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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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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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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.” 

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“I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go into the house of the Lord,’” says King David in Psalm 122.

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With the beginning of 2020, it is time to take inventory of our lives and prepare for the future. As I looked at my own life, walk with God and where I want to go, I discovered there are things I want to take into the new year and things I need to leave behind. What about you? What do you wa…

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As we begin a new year many people will make resolutions. But if we are honest most of the things we resolve to do or be seem invariably to fall by the wayside and are easily forgotten. Many are trivial or insignificant to begin with – or turn out to be wishful thinking.  

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In August 2017, we loaded my Honda Accord and his Honda Civic for the long drive to Marshall, Texas and East Texas Baptist University. Our youngest was headed off to college where he would play basketball and hopefully get a degree in four years. 

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As we approach the completion of the Advent season this weekend, our focus is now on the celebration of the miraculous birth of Jesus on Wednesday, Christmas Day. 

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Residents of the Elm Creek Park area are invited to join neighbors to sing or listen to their favorite Christmas carols at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, on the outdoor campus of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 135 Methodist Encampment Road.

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This season of Advent is a time for soul searching as we seek forgiveness and anticipate anew the promise of redemption amid these chaotic and evil times. It is a time when we again anticipate the coming of the Savior, the bringer of peace to our anxious souls.

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Could your smile be your legacy? Our legacy is what lives on after we are gone. It’s how we will be remembered. The question is not if you will leave a legacy, because everyone will. The question is what kind of legacy are you going to leave?

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It was a sweltering day, a hurried arrival at the hotel, and a quick change of clothes before our host driver would pick up my daughter and me to take us to the Arise Conference. I would be presenting Kidz Time Devotional for moms to use to teach their children God’s Word. Lauren and I rushe…

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The lyrics and melody to what would become a remarkable song were composed by a procrastinating 19-year-old seeking God’s belated inspiration. He sat alone, lights dimmed, after midnight seeking direction at a new grand piano. Only a few hours remained before this song was promised, to his P…

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and many are already thinking about their Thanksgiving menu, travel plans and seeing those they love. All of those things are great, but what does God have to say about giving thanks, and how do we do that in our everyday life? 

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One of the most excellent books on church renewal I have ever encountered is “Divine Renovation — Bringing Your Parish from Maintenance to Mission.” Written by Father James Mallon, this Catholic publication is the creation of the leading pastor of St. Benedict Parish in Halifax, Nova Scotia,…

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You can hear something so many times it becomes white noise. The same message, even if true and wonderful, can grow old and blurry until it fades from awareness. Like elevator music it just fades into oblivion. This can even happen in the spiritual realm with the greatest of all subjects. We…

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My life has been anything but normal for quite some time now. I have discovered that walking with God is anything but boring and normal.

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It was Sunday, July 4, 1976 and we were out of ice.  Old Hickory Lake, about 30 miles northeast of Nashville, was white capping that morning from the gusty winds. Our modest houseboat was tied securely to some trees in a protective cove. Leaving Mom behind, Dad, my older brother and I hopped…

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“Turn that frown upside down,” my mother said to me during my childhood if I was pouting and unhappy about things not going my way.  Before my first day of high school she told me, “Smile and say ‘hi’ to people when you pass them in the halls.”  

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In the practical little New Testament book, the Letter of James, he admonishes his readers in chapter 3 about the dangers of a loose tongue:

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It was a hot summer day in 2009, and Joe, my late husband, and I were sitting in our living room. He was battling a rare cancer, Merkel cell carcinoma, and was recovering from a surgery that removed a 19-centimeter tumor from his shoulder. He had lost function of his arm.

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“Eleanor Rigby,” recorded by The Beatles, with vocals by Paul McCartney, marked a new musical direction for the baby boomer generation’s most prolific rock band. The song is often described as a lament for lonely people. Eleanor Rigby’s lyrics conclude with the chorus: 

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Pastor Peter Marty, publisher and editor of Christian Century Magazine, tells in a recent editorial of what the German psychologist Hermann Egginhaus published in 1885 about his work on what has been called “the forgetting curve,” the phenomenon that many researchers still study about.

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On May 7, at around 7:45 in the morning, my mother passed from this life into eternity, from this Earth into heaven, from a hospital bed, catheter and pain patches into the pain-free presence of God. The Lord allowed me to be by her side when she breathed her last. Her face re-

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“The right perspective, to come face-to-face with Jesus, is on our knees,” said Pastor David Mainse, who was described by Christianity Today as “Canada’s Top Trusted Televangelist.”

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In times like these, it is important for people of faith to continue to look to God for strength, courage, assurance and in fellowship with Jesus, who loves us in spite of our fears and sins.

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I love how God is good at being a genius. He always sees our hearts and is attentive to our needs. He is the best friend I have ever had, because he is always around and always listening to me. 

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Motorcyclists from across the region will be in Kerrville for the 2019 Light Up the Hills Regional Retreat, set for Sept. 13-14, featuring speakers and rides throughout the area.

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Five time zones away, on the outskirts of Freetown in Sierra Leone, Africa, is a man from Kerrville, his wife and their three precious children. Their story is unique in that both Geoffrey and Nicole were called to missions and even to this part of the world before they ever met. 

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This summer, I had the joy of taking our grandchildren bowling. The electronic scoreboard quickly tallied each of our scores. Logan, our oldest grandson, asked how strikes and spares are tallied, but since it had been years since I’d kept score, I wasn’t sure. 

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Generosity is one dimension of the vitality of 99-member Sherrill’s Ford Presbyterian Church in rural North Carolina. This small but vital church has a tenacious grip (literally) on the good that sure-footed creatures can bring to impoverished communities overseas.