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Texas church refuses to let canceled mission trip prevent them from helping families in the Rio Grande Valley
This summer was supposed to mark the 10th year in a row Woodlawn Baptist Church in Austin, Texas, would send volunteers to the Rio Grande Valley for...

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Preparing for the school year
Typically, in July parents are beginning to look at school supply lists and buying school clothes for their children, and children are trying to...

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Single mom found the running start she needed to change her family's life
Juggling a chaotic home life, struggling in school and raising her then 4-year-old son, Chanique Steele prayers were answered when she found Buckner...

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Crafting your public statement with empathy and authenticity
This year marks my 10th anniversary as the president of our nonprofit, Buckner International, and already this year I have experienced more...

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Are you a herald for God or a promoter of self-interest?
When we meet people for the first time, we attempt to create a good impression. ...

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Family of four in six months: Single mom adopts three siblings in virtual adoption ceremony
Bethany, Jeffrey and Avery were home from the minute they came into Jessica Sosa’s home. ...

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7 ways to celebrate the Fourth of July while social distancing
The Fourth of July is quintessentially the perfect summer holiday, usually spent outdoors grilling hamburgers and hot dogs with neighbors and friends...

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Serving six feet apart
Service didn’t stop at the Buckner Center for Humanitarian Aid because of the coronavirus. In fact, the ways in which staff are serving those in...

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Parenting a special needs child with a history of trauma: A story of hope and redemption
I started working in child welfare 20 years ago. During the course of my career, I have received training and would consider myself very...

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A tongue-twisting celebration: independence, interdependence, dependence
Almost 30 years ago, I was riding through Wyoming with John Thomason, the founding executive director of the Wyoming Southern Baptist Convention....

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White House calls for reform of child welfare system with new executive order
For more than 400,000 children in America’s foster care system, the executive order calling for reform of the child welfare system issued by the...

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A foster mom's view on parenting special needs children for 20 years
God equips the called to care for children with special needs ...

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