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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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FH Bloggers travel to Guatemala

Food for the Hungry (FH) started working in Guatemala in 1976 after an earthquake killed more than 22,000 people and left 1 million without homes. Since then, Guatemala has faced many natural disasters and economic challenges. FH is working hard to fight malnourishment, keep children in school and build healthy communities in the mountains north […]

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I’m headed to Guatemala. Will you join me?

I’m excited to join Lindsey Nobles to lead a team of Food for the Hungry (FH) bloggers to Guatemala from August 4-9. It is my first trip with FH. And my first – in over a decade – to Latin America. Life has been so busy lately that I haven’t taken the time to sit down […]

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She still thinks she’s a slave. She doesn’t realize she’s a daughter now.

I heard this story the other day about a little girl in India… Let’s call her Shanti (because it means “peace” in Hindi). Her father passed away and her mother abandoned her. She became a servant, enslaved. An American pastor visiting a ministry in India heard this story and felt compelled to help. Shanti had […]

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Children: Give them freedom from poverty

America is celebrating the Fourth of July to remember the gift of freedom. I find myself thinking of ways to celebrate the freedoms I enjoy. And not just freedoms of speech or religion, but a life of without the oppression of poverty. A great way to celebrate our freedom is to teach our children about […]

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Child sponsorship blesses families in two countries

My family and I participate in the Food for the Hungry (FH) child sponsorship program by sponsoring a child in Mozambique. It gives us a good feeling to be sharing our financial blessings with others, but I’m finding it means more. I can teach my children about God’s heart for the poor with stories of […]

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Tadelech and four of her children sit outside their home.

What if you had six children and no food?

Can you imagine if you had six children and couldn’t afford to feed them all? What expenses would you cut back on? Would you decide to provide for some children and not the others? For many of us, if we faced this dire situation, we might survive by buying cheaper groceries, canceling our cable service, […]

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Breaking the cycle of poverty

I live in Phoenix. This time of the year, temperatures reach 110 degrees and above. It feels like an oppressive heat that won’t let up. So, this past weekend, I jumped in my car and took a drive out of town. Within two hours, I was in the mountains, feeling cool temperatures and breaking the […]

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