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Time used to dance slowly for me. I remember my creeping countdown to Christmas break. Spring break. Summer…The beginning of our lives was marked with seasons broken up for us, with rest. Then there was college and marriage and all the responsibility that piles itself high. It feels like a new kind of time that…

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Jan 1 2014

Happy New Year!

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As you reflect back upon the blessings and trials of the past year and pray about what the Lord has in store for you in 2014, we want to thank you so much for your commitment to children in poverty.

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one word became flesh

Prayerfully choosing one word that embodies the promise of the upcoming year is a discipline we’ve shared with you for many years. This practice of asking God for His yearly theme in our lives endows us with strength in the tough times. It renews the spirit and imbues us with purpose.

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word of the year

Receiving a word for the year from the Lord is not a New Year’s resolution. It’s more like a gift from Him.

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Instead of focusing solely on places to send our money, let’s take a look into ways we can give of our time, money, and talents—in every season.

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zoom koom

Zoom Koom is a cool, refreshing drink from Burkina Faso, West Africa. Zoom means flour. Koom means water.

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Jan 7 2010

Take a Stand

I suspect a lot of people are glad this decade is over, and that’s understandable.
The global economy is a wreck. There’s a global food crisis devastating the developing world. Loved ones have died in Iraq and Afghanistan. Jobs have been lost. The implosion of the housing market has left many in dire straits.
But you could…

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Is there ever a wrong time to be generous?
The last two months of the year have traditionally been known as “the season of giving.” Whether it is the good cheer of the holidays or the appeal of potential tax deductions, the year’s end seems to prompt charitable giving . . . This year, I…

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I’m not much into New Year’s resolutions. I find it an odd tradition. If you really want to change your life, why wait until January 1 to start? But perhaps it’s a positive thing if it helps us to truly focus on being better human beings — even if our New Year’s resolutions only…

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Jan 3 2009

I Resolve

On behalf of my sponsored child, I resolve . . .

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Jan 2 2009

Best Post of 2008

Do you have one? A favorite? A blog post that meant something special to you?
We’re interested to know if what we like is even remotely similar to what you like.
And if you’re not much into leaving comments on blog posts, this is a great opportunity to work on that New Year’s Resolution we know…

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Happy New Year! We hope as you celebrate the beginning of 2009 you take time to reflect on the grand blessings and immense grace of the Lord . . . and prayerfully consider what the year ahead may have in store.
Here are a few of our highlights from 2008. In fact, they might be…

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