Author Archives: Loretta Fulton

Enough is Enough

By DANNY MINTON Have you ever come to a point in your life where things go so wrong over and over that you want to yell out, “Enough is Enough?” Sometimes in our lives, we get to the point where dealing with things seems to be more than we can bear. We wonder why we must face one bad thing

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Love & Care Hosting Fall Revival

Love & Care Ministries will host its annual fall revival Oct. 9-12 at the Abilene Convention Center. Worship begins at 6:30 p.m. each day, followed by a meal and outreach ministries. The four-day event will feature different speakers each night, special music, food, and ministries, including clothing, haircuts, and spiritual foot-washing. The schedule follows: Sunday, Oct. 9–Jack Hardcastle, preaching. Music

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Dromgoole to Read Selections From New Book

Glenn Dromgoole will read selections from his new book, Just Happy to Be Here: Words to Encourage, Enlighten, Entertain, at First Central Presbyterian Church Wednesday evening. The public is invited to the free program at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5. Dromgoole’s latest book includes more than 100 inspirational and whimsical pieces collected from his 60 years as a writer. “This

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Back to the Magic Valley

 THE IDLE AMERICANCommentary by Dr. Don Newbury For many decades, football-loving men gathered in coffee shops to dissect the previous Friday night’s schoolboy football games. There was more dissecting than coffee-drinking. Many may not have realized it, but those games–won, lost or tied–helped to unify community spirit. For the most part, high school sports were kept in perspective, unlike major university programs

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Bells Are Ringing

By JIM NICHOLS Bells chiming at the monastery identify the beginning of specific prayer times. Church bells in general are an auditory call to worship and attention to the gathering of God’s people. Have you ever considered how many bells we have heard in our lives and what they have meant? Today we are surrounded by bells or alarms. I

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No Greater Love

By DANNY MINTON On April 26, 1986, at 1:23:40 am MSD (Moscow Time), Aleksandr Akimov pressed a button to re-lower the fuel rods of the RBMK reactor at the Chornobyl (Note: Ukraine prefers this spelling over the Russian, Chernobyl) nuclear plant in Ukraine SSR in the Soviet Union. The rods should have lowered seven meters but hung up at 2-2.5

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An Incorrect Premise

By JIM NICHOLS There are some teachings in the Bible, often straight from Jesus himself, that I do not like. The problem is that I am expecting God to make decisions and judgments that parallel those that I would make in a similar situation. I am using an incorrect starting point. Students complain. Not all of them complain and not

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