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Blessed Are the Peacemakers: 4 Steps to Developing Dynamic Leaders

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God.” – Matthew 5:9 The world is in need of peacemakers today. In our churches and courtrooms, in our neighborhoods and our social media feeds, divisiveness seems to rule the day. It is undeniable that there… Read More

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With Liberty and Justice for All: 3 Patriotic Slogans For a World in Need

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Hot dogs, parades, fireworks. Joining with friends and family to play games, feast and celebrate our country’s birthday. Maybe more so than any other day of the year, Independence Day is a patriotic holiday that facilitates community and celebrates the fundamental ideals upon which the United States of America was founded. As… Read More

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Turning Ashes into Beauty Under the Mango Trees

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Nicaragua is a stunningly beautiful country. Lush jungles, exotic flowers, and breath-taking smiles. It is truly a country where the beauty of God’s creation is on full display! The environment at it’s best! Last month I had the opportunity to visit the country and witness stories of unbelievable physical and… Read More

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A Reflection on the World Humanitarian Summit

“Life has meaning to the extent that it becomes a free gift for others…[1]” was the challenge put before senior global leaders from around the world at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul this week by Allen Ottaro, a young Kenyan youth leader who was directly… Read More

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Five Years of War in Syria: The Global Impact

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Five years of fear. Five years of pain. Syria. In March, the world watched the war in Syria drag past the five-year mark. It’s become a constant hum of despair in our social feeds. A regular report in our nightly news. Yet little seems to change. In many ways, it… Read More

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Confessions of a Child Sponsorship Skeptic

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My name is Ryan and I am a recovering child sponsorship skeptic. When I came to Food for the Hungry just over 10 years ago, it wasn’t that I doubted that good work was being done through child sponsorship. I would never have come to work Food for the Hungry… Read More

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5 Reasons Why Leaders Matter

There is a lot of conversation lately about what are admirable qualities of a leader. In Christian circles, the conversations are even more intense when we add in the question of what a leader should and shouldn’t be if they are a follower of Jesus. I am not going to… Read More

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Kingdom of God and Work Life

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I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again. — John 3:3 For the last 30 years, I have made it a discipline to read through the entire Bible over the course of the calendar year. Read More

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13 Million Changed Lives in 2015

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It is hard to find a happy headline these days, isn’t it? Some bit of good news that supersedes all the sad stories. In 2015, compassionate people like yourself helped serve more than 13 million of the world’s most vulnerable people through support of Food for the Hungry (FH). Read More

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A Vulnerable Christmas

Christmas is a beautiful time of year. We clear our schedules and seek out the love of family and friends in warm, time-honored traditions that help us feel like there is a consistency to our lives year after year. In part, we seek joy and peace when we celebrate Christmas. Maybe… Read More

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Giving with Wider Hearts

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What’s the difference between an investor and a donor? Wide hearts. I think that understanding the difference will determine if we are able to meaningfully meet the needs of the most vulnerable in a way that is pleasing to God. We are blessed at Food for the Hungry… Read More

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Ending Poverty in Our Lifetime

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It’s not okay… when 12 year old girls are married because their families can no longer care for them. that every year six million children die from malnutrition before their fifth birthday. that more than 2.6 billion people—over 40 percent of the world’s population—do not have basic sanitation, and… Read More

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Who Run the World? Girls!

I’ve heard it proclaimed by a modern day influencer of culture, “Who run the world? GIRLS!” No, I do not claim to know the rest of Beyonce’s ballad. But I can say that on a recent trip to Guatemala, this was the most piercing truth that we experienced. Read More

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Thoughts About Jihad, Christian Beheadings and Radicalization

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If you pay attention to news reports, you could easily reach the conclusion that a spiritual plague of biblical proportions has descended on the world – youth being radicalized in ways that confound their parents, images of Christian beheadings, lone wolf American jihadists creating bombs from kitchen tools. You might… Read More

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The Key to Sustainability

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In over thirty years of traveling around the world and learning about solutions to end poverty, the question that seems to be the most important one to ask is this: Are these solutions sustainable? Of course I care about other aspects of how poverty… Read More

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