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ICONS: THE PAINTED WORD

By LORETTA FULTON Nothing illustrates the adage, “A picture is worth a thousand words” as do icons, with their rich layering of colors and light and their deeply spiritual message. In fact, icons are both words and pictures. Iconographers “write” icons rathering than painting them because they are writing the theology of the church, explained Linda Fowler, a local iconographer

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RELIGION BULLETIN BOARD

Spirit of Abilene wants to share what’s happening at your place of worship with other Abilenians. Please send notice of events and ideas for human interest stories to: editor@spiritofabilene.com or call Loretta Fulton, editor, at 325-669-9006 Photo credit: MyTudut on Visual Hunt / CC BY-NC-SA   MLK ANNUAL MARCH AND DINNER Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be observed Monday, Jan. 20, in Abilene and

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THE WEIGHT OF GRIEF

By NANCY PATRICK I did not experience the weight and burden of grief until I was an adult. Although one of my uncles and a grandfather died during my childhood, their deaths did not directly affect me because they did not play an active role in my life. My family had experienced generally good health and few accidents, so surprise

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A WRESTLING MATCH

By JIM NICHOLS Church policy arguments can be tedious. If you are a member of a church with a clear non-local hierarchy, you have an advantage of having leaders you may not even know make policy decisions for your local group. You may not agree with those decisions, but you do not have to lose much sleep trying to make

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HYMNS OF FANNY CROSBY AT FCPC

By LORETTA FULTON The hymns of Francis Jane (Fanny) Crosby will be featured Wednesday, Jan. 22, at the Wednesday evening programming at First Central Presbyterian Church, 400 Orange St. Guest speaker will be Glenn Dromgoole, a member of First Central, former editor of the Abilene Reporter-News, prolific writer, and owner, with his wife, Carol, of Texas Star Trading Company. A

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