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 […]
A wealthy Christian man who lost everything in a financial downturn was asked if he ever regretted all he had given to the Lord’s work. He replied, “What I gave, I still have. What I kept, I lost.” As an American, we like to have our opinions. We have opinions on everything from how to handle Ebola and gun violence, to how we should be spending our taxes and whether or not our favorite sports team played well. We love our free speech and our beliefs. Most of America was formed out of the quest for these two freedoms. We cannot lose them, for there is no where else to go on earth to find the same. Though we are sometimes divided as a nation on where we stand with our […]
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Sue McCusker is a writer, Bible teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life, hope, and faith 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.