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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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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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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Bishop Sis Responds to ‘McCarrick Report’

By Bishop Michael SisRoman Catholic Diocese of San Angelo SAN ANGELO, TEXAS — This morning the Vatican released its report on former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, detailing the Vatican’s knowledge, decision-making, and investigation related to McCarrick, who was dismissed from the clerical state on February 16, 2019. It will take some time to study the 461- page report, which is the

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Wet Pants

By DANNY MINTON A nine-year-old kid is sitting at his desk, and suddenly, there is a puddle between his feet and the front of his pants are wet. He thinks his heart is going to stop because he cannot possibly imagine how this has happened. It’s never happened before, and he knows that when the boys find out, he will never hear the end of it.

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Mission: Thanksgiving Expanding Format

22nd ANNUAL MISSION: THANKSGIVING 2020ITEMS NEEDEDMonetary DonationsFrozen MeatNon-perishable Food (Pop top cans are very good)SocksUnderwear & Thermal UnderwearBoots & ShoesCoatsBlankets & Sleeping BagsBottled Water & Other DrinksToysSCHEDULEMonday, Nov. 16 – Thursday, Nov. 197 a.m.-5 p.m.Love and Care Ministries(325) 670-0246233 Fannin StreetAbilene, Texas 79603http://www.lcmin.comFRIDAY, Nov. 20Arrow Ford4001 South 1st Street7:00 AM – 7:00 PMMORE INFORMATION: Contact Mark Hewitt, executive director of

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