Detroit battles tax penalties that create city of renters

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Detroit Pearlie Mack was a homeowner for years, until a series of difficult-to-prevent disasters. First, an electrical fire left her West Side Detroit home in ashes in 1998. So Ms. Mack, who serves meals for a living at a Detroit public school in her neighborhood, took the insurance money and

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Free Stuff Fridays (HarperCollins)

Category: Family, Featured, General, Outreach
This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by HarperCollins Publishing, who also sponsored the blog this week. They are giving away 5 copies of the NIV Biblical Theology Study Bible.  Here’s what they are saying about it: Marvel at the big story; savor each detail Biblical Theology allows you

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Is the Drum Beating on Attorney General Jeff Sessions?

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WASHINGTON – For the past two weeks, President Donald Trump has been venting his anger over his attorney general, Jeff Sessions. Now, it appears senators on Capitol Hill are warming up to the idea that a change is necessary. On Thursday, President Trump made news when he told Bloomberg he

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The Rugged Beauty of Switzerland

Category: Family, Featured, General, Outreach
I recently returned from a trip to Switzerland (though we also swung through France, Austria, Germany, and Liechtenstein). I was there to conduct research for my worldwide EPIC project and then to enjoy some time with Aileen as we marked our twentieth anniversary. We traveled through many parts

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August Sets New Record at Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport

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JERUSALEM, Israel – Israel set another 70th anniversary record in August with 2.7 million arrivals and departures at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport. It’s the airport’s biggest month in its history and a 10 percent increase from August 2017, Globes reported. July

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Choosing to Forgive

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
Read: Ephesians 4:31-32 Isn’t it interesting that young children generally don’t hold grudges? They may cry and throw tantrums, but once their anger has been vented, they let it go. Adults, however, have a tendency to hang on to offenses. When people wrong us or our loved ones, we want them to

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