African Children

Faith’s role in an AIDS-free generation

With World AIDS Day coming on December 1 and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today unveiling the U.S. government’s new blueprint for eradicating AIDS, I was encouraged to read a United Nations Program on AIDS (UNAIDS) report showing that 25 countries have seen a 50 percent or greater drop in new HIV infections since 2001, and […]

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A Millennial’s view on the fight against AIDS

Remember when people from around the world collaborated together on a massive quilt that completely covered The Mall in Washington DC? Remember when future Hall-of-Fame Basketball great, Magic Johnson, shocked the world by retiring early and revealing he was HIV-positive? For those of us that are considered Millenials (or Generation Y if you prefer), we’ve lived through a transformation. Arguably, one of the greatest societal shifts in perceptions and attitudes.

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What cripples us as a collective people is our desire for other people’s approval.

“It’s easy to be a ‘Christian’ inside the protective walls of a church, but can you maintain your beliefs and actions once you step outside the door?” The pastors words hit me hard. It’s nothing I haven’t heard before, I think I have actually taught part of this lesson as part of a Biblical Worldview […]

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Women farmers in the Congo (DRC) pave the way for healthier families

History The Congolese people have suffered at the hands of exploitative leaders and civil war for decades.  Beginning with the regime of King Leopold of Belgium (1885-1908), continuing in the post-independence dictatorship of Mobutu SeseSeko (1965-1997), and fiinally in the brutal civil war period of conflict and insecurity, the Congolese people have experienced one of […]

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DRC – Sustainable progress after 6 years of working with returned refugees

Background The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is rich in mineral and agricultural resources.  However, sadly it remains among the poorest and most food insecure countries in the world due in large part to the ongoing effects of years of civil war.  Two statistics starkly point this out: first, the DRC has one of […]

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plates of food in Mozambique

Thanks to the One True God

I haven’t seen too many situations where people beg to be allowed to give thanks.  But living overseas in South America, in the highlands of Bolivia, my Food for the Hungry office friends asked one year if we could celebrate a full American Thanksgiving dinner – for SIXTY people. Six-oh. Those of us of the […]

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Getting ready for Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day is coming. And I’m going through a list of what I’m thankful for in my life. God has blessed me with a great job, home, friends, family and pets! I’ve got so much to be thankful for in my life. Even so, now and again, I get the blues about my life. I […]

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painting of the prodigal son parable

Thankful God is always calling kids & grown-ups home

I’ve spent the past two nights reading to my niece from Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing by Sally Lloyd-Jones (with captivating illustrations by Jago). I am so glad to be reading her a book about God that says so much more than,“Don’t be a bad girl;” or “Be a good girl.” While abstract concepts […]

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What’s in a Girl’s Name?—A Quiet Protest

I am big on names with meaning—names that root us in some kind of history or hope. They have a beauty all their own. Every part of my name has one or two tie-ins to my family history. And I was deeply blessed to have my middle name—Clare—passed on to my amazing little niece—Mariclare. This […]

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Thankful for God’s grace and FH partnerships

I was recently blessed to spend two days with my leadership team in Food for the Hungry’s (FH) Resource and Program Development (RPD) Department. We started the two-day annual planning meeting with FH leaders from around the world reflecting on signs of God’s grace in our lives and in FH field programs. We concluded our […]

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