To hope means to wait for something that has not yet happened. Waiting can be excruciating, especially if you are waiting for help, for relief, for a cure, for a safe home, for resources to live, and for physical, emotional, or spiritual healing.

How you prepare for disaster can affect your peace of mind and productivity during times of peace. Learn how our Crisis Response Managers provide training and resources for the IDEAS community!

Recently, during a meeting with the staff of a local organization we work with here in Lebanon, we were reminded that sometimes miracles take time.

Often we do not realize that much of our identity is based on our cultural foundation. Most of us are confident that we know how to operate in our daily lives—in familiar settings. We know our professional culture: how to complete our daily work, how relationships ought to be carried out, how to make small talk around the “water cooler.” We are familiar with ...

When my daughter lived in Hawaii, she worked with a non-profit that had a friendship and feeding ministry with homeless and low-income people.  Their ministry included interacting with the people they served, which was described as talk story.

We first arrived in Morocco with two little boys, ages three and five, in tow. Imagine the scene — piles of suitcases, hungry children, sleep-deprived parents.

Greetings from the beautiful farmland of North Africa!

Did you know that thinking like a librarian has the power to transform lives?

Typhoons, earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, contagious disease outbreak, military conflict, and riots.  No matter where you live, preparation is important to survive natural and human-caused disasters. Are you ready?

 I recently asked a few of our new IDEAS Associates and volunteers what they would tell someone wanting to work overseas. Perhaps their answers will help you take that next, brave step!