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Kingdom Economics And Orphans

Kingdom Economics and Orphans

by Mark L. Russell The Apostle Paul said that the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil (1 Timothy 6:10). He’s right. But he also could have added that the lack of money is the root of all kinds of evil.…

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Adoption And Missional Parenting

Adoption and Missional Parenting

By Kimberly Sowell I love good bathtub conversation. My 6-year-old son Jay gazed at me while I scrubbed his little toes and said, “Mommy, I'm glad you adopted me from Guatemala. I don't really like to speak Spanish.” Jay has made several comments like this…

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God And Money

God and Money

By Mark Russell The economy is like your home. If your home collapses, you’ll be injured. If it’s polluted or broken, you’re likely to be harmed. But if your home has a robust foundation and is well built, then you will be protected and secure.…

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Much More Than A Brother

Much More than a Brother

By Dan Darling I’ll never forget the day my parents picked me up early from my kindergarten class at Quentin Road Christian School. Leaving school early was always cool, but this trip had a special meaning. The countdown was over, and the day was finally…

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Just One More Hug

Just One More Hug

By Betty Wiseman We literally had to tear them away from us when it came time to leave. The 125 children at the orphanage held on to the 12 of us for dear life—just one more hug, kiss, high-five while we boarded the bus. Today,…

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April 2011: Orphan Care

April 2011: Orphan Care

This April NewHopeDigital.com’s focus theme is Orphan Care. With more than 140 million orphans in the world, and many more functional orphans (absentee parents), Christians are once again rising to the call of James 1:27, “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father,…

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Do Your Prayers Have Power?

Do Your Prayers Have Power?

By Jennifer Kennedy Dean Do your prayers have power? When you pray, do you consistently see the power of God manifested on the earth? Does your experience in prayer match God's descriptions of prayer’s power given in His Word? “The prayer of a righteous person…

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The Scope Of The Worldwide Orphan Crisis

The Scope of the Worldwide Orphan Crisis

By Tony Merida and Rick Morton How many orphans are currently living on the earth? It seems like a pretty straightforward question, and you may be surprised by the difficulty in answering it. According to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), there are estimated to…

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Why Adoption?

Why Adoption?

By Tony Merida Until perhaps recently, most believers, in my experience, have only considered adoption and orphan care in a couple circumstances. One, they were praying for the Smiths because “they can’t have children and are thinking about adopting.” Or, two, they were taking up…

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My Grandfather Was A Slave

My Grandfather Was a Slave

by Joyce Dinkins Most people are amazed when I tell them my grandfather was a slave. I was discussing my granddad’s generation with a co-worker. “I can’t imagine how slaves, sharecroppers . . . could endure everything that happened to them. How do people in…

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An Ice Cream Afternoon

An afternoon with ice cream is more perfect when spent with a woman whose concern for the plight of women led her to invest in WorldCrafts some years ago. Ann Reese tells the story of women coming from other countries to Birmingham in the 1960s.…

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