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The Secret of Backyard Gardens

What’s the secret of successful backyard gardens? It’s all about the gardeners.  A gardener who is committed to working the land with wisdom and understands the growing process can nurture plants to grow. With patience and care, the garden will produce nutritious foods every year. Gardens fit well into this year’s United Nations’ theme for […]

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An old-fashioned clock

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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5 disturbing barriers that keep kids out of school

  It’s back-to-school season in the United States. My kids are starting school next week, but my Facebook friends and the newspaper ads are a clear reminder that most of the nation is already back to school! Going back to school sometimes makes me wonder how this season feels for families around the world in […]

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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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Kenifer hard at work in class

Where the education system stops…we start

This year, we will send our kids to school expecting them to learn. If they struggle or fall behind in class, we expect them to ask for help. We also expect our children’s teachers to notice their difficulties and assist them. Sometimes a student just needs a little extra support. Thankfully, most U.S. schools offer […]

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Dieuseul Petit shows one of his chili peppers

Pick a pepper…and send all your children to school

A struggling Haitian farmer looks out over his field, withered by yet another year of drought. There will just barely be enough beans for the family to eat – and nothing left to sell. The father sighs, his heart heavy, because of the decision he has to make:  He can’t send all of his children […]

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Food for the Hungry Child Sponosrship made Nasrin's dreams come true.

Five ways education fights poverty

My son is beyond school age now, but I still have a foolproof way of keeping up with the school calendar. When school is in session, a flashing light in front of the school near my house reminds me to slow down to 15 miles an hour. During vacations and holidays, I’m free to drive […]

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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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Eternal relief work

The United States went on full security alert this week, shutting down embassies around the world this past Sunday. Intercepted communications from terrorists indicated planned attacks on United States and other country targets. Some work furloughs will be extended even further, depending on the threat. It’s prudent, of course, to limit the damage to people […]

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