• 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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RELATIONSHIPS, INROADS, HIGHLIGHT INTERFAITH COUNCIL’S 20 YEARS

By LORETTA FULTON For its 20th anniversary celebration, Abilene Interfaith Council did what it does best–provided a venue for meaningful conversation, enlightened with excellent programming, and fed well. The council’s motto is, “Breaking Bread Together in Peace,” and on Sept. 19, members shared much more than bread. A table in Gerhart Hall at the Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest

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PICKY, PICKY, PICKY

IDLE AMERICAN Commentary by Dr. Don Newbury  Probably no governor in the history of the Lone Star State has faced double-barreled “standing in line” issues like the current Texas boss, Greg Abbott. Throngs coming from the south want in, and flustered Texans are standing in line for hours to obtain or renew driver’s licenses. Life must be more than tedious for

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LOVE IS KIND

By DANNY MINTON One of my favorite TV shows is NCIS. One of the reasons I like it is that the characters come across as real people with real-life problems and struggles. In one episode, Agent Torres is obsessed throughout the show on trying to fix a pair of sunglasses that he accidentally broke. Throughout the show, no one understands

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FAMILY FUN

By NANCY PATRICK My husband Mike and I made a rather spontaneous plan to visit our granddaughter Hannah in Denver this summer. We decided to make a road trip of it so we could visit several places along the way. Our itinerary required that we spend three nights in hotels as we made our way to Denver. All our accommodations

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