Devotional Day 15: Follow By Faith (#fhbloggers)

Noah did this; he did all that God commanded him. – Genesis 6:22 (ESV) What a lot of questions Noah could have had! First of all, he could have wondered, “Why me?” Then, he could have asked, “What’s a flood?” He could have even wondered who was going to clean up after all those critters. […]

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Child sponsorship: Teen pursues higher education

In Bogra City, a bustling metropolis in Bangladesh, most of the population practices Islam. Segmented in the larger population, smaller communities are set apart and house the lowest caste of the Hindu population, called “untouchables.” One such community is called Horijon. In this walled community of narrow, dirty walkways – a boy name Chad is […]

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Devotional Day 14: He’s Looking for a Few Good Men, and I’m One of Them (#fhbloggers)

And he said to him, “Please, Lord, how can I save Israel? Behold, my clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father’s house.” – Judges 6:15 (ESV) On the surface, Gideon appears to be one of the least likely superheroes in the entire Bible. The circumstances in which he found himself […]

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Devotional Day 13: God Will Be with You (#fhbloggers)

But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?” – Exodus 3:11 (ESV) If you ever come across a burning bush that isn’t being consumed or hear an unseen voice from above that tells you that you are on holy ground, then you […]

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Devotional Day 12: Putting Others First (#fhbloggers)

A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention. – Proverbs 15:18 (ESV) We live in a frustrating world. Unfortunately, that frustration can sometimes make us a little hot under the collar. As a result, we may need to seek help from God to allow us to view life and others in […]

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Devotional Day 11: Respond to the Call in Your Life (#fhbloggers)

…if you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday. -Isaiah 58:10 (ESV) When Jesus said, “I did not come to destroy the law, but to fulfill the law,” He was referring to the written […]

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Giving myself is the hard part

I’d like to introduce you to a few thoughts from Jay Link, an advisor to stewards for more than 20 years. Below, is a segment of his blog about Mother Teresa and our dedication to serving others.   Mother Teresa: A miserable failure and yet . . . “By our materialistic, American standards, Mother Teresa […]

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Rebuilding Burundi One Person at a Time

In the early 1990s, a civil war broke out in Burundi, lasting 12 years. More than 200,000 people died and many fled to neighboring countries seeking refuge. The violence destroyed villages, schools, the economy—and now Burundi is rebuilding itself. It’s a beautiful country with massive potential. However, the effects of war linger on with two-thirds […]

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Devotional Day 10: Bring Up Your Kids to Be Compassionate (#fhbloggers)

And he left the oxen and ran after Elijah and said, “Let me kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow you.” And he said to him, “Go back again, for what have I done to you?” – 1 Kings 19:20 (ESV) Elisha was leading a pretty average life when Elijah found him in […]

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Sponsoring a child: Little things add up

About 15 years ago, I got my private pilot license. I had no particular purpose for learning to fly but always like learning new things. If it involves going fast and making loud noises, that’s even better. So I followed the story of Asiana Airlines’ recent crash in San Francisco with great interest: How could […]

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