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Which culture is less developed?

June 2016
By: Noelle-Ashley De Nooy
People call it a Third World country: Guatemala, sandwiched between Mexico and Honduras. A country that has extensive slums, barely a 70% literacy rate, and roads roamed by feral dogs and scrawny chickens. Quite different from America’s high standard of living with comfortable homes,...
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More Than Food Stamps

July 2012
By: Emily Chase
The girl sat across the table from me in my office. Tears rolled down her face. "Amber" had been laid off from her job. Her father had hurt her and manipulated her before abandoning the family altogether. Her boyfriends had sexually abused her and then gone AWOL when she became pregnant. Now her mot...
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Walking by Faith Toward Adoption

October 2011
By: Mark Hiehle
Walking by faith is filled with both excitement and surprise. You trust that the Lord will provide, but you never know exactly how or when. Walking by faith is a journey into the unknown, trusting that the Lord directs your steps. As we stepped out in faith to adopt our second child from China, we b...
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Which Mother Will You Be?

July 2011
By: Kim LeBlanc
The privilege I have to talk with women who are facing an unplanned pregnancy is rewarding, frustrating, and challenging. Women in that position often feel like they don't have a choice and just want the situation to go away!  My job as a peer counselor is to show them they do have choice...
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Hearing God Speak

October 2010
By: Mark Hiehle
My daughter and I enjoy putting puzzles together. We started out with 24 piece puzzles and then moved to 36 pieces. At four years old, she became so comfortable with her puzzles that she knew where every piece belonged. If I tried to help, she would say, "No, I can do it." We then got her a 100-piec...
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