SPIRIT Updates

  • We have some exciting news for you! Our e-auction has been extended just a few more days! That means you have another chance to take advantage of incredible savings from local businesses who are looking for the opportunity to meet and serve you. Not only are you benefitting from saving money on items you use every day but you also are helping others with the proceeds. This year, a portion of the proceeds with go to A World for Children, a foster and adoption agency. So what are you waiting for? Take a moment to see what’s up for bid and get shopping!
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  • We were playing outside with our kids last weekend and my son was blowing a bubble. It was a beautiful day, the sun was shining, a few clouds in the sky and just a nice, subtle breeze. The kids were in shorts, running around laughing and when they stopped to blow bubbles, my son said, “Let’s blow some bubbles up to heaven for Jesus. I know he will love this. He wants to pop some. He’ll laugh.”
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  • Sears Holdings, the parent company of Sears and Kmart, will report first-quarter financial results today. The results will be closely watched for clues as to whether Sears can survive. Sears has been closing stores, selling off brands and making other moves to restore its bottom line which has suffered as retail landscape has been hugely transformed by online shopping.  
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  • U.K. remains on high alert following deadly Manchester bombing--The investigation surrounding the bombing that killed at least 22 people, intensifies today after British Prime Minister Theresa May raised the nation's terror threat level and warned that another attack could be "imminent."   Home Secretary Amber Rudd said Wednesday that to attacker was likely to not have been acting alone. The deadly explosion, has raised questions about safety at large public gatherings. Military personnel are being deployed to help protect key places around the country.  
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  • The new Typhoon Texas will be opening up this Memorial Day weekend on May 27th with live music! Renovating the old Hawaiian Falls waterpark in Pflugerville, Typhoon Texas has invested millions to transform the venue into a Texas-themed waterpark for families.
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  • Investigators are trying to establish whether a suicide bomber was working alone or as part of a network after a deadly explosion that toook the life of at least 22 people — following an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, northern EnglandThousands of concert-goers ran for the exits as chaos unfolded after the blast at Manchester Arena, one of the largest concert venues in Europe. Greater Manchester Police are treating the incident as a terror attack and said the attacker was killed in the blast and has been identified but not named. Though nobody has claimed responsibility, a terrorism analyst Intelligence Group said that the Islamic State has celebrated the attack.  Prime Minister Theresa May said "The cowardice of the attacker met the bravery of the emergency services and the people of Manchester, the attempt to divide us met countless acts of kindness that brought people closer together."
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  • Air Force One touches down in Israel this morning as President Trump makes his second stop on his first presidential trip outside the U.S. He’ll have meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu—Who said, “Welcome my good friend” to President Trump as he arrived. In the first two days of his nine-day international trip through the Middle East and Europe, President called on leaders to ‘Stand in Uniform Condemnation’ of Terror-  President Trump says there “can be no co-existence” with the violence of terrorism, and that a terrorist’s invocation of God is “an insult to every person of faith.”  
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  • Meet Chica, a twelve year old, nine pound Chihuahua. Chica lost her longtime home a few months back and is currently living with one of our fosters. She tells us Chica is a star! She loves getting out and meeting other animals, taking in the sights and sounds, and just being around people. She has lots of energy for a lady her age!  Chica has lived with other dogs, a cat, and even a bird. She gets along beautifully with all of them!  Like most Seniors, Chica would do best in a quieter home with older children who will respect her need for space and give her some down time. She has lost all of her teeth due to prior dental illness but has a healthy appetite and eats softer food very well. When she’s not out and about, Chica loves to snuggle on the couch, often burying her head under the pillows. In order to find this sweet senior a home more quickly we are waiving her adoption fee! If you’re ready to meet this sweet senior, email us at fostercare@austinhumanesociety.org to set up meet and greet.
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  • The Global Leadership Summit is returning this year August 10 and 11th. There are plenty of local locations hosting the Live HD telecast this year including Celebration Church in Georgetown, Greater Mount Zion Baptist Church and Riverbend Church. With that comes two days of world-class leadership training. Whether you’re a leader in your home, your ministry or your workplace, you can leave with inspiration and practical skills that will help you grow in all areas of your life.
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  • Oh no. This week I had a moment of conviction. Shoot. I hate when this happens. I got a subtle reminder that there is a pride that lives in all of us. It sometimes waits there hiding and then it jumps out when it knows it can catch us in its trap. There were people chosen for something special this week that I was not chosen for. It is kind of a cool thing and I had worked hard on my submission for this project. One gal made a comment about how she was shocked she was chosen since she had just spent two seconds and submitted at the last minute.
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  • We were playing outside with our kids last weekend and my son was blowing a bubble. It was a beautiful day, the sun was shining, a few clouds in the sky and just a nice, subtle breeze. The kids were in shorts, running around laughing and when they stopped to blow bubbles, my son said, “Let’s blow some bubbles up to heaven for Jesus. I know he will love this. He wants to pop some. He’ll laugh.”
Stay tuned for more exciting Contests coming soon!