Monthly Archives: August 2009

Compassion in Burkina Faso

I was in the west African nation of Burkina Faso last week as a guest of Compassion International. Compassion arranges for the sponsorship of children in third world countries. These efforts are striving to lift these children out of poverty. … Continue reading

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Diet and Cancer

There is another email hoax going around. What else is new? This one is potentially dangerous. It claims to be from Johns Hopkins and contends that diet and other methods are more effective in treating cancer than surgery, chemotherapy, and … Continue reading

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You Were Hiking Where?

We now know the names of three American hikers who wandered from the Kurdish area of Iraq into Iran and were captured by Iranian forces. They have not been heard from since. Iran has charged them with illegal entry into … Continue reading

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