Spread the Word: How Are You Helping Others during the Pandemic?

“The Year of COVID-19” won’t be celebrated by many people, but don’t discount the innovation and creativity that continues to pop up because of the pandemic.  Spirit of Abilene would like to share the innovative and creative ways that congregations, or individuals, are coping with the chaos brought about by the coronavirus. What does your “Everyday Ministry” look like during this

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New Beginnings Online Auction Fundraiser

New Beginnings Big Country canceled its annual fundraiser luncheon this year due to the pandemic but is replacing it with an online auction. The auction goes live Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 5 a.m. and runs through noon Friday, Dec. 4. To access the auction go to http://www.32auctions.com/NB2020 Something for every taste will be available on the site: sporting goods, entertainment,

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Re-Visiting a Champion

   IDLE AMERICANCommentary by Dr. Don Newbury It is tempting–ever so tempting–to claim authorship of the headline introducing a column written a dozen years ago. To make such a claim, however, wouldn’t set well with my conscience, even if no libel charges took me to task. The account detailed travails of a then 15-year-old Alabama girl who lost a leg to

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ACU Offering Free Marriage And Family Counseling During Pandemic

ACU NEWS RELEASEWendy KilmerDirector of Communications and Media Relations The Department of Marriage and Family Studies at Abilene Christian University is offering free counseling sessions for couples and families to address the stress experienced during the pandemic, thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation of Abilene. “We are concerned that rates of domestic violence, substance use, and mental health

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Laura Lacey Johnson

Editor’s Note: Laura Lacey Johnson is a former employee of KTXS-TV, the Community Foundation of Abilene, and Howard Payne University in Brownwood. She now lives in Missouri and is an author and creator of Christian videos. Her latest contribution follows. To see more, go to https://lauralaceyjohnson.com Indeed, none of those who wait for You will be ashamed … Psalm 25:3 (NASB) Hi, I’m

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Zero Or 1

By JIM NICHOLS If you understand anything about computers, you know more than I do. Most of us carry around a small computer we use as a telephone but also use for many other purposes. Many of us have access to a larger computer that we use for gathering and sorting information, communicating, and, frankly, playing. My hunch is that

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Thanksgiving: The Season for Gratitude

By NANCY PATRICK Thanksgiving holds special significance for me because my wedding anniversary always falls during the week of Thanksgiving. This current one, November 23, marks the fifty-second for Mike and me. Anyone who has maintained a long-term marriage understands when I say, “I don’t know where the time has gone.” In some ways, I can’t remember life before marriage,

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Don’t Forget

By DANNY MINTON We live in a world that has forgotten. I recently viewed a television show where a man in his nineties sat across the table from a younger man and woman, probably in their thirties. He blurted out, “Can you tell me when Pearl Harbor was attacked?” The couple sat dumbfounded, unable to answer. Many younger people today

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Artist to Discuss New Book ‘Illustrated Bible Poems’ on Zoom

Artist Brian Dewayne will present a program on his new Illustrated Bible Poems children’s book as a Zoom program from ACU’s Center for the Study of Ancient Religious Texts. The free program will begin at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19. To join the Zoom event, email CSART at csart@acu.edu The following news release from CSART gives more detail about Dewayne

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