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Easter: Running towards the Roar

During the Easter season, I have found myself thinking about the pain and suffering of Jesus Christ in light of the resurrection. The cross and the empty tomb go together. As the writer of Hebrews declared, “for the joy set before Jesus, he endured the cross, scorning its shame.” Simply put, there are days of […]

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“One At A Time” — Is It Worth It?

And he could do no mighty work there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and healed them. –Mark 6:5 When Dr. Larry Ward began Food for the Hungry (FH), he was compelled by the call to help all who were hungry in the poorest places around the globe. In the early […]

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Why Do Children Need Social Skills for Life?

Biblical Background Throughout history, in many societies, children (and childhoods) have often been undervalued. The different concepts of childhood from generational cultural patterns, the prevailing socio-economic context and the theological interpretations or paradigms generated by religious philosophies, largely encouraged a chronic state of neglect and cruelty to children. The event that reveals this situation, and […]

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Why End Poverty?

Seemingly insurmountable goals do not make for compelling missions. We are accustomed to getting things accomplished. We have tools that allow us to work on several things at once. We enjoy seeing progress towards our goals. We like to check off boxes. And we do NOT enjoy working on things that can’t be fixed. That […]

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What Is “Success” In the Fight To End Poverty?

One month into a new year! How are you doing on your resolutions? Making progress towards your goals? To me the first month of the year is always full of adrenaline. Boldly making changes or commitments to ensure we meet our new goals. Doing our best to arrange our lives to set ourselves up for […]

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The Value of a Selfie

If you have been around teenagers lately, you more than likely have knowledge of what is known in today’s society as a “selfie.” The definition of a selfie is simple. Essentially, a selfie is a picture designed to chronicle one thing — the person taking it. While the selfie originated amongst those in younger generations, it […]

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Different Cultures – Different Problems – Similar Solutions

Wouldn’t it be wonderful, if when we were sick, we could go to one place, take one pill and have that one pill solve any sickness that we have? I don’t know if that will ever happen in the realm of healthcare, but there are cures for many of the issues of life that people […]

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A Renewed Life: Preventing Mother to Child Transmission of HIV, AIDS

Take a moment to think about a young child experiencing the horror of his father or mother dying right before his eyes with the dreadful disease of AIDS. Even worse, he knows that he has tested positive for HIV that, in time and without proper treatment, could also take his life. It’s hard to imagine […]

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Glory

  In Colossians 1:27, Paul wrote about the riches of the mystery “which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” This week the US staff of Food for the Hungry (FH) is having an awards day. Several members of our team will be honored for their contributions to our FH community and work. The […]

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The Seen and Unseen World

Paul wrote in Ephesians 6: Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. (ESV) This is a profound […]

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