Articles in Social Issues

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims January 16, 2018, as Religious Freedom Day

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Faith is embedded in the history, spirit, and soul of our Nation.  On Religious Freedom Day, we celebrate the many faiths that make up our country, and we commemorate the 232nd anniversary of the passing of a State law that has shaped and secured our... Read full article

Four Reasons Why We May Not Be Giving

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According to the Barna Research Group, 17 percent of American adults claim to tithe, but only 6 percent actually do. As someone who talks money with people, I can attest that my antidotal evidence through daily conversations have yielded similar rati... Read full article

BOX OF JOY BREAKS ITS RECORD SHIPPING SMILES TO IMPOVERISHED KIDS

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BOCA RATON, Fla. – Oct. 23, 2017 – Picture a child unwrapping her first gift ever: a box of toys, games, stuffed animals--even a note from a new American friend. Multiply that by 60,000, and you’ve got Box of Joy 2017. Now in its fourth year, and cap... Read full article

Changing Lives, One Relationship at a Time

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One thousand children are waiting to be matched with a mentor through Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of South Texas. Some will remain on the list for years. 14-year-old Eric V. Lewis, Jr. was once among that number. Registered at age 5 by his single... Read full article

Grace House Receives $17,000 Gift from Local Organization

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The residents of Grace House, a faith-based transition home for women at risk, were delighted to receive a donation of $17,000 this summer from local funding organization the Sister Project.... Read full article

Believe It Foundation Provides Opportunity for Physical Inclusivity

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Since 2008, the Believe It Foundation has made a way for children with physical limitations to be included in activities alongside their typical peers. Andrew McAllister, a 31-year-old affected by cerebral palsy since his premature... Read full article

Fallen 911 First Responders Memorialized in Anniversary Tower Climb

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September 11, 2001, was a watershed day, one that will not be forgotten by any who witnessed its events. Many brave men and women sacrificed their lives in service to others. To commemorate those who were lost, local first responders will gathered on... Read full article

Relief, Recovery and Restoration from Hurricane Harvey

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“They, too, will ask, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or as a stranger or in need of clothes or sick or in prison and didn’t help you?’ He will answer them, ‘I can guarantee this truth: Whatever you failed to do for one of my brothers o... Read full article

Grace Point Church – A Phoenix Risen from the Ashes

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Father’s Day evening 2016, Grace Point Church, 9650 Huebner Road, caught on fire. A spark from one of the nearly 30-year-old air conditioning units ultimately consumed the worship center, adjoining offices and children’s area and rendered their conte... Read full article

Reagan Football Helps Fight Hunger at Food Bank

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On June 22, more than 100 members of the Reagan Rattlers football team participated in one of their annual summer service projects. After a tough morning workout, varsity players together with members of the junior varsity and freshmen teams gathered... Read full article