Now Jesus summoned His disciples and said, “I have compassion on the crowd, because they’ve already stayed with Me three days and have nothing to eat. I don’t want to send them away hungry; otherwise they might collapse on the way.” – Matthew 15:32 Jesus had compassion.  He loved being with people.  He encouraged them.  He fed them.  The miraculous feeding of thousands of people is the only miracle recorded in all four gospels, except for the Resurrection.  It wasn’t the raising of the dead or healing the blind that captured the attention of so many people.  It was feeding them. This event would be equivalent today of filling an entire stadium with people, who have come to hear […]
The question comes up every year this time – should Christians celebrate Halloween? Clearly, a person’s salvation is not determined by this holiday, so it then becomes a secondary matter for Christians.  It is more a matter of impact and image. I am not talking about the American tradition of handing out candy to cute little neighborhood kids.  This is part of what makes America unique and great – the fact that we can still have our neighbor’s kids come by our house with anticipation that we will greet them with candy and smiles. But what about the rest?  What about the decorating of ghosts and witches and tombstones in our yards?  Or the barrage of horror and evil associated with the holiday?  My co-worker […]
There are 7 billion people in the world.  350 million live in the United States of America. America has 5% of the world’s population, yet consumes 40% of the world’s resources. One billion people in the world do not have access to clean water. The average American uses 400-600 liters of water every day. 800 million people will not eat today.  Every 7 seconds a child dies from hunger. The average American family throws away between 15-40% of the food they purchase. 92% of the world’s population does not own a car.  One-third of American families own at least three cars. Research suggests the cost of providing basic human needs (water, food, basic health care) for everyone in the world to be […]

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Sue McCusker is a writer, Bible teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life and hope she sees around her every day. She has written for Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines, and teaches the story of God in women's Bible study. Her stories of life, hope, and everyday faith show how we can experience real faith in our daily lives.