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Hate or Love: Which Do You Choose?

By DANNY MINTON The word “hate” seems to be thrown around with a completely new meaning these days. I asked myself what does it mean to “hate” someone? Can you disagree with someone and it not be “hate?”  The dictionary defines “hate” as “to feel intense or passionate dislike.” Synonyms include abhor, loathe, detest, abominate, and despise. Those words exhibit

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Goodbye, Mark

By DANNY MINTON Around 1 p.m. Saturday, March 13, a friend and co-worker, Mark Rogers, was tragically killed in an automobile accident. The wreck left his wife and children in the hospital, recovering from injuries both physically and emotionally. This past week in Abilene, the news and social media have been filled with stories, pictures, and tributes to a fine

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Chalaza

By DANNY MINTON Chalaza: It’s the Greek word translated as “hailstone.” We’ve all seen one, and we could guess how it gets its name by how it looks. But the only time we’ve ever seen it is in its destroyed state. We see it only after its intended purpose remains marred by tragedy. Want to see one? Go open your

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The Light

By DANNY MINTON The sea’s gentle swells glistened momentarily, then once again fell dark as the moon appeared from behind the clouds and returned to darkness. The clock had just passed midnight breaking into a new day. It was July 30, 1945. Several hundred miles from the nearest shore in the Philippine Sea, the Portland Class Heavy Cruiser, the USS

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One Thing

By DANNY MINTON In the movie “City Slickers,” Mitch, a city boy, has a conversation with Curly, a rough-looking cowboy. The conversation goes: Curly: Do you know what the secret of life is? Curly: [holds up one finger] This.Mitch: Your finger?Curly: One thing. Just one thing. You stick to that, and the rest don’t mean nothin’.Mitch: But, what is the “one

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More Than A Watermelon?

By DANNY MINTON Look at the picture above. What do you see? Everyone will probably describe the picture in the same way. It’s a watermelon. It’s a green watermelon with stripes. It’s a short, squatty watermelon. There are numerous ways to describe the picture. Look closer. I mean closer with a more discerning eye. Do you see it now? A

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The Greatest Valentine

By DANNY MINTON Holidays when I attended elementary school in 1950’s Plano always brought a festive time. The Halloween carnival had each classroom decorated differently with a different game inviting you to participate. At Christmas, we drew names and exchanged gifts with classmates. I remember Easter and an egg hunt at the Haggard farm. However, it was Valentine’s Day that

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