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Written by Wendy McMahan
God's Story: History is About Reconciliation

This post is the fifth in a series on God’s Story, the Foundation for FH’s Work in Relief and Development. Follow the series, starting with the first post.  If you met Ayesha in her community on the Ganges delta of Bangladesh, she would invite… Read More

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How Nehemiah Shows Us That Joy Strengthens Listening

Written by Jeremy Reis

If I told you that joy of the Lord directly strengthened our ability to listen to Him, what would you say? Think about the man named Nehemiah for a second. He was the man who led the people of Israel to rebuild the wall surrounding Jerusalem and provide hope, direction,… Read More

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What Does It Mean to Practice Resurrection?

Written by Carrie Woodward

A Call to the Good Life I’m a 20-something young woman living in an urban center, so you might be surprised to hear that my spiritual role model is an 84-year-old farmer from Kentucky. For the last several decades, the poet/farmer/philosopher has been a prophetic… Read More

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Written by Jeremy Reis
Reflecting on the Gift of God's Word

The recent distribution of Bibles in a small community in Kenya provided the joyful insight to what it means to a child to receive their very own Bible. Lkisomai, a 12-year-old boy, received God’s Word in his own hands, and stated with delight, “My favorite verse is John 3:16. Read More

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God's Story: "How" Is More Important Than "What"

Written by Wendy McMahan

This post is the fourth in a series on God’s Story, the Foundation for FH’s Work in Relief and Development. Follow the series, starting with the first post.  Eleuterio and Maria were some of the first people in their Bolivian community to sign up to help with… Read More

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The Truth About How You Can Be A Proverbs 31 Woman

Written by Carrie Woodward

Where generations before used cookbooks or recipe cards, I find all of my recipes — from one-pot pasta with creamy tomato sauce to chewy brown sugar chocolate chip cookies — via my Pinterest app. Read More

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Written by Sarah Rutledge
Entering Lent with the Right Heart, and Why It Matters

Tomorrow, many churches will observe Ash Wednesday and begin the season of Lent. Lent is considered one of the most important seasons on the liturgical calendar, spanning from Wednesday, March 6 to April 21 this year. It’s a holy season of 40 days marked by repentance, fasting and prayer, causing us to reflect on Christ’s great… Read More

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God's Story: Transformation Is Better Than Development

Written by Wendy McMahan

Many people look at the changes in a community and invoke the word “development.” They’re right; development has certainly occurred. However, we recognize that something more powerful than development has occurred. We use the word “transformation.” More than just a buzzword, transformation is at the heart of everything we do. Read More

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God's Story: How Clean Water Reveals the Kingdom of God

Written by Wendy McMahan

This post is the second in a series on God’s Story, the Foundation for FH’s Work in Relief and Development. You’re invited to follow the series, starting with the first post.   For as long as Maria could remember, her community… Read More

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Written by Carrie Woodward
Why Martin Luther King Jr.'s Life Calls for Disciplined Action in 2019

Celebrating Martin Luther King in 2019 Today is the annual day dedicated to remembering and celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK), an icon and emblem of the Civil Rights Movement. The national holiday often focuses on Dr. King’s life and impact on history. While of great… Read More

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Giving Rhythms and the Spirit of Generosity

Written by Carrie Woodward

My Lemonade Stand Story When I was around eight years old, my best friend and I set up a lemonade stand on the end of her street. We spent the bulk of the day standing in the grass on the side of the road. We smiled, waved our… Read More

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How to Build a Culture of Peace

Written by Megan Roberts

When I was younger, I thought the best way to live peacefully was to never disagree with anyone. Disagreement could lead to conflict and conflict could be uncomfortable and messy. As I grew older, I realized that never disagreeing wasn’t the best path. Voicing my concern (for myself or others) was sometimes the only path that led to… Read More

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Written by Carrie Woodward
How Your Giving Can Affirm Worth Instead Of Inspiring Shame

A Story from My Childhood There are a few stories from my childhood that often get retold around the dinner table when I go home for holidays. Most are pretty innocent and only mildly embarrassing. Then there’s the time my mom filled a glass vase with fresh flowers… Read More

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How Do You Count People In Poverty?

Written by Carrie Woodward

How Do You Count People In Poverty? The Economist commented in October 2015, “The number of poor people is declining, but the data are fuzzy.” Finally, The Economist concludes, “Counting the poor, it seems, is almost… Read More

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Add Your Prayers to the Praises of Children Around the World

Written by Carrie Woodward

Have You Prayed for the Vulnerable Today? Ephesians 6 encourages Christians, “Put on the whole armor of God” (Ephesians 6:11 ESV). His truth, His peace, the gift of faith, the power of the Holy Spirit, and the Word of the Lord, empowers Christians to face all the brokenness… Read More

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