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Internationals Flock to America: Who Is in Your Backyard?

international group of happy, smiling men and women over American flag background

A large oak tree in my backyard serves as the host tree for an entire “nation” of birds. They come in pairs; they come alone. They come seasonally; they remain for months. They are large and small, beautiful and simple. Their colors are brilliant: red, blue, brown, black, orange, and yellow. They come and they go. Their attraction undoubtedly is the bird feeder my husband faithfully fills. Some eat directly from it; others feed on the seed scattered from the populated feeder.

Watching this convention of birds from my back porch, I thought of the visits, short and long, of internationals in America. Obviously, all analogies fall short at some point, yet I could not help but recognize similarities.

Serving Christ in Personal Suffering

woman comforting a friend who is suffering

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about half of all adults struggle with at least one chronic health condition. Most who battle an ongoing health problem find it hard to keep up with everyday tasks.

Minister as a Family to the Homeless

family hosting yard sale

A couple of years ago, our family moved to a new city. We noticed something about our city right away. We noticed the woman with the sign at the stoplight by the grocery store. There was the man we passed on the way to piano lessons.

Your Story: Sharing Your Testimony

young woman with Bible and backpack

I grew up with Christian parents. My mom and dad had joy and peace others didn’t seem to possess.

12 Options to Serve the Poor and Vulnerable in the New Year

girl holding wire fence

In his book Generous Justice: How God’s Grace Makes Us Just, Timothy Keller encourages Christians to combine evangelism with life-changing advocacy, seeking faith-centered solutions for those God specifically commands believers to serve—the orphan, the widow, the poor, and the alien.

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