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5-year-old pays student lunch debts

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 12/18/19, 12:11 pm

Katelynn Hardee, 5, warmed bellies and hearts by selling hot cocoa and cookies to help her friends at school. After baking for hours, she raised $80 that went toward paying off the lunch debts of 123 classmates in Vista, Calif.

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Trauma in the system

Effective Compassion | Judge fines the state of Texas for not improving its foster care program
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 11/13/19, 05:45 pm

A federal judge in Texas slapped a $50,000-a-day fine on the state for failing to protect children in foster care. A lawsuit claims the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) suffers from overburdened caseworkers and lack of oversight, resulting in children who leave the system and go into homelessness, poverty, and worse.

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Telling the works

Family | One woman’s weekly letters to her family testify to God’s work in matters great and small
by Kathyrn Lewis
Posted 8/01/19, 08:53 pm

Many older Christians wonder how to communicate their beliefs about God to children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Charlotte resident Ernesta Wood, 88, has found a way.

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