Faith Focus: Home
Faith Focus: Home
If you’ve ever taken a trip for a significant period of time, you know how good it feels to come home. The bed feels perfect. Everything is right...
Why are shoe drives so important?
Why are shoe drives so important?
Hosting a shoe drive is a fun, meaningful way to serve those in need. Individual personalities shine through as donors make sure the shoes are special...
Summer Fun in Longview opens doors to conversations
Summer Fun in Longview opens doors to conversations
Ah, summer – the perfect season of freedom from homework that can quickly turn into whining about boredom. Growing up, my mom would let my brothers...
Faith Focus: 'We changed the trajectory of his life'
Faith Focus: 'We changed the trajectory of his life'
Andi Harrison is director of Buckner foster care and adoption in North Texas. She’s also a foster parent. When her first foster child was placed...
Faith Focus: Sitting on the precipice of something new
Faith Focus: Sitting on the precipice of something new
In an office near the front of the Buckner Children and Family Services campus in Longview, Texas, Buckner Family Coach Courtney Barr visits with a...
A life-changing call
A life-changing call
Rena Nichols lived in the Longview, Texas, area her whole life, raising three children and tirelessly providing for them as a carhop, hotel...
'I'd like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free'
'I'd like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free'
On Dec. 1, 1955, Rosa Parks boarded a largely empty bus in Montgomery, Ala. after a long day at work as a seamstress. She walked by several rows of...
Sad math: Lower incomes plus higher costs lead to struggling single mothers
Sad math: Lower incomes plus higher costs lead to struggling single mothers
It’s easy to read gaudy headlines about individuals abusing government assistance programs and assume the worst about every person who is receiving...
If you have not volunteered to serve children and families in need, here’s what you’re missing
If you have not volunteered to serve children and families in need, here’s what you’re missing
Many of us want to volunteer to help someone else but many times we don’t know how or where to start. Soon, our motivation dwindles and we settle...
Holistic ministry: The relationship between faith and social work
Holistic ministry: The relationship between faith and social work
I’m a Christian. And I’m a social worker. Some would even call me a Christian social worker. ...

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