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Choices and Decisions

By DANNY MINTON The question sounds innocent and straightforward enough, right? Or maybe not! I went to Starbucks one morning around 8:00 and ordered: “a cup of coffee, please.”  “Would you like Frappuccino, Expresso, iced, or brewed? “Just a hot cup of regular ole’ coffee, please… “What flavor?” “Flavor?” “We have Cinnamon, cherry, dark cherry, peppermint, caramel, or chocolate?” “Do

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R2D2 and Friends

By JIM NICHOLS It is unclear what might qualify as a “cute” robot, but R2D2 from Star Wars fame would come close for most people. This genderless (although the other characters spoke of “him”), short robot seemed reasonable, brave, and even compassionate. It seemed to be, well, almost human. I suspect that I am not alone in feeling nearly overwhelmed

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On Choosing the Right Roads

 THE IDLE AMERICANCommentary by Dr. Don Newbury Undisputed star that he was during the golden era of Major League Baseball, this player has maintained a spirit of humility that others only dream of. His name is Bobby Richardson, embodied in a 5-9, 170-pound frame of baseball greatness. Five words uttered on his recognition day at Yankee Stadium–August 31, 1966–describe his

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FBC Welcomes New Pastor

First Baptist Church will welcome its new senior pastor, Brandon Hudson, on Sunday, Feb. 5. The congregation called Hudson on Dec. 18. He and his family–Jill and children Sophia and Quinn–are moving from Pelham, Alabama, where Hudson has been pastor of Crosscreek Baptist Church since 2013.  He is replacing Phil Christopher, who retired in September 2021, after 26 years as

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See Spot Run

By JIM NICHOLS Is the word “Christian” a noun or an adjective? For better or worse, we owe television and movies for introducing words or phrases that have become part of our popular vocabulary. Nearly thirty years ago an episode of Seinfeld focused on a soup stand dealer who demanded a strict manner of behavior to receive some of his

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LeMasters Presents Program on Orthodoxy

Philip LeMasters, pastor St. Luke Orthodox Church, will present the program at the monthly meeting of the Abilene Association of Congregations. The program begins with lunch at 11:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 525 Beech St. A $3 donation is requested for lunch. LeMasters’presentation will begin at noon. The public is invited to the meeting.

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