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Letting go is a good and necessary part of life, and yet, it is challenging, as we are often forced into the process unexpectedly. It is a time of saying goodbye, getting rid of stuff we don’t need, and it is where our plans, disappointments, dreams and life collide with trust in God.

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In 1519, Spanish explorer Alvarez de Pineda, on the Catholic Feast Day of Corpus Christi, discovered a Gulf Coast bay he named Corpus Christi, which translates to “Body of Christ.”

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In Matthew 4, we read that the crowds followed Jesus as he taught and healed them. In chapter 5, which includes what are called the Beatitudes, we see that Jesus seeks to distance himself from the following mob, to get together with his disciples to teach them about how to behave in their ow…

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JERUSALEM, Israel — Predicted rains held back Tuesday morning, May 5, so a new monumental bronze sculpture named the “Lion of Judah” could be installed in the heart of Jerusalem.

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“Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never — in nothing, great or small, large or petty — never give in, except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”

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Zion Lutheran Church Pastor Mike Williams saw Thursday’s prayer vigil as a statement of unity — for a community that has been spared of the physical toll of the coronavirus pandemic, but has not escaped the economic consequences. 

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No doubt, these are some crazy times with COVID-19, but I think for those who walk with God, we have a magnificent opportunity right now. The big key at this time is where our mind is fixed.

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Its words were sung by Jesus and His Disciples as they journeyed from the Last Supper on their way to the Mount of Olives. It was also a favorite Psalm of Martin Luther who proclaimed it “nearest to my heart” of all the Psalms.

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Thinking about Good Friday, Easter and all the things going on with the COVID-19 pandemic, I have discovered some things they have in common: threats, death, trust and overcoming.

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In times like these, we are reminded of what is always true but often forgotten — we stand on the promises of God. One great promise is Romans 8:28: “And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.”

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As the Lenten season ends with “Holy Week,” which began last Sunday, Palm Sunday, Christians have accompanied Jesus on his journey to Jerusalem, including the last supper with his disciples on Thursday, when churches observe the sacrament of communion — (this year individually at home).

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The longer I walk with God, the more I realize I need a fresh revelation of His love for me in challenging times. Most of us could use an upgrade when it comes to comprehending God’s love for us.

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This Sunday, March 29, the Fifth Sunday of Lent, marks 21 days before Easter. In some traditions, it is observed as a time to rejoice, similar to the third Sunday of Advent, when the pink candle signifies a time where, in the midst of penitence and somberness, Christians are reminded to rejo…

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In the 17th Chapter of the Gospel of John, Jesus prays to God for his disciples with gratitude and encouragement as follows:

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Have you transitioned from condemning to caring, from renouncing sinners to receiving them? These are important questions for all Christians to consider. It’s one of the radical changes that happened to Matthew once Jesus rocked his world with “Follow Me!” The story jets ahead from the small…

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Students at St. Peter’s Episcopal School have been busy with a variety of events, including a Texas Independence Day celebration and a visit from the Cat in the Hat.

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After an exciting ride up the music charts, where he sold 200,000 albums and hit the Top 30 on Billboard’s Country Album chart and Top 10 on its Independent Album chart, Cory Morrow was wondering what to do next. He decided to ask his fans what they wanted to hear. Their answer?

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Have you ever found yourself in a situation and simply did not know what to do? Are you in a place where you do not have the answer? 

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The well-known passage in the Old Testament Book of Jeremiah, Chapter 31, verses 31-34, declares the promise of a new covenant between God and his people.

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BOERNE — The Tap Pack — Australian performers Jesse Rasmussen, Jordan Pollard, Thomas J. Egan, Tom Struik and Sean Sinclair — will be in Boerne for some of the fastest footwork on both sides of the equator.

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Perhaps one of the most commonly quoted Biblical statements is what is known as the Golden Rule. In Matthew’s Gospel, Chapter 7, verse 12, are the words of Jesus: “In everything do to others as you would have them do to you, for this is the law and the prophets”

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Tax-collectors were despised during the time of Jesus. These parasitic extorters were considered traitors to God and country, Jewish men who were hired by Rome to extract all manner of taxes from their own people.