• DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR?

        The third of three concerts in the Advent Music Series, sponsored by the Grace Museum, will begin at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church.

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  • THE OTHER WISE MAN

    By DANNY MINTON One of my favorite stories at Christmastime is “The Other Wise Man” by Henry van Dyke. It’s the story of Artaban, a man who studied the stars.

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  • BLOOMING AT CHRISTMAS

    By DAN STIVER There is a story about St. Francis of Assissi where he calls out to an almond tree, “Speak to me of God!” and the almond tree breaks

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  • SCROOGE IS THE GOSPEL

    By LESLIE STRADER Every year about this time, I wrap up my annual read of one of my favorite books – A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Published in 1843

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  • ADVENT MUSIC SERIES CONTINUES

      Members of the Key City Jazz Quartet perform Dec. 4 at the Grace Museum to kick off the museum’s Advent Music Series. The second of three concerts will be

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  • FINDING JOY AT CHRISTMAS

    By CAROLYN NEWMAN I’ve been thinking and I’ve been told Everyone you meet could be carryin’ a heavy load. So with a handshake, a hug or a smile We can

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  • UNFORGETTABLE CHRISTMAS PAGEANT

    By SARA CORE She just could not be more excited!  Sara was so honored to have been chosen the narrator of her third grade class’s Christmas program.  She had waited

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  • ADVENT BEGINS IN BEAUTY AND FUN

    By LORETTA FULTON Sunday, Dec. 2, marked the being of Advent, the four-week period leading to Christmas. It is a time of quiet reflection–but it can also be a fun

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  • NEWEST HEALING HOUSE DEDICATED

    By LORETTA FULTON If anyone understands just how healing it can be to have a free place to stay while undergoing cancer treatment, it’s Norlene Gleaton. Gleaton, who lives in

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  • FAREWELL TO THE PARLIAMENT

    Editor’s Note: Dr. Robert P. Sellers, professor of religion emeritus at Hardin-Simmobns University, just completed his tenure as chair of the board of trustees of the Parliament of the World’s

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ADVENT FOCUSES ON THREE COMINGS OF CHRIST

By BISHOP MICHAEL SIS The English word “advent” comes from the Latin word “adveniens,” which refers to an arrival, entry, or coming. The one who is coming is Jesus Christ. There are really three “comings” of Christ: in history, in mystery, and in majesty. These take place in the past, the present, and the future. The season of Advent focuses

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