The “Junk in my Trunk”

This weekend my wife and I moved from an apartment where we’ve spent the past two and half years into our first home. I’m still in pain! After hours and hours of packing up boxes, loading them into the moving truck and taking them off the moving truck, we are now at the overwhelming stage […]

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Hurricane season in Haiti – but don’t forget long-term community development

With Hurricane Isaac recently causing havoc in Haiti, it is a good time to reflect that even when Haiti is not in the news for storms or earthquakes, FH is active behind-the-scenes helping local leaders create healthy and disaster-resilient communities.  One of these cases is Belladere, a town close to the border of the Dominican […]

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Freedom

It happened again today — FREEDOM! Believe it or not, an Excel spreadsheet made my day.  Each Saturday morning I enter the figures from the receipts I’ve gathered in my wallet all week, into a sheet that keeps my household budget. My spread sheet divides my spending into about twelve categories and each receipt finds […]

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we all need love

It’s true. We do all need love. And sometimes this need, gone unfulfilled, leads us to search for it in places that leave our hearts feeling like the victim of a back-alley mugging.  Sadly – there is boundless love waiting for each of us, if we’d only learn that we don’t have to earn it. […]

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O Everlasting Mercy, Banish Darkness and Bring New Life Upon the Earth

In recent years I have been really taken with the writing of Elizabeth Goudge. She lived from 1900 to 1984 and wrote both fiction (I highly recommend her stories!) and non-fiction and edited several anthologies. Most of her books are out of print now. It’s a shame! For my last birthday, my friend and colleague […]

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Quite possibly the most beautiful girl in the world

This is guest blogger, Amanda Sleister of H20 Church from Orlando, Fla. She recently returned from a trip to Parkishon, Kenya, where she met her sponsored child, who she describes as “quite possibly the most beautiful girl in the world.” Here is Amanda’s blog: Oh Cecilia…. She captured my heart in 2007 when she was […]

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Fish Farm

From Fishing to Farming Fish

Food for the Hungry (FH) was honored to host members of the 112th Congress, White House, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and State Department for dinner last week. Our goal was to thank our long-standing partners and to initiate a fresh dialog about assisting the world’s most vulnerable people. . I shared three […]

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God directs my home

As I grumbled today about the fact that my home was broken into recently,  and how I’ve struggled to feel safe again after the break-in, a little sign in my kitchen challenged my mindset. I traveled to Haiti in November 2010, ten months after the horrific earthquake physically and emotionally devastated millions.  We visited several […]

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Love me, love my dog…..

Love me, love my dog. This phrase was popular a few years back. It was used to convey to others that not only were you a dog lover, but if someone claimed to love you, it was expected they would also love things (or people) that were important to you.  If someone wanted your company, […]

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“You are now the proud owner of . . .”

This month my wife and I become the proud owners of our first home. Ta-dah! Aint she a beauty? A little late to ownership, perhaps, seeing how a 30 year mortgage means I could still be paying it off at age 72. (Happy thought indeed!) Still, it feels good to have that piece of the […]

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