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Homeless Woman Died Without Claiming Inheritance

Before her death in January 2020, Cathy Boone had been living on the streets for years, struggling with drug abuse and mental illness. But for her father, ...


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America’s Mothers Are in Crisis: Is Anyone Listening to Them?

A recent New York Times article had the following title: “America’s Mothers Are in Crisis. Is anyone listening to them?” The article ...


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Finding Christ's Love in the Midst of Field Labor

California’s San Joaquin Valley not only boasts 17 billion dollars in annual revenue, it’s also home to over 100,000 laborers. The Harvest, ...


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Teenager Gives Back with Pandemic Snack Packs

Michael Platt, 15, is an entrepreneur that uses his sweet tooth to make a difference. His business, Michael’s Desserts, uses a one-for-one model ...


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Couple Donates Wedding Deposit to Feed the Hungry

When Emily Bugg and Billy Lewis wanted to celebrate their love and share it with others, the COVID-19 pandemic put a damper on their plans. But it couldn’t ...


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Winning the Unfair Canoe Race

Writer Al Hsu tells this story:

I grew up in an affluent community that was something like 94 percent white. During high school, I went to a Christian ...

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It’s Time to Get Rid of The Lottery

Writer Leah Muncy recalls one of her earliest memories is of her mother buying a lottery ticket at the supermarket. “When I was young, my mother ...


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What Fame Cannot Do

Paul Louis Metzger writes:

My greatest living hero is Dr. John M. Perkins, an African American evangelical Christian and civil rights leader nearly beaten ...

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Car Dealership Opens Parking Lot for Homeless Sleeping in Cars

James Charles decided that he wanted to help alleviate the problem of people without homes. Lacking access to any kind of large-scale shelter, Charles ...


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Retiree Has Driven 64,000 Miles Helping Low-Income Students Get to College

It was a few days before Christmas, and Paul Goetchius looked like a dad picking up his daughter from college—greeting the smiling young woman outside ...


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