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No One Dreams of Being a Single Mom

Let’s love rather than label.
https://www.todayschristianwoman.com/articles/2016/february-3/no-one-dreams-of-being-single-parent.html
Single mothers are mentioned in the Bible, many of them widows. available to single parents who, like Hagar, have been cast out by others and have exhausted their resources.

Serving Your City Starts Before Tragedy Strikes

How to mobilize your small groups to impact your city
https://www.smallgroups.com/articles/2016/serving-your-city-starts-before-tragedy-strikes.html
that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their Check out these 5 resources you can use with your group to make a local and global

Refugees on the Roma Road

In Europe, Christian ‘gypsies’ best understand those fleeing Syria and Iraq.
https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2016/january-february/refugees-on-roma-road-syria-iraq-balkans.html
“They told me something was stirring in their hearts, and that the Lord takes care of them as widows,” he said. “But they themselves do not have basic financial resources.

House Churches in Our Neighborhoods

The house church movement is alive and well—even here in North America.
https://www.smallgroups.com/articles/2015/house-churches-in-our-neighborhoods.html
Financial resources are normally used to support itinerant workers, missions, or meeting the practical needs of members, such as the poor, widows, and orphans.

For the Single Mom Who Feels Invisible

We see you, and we want to help.
https://www.christianitytoday.com/women/2015/august/for-single-mom-who-feels-invisible.html
Author and founder of The Life of a Single Mom, Jennifer Maggio, offers resources for both spoke up for the people around him—including the fatherless, the orphans, and the widows.

Bankruptcy Court Rejects 'Flawed' Sale of Family Christian Stores

Updated: Retail chain wants creditors to decide its fate
https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2015/june/bankruptcy-court-rejects-sale-family-christian-stores-fcs.html
firm—a partnership between Gordon Brothers Retail Partners and Hilco Merchant Resources (GBH)—"alleges and in 2013 promised to donate all profits to serving widows and orphans

The Ones Who Are Left

A personal account of what happens when death takes away a loved one and of what resources are available to the Christian for dealing with the emptiness.
https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/1976/february-27/ones-who-are-left.html
The Ones Who Are Left. A personal account of what happens when death takes away a loved one and of what resources are available to the Christian for dealing with the emptiness.

Family Christian Stores Lives On, For Now

Court approval needed for sale to Family Christian subsidiary.
https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2015/may/family-christian-stores-lives-on-for-now-bankruptcy.html
Hilco Merchant Resources, LLC and Gordon Brothers Retail Partners, LLC won the back-up bid equity owners, and in 2013 promised to donate all profits to serving widows and orphans

Loving Up Close

Living out the gospel by bringing—and keeping—families together
https://www.todayschristianwoman.com/articles/2015/may/loving-up-close.html
While Bethany can provide counseling, resources, training, and support, we need your help—because It's true that we demonstrate Christ's love by caring for widows and orphans in

What Was the New Testament Church Like?

Acts 2 house churches have a lot to teach today's small groups.
https://www.smallgroups.com/articles/2015/what-was-new-testament-church-like.html
Young widows and the poor looked to the house churches as a means of support. We need to take advantage of the resources in the larger body such as preaching, equipping, and

America's Largest Christian Bookstore Chain Files for Bankruptcy

CEO: 'We have carefully and prayerfully considered every option.'
https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2015/february/family-christian-stores-files-bankruptcy-chapter-11-fcs.html
For comparison, LifeWay Christian Resources has 185 FCS bought itself back from private equity owners in 2012 and pledged to donate 100 percent of its profits to widows and orphans

6 Steps for Becoming Champions for the Helpless

Defend the rights of those with the greatest needs in your community.
https://www.churchlawandtax.com/blog/2014/december/6-steps-for-becoming-champions-for-helpless.html
For widows, do an internet search on financial exploitation and elder abuse. You may be shocked to learn the depth of need in America, and the lack of resources. 5.Pray.

Selma

Masterful, compelling, confessional, necessary viewing.
https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2014/december-web-only/selma.html
networks, resources—and spending it on behalf of the powerless. (There's a reason that God continually orders his people in both the Old and New Testament to care for widows,

Choosing Justice

Start where you are and use what you have to make a difference.
https://www.todayschristianwoman.com/articles/2014/december-week-1/choosing-justice.html
the oppressed, defend the cause of orphans, and fight for the rights of widows” (Isaiah 1 There are also encouraging Bible study groups and resources online that often look deeply into

Don't Be Afraid to Ask

Sometimes, women need to set aside false selflessness.
https://www.christianitytoday.com/women/2014/february/dont-be-afraid-to-ask.html
We want to direct resources where they're needed most. Occasionally, we send up a flare and call those resources in for ourselves. Consider two widows Jesus describes in Luke.

Lessons after 26 Years of Planting Seeds

A veteran preacher reflects on the simple work of ministry
https://www.preachingtoday.com/sermons/sermons/2014/january/lessons-after-26-years-of-planting-seeds.html
The margins are people who are poor, un-strategic, unimpressive, orphans and widows, disabled, mentally I was offered money and a lot of resources to plant New Life in Manhattan

Escape from Oblivion

A 16th-century life.
https://www.booksandculture.com/articles/2013/novdec/escape-from-oblivion.html
Hermann married twice, both times to older widows of means, with whom he had no children. felt both compelled and authorized to rely on his own intellect and resources to interpret his

Exploring Adoption

Are evangelicals doing more harm than good?
https://www.booksandculture.com/articles/2013/sepoct/exploring-adoption.html
like Russell Moore, Dan Cruver, Tony Merida, and Bishop WC Martin, drawing on the deep resources of the to care for "the least of these" and "to look after orphans and widows in their

The Divine Dare

By giving generously you'll make sure that money is a tool for God and not a drug for yourself.
https://www.preachingtoday.com/sermons/sermons/2013/august/divine-dare.html
three years so that, "The foreigners (or immigrants), the fatherless, and the widows who live by tithing, Israelites gave somewhere between 20 and 23 percent of their resources to God.

Seeing in the Dark, Part 1

An interview with Michelle Tessendorf, Executive Director of Orchard: Africa
https://www.christianitytoday.com/women-leaders/2013/july/seeing-in-dark-part-1.html
We believe that the church community wants us to care for widows and orphans, and so it is the And so we will go wherever God leads us and wherever we have resources to respond.
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