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Mort and Prayers for Rain

 THE IDLE AMERICANCommentary by Dr. Don Newbury My old Uncle Mort is nothing if not analytical, even when he’s not even looking for ways to make easy bucks. He called recently to provide his analysis of members of the Thicket Community Church whose pastor called for a special mid-week prayer session appealing for rain. It would be at high noon on

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Grace UMC Facilitates Neighborhood Initiative

Follow up meetingWhen: 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 17Where: Grace United Methodist Church, 1402 Grape St. By REV. TRAVIS REAMES In the process of a ministry study, Grace United Methodist Church at North 14th and Grape streets recently hosted a neighborhood betterment colloquial focused on community interaction with representatives of the City of Abilene. Some thirty residents of the neighbor bordered

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A Good Place

By NANCY PATRICK In today’s world, it may seem hard to find a good place to live, work, raise a family, and build a life of peace and accomplishment. As I remember my parents’ last few years, I often thought or said words such as “I will never . . . .” One of those areas in their lives related

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Looking for Perspective

By JIM NICHOLS One of my most trusted mentors taught me that one should never begin a presentation with an apology or explanation. He had good reasons for that suggestion, and it was good counsel, but I am going to break that rule right now. As you read what follows, please remember that my primary identification is as a child

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UMC Bishop McMurry Baccalaureate Speaker

McMurry University news releaseRobin Daniels, Vice President of Marketing and Communicationser. Bishop Robert Schnase of the Rio Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church will be speaker for the baccalaureate service at McMurry University on Friday. The service will be held in Radford Auditorium beginning at 5:30 p.m. In January, Schnase also was named presiding bishop of the New

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