feeling the spirit

site icon PNGIn these pages you will find informative and uplifting articles about Abilenians and what they are doing to make our city a better place, poetry by Glenn Dromgoole that will either make you pause for reflection or laugh out loud, and a page called Happenings to keep you informed about the spiritual goings-on in Abilene. Click on the featured posts below for the latest articles. And, check out the “Recent Posts” on the right for more stories. Loretta Fulton, editor





Eboo Patel, right, is founder of the Interfaith Youth Core in Chicago. Patel was in Abilene Oct. 11-12 to meet with students and faculty at McMurry University and the public. Members of the Abilene Interfaith Council attended the Oct. 11 talk for their monthly meeting.  The core of Patel’s message is “God is not fear, God is love.” Read more Photo courtesy Interfaith Youth Core



Dr. Doug Foster, the Rev. Dr. Anton Vrame, and Philip LeMasters at a forum on Orthodoxy held Oct. 12 at Abilene Christian University. Vrame, director of the Department of Religious Education of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, led a forum on what Orthodoxy is and isn’t. LeMasters recently was elevated to Archpriest by Bishop Basil. Read more



David Kirika, 27, tells his story of surviving poverty in Kenya as a child, thanks to Compassion International. The photo in the background is David as a child after he got into school in Africa, thanks to Compassion International. Kirika was guest speaker at the Oct. 10 chapel service at Hardin-Simmons University. He lives in Colorado Springs and is director of a nonprofit he founded, Youth Arise Africa.  Read more





Glenn Dromgoole gives us something to reflect on with his latest poem, “What’s Important.” Read Glenn’s poem here.