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Local Church Launches Guesthouse to Strengthen Relationships in Community

The individuals that are part of the organizations, agencies, and church partners that make up the CarePortal community know that one of the biggest barriers to mobilizing ourselves and others to care for neighbors in crisis is overcoming the […]

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Did You Know that Government is Eager to Work with the Church?

True or False: The phrase “separation of church and state” is written in the United States Constitution.
Indeed, its principle is rooted in the First Amendment to the Constitution, but the actual statement “the separation of church and state” is […]

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On The Grid: Tier 1 – Investing in Children and Families

Over the past four months, we’ve explored the various channels of engagement, through the CarePortal, to invest in and to address the physical needs of local children and families in crisis.  To recap, we’ve discussed the following boxes in […]

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Needs being met, one at a time. Families being helped, one at a time.

Foster care can be messy.
It’s a known attribute.  This is not a grand revelation.  Social workers and volunteers alike cite the frustrations of the system.  This is not grandstanding about bureaucracy: this is the result of family collapse.
This messiness, […]

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Thanksgiving: A History

The “first” Thanksgiving took place in November 1621 between the Pilgrims at Plymouth and their Native American allies. The peaceful relationship between the Native Americans and the Pilgrims was possible through the presence of English-speaking Native Americans (including Squanto, […]

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On the Grid: Tier 1 – Transition

Graduation.
In American culture, it is one of the few universally esteemed milestones of accomplishment and maturation. For many, it is representative of more than past efforts: it is a symbol of the road ahead, a springboard into the future. […]

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Oklahoma Awesomesauce

In its most recent quarterly revision, the Oxford dictionary recognized a new word: awesomesauce.
This is a real thing. Awesomesauce is officially a word. Some will deplore the seemingly rapid descent of intellect: others will celebrate the funny banter of […]

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Zest in 'Zona

Two weeks ago, we enthusiastically announced that Stephens County became the first active county in Oklahoma. Interest in the CarePortal continues to grow, and Pima County in Arizona has formally initiated a pilot program between area churches and the […]

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On The Grid: Tier 1 – Adoption

Frankly, love for the orphan saved my life.
It was a sobering day in December 1925 when my grandma became a double orphan.  Seven years earlier, her father had passed away because of pneumonia, and diphtheria had now claimed the […]

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Story Tellers

There is a story being written about your church.  It won’t appear in the local newspaper or newscast, allowing for broad consumption; yet, this story will be implicitly carried in the hearts of those across the community.  That story […]

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