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BIG Things Should Get Us Excited

We are fascinated by the immense. We are awestruck by the improbable. We are mesmerized by the BIG things in life. Aren’t we? Think about a few things that are HUGE… The Grand Canyon. New York City. The ocean. Sequoia Trees. The Rocky Mountains. We’re also enamored by events of large gatherings, right? The Olympics […]

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Easter: Running towards the Roar

During the Easter season, I have found myself thinking about the pain and suffering of Jesus Christ in light of the resurrection. The cross and the empty tomb go together. As the writer of Hebrews declared, “for the joy set before Jesus, he endured the cross, scorning its shame.” Simply put, there are days of […]

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“One At A Time” — Is It Worth It?

And he could do no mighty work there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and healed them. –Mark 6:5 When Dr. Larry Ward began Food for the Hungry (FH), he was compelled by the call to help all who were hungry in the poorest places around the globe. In the early […]

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What Is “Success” In the Fight To End Poverty?

One month into a new year! How are you doing on your resolutions? Making progress towards your goals? To me the first month of the year is always full of adrenaline. Boldly making changes or commitments to ensure we meet our new goals. Doing our best to arrange our lives to set ourselves up for […]

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It is Better to Have Had a Roof and Sprung a Leak Than to Never Have Had a Roof At All

Obvious? Yes. Melodramatic? Maybe. True? Absolutely. How often do you give thanks for the roof above your head? Do you take for granted that it won’t leak when it rains? Living in Phoenix, Arizona, one might think that rain damage is one of the last things a homeowner needs to worry about. However, my experience […]

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Don’t Ignore the Sadness, Blessed are the Peacemakers

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” – Edmund Burke Let’s be honest, it has been a rough summer with lots of sadness. The airwaves, newspapers and social media feeds have been filled with tragic and depressing stories. So much so that it seems easiest to […]

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Bridges to Understanding

I hurt my foot the other day. It wasn’t serious, but it caused me to limp. I didn’t want to limp. I didn’t want the attention or the inevitable questions. After a while, I mostly forgot about the limp, unless someone noticed and asked. Even when I was walking as “normally” as I could, my […]

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The World Cup Effect: Hope Through a Level Playing Field

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup. There is nothing like it in the world of sports. Thirty-two countries. Six continents. One sport. When it comes to global popularity, not even the Olympics match the fervor and fame of the World Cup. It is truly global in representation, viewership and scale. Every four years […]

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FH Draft Picks: Top 5 for Fighting Poverty

I am admittedly a huge fan of the National Football League (NFL). The New England Patriots are like family members to me. But strangely enough, the most exciting time of year for me as a football fan is not during the season … it’s now! On May 8, the NFL draft will captivate the imaginations […]

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Leadership of Global Countenance

In Kenya, the dust from our Land Rovers had just settled when a group of nomadic pastoralists approached us. I was with some of Food for the Hungry’s (FH) board members to see FH’s work in the field. Ken Wathome, FH board member,  asked the group about their life. He thanked them for their dedication […]

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