What Distracts Your Place at the Table?

Nate and his family are just over halfway through a 40-day “A Place at the Table” journey of eating what their sponsored child in Haiti eats. They’ve been eating rice, beans, chicken, avocados, bananas and oranges.

Continue Reading ›

Could You Eat Like Your Sponsored Child for a Week?

The Hopkins family decided to plan a monthly sacrifice challenge throughout 2012. For the month of January they sacrificed in the area of food.

Continue Reading ›

The Thing About Tummy Rubs

Today is World Food Day. A day to realize how blessed we are just for having a chance to eat a meal and get a full tummy.

Continue Reading ›

Fast Living: How the Church Will End Extreme Poverty

Fasting isn’t an instrument to get God to hear our prayers or to help us master a primordial impulse or to accomplish anything. It’s something you do when circumstances are bad enough that you don’t want to eat and it would seem wrong to do so.

Continue Reading ›

Sponsorship Means Fewer Grande, Three-pump, No Water Chai Tea Lattes

Three great tragedies – death, separation, poverty – all in one week. I was down for the count, lost and overwhelmed. The world was too filled with grief, and my contribution wasn’t going to make a dent in it.

Continue Reading ›

You Give Them Something to Eat

It seems we, as humans, are always passing the buck, or bucking the responsibility. Jesus replied, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.” “We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish,” they […]

Continue Reading ›

Listen

I like to listen. My wife will tell you I’m not very good at it. But I really do like to listen to the way people say things … and the meaning behind certain words or phrases. I recently tried an experiment. I paid close attention to some […]

Continue Reading ›