Awareness pushes us to take action and connect with the vulnerable in practical ways. Knowing how hunger and poverty affect families in East Africa inspires us to alter our day-to-day lives on their behalf. It’s one thing to be aware...

A winter storm brought an unexpected gift to our family in January: twenty-four hours of simplicity. Sheets of snow and freezing rain slowed our hectic lives to a lull. With calendars cleared, our pajama-clad family sat idly around the breakfast...