• IN TERMS OF CARING

    By NANCY PATRICK I often hear people use the terms “caregiver” and “caretaker” interchangeably. Since I have actually served in both positions, I like to distinguish between them. I also

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  • ONE OF MY TEACHERS

    By JIM NICHOLS I have frequently asked my students, “Who has been an important person in your life?” There are predictable responses such as parents and grandparents, but often many

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  • MAGIC MIRROR ON THE WALL

    By DANNY MINTON When I was 15, I would look in the mirror, and staring back was a baby-faced kid with a flat top and acne. Puberty was certainly not

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  • ‘PITCHER BEARERS’ ARE HEAVENLY, TOO

    By WALT PFEIFER Stealing a phrase from Mercy Me’s hit song I Can Only Imagine, I can only imagine what heaven will be like–but I do wonder about the denizens

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  • WALKING WITH A SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR

    By SARA CORE What in the World is an Anamcara? Spiritual direction is a spiritual practice or discipline as old as the church itself. For centuries, Christians from many parts

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  • ‘THE FOX HUNT’ AUTHOR SPEAKS ON POWER OF INTERFATIH ASSOCIATIONS

    By LORETTA FULTON Mohammed Al Samawi, a native of Yemen, didn’t see his dream come true when he arrived in America, but his consolation prize isn’t bad. “My dream was

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  • McM ASST. CHAPLAIN HAS A MESSAGE

    By LORETTA FULTON The new assistant chaplain at McMurry University brings youth, diversity, energy and a message to her new job. The message that Julia Puac-Romero brings to the table is

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  • THE VOICE OF THE LORD

    By DANNY MINTON “You need to read this book…”. “Have you heard, …’s tape?” “This is a great blog click on this link.” “Have you seen this article?” How often

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  • ‘WE ENABLE THE CHURCH TO BE THE CHURCH’

    By LORETTA FULTON Nick Kasemeotes isn’t on the frontline in Syria fighting off a Turkish invasion, but he is playing a huge role in that effort by traveling the Midwest

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  • TWO RAYS OF SUNSHINE

    IDLE AMERICAN Commentary by Dr. Don Newbury Ray Hildebrand, who wrote and sang “Hey, Paula” with college classmate Jill Jackson in 1963, admits to being “older than dirt,” but quickly

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IT’S A WOMAN’S WORLD

By NANCY PATRICK This may sound crazy, but I love women. They amaze me, they astound me, they mystify me, they inspire me, and they sometimes confound me. Women exhibit strength, resilience, courage, intelligence, adaptability, and loyalty.  The wide array of women’s qualities strikes me with awe. Traditionally, women have served auxiliary roles in society—roles such as homemaker, mother, teacher,

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A PLACE CALLED HOPEVALE

By DANNY MINTON Martyr /märder/ Noun: a person who is killed because of their religious or other beliefs. “saints, martyrs, and witnesses to the faith.” Nestled amid the Philippine Archipelago is the island of Panay. As you travel through the region of Capiz near Tapaz, you come to the mountains of Barrio Katipunan. It is in those mountains you find

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WHO RUNS THE CAFETERIA?

By JIM NICHOLS A university or school system has good reason to understand that students need to eat sometime around lunchtime. From an operational standpoint, the university or school system has a basic decision to make. The decision is whether the university or school system itself will operate the cafeteria or whether that function should be outsourced. Similarly, a university

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WALKING THE LABYRINTH

By LORETTA FULTON Sue Lucas went from being a skeptic about labyrinths to an evangelist and all it took was an open mind and the enthusiasm of those who understand the spiritual benefits. The conversion experience came during a workshop on labyrinths at Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma. Most of the people attending had walked labyrinths in various places all

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