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Staff thoughts and life lessons about poverty, injustice, leadership, religion and other social issues in the world today.

This is how to tell if you have a shame and blame organizational culture.

Thoughts by Dave Blundell – 3 minute read

Are you brave enough to ask yourself, and those in the organization, if a shame and blame organizational culture exists?

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The one ability managers and leaders need above all others

Thoughts by Dave Blundell – 3 minute read

Leadership is an art, not a science, and this is one of the reasons I love studying and teaching on it. As I synthesize all of the theories and examine the best way to develop as a leader, there is one skill that rises above the rest as the most valuable.

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This is what I do when I feel like giving up on the world.

Thoughts by Dave Blundell – 3 minute read

We wake up each day with the thought that the world could be different in the next generation, with the thought that the global Church could regain a voice of credibility because of its compassion and generosity.

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Smashing Rocks

Thoughts by Daniel Mack – 4 minute read

We were in a rural part of Pignon, Haiti. The day was almost done and the team was wrapping up. We went there to get stories and the sight I was about to see would say more to me than anything else we had experienced that day. There was a young man sitting in front of me, on a pile of rocks, making gravel. He wasn’t running a big machine and he wasn’t wearing a hard hat. All he had was a hammer and the strength God gave him. I was taken aback.

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What is the one thing more effective than motivation?

Thoughts by Dave Blundell – 3 minute read

What leader, parent, teacher, pastor, employer, or any other position of authority you can think of doesn't want their people to be more motivated to do some things and less motivated to do others? Think about how much of your day is spent trying to motivate people to do something. To buy something. To finish something. To start something.

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What good is short-term missions?

Thoughts by Dave Blundell – 3 minute read

I could go on and on about the increasingly negative messaging surrounding short-term missions. Some of the messaging even has some good thoughts that we should pay attention to. Of course, nobody wants to hurt in the helping, and sometimes we do. However, does this desire to do it well mean we should avoid short-term missions all together?

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2018 Year End Update

Thoughts by Dave Blundell – 12 minute read

Not that long ago, I had an epiphany about something that, well, isn’t actually so profound. I had this idea that after Jesus performed miracles in people’s lives, their lives became perfect. But, think about it: everyone that Jesus healed likely got sick again. Everyone that Jesus fed was hungry a few hours later. Everyone that Jesus raised from the dead definitely died again. So, what was the point of all of those miracles, compassion, and meeting people’s physical needs?

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2018 Mid-year Update

Thoughts by Charlene Stinson – 6 minute read

Hungry For Life is passionate about facilitating changed lives. We want to see the world transformed. And, to see that happen, it will mean lives changed both spiritually and physically all around the globe. We believe these two are connected.

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Who's the standard here?

Thoughts by Dave Blundell – 5 minute read

We live in such a critical age. Why is it so deeply engrained in us to make ourselves the standard by which we evaluate other people? I think the answer to that question lies in our self-centered default. If we are the centre of our lives, we evaluate others by the filter of ourself. The more full of myself I am, the more I become God’s gift to the world that everyone should endeavor to be like. 

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Don't Just Stand There

Thoughts by Daniel Mack – 4 minute read

A few months ago, I wrote a blog called "What Does the Bible Say About Relief & Development?” There I made the claim, “...the Bible is significant and it has a significant amount to say about Relief and Development.” And, I’ll be the first to take the title, “Captain Obvious” on that one. But, looking back now, I feel like I shortchanged part of the conversation. Even though I quoted what probably seemed like half the Bible in that blog, I left out an important element: “Application.”

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