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Be Near God’s Heart

Do you ever wonder why you route for the under-dog?  There is something in us that wants people – with the odds stacked against them – to win. I believe that is the image of God expressing Himself through us. People with odds stacked against them are near to God’s heart; the poor, the oppressed, […]

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Meeting Moms in the Hills of Bolivia

On February 7 and 8, I’ll have the honor to join women (many moms)  from across the country at the IF: Gathering. The name of this gathering comes from a simple question: “If God is real, then what?” Many of us will meet in Austin, Texas, but many others will be at simulcast host sites […]

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The End of Global Worming

No, that is not a typo. And yes, you will want to hear how the end of “global worming” is one of the most cost-effective ways to bring hope to the most vulnerable. Let’s start off with a short lesson on what I’m referring to as “global worming.” No, this is not a sci-fi conspiracy […]

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Cease Fire in South Sudan

Food for the Hungry (FH) and 54 major humanitarian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in South Sudan reaffirmed their commitment to help all civilian populations.  The recent cease fire signing in Addis Ababa between the South Sudan government and opposition forces is a hopeful sign for NGOs to continue working. With at least three aid workers killed […]

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Biblical Holism

Christians believe that God is Father, Son and Holy Spirit: A Trinity. What practical value is there in knowing this? In the late 1960s a noted secular author and journalist, Arthur Koestler, coined the word “holon” which, like holism, comes from the Greek word “holos” meaning “whole.” A holon is simultaneously a whole and a […]

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Love is the Answer

When a war breaks out in any part of the world, people reading or watching the news often are curious to know what is causing the fighting. Sometimes, wars are justified. As we watch from a distance, we often take sides. Other times, there is uproar against the fighting and the media is filled with […]

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Unity in the Church

I’ve truly been growing in my love of the Church. I don’t mean ‘church’ in the traditional sense that a single congregation meets in a building together on a Sunday. I mean the Church, in its many facets; Protestant, Anglican, Catholic, Orthodox. These beautiful groups of people are collectively Christ’s bride and gather together cross-culturally, […]

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Surviving Disasters, Making the Right Moves

I checked off a box on my bucket list over Christmas. I skydived out of a perfectly good airplane…with an instructor. He pulled the ripcord, a good thing for both of us in avoiding a disaster. Safely on the ground, I reflected on the experience. Crazily, I thought it had lessons applicable to Food for […]

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3 Important Lessons for a New Year

In 2014, may you spread your wings and fly. A new year has begun. It is time for us to continue working for our dreams and goals for the future.  We need to keep being strong during the hard times and be thankful for the good times. In 2013, I learned three important lessons that […]

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Kenya: 19,032 Orphans Receive Clean Water

Starting in 2011 during the worst drought Kenya had seen in 60 years, Food for the Hungry (FH) helped 19,032 Kenyan orphans and vulnerable children access clean water and this project continues today. For generations, water supply and sanitation in Kenya has been characterized by low levels of access and quality, especially in urban slums […]

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