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In an article in First Things by Matthew Schmitz, the writer quotes President Barack Obama saying in 2018, “We live in a time of increasing disillusionment with the liberal democratic order,” which he traced to a trend that liberal democracies ignore at their own peril the loss of meaning an…

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It was a sunny day, and I walked into The Dove’s Nest, a Christian book store in Kerrville.

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Kirk and Kelle Richter are ordinary Hill Country folks experiencing extraordinary relationships with Jesus. 

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When we think of the trees we have in the Hill Country (other than cedar) most of us think of the oaks. And while the live oak is the most common, we have several other species of oaks that add variety to our landscape. Here are the main ones: 

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The term “Evangelical Christians” is often misunderstood and misused to describe a cohort of right-wing white supremacist religionists who our president identifies as his supporters and who have adapted to or agreed with his personal values.

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I was recently talking with a lady in our church. Because of circumstances in her life, she has been pondering God’s power. As we know from the New Testament, when a person is “born of the Spirit,” the Holy Spirit comes to dwell within that person permanently. And since the Holy Spirit is fu…

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Walking through the house, I glanced toward the kitchen and decided to grab a cup of coffee. I placed my cup under the Keurig, pressed “brew,” then turned to answer my phone. Turning back, I wondered what in the world had happened. The counter was flooded with coffee. 

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Area women of all ages are invited to a retreat, “Joy in the Journey,” set for Saturday, Feb. 22, at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 135 Methodist Encampment Road.

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After a week of selling baked goods on campus, Our Lady of the HIlls Regional Catholic High School students raised $695.89 for The Pregnancy Resource Center, and the Knights of Columbus pledged to match their donation.  

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The Kiwanis Club of Kerrville will host its 74th Annual all-you-can-eat Pancake Supper on Friday at the Tivy High School cafeteria.

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Since the latest offering in The Cailloux Series — “One Night In Memphis” — falls on Valentine’s Day, the show creator wants to make the hit Broadway-styled show even more special for its Kerrville appearance.

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The Symphony of the Hills of Kerrville will present “Chopin and Friends: Romantic Genius,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb 27, at the Cailloux Theater, 910 Main St. 

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Playhouse 2000’s production of “Sylvia,” a romantic comedy about a homeless dog, will continue at the VK Garage Theater through Feb. 16.

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In Chapter 12 of the Gospel of Mark, some Pharisees came to Jesus to test him and said to him, “Is it lawful to pay taxes to the emperor, or not? Should we pay them, or should we not?” But knowing their hypocrisy, he said to them, “Why are you putting me to the test? Bring me a denarius and …

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Anyone wishing to experience a medieval marketplace in the Hill Country can still attend the final weekend of the Kerrville Renaissance Festival this Saturday and Sunday. The fourth annual event takes place at River Star Arts and Events Park in Kerrville, 4000 Riverside Drive. Hours are 10 a…

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Playhouse 2000, Kerrville’s community theater, will open its season Friday at the VK Garage Theater with “Sylvia,” a romantic comedy about a homeless dog. The curtain will go up at 7:30 p.m.

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The Friends of the Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library will host a poetry reading by Carmen Tafolla from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9.

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Acclaimed Americana Recording Artist Robert Earl Keen celebrates his 13th annual one-night only concert event for The Hill Country Youth Orchestras. Also, back by popular demand, he is bringing his very special guests the highly acclaimed Quebe Sisters to the Cailloux Theater in Kerrville, T…

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In his Letter to the Ephesian Church, Paul admonishes from prison the unity of the Body of Christ. These words from the 4th chapter speak to the churches of our day as well:

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Fire and Glory Night set for Jan. 17 at Inn of the Hills

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Do you have a Clue that electronic devices have Monopoly on your Life?  Unplug from those electronic devices and plug in to your family by playing board games.  Join us at The Salvation Army Kroc Center for Family Game Nights.  No experience necessary — all skill levels welcome.  A variety o…

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The Old Testament Book of First Kings describes a vision by King Solomon (David’s son and successor) in Chapter 3, verses 5 to 15 as follows:

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Whether you are pushing the proverbial boulder uphill or have the wind in your sails, whether you are young, old, first time or last time reader, saved, unsaved or unsure, trust me, you need the truth about to be conveyed. 

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FREDERICKSBURG — Recognized for their “adrenalized performances of classical, movie, tango, pop and oldies music,” the West Coast trio Take3 will be featured here Sunday, Jan. 19, in the fourth of eight programs scheduled for the 2019-20 concert season by the Fredericksburg Music Club.

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The Kerrville Renaissance Festival will feature a varied list of entertainment for guests at this fourth annual event at the River Star Arts and Event Park on the weekends of Jan. 24-26 and Feb. 1-2. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine.

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Whether you are pushing the proverbial boulder uphill or have the wind in your sails, whether you are young, old, first time or last time reader, saved, unsaved or unsure, trust me, you need the truth about to be conveyed. 

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What will you do in 2020 that will outlive you? The Father of American Psychology, William James, said, “The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.”