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Conquering the Vicious Cycle of Domestic Violence

  Can you imagine the horror of living every day expecting to be choked or beaten by your spouse or parent you have trusted to care for you? Domestic violence is a common problem worldwide, but it is especially prominent in societies with traditional beliefs that devalue women. Since 2000, the International Day for the Elimination of […]

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Six Ways to Share the Spirit of Thanksgiving Year Round

In many families, the practice of giving thanks for the things that make our lives special is one that is delegated to the dinner table at Thanksgiving. While it is a great tradition to go around the table and share the things that make our lives wonderful before we enjoy a turkey dinner, the reality […]

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American Christian or Christian American?

Is there a difference? At first glance, it might seem that there is not or that the distinction is a trivial one. The question needs a second glance. Let me personalize this. I’m a graduate of the US Air Force Academy. My father graduated from West Point, two of my closest first cousins from the […]

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How Does Your Keyhole Garden Grow?

When you think of the word “garden,” what image do you see? Maybe long rows of tall corn, even longer rows of green beans or peas, or maybe vines loaded with tomatoes as far as the eye can see. Perhaps you see a much smaller version of a garden, but one thing is for sure, […]

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Four Ideas for Your Church’s Special Offering

Does your church take a special offering at Thanksgiving or Christmas? Many churches have a time-honored tradition of taking offerings for the needy at this time of year. This year, I’ve also heard from several churches who will be taking such an offering for the first time. When you take an offering for Food for […]

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Making Charitable Giving Go Further

I wouldn’t necessarily say it’s easy for me to give to the poor, but it’s not difficult either. When I see a homeless person, I tend to give money and I often help at events around my hometown community. But what hits me the most is how fleeting my dollars can be. How they may […]

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The Everyday Miracle of Clean Water

In the United States we experience a miracle every time we open a water faucet. We get clean water that is safe to drink. We don’t need to leave our homes to get it. It is treated and delivered directly to us, and it is available on demand. We drink it. We bathe and shower […]

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Typhoon Haiyan: A Year Later

A year after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines with its 195-mile-per-hour winds, progress is being made in helping people to rebuild their lives. Food for the Hungry (FH) immediately responded with life-saving supplies to communities that were completely destroyed. FH also provided child-friendly spaces to provide a safe place for children to learn and play. To […]

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Traveler’s Lament

I’ve recently been traveling overseas. There’s always some business purpose that motivates my travel. I start with enthusiasm. But as aspiration turns into reality, I find trip preparation stressful. First, there’s the planning phase. How many nights will I be gone? “Yikes, Mr. Travel Agent, is that the best we can do? Where’s that layover? […]

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Aiding Antoinette . . . and 500 Others

Umutoniwase Antoinette is 57 years old. She was 37 when tragedy struck on an almost unimaginable scale. Many people recall little about their own lives in 1994, let alone things that happened half the world away in a country whose name is hard to spell. Antoinette remembers. She was there when 800,000 people from the […]

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