More Faith And Values Articles

  • Colorado Springs woman: When bad things happen - sometimes miracles do, too

    BY Lisa Walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    Miracles can come in many forms. Just ask LaDonna Robertson. The 53-year-old Colorado Springs resident lost her job this year after struggling with carpal tunnel syndrome. On the fifth anniversary of her mother's death in July, Robertson was diagnosed with breast cancer. A week...

  • Empty Stocking Fund: Mercy's Gate helps couple through setbacks caused by injuries

    By Ellie Cole Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    This is one of a series of stories about the nonprofit agencies that receive money from The Gazette/El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund campaign that runs through the holidays. Kristianna Anderson was in a car wreck last year that left her with a brain injury. Her car...

  • Coats 4 Canines helps care for pets of the homeless

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Dec 14, 2014

    About a year ago, Vicki Gramm and her husband stopped by the Kmart on Nevada Avenue to buy office supplies to donate to a nonprofit animal rescue group. On her way into the store, Gramm noticed a man and two large-breed dogs hunkered down in the bitter cold. "You could tell he was...

  • More Americans undertake pilgrimages in search of active faith relationship

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Dec 14, 2014

    Wayne Kwan's life advice to his son, Brian, was simple: Never do drugs or become a lawyer. Travel, if that's what you want. Find your bliss. "I think for a lot of parents, the temptation is to live vicariously through their children. My dad just wanted to see me happy," said Brian...

  • Colorado Springs area religious events starting Dec. 14, 2014

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Sun, Dec 14, 2014

    Music/Drama Sunday Vocal Fusion Christmas Concert - 3 p.m., St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 2111 Carlton Ave.; 634-7046. Christmas Concert - With the Little London Winds, 6:30-8 p.m., Bethel Lutheran Church, 4925 Farmingdale Drive; 201-7713, littlelondonwinds.org....

  • Empty Stocking Fund: Home Front Cares helps abandoned military wife

    By Ellie Cole Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Sat, Dec 13, 2014

    This is one of a series of stories about the nonprofit agencies that receive money from The Gazette/El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund campaign that runs through the holidays. Last year, Alexis' husband of three years left her without saying anything. He had been kicked out of...

  • Helping hearts: Food drivespart of Boutique’s aid to local pet community

    By Linda Hoover, Rescued Hearts Unique Boutique
    Updated: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    Sponsored: Rescued Hearts Unique Boutique is no ordinary thrift store. It’s a non-profit, all-volunteer thrift store with great buys on donated clothing, household goods, collectibles, furniture, jewelry, and pet supplies. But that’s just the beginning. After nearly two years, Rescued...

  • Empty Stocking Fund: Pueblo family grateful for help after losing home in fire

    By Evelyn Bonilla Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    This is one of a series of stories about the nonprofit agencies that receive money from The Gazette/El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund campaign that runs through the holidays. Arriving home from work one day in May 2013, Sara Davil headed upstairs to take a shower. Her husband,...

  • Lemon Challenge will make your face pucker - and do some good

    By CAROL MCGRAW carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    When life gives you lemons, take a bite. It can help hungry school kids. You remember the trendy challenge this summer where donors raised money for ALS research by getting doused with ice cubes. Now comes the Lemon Challenge. Twenty-five Ace Hardware stores in Colorado, including...

  • Empty Stocking Fund: Urban Peak helps homeless teen with housing, job

    By Katie O'Keefe Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    This is one of a series of stories about the nonprofit agencies that receive money from The Gazette/El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund campaign that runs through the holidays. Jason Ellis was just out of high school when he found himself homeless. He was 18 and didn't have a job...

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