A Lasting Resolution

January 31, 2017

As January comes to a close and New Year festivities fade into 2017 responsibilities, the initial buzz surrounding our New Year’s resolutions may be waning. Resolutions, despite all of the jokes surrounding them, are still made by most people. Many of us resolve to eat better, to exercise more, to read more, or maybe to […]

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4 Things the Bible Says About Orphans

January 29, 2017

God’s heart for the orphan is clearly displayed throughout the Old and New Testaments. Below is a short list of what the Bible says about children living as orphans. What are some other ways God shows his love for these precious children? Leave us a comment and let us know your favorite verse! 1. All Waiting […]

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A Chinese New Year Celebration

January 27, 2017

Chinese New Year, also known as the “Spring Festival,” is a traditional and widely celebrated holiday in China. Streets and shops are adorned with colorful decorations. Firecrackers can be heard all across cities as people gather together for food and festivities. For the children and staff at Maria’s Big House of Hope, it’s a time […]

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Using Social Media For Good

December 5, 2016

We’re a technology obsessed society. Americans spend 4.7 hours a day on their phones, which is one-third of the time we are awake. And, lest we jump to conclusions, this isn’t just a young person problem. The highest average time spent glued to a phone is seen in people ages 25-54. This is an all-of-us […]

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Spotlight Child: Milla

September 16, 2016

In the spring of 2014, a sweet girl named Milla was welcomed to Maria’s Big House of Hope when she was 6 weeks old. Upon her arrival, she was diagnosed with visual impairments. Now 2 years old, Milla is a delightful, cheerful girl. Watching her grow has been an honor and a great joy. Several months […]


Broken and Beautiful

September 7, 2016

We try to avoid sad things. This is a basic fact about people. We spend a lot of time trying to be happy. We try dodge sadness, anxiety, and the tough parts of life. It’s a natural and completely understandable drive. However, it is a tendency we have to fight against, especially when we are […]

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Child Spotlight: Jackson and Hope

August 18, 2016

Jackson and Hope are sweet friends who enjoy spending time with each other at Maria’s Big House of Hope. In addition to staying in the same room, the two also get to go to preschool together every day. They enjoy going to class, and they both love bubbles, balloons, and making music. Craft time is a favorite for them. […]

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July Prayer Focus: Kellan

July 1, 2016

In the summer of 2012, a baby boy named Kellan was welcomed to Maria’s Big House of Hope. Kellan is 4 years old now. He’s such a sweet, caring little boy. He loves to spend time with his friends and make sure they’re feeling okay. If they’re sad, he tries to brighten their day by […]