• MARCHERS HONOR MLK JR.

    By LORETTA FULTON The organizer of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day march wore a white T shirt with an image of the slain Civil Rights leader and one

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  • ICONS: THE PAINTED WORD

    By LORETTA FULTON Nothing illustrates the adage, “A picture is worth a thousand words” as do icons, with their rich layering of colors and light and their deeply spiritual message.

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  • RELIGION BULLETIN BOARD

    Spirit of Abilene wants to share what’s happening at your place of worship with other Abilenians. Please send notice of events and ideas for human interest stories to: editor@spiritofabilene.com or

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  • 2 TIMOTHY TOPIC OF ACU LECTURE

    Dr. Christopher R. Hutson, a gifted speaker and professor, will be guest speaker for a special presentation Feb. 4 at Abilene Christian University. Hutson is a professor of Bible, missions,

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  • THE WEIGHT OF GRIEF

    By NANCY PATRICK I did not experience the weight and burden of grief until I was an adult. Although one of my uncles and a grandfather died during my childhood,

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  • A WRESTLING MATCH

    By JIM NICHOLS Church policy arguments can be tedious. If you are a member of a church with a clear non-local hierarchy, you have an advantage of having leaders you

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  • FIRST IMPRESSIONS

    By DANNY MINTON I arrived at Abilene Christian College as a sophomore in the fall of 1967. I signed up to be in Edwards dorm, which at the time was

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  • HYMNS OF FANNY CROSBY AT FCPC

    By LORETTA FULTON The hymns of Francis Jane (Fanny) Crosby will be featured Wednesday, Jan. 22, at the Wednesday evening programming at First Central Presbyterian Church, 400 Orange St. Guest

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  • PENNS’ MINISTRY CELEBRATED

    By LORETTA FULTON The 32 years of ministry by the Rev. Andrew Penns as pastor of Valley View Missionary Baptist Church will be celebrated at the church, 3564 Clinton St.,

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  • STORIES IN THE CEMETERY

    By JIM NICHOLS The sound was faint at first. As it became louder, we were able to sense some direction to it. It was coming near to us. Finally, not

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SPIRITUAL HONESTY IN THE BIBLE BELT

By NANCY PATRICK Living in the Bible Belt of America has many advantages. Christian people who live morally upright lives, support their families, participate in their communities, donate to charities, and exemplify integrity and honor comprise the majority of the community. In spite of the positive aspects of living in a Christian community, some people feel alone and alienated when

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AAC MEETS JANUARY 22

The Abilene Association of Congregations has an excellent speaker lined up for its Jan. 22 meeting. Bob Delony, a former homicide detective for the Houston Police Deparment, teaches criminal justices courses at Abilene Christian University and works part-time for the ACU Police Department. Bob’s wife of 48 years, Dr. Mikee Delony, is chair of the Department of Language and Literature

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JESUS WAS HERE

By DANNY MINTON More than likely, everyone reading this has heard the phrase “Kilroy Was Here!” It was a popular phrase during WWII and continued for years afterward. But have you ever asked, “Who was Kilroy”? There are a lot of myths about him, but Kilroy really was a real person.  James J. Kilroy was hired by the Bethlehem Steel

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ICONS ENRICH AIC JANUARY MEETING

The Abilene Interfaith Council, which meets monthly September through May, now has its own website. Please visit at http://www.abileneinterfaith.org The Abilene Interfaith Council’s spring programming will get off to a beautiful start Thursday, Jan. 16, with a presenation by iconographer Linda Fowler. Fowler will speak on “The Heritage of Iconography for Eastern Orthodox Christians.” The program will begin at 7

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SACRED MOMENT, SACRED SPACE

By TERRY CAGLE On November 14, my wonderful mother-in-law passed away. After an intense but mercifully short struggle with lung cancer, she quietly left this broken world and entered the eternal kingdom of God. Her “not-yet” became her “forever now.” She passed right after my wife, her sister Cecile and sister-in-law Diane finished the chorus to her favorite hymn, “It

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