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

Read more

Pew Research Center Survey Profiles 2020 Electorate

The Pew Research Center posted a roundup of recent findings that break down the 2020 electorate politically, demographically and religiously. To read the entire report, click here. An excerpt follows. “The United States holds a presidential election every four years, but it’s not just the candidates and issues that change from one campaign cycle to the next. The electorate itself

Read more

ACU Faculty Member Named Chair of State Board of Examiners

ACU News ReleaseWendy Kilmer Texas Gov. Greg Abbott appointed Abilene Christian University faculty member Dr. Lisa Merchant as chair of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists on Oct. 20. The board licenses and regulates marriage and family therapists in Texas. Merchant is assistant professor and chair of marriage and family studies, and director of the

Read more

Holy Family Catholic Church hosting Life Chain

The 33rd annual National Life Chain will have a local presence Sunday, Nov. 1, in front of Holy Family Catholic Church, 5410 Buffalo Gap Road. Hours are 2-3:30 p.m. Signs will be provided, with slogans such as “Abortion Kills Children” and “Pray to End Abortion.” Anyone interested is invited to particpate. Go to the website of the sponsoring organization, http://www.lifechain.net,

Read more

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 ” … Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is

Read more

Election Novena Prayer

Election Novena Prayer IntentionsMonday, October 26 through Wednesday, November 4Each day’s intention is followed by one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and one Glory Be.Day One: Monday, October 26As we prepare for the national & local elections, in the midst of a global pandemic, may ourpolitical engagement be guided by our Catholic faith.Day Two: Tuesday, October 27In this month of

Read more

National Cathedral to LiveStream Interfaith Service Nov. 1

Episcopal News ServiceEgan Millard As the United States struggles through a time of turbulence and tension, Washington National Cathedral will host a national interfaith prayer service on Sunday, Nov. 1 – two days before Election Day – featuring Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and other spiritual leaders. The service, titled “Holding Onto Hope: A national service for healing and wholeness,” will be livestreamed on

Read more

What a Difference a ‘Y’ Makes

IDLE AMERICANCommentary by Dr. Don Newbury Google gets the last laugh, probably far more often than we know. Include one letter more than needed to “Google” and a subject turns research to clabber quicker than political candidates can call their opponents liars. (Seems like mere decades ago that such comments were tenderized, usually beginning with sentences like, “My worthy opponent deals

Read more

Dealing With Lifequakes

By NANCY PATRICK I recently watched an interview between Fareed Zakaria and author Bruce Feiler on CNN. Feiler’s new book Life Is in the Transitions presents the theory that life follows an experiential and twisted road rather than a linear path. I remembered that as a child, my son enjoyed a series of books entitled Choose Your Own Adventure. The

Read more

What Defines Us?

By DANNY MINTON Second Lt. Charles “Charlie” Brown and his B-17 crew had just finished a mission bombing several areas in Germany. Their B-17, severely damaged in the skirmish and riddled with bullets tearing the plane apart, amazingly could still fly. There was a dead gunner with injured crew throughout. Their main obstacle was that they would have to cross

Read more
« Older Entries