

Small Fortunes: Microcredit and the Future of Poverty

This video is 55 minutes long, but it’s well worth watching if you want to learn more about the impact of microfinance over the past 30 years, and about the future prospects of microfinance to help alleviate poverty.

later man, jan

Stop Talking - Start Doing...

Celebrating Mass Transit.
Here's some young folks with a neat idea. No idea when it happened or whether they continued with the upkeep. But it's still a neat idea :)

Benched from Brandon McCormick on Vimeo.

later man, jan

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Green Children Foundation

Become a Green Child today! Help spread the word about the potential of microfinance to improve lives in developing nations.

later man, jan

Monday, September 08, 2008

What Obstacles do you have to the Good Life?

This is a good news story !
This is why I keep telling you about Kiva !
This is why it is so important that we skip lunch today to send off another $25 !
This is someone's life !

I received a link today to a news story that will tear at your heart.

From Machete To Microfinance: A Double Amputee's Recovery

The story begins... "Yenku Sesay looks down where his hands used to be. He answers my question with a sickening quickness: '1998. May 6. 10am.'."

This is about a Kiva borrower Yenku Sesay and as the article states so well "Were it not for a microloan, Yenku is sure that he would still be begging today."

later man, jan

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Living the Questions

I have problems editing posts that I do on YouTube - sigh - however...
You can view all 21 videos - please - take some time for the Spirit within you...

later man, jan

Living the Questions

An Intro to Progressive Christianity

A group of Living Spirit folk gathered together last year to stretch our minds with the study “Living the Questions”. I think I can safely speak for all the group when I say that the videos we watched and the discussions that followed opened our hearts and minds to the work of the Spirit abiding within us. Those who were part of the group now may enjoy the videos again on YouTube. Those of you who didn’t have the opportunity, now have a chance to check them out.

later man, jan

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Struggling Students...

I have joined with a community called Education Generation. These young people have dedicated a website to providing access to education for students around the globe. They have used the idea for their site but these will be donations, not loans and there will be PayPal transaction fees taken from the funds before they are advanced. Take a look and see what you think...

"We bridge the gap between supporters and students in need using technology. We eliminate the high overhead of child sponsorship, partnering with existing not for profit organizations that understand the communities they work in, and have a track record of success.

This allows you to directly help motivated students, with 100% of your money supporting their studies. We bring communities of people together with contributions as low as $20, to collectively support individual students. These are real youth with real dreams and unlimited potential. You can unleash this potential and help bring these dreams to reality. "

later man, jan