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Redeeming the Time

By MARIANNE WOOD Ephesians 5:15-16 says “Be very careful, then, how you live–not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity because the days are evil. (NIV) The NKJ versions translates “make the most of every opportunity” as “redeeming the time.”  Colossians 4:5 says “Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of

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A Blanket of Beauty

A beautiful snow blanketed Abilene early Sunday morning, the second snowfall of the new year–a great start to 2021! These photos were shot by Kristen Harris-Bridwell, director of Christian education at First Central Presbyterian Church. She added a comment on Facebook, where the photos first were posted: “First person at work gets the pretty pictures!” Thanks to Kristen for sharing

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Never Give Up

By DANNY MINTON I remember 1968 primarily because it was in the summer of that year, my wife and I were married. However, most of us alive during that year remember 1968 as a year of “agony and triumph.” In January, the USS Pueblo faced an attack by North Korea, and the crew captured. They would remain prisoners, tortured, and

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That ‘Doofus’ Feeling

IDLE AMERICANCommentary by Dr. Don Newbury Purple is a color I am generally neutral about, but it has taken decades for me to elevate it from negative status.   I’m guessing it barely made the grade for inclusion in those tiny boxes of crayons used down to the very last smidge by Early School first-graders in 1944. Somebody claimed that it started

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Moral Disgust

By DAN R. STIVER As I watched television throughout the day Wednesday, January 6, riveted and horrified at the scenes unfolding before my eyes and the eyes of the world, I kept thinking that this was a 9/11 moment, one which will be remembered and whose scenes will be viewed by my grandchildren’s grandchildren. It did not have the same

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Fundamental Questions

By JIM NICHOLS During my years of college professor work, I often envied the students’ enthusiasm, naivete, and joy for life. I did look out from the front of the classroom, however, and be thankful that my life as a college student was in the past. Although life is good in many ways for a student, did I really want

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Parliament of the World’s Religions Urges Trump Ouster

Parliament of the World’s Religions news release The trustees of the Parliament of the World’s Religions call on the Vice-President and the Cabinet of the United States to transmit to the President pro tempore of the United States Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unfit and therefore unable to discharge

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