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UCC Pastor and Stroke Survivor Shares Story of Recovery »

July 1, 2012

The MRI scans were bleak following the Rev. Larry Pray's massive stroke in the fall of 2003. Given little chance of surviving, it took time for Pray to realize his life had forever changed. Now, nearly nine years later, he paints a new picture — of life renewed, faith regenerated and a purpose more meaningful than ever before.

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Legacy Leaders: An Interview with Tara Bethell »

July 1, 2012

Tara Bethell laughingly describes herself as a “whippersnapper.” Now 32, she has served since 2007 as vice president of human resources and risk management at Beatitudes Campus, a CHHSM member ministry. Bethell arrived at Beatitudes, a senior living community in Phoenix, in 2005 after working as a claims adjuster for an auto insurance company. 

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ACA... Enlightenment? »

June 28, 2012

I’m sitting down to compose this column just after the announcement of the Supreme Court ruling upholding, I think, the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This ruling will be parsed by lawyers, politicians and pundits for weeks to come.  It is conceivable that the weak enforcement provisions of the individual mandate and the ruling against the Medicaid provision will make the law a poor tool for achieving broader access to care while curbing cost. Time will tell.

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Karen Kirk Named Executive Director for Lydia's House »

June 15, 2012

Karen Kirk has been named executive director for Lydia's House, the only St. Louis-area organization that provides up to two years of transitional housing and services to local survivors of domestic violence and their children. 

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Elon University Purchases Campus of Elon Homes and Schools for Children »

June 8, 2012

Elon University has agreed to purchase the Snyder Campus of CHHSM ministry Elon Homes and Schools for Children, located adjacent to the university's campus in Elon, N.C.

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Duane Lewis »

May 31, 2012

"Servant leadership is leading a calvary charge while knowing that you look funny riding a horse."