Tag Archive: problems

Aug 09 2014

Why government fails, and what we should do about it

As election season approaches, I’ve been pondering a crucial issue about the role of government in our society. It’s that our government often fails — and that we need to address this. There’s ample cause for concern. The VA appointments scandal; the botched launch of the Affordable Care Act; the 28 years of missed inspections …

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Jan 12 2014

How Can God Help Me When I’m Really Down?

“He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake” (Psalm 23:3). “It means he fixes our soul,” says Graham, 8. “When we are down, he puts us back on our feet,” adds Wes, 10. The author of this Psalm started as a shepherd boy and became a king. …

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Sep 25 2013

High anxiety: Had your dose of peace today?

Anxiety seems to grip our society these days. September 11 brought fears of flying and of the mail. Airlines heighten security and try to attract passengers with low fares and bonus frequent flyer miles. Homeland security alerts heighten tensions. Should we worry about this bridge, that building or tonight’s sporting event? A necessary war with …

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Sep 19 2013

Walk to end Alzheimer’s:The WALK unites and strengthens the fight

This year’s “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” was like no other. Nelda Strong, the Chair for 2013 Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Aliceson Howell and several committees worked effortlessly and diligently for the great success that manifested in the number of agencies, volunteers and participants who trouped out for the event. For example, participants came from all …

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Jul 30 2013

Depending on the kindness of strangers:The only sure result of Detroit’s bankruptcy is that armies of lawyers will make bales of money

  The other shoe finally dropped in Detroit. The once-proud city — variously known as “Motown,” “the Arsenal of Democracy,” and “the City of Champions” — filed for bankruptcy. There’s a local effort to head off the filing, but most people don’t think it will get anywhere. Detroit’s the largest American city ever to do …

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May 24 2013

Texas Gulf shrimp recall: Precautionary recall issued for pre-packaged Texas Gulf Shrimp

Galveston Shrimp Company has issued a precautionary voluntary recall of its prepackaged Texas Gulf Shrimp due to foreign material found in a bag. The pre-packaged bags are shipped to HEB Stores. Customers who recently purchased pre-packaged Gulf Shrimp are encouraged to check their refrigerators and/or freezers. “Galveston Shrimp Company is committed to delivering the highest …

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May 15 2013

What do I do… Where do I go?

“I really need help. I don’t even know how to explain it. Many people think my problems are insignificant and quite trivial. I can even understand that. I know some people that have been through so much more than me who have survived and have lived to tell their story. I really, really need help …

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