Spirit of Abilene is an online faith forum where ideas, stories, thoughts, and opinions can be shared. The site was created by Loretta Fulton, a veteran journalist with more than 20 years experience in writing about religion and spirituality issues for the media. Fulton, a graduate of the University of Texas with a degree in journalism, started her career in 1969 at the Abilene (Texas) Reporter-News. She took an early retirement in 2007 and has been a freelance writer since then. She is a member of Religion Newswriters Association and has won awards from the journalism organization for her work. Fulton also has been honored by the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors Association, the Headliners Club of Austin, and the Baptist General Convention of Texas. Fulton, an Episcopalian, lives in Abilene and is active in her church. Submissions to spiritofabilene.com are welcomed from all faith traditions. All opinions expressed on spiritofabilene.com are those of the contributor and not of the website or its owner.