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Giving Tuesday: God loves a cheerful giver

2 Corinthians 9:6-8 6 But remember this—if you give little, you will get little. A farmer who plants just a few seeds will get only a small crop, but if he plants much, he will reap much. 7 Everyone must make up his own mind as to how much he should give. Don’t force anyone to give more… Continue reading Giving Tuesday: God loves a cheerful giver

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Help us help others!

Our organization wants to help as many people as we can, but we need your help! You can make a difference to an organization, a single mom or a person who has a dream that seems so far out of reach! You can be a difference-maker! You can be a changemaker! Simply support our mission:… Continue reading Help us help others!

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World Kindness Day: “Be the light you wish to see in the world”

When I wondered what to write about for World Kindness Day, an annual celebration of kindness held every November 13th, something came to mind which I bore witness to, years ago on the streets of downtown Toronto. I was standing outside a fast food restaurant, waiting for a friend to come out and witnessed something… Continue reading World Kindness Day: “Be the light you wish to see in the world”

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Single Women of the Bible: Mary Magdalene

Continuing our look at the single ladies in the bible! Many women in the bible remain unnamed, but not Mary Magdalene. She's brought onto the scene of God's story in a dramatic manner. When we think of Mary Magdalene we may have preconceived ideas about her. Perhaps it's the stories we have heard from the… Continue reading Single Women of the Bible: Mary Magdalene

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Remember Them

The poppy. Every time you see that splash of brilliant red on someone’s lapel in November, you know what it means and why it’s there. Most of us will have read John McCrae’s poem, the reason that poppies are now symbolic of the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice. Why Do We Celebrate?… Continue reading Remember Them


Let This Be the Year

Until last month, I had no idea what Giving Tuesday was. When I joined Planet Hope, Giving Tuesday kept coming up in our conversations. I read about it online, and then I began to mention it to others around me, wondering if I was the only one out of the loop. No one else knew… Continue reading Let This Be the Year

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Help support us!

Planet Hope. Our name reflects what we’re all about. We strive to do as much good and spread as much hope as we can across the globe. That’s why we’re here to offer affordable services that would otherwise be out of reach for some individuals and organizations. We’re a small but mighty team standing by… Continue reading Help support us!

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Single Women of the Bible: Naomi

Last week in this series, we met Ruth, the Moabite woman who found her happy ending with Boaz. Because she plays the starring role, we get her story in detail and sometimes overlook the supporting character, Naomi. She is Ruth’s mother-in-law, and without her I’m not sure how Ruth and Boaz’s story would have played… Continue reading Single Women of the Bible: Naomi


“Reach out and touch someone”

Some of you may remember this infamous slogan that came out in the 70s.  AT&T really had their finger on the pulse of what keeps humans ticking...human connection.  It's been important since the beginning of time, back in the 70s and still is today. However, no one could predict just how important this sentiment would… Continue reading “Reach out and touch someone”

Everyday Christian, Passport, The Ambassador, Unwritten Hope


The Republic of China today consists of the island of Taiwan, an island 100 mi (161 km) off the Asian mainland in the Pacific; two off-shore islands, Kinmen (Quemoy) and Matsu; and the nearby islets of the Pescadores chain. It is slightly larger than the combined areas of Massachusetts and Connecticut. Taiwan was inhabited by… Continue reading Taiwan