Compassion International Blog Month

The month of September is Compassion International’s Blog Month.  Who is Compassion?  What is blog month?  Perhaps this video can explain:

My college roommate and I sponsor a child together through Compassion and I personally think it is a great organization doing great things.  I remember reading somewhere a study & comparison of Compassion and similar organizations and it basically concluded that Compassion has a greater impact on lives.  I could not find that right now no matter what magic phrase I type into Google.  I did however find this researchbut some may say its biased since Compassion put it on.

Anyways, during the month of September I will be posting on here a few different times with topics that I get from Compassion.  I have no idea what they will be but I am looking forward to it.  The ultimate goal of this is to help spread the word and to get others to sponsor children through them so I would ask that if you see a post that you like to share it.  Tweet it.  Post it on Facebook.  Pin a link to it.  You can help make a big difference!

-Jacob

(Sweet Home) Alabama & Family

I got to spend the entire last week in Gulf Shores, Alabama with my family on the beach.

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It was a great time of laughter and relaxation.  Not having to focus on anything work related was a nice vacation before my work week gets more hectic as school starts.  Every time we go visit family & friends it makes me think a little bit more about moving to live close to one of our families one day.

I got to go swimming daily in the beach or a pool.

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I got to go zip lining over lakes in a state park.

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But most importantly, I just spent time with some of the people I love most in this world.

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-Jacob

Freebie Monday 8

Today’s free download is a song by the Civil Wars from their new album!

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The first person to go to the iTunes store and use the code to redeem it gets to listen to this great new song!  It’ll probably make you want to buy the rest of the album!

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Enjoy!

-Jacob

Freebie Monday 7

Today’s free app is Weber’s On The Grill which gives a lot of recipes and tips for someone who grills a lot.  Finish out the grilling season strong with this app!

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The download code is 4NYMTEMH4MHY

Good luck to the first person to download this from the iTunes app store!

-Jacob

Society’s Double Standards: The N-word edition

I’m sure you are all aware of the Paula Deen incident that occurred earlier this summer.  It seems that it was all that was being talked about for a week or so.  “How could she do this”?  “It is so wrong to say that”!  And the aftermath that followed resulted in the Food Network to drop all of her shows, retail stores stopped carrying her products and put the rest of her stuff on massive clearance and everyone seemed to be trying to destroy her empire and her reputation.

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And now, a lesser known story in the news, it is being reported that an NFL player for the Philadelphia Eagles named Riley Cooper was overheard using the n-word in a derogatory way at a Kenny Chesney concert and what happens to him?  A fine from the team and nothing else.  The NFL commissioner himself even said they won’t do anything more to him.  

Why is it that one person’s life being almost destroyed about some comments that, from what I understand, she made years ago and another person who said basically the same thing just this month is getting a fine and allowed to continue his career and life as if almost nothing happened?

What are your thoughts?  Was Paula Deen’s ‘punishment’ justified?  Should Riley Cooper get more consequences?