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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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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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Devotional Day 9: Be in the Word (#fhbloggers)

He was bringing up Hadassah, that is Esther, the daughter of his uncle, for she had neither father nor mother. - Esther 2:7a (ESV) It has often been said that if we would strictly adhere to principles in the Word of God, we wouldn’t need a welfare system. Esther adds credence to that sentiment. When her mother and […]

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Sponsor Letter

3 ways to give your sponsored child confidence

There are many ways to change a child’s life for the better. But when you sponsor a child, you participate in and encourage a child to develop in challenging circumstances. Here are three simple, bold and slightly radical ways you can help influence your sponsored child’s confidence and hope: 1. Where regular mail matters Okay, […]

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Devotional Day 7: Simple Steps to Slaying Giants (#fhbloggers)

When the words that David spoke were heard, they repeated them before Saul, and he sent for him. And David said to Saul, “Let no man’s heart fail because of him. Your servant will go and fight with this Philistine.” – 1 Samuel 31-32 (ESV) When David went to visit his brothers as the armies of the […]

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Devotional Day 6: Nurture Your Relationships (#fhbloggers)

Then she arose with her daughters-in-law to return from the country of Moab, for she had heard in the fields of Moab that the Lord had visited His people and given them food. – Ruth 1:6 (ESV) When Elimelech left Bethlehem with his family, he had no idea he was laying the foundation for one of the greatest love […]

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Devotional Day 5: Serving Others (#fhblogger)

But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. – Mark 10:43b-44 (ESV) Though not a Christian, Mahatma Ghandi’s well-known quote is sobering: “I like your Christ. I don’t like your Christians. They are so unlike your Christ.” Most of us have undoubtedly quipped, […]

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Devotional Day 4: Humility Before the Lord (#fhbloggers)

Peter said to him, “You shall never wash my feet.” Jesus answered him, “If I do not wash you, you have no share with me.” – John 13:8 (ESV) Today’s reading is one of the more intriguing portions of Scripture – it’s about humility. In Jewish tradition, the foot washer was the lowest rung on the […]

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Devotional Day 2: Generosity and Kids (#fhbloggers)

Jesus looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the offering box, 2 and he saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins. – Luke 21:1-2 (ESV) It isn’t hard to see that times are rough for a lot of people. The economy, at least for many, offers unprecedented challenges. It seems that money is spent before […]

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Devotional Day 1: Relationships Matter (#fhbloggers)

I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. – Exodus 20:2 (ESV) Isn’t it interesting that the majority of Americans will tell you that the Ten Commandments are a list of “thou shall nots?” Actually, close scrutiny reveals that they deal with relationships – […]

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