Monthly Archives: June 2018

NEVER TOO LATE FOR FOREGIVENESS

(Editor’s Note: Carolyn Newman wrote this column, “Father’s Day and Foregiveness,” in 2006 and recently updated it for Spirit of Abilene.) By CAROLYN NEWMAN “I have returned to the God of my Father, the most God-like man a child could know.” Those are lyrics from Marijohn Wilkin”s “I Have Returned.” Before singing it at church, I asked, “Is that a

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SPIRITUAL RESPONSE TO DISASTER

By LORETTA FULTON Say the words “first responder” and an image of a firefighter, law enforcement officer, or paramedic most likely will come to mind. But what about the spiritual needs of the people affected by the trauma and their loved ones? That’s where “first responder” takes on an additional meaning. And that’s where people like Dan Franklin and his

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