• B.O.B.S. Still Cookin’ After 25 Years

    By LORETTA FULTON Day One of a feeding ministry started by First Christian Church didn’t look promising, with bad weather causing a detour. But 25 years later, B.O.B.S., or Breakfast

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  • Leveled

    By JIM NICHOLS Do you remember your first elementary school building? I do. I spent the first three-plus years of my education at Francis Willard Elementary in Kansas City. In

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  • And Justice For All

    By NANCY PATRICK Last summer (2020), I attended a community gathering held at Stevenson Park in Abilene. I went to support the Black Lives Matter Movement. The sweltering June evening

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  • T-A-N, G-O!

    By MARIANNE WOOD The first thing you learn as students of the Latin dance Tango is to keep your knees bent. Our instructor, Sophia, taught that essential lesson to our

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  • A True Mother

    By DANNY MINTON In 1963 I watched the news and the report on the funeral service of a man named Lee Harvey Oswald. There were no pallbearers, so the newsmen

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  • Interfaith Council Posts National Day of Prayer Service

    The Abilene Interfaith Council has posted a link to its National Day of Prayer video, https://youtu.be/2Sx0MuEmdxQ The council issued the following news release about the service. National Day of Prayer

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  • It’s OK to Grieve

    By DANNY MINTON This past week I took our dog outside and sat in one of the rockers, staring at the night sky. Then, without warning, a sudden sense of

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  • Believe, Do, Be

    By JIM NICHOLS Whether or not you are a follower of God through Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, you have some sort of spiritual stance. Furthermore, that stance did

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  • National Day of Prayer

    By LORETTA FULTON National Day of Prayer services will look a little more normal this year than a year ago when COVID-19 had a firm grip on all public gatherings.

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  • ‘Miniature Anxiety’ Leads to World Water Benefit

    World Vision 6K for WaterLink to Team Abilene registration and informationhttps://www.teamworldvision.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donordrive.team&teamID=14915YouTube videoshttps://youtu.be/SLkoktezFy8https://youtu.be/coxw9n2IcXIWhat: 6K (3.7 miles) run/walk to benefit World Vision 6K for WaterWhen: 9 a.m. May 22Where: ACU Lunsford Foundation

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Interfaith Council Posts National Day of Prayer Service

The Abilene Interfaith Council has posted a link to its National Day of Prayer video, https://youtu.be/2Sx0MuEmdxQ The council issued the following news release about the service. National Day of Prayer is today, Thursday, May 6. “This year, many prominent spiritual leaders from our community donated their time and voices for our video series of interviews and tours of local houses

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It’s OK to Grieve

By DANNY MINTON This past week I took our dog outside and sat in one of the rockers, staring at the night sky. Then, without warning, a sudden sense of sadness swept over me as my thoughts came back to our son, who died seven years ago. For a few moments, my heart swelled, filled with grief over the loss.

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Good Deals Hard to Find

THE IDLE AMERICANCommentary by Dr. Don Newbury It has been said of me throughout my adult life–perhaps also true of years unfolding soon after infancy–that my antenna has been on “24/7” alert for good deals. Many deals, though, have soured due to timing issues. I mean, how was I supposed to know as a lad that the once-raging demand for Davy

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Believe, Do, Be

By JIM NICHOLS Whether or not you are a follower of God through Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, you have some sort of spiritual stance. Furthermore, that stance did not just fall into you; it was developed over the years through what you have been told, what you have read, and the way you have interpreted what has happened

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Give to B.O.B.S or Your Favorite Charity on Abilene Gives Day

Breakfast on Beech Street (B.O.B.S) is celebrating its 25th birthday in May and is asking for one simple gift: a donation on Tuesday, May 4, through the Abilene Community Foundation’s annual Abilene Gives day. It’s a simple request and easy to grant. In fact, you don’t even have to leave the house and go shopping. The Community Foundation is making

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National Day of Prayer

By LORETTA FULTON National Day of Prayer services will look a little more normal this year than a year ago when COVID-19 had a firm grip on all public gatherings. This year’s observances, locally and nationally, will be on Thursday, May 6. 1-Kingdom will sponsor a live event at noon in downtown Abilene, and the Abilene Interfaith Council will host

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‘Miniature Anxiety’ Leads to World Water Benefit

World Vision 6K for WaterLink to Team Abilene registration and informationhttps://www.teamworldvision.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donordrive.team&teamID=14915YouTube videoshttps://youtu.be/SLkoktezFy8https://youtu.be/coxw9n2IcXIWhat: 6K (3.7 miles) run/walk to benefit World Vision 6K for WaterWhen: 9 a.m. May 22Where: ACU Lunsford Foundation TrailHow much: $50 for adults; $25 for children (All proceeds benefit World Vision 6K for Water)Deadline: Registration will be available on the day of the event. To receive a T-shirt

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It’s Now in Your Hands

By DAN R. STIVER In the aftermath of the landmark conviction of Derek Chauvin over the murder of George Floyd, a case that riveted the nation and the world, I had swirling feelings and thoughts. I was then struck by the words of lead prosecutor and Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, who for me hit so many notes so well.

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