Let’s just say this off the top: I have seven wonderful grandchildren because of a horrible decision made by this man. Michael Knybel chose to get behind the wheel and drive drunk, and then a very bad thing happened. Drunk driving accidents are not accidents. They are, instead, a series of bad decisions that can be the …
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The National Association of Evangelicals calls for a scriptural approach to refugees
But, as said Leftover, who shared this link in the first place, no one seems to be listening. You can read more here. As says Leith Anderson, NAE president: Of course we want to keep terrorists out of our country, but let’s not punish the victims of ISIS for the sins of ISIS. We are horrified …
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Christians act like Christians, and neighbors get mad.
So a North Carolina church has been housing the homeless, and the neighbors aren’t happy — though the church has been performing this act of grace for a year and a half. You can learn more here. Or, if you fancy original sources, you can go here. And thanks, Cynical, for the link. And yes, neighbors …
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For some families, the housing crisis isn’t over
Far from it, according to this Governing article (and thanks, Kimberley, for sending it along). From the article: Governingcompiled data gauging the extent to which middle-income family-sized housing is available in the nation’s 25 largest cities. For each city, we calculated the amount that families earning the local median family income could afford to spend …
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Small boosts in family income helps kids a lot
This paper (and thanks, Kimberley, for sending it) from the National Bureau of Economic Research says a little boost in family income has an amazing effect on children in that family. That’s especially true for children facing behavioral or mental health challenges. You can read more here.
Well, HERE is disquieting news:
From the New York Times: Fewer than four hundred families are responsible for almost half the money raised in the 2016 presidential campaign, a concentration of political donors that is unprecedented in the modern era. And you can read more here.
Need v. greed
While the Super Committee discusses how to lower the federal budget by $1.2 trillion over the next 10 years, a new report “Food Choices: Families or Corporations” from the Praxis Project and the Alliance for a Just Society, shows just what role the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s family nutrition programs (like SNAP, the former food stamp …