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How should you spend your time?

One of the wisest pieces of advice I’ve ever heard was said recently by a pastor at my church, when he was giving a talk for our community of 20-somethings. He was addressing when you feel like you’re running on “empty” most of the time, and the need to intentionally spend your time on the […]

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Empowering Leaders for Saving Lives

Food for the Hungry (FH) is being recognized for innovation in helping vulnerable people. InterAction and FedEx selected FH as one of their top six candidates to receive the 2013 “The FedEx Award for Innovations in Disaster Preparedness.“  The award’s goal is to bring awareness to programs that are efficient and effective in saving lives […]

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Giving Milagros Hope

A girl named Milagros was born with a severe cleft lip and palate in La Florida, Peru. The facial deformity made it difficult for her to eat and speak. With her lip showing an opening up to her nose, other children and adults were cruel to her. Because she lived in extreme poverty, surgery was […]

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Meet a Father and Grandfather from Syria

Join me on a journey to the Syrian region—where my heart was broken by the horrors of war.  Meet the people living as refugees whose faces and stories tell of the suffering and loss  brought on from losing loved ones, homes and ways of life. Time after time, as I sat with Syrian refugees in […]

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Hidden Hunger: Nutrient Deficiency

Does this phrase sound familiar? “Eat your peas and carrots!” Chances are that you’ve heard your mother utter this phrase  on a number of occasions throughout your childhood. And as much as you (likely) loathed any food that fell into  the vegetable category, chances are your mom faithfully reminded you of why you needed them […]

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Children Sponsoring Children

Nothing inspires hope like children helping other children. As they reach out to others, you can see children learning about the joy of giving and the difference they can make. Pastor Lloyd Baker of Streams Church in Goodyear, Ariz., is putting into practice an innovative idea to teach U.S. children how to care for children […]

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: The Dream Continues

It was 50 years ago today that Martin Luther King Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., and powerfully described his dream for a more just and equal society. “And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream […]

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Back to School: 5 simple (and fun) ways to teach children about poverty

Crayons, notebooks, backpacks… oh my! The beginning of the school year is always ripe with different emotions. Excitement for the year ahead. Sadness for the end of summer vacation. Anticipation for all that will be learned. Sadness for the end of summer vacation. I guess you can tell what my emotions typically were when starting […]

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Transformation through listening

You walk to your neighbor’s house and ask for a cup of milk to complete your dinner recipe.  Instead of receiving a cold glass of 2 percent, they hand you a gift card to Best Buy and close the door. While the gift card is certainly a nice gesture, it doesn’t help you complete the […]

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Meeting my sponsored child in Guatemala

Today was a special day. When I woke up, I knew I was going to meet our (my wife and I) sponsored child, Denis! Even in that thought, it was about me. I’m going to meet our sponsored child. Once the day started in Seoguis, Guatemala, I began to realize this day was going to […]

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