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For the Single Mom Who Feels Invisible

We see you, and we want to help.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.'
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.
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.


Masterful, compelling, confessional, necessary viewing.
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.
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.
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
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.
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?
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

Seeing in the Dark, Part 1

An interview with Michelle Tessendorf, Executive Director of Orchard: Africa
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.

My Calling as a Female Breadwinner

Sometimes Christian women can’t help breaking traditional gender roles.
For single women—not to mention widows, infertile women, and middle-aged women whose children are And it would be a lavish waste of time, resources, and gifting to forsake it in

Family Christian Stores Buys Itself, Pledges to Give 100% of Profits to Widows and Orphans

America's largest chain of Christian stores buys itself from private equity owners.
We intend to continue to uphold the high level of retail excellence, while applying the full operational and financial resources of the Company for the benefit of widows, orphans and

Embracing Adoption's Realities

Thinking about adoption? Be sure to consider these factors.
"God tells us in Scripture that as Christians, we're to take care of orphans and widows," she says (see We're not alone and we're not without resources to tackle some of the tough issues.

Your Life Force

Becoming Christ-like servants gives our lives significance and force.
Why is it that we will do anything but give of our resources and our time, anything but selflessly The widows, mothers, father, and loved ones of these soldiers all gave the same response

The Health Care Ruling and the God of Salvation

How yesterday's ruling affects—and shouldn't affect—those who follow the crucified Christ.
and death or an exemption from our obligation to care for widows and orphans those with dramatically different ideas about how to responsibly steward our nation's resources and care