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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Three other R’s

History | Scottish evangelicals of the 19th century can teach us about revival, reformation, and reunion
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 7/04/19, 11:29 am

In 2012 Manhattan could boast of 31 developments in which a 2,300-square-foot condo would sell for at least $5 million. Seven fat years later, that number has more than tripled. Some are in parts of the city where neighbors a block away are at least relatively poor, so development owners are creating ways for residents not to have to leave their buildings.

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