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Loving the Poor

This past week I had an interesting discussion with a church leader about the mandate we have in the Bible from Jesus to reach out to the poor. At Food for the Hungry (FH), we go the hardest places and reach the poorest of the poor. To my surprise this church leader actually used the […]

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Heels of Inspiration

When you go on a mission trip with Food for the Hungry (FH) to any of the countries it serves, you’ll be advised to wear comfortable shoes to participate in projects of inspiration. Once in the field, you’ll be doing a lot of walking – perhaps on rocky roads, flooded streets, even slippery slopes. You’ll […]

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Filled with the Holy Spirit

We are told to be filled with the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 5:18). Embedded in this command is a metaphor. Unfortunately, many Christians today are uncomfortable with metaphor, thinking that if something is metaphorical, it is somehow not entirely truthful. Big mistake. Our point of reference for being filled with the Spirit is an actual physical […]

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Saving Children in the DRC

Susana is 40 years old. She has four children and lives in a small community called Kachelewa, located in the lush landscapes of the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Life here seems normal with everyone going about his or her business. The DRC is beautiful. Rolling hills dominate the landscape. Each hill is […]

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Sponsored Child Sends Home the Gold

Is an Olympic athlete like a sponsored child? As the Winter Olympics are half way completed in Sochi, Russia – with athletes from all over the world vying for gold, silver, and bronze medals. These athletes represent not just themselves in the international arena – but also their home country, friends and family. I feel […]

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Be Near God’s Heart

Do you ever wonder why you route for the under-dog?  There is something in us that wants people – with the odds stacked against them – to win. I believe that is the image of God expressing Himself through us. People with odds stacked against them are near to God’s heart; the poor, the oppressed, […]

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Seeing Romans 8 on Mission Trips

Circumstances and experiences – like mission trips – mold us. Other influences are our behavior, education, and genetics – all creating our personality—but the circumstances of our lives really send lessons home in our hearts and minds. I recently learned again how the work at FH ministers to others. I was sitting in church last […]

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Former Sponsored Child on a Mission

Whenever I go on a mission trip with Food for the Hungry (FH), most of the people I meet are surprised to learn that I live in America. When I say I’m a U.S. citizen, they chuckle or give me a confused look. I can understand why. I grew up in a small city in […]

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Sending Gifts to Your Sponsored Child

Writing letters to your sponsored child can give them the extra encouragement they need to persevere. After a few letters, many times sponsors find themselves wanting to send more to their sponsored child than just a letter or a card, especially on special occasions like birthdays, Easter and Christmas. When I started at Food for […]

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Lyrical Theology

Nashville bleeds with musicians and people desperately desiring to be rock stars. Music is a primary cultural piece of this city. However, it is not necessarily the sold-out packed concerts that strike a tune in my life. Instead, the faint lyrics interwoven into my everyday episodes that display the most remarkable soundtracks. Local artist Derek […]

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