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The Deal Is Still On!

When you are a high achiever, getting things done is what you do. In moments of productivity there is nothing worse than realizing you missed something significant and the deadline has passed. …

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    How many of you reading this article are worried or fearful about something? The IRS? Politics? Your job? …

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The season of Lent and Easter approaches

Spring is eagerly anticipated, as many people look forward to enjoying the great outdoors once more. Spring is also a special time of year for practicing Christians. Beginning on Ash Wednesday …

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What we'll be doing on St. Patrick's Day

This coming Sunday, March 17, is St Patrick’s Day, and, if you have been cruising social media for ‘Things to Do on St Patrick’s Day’ then you know that there is a lot going on this weekend. …

FAITH ROUNDTABLE: Wilcoxson In this roundtable, Scott wants us to discuss whether religious organizations should be tax-exempt. The idea must be gaining some traction, because Scott’s predecessor at The Hill Country News had …
FAITH ROUNDTABLE: Robison Well, yes, I can. Drive down any major street in Austin, or any town in The Bible Belt, and you will see huge churches. In fact, church is big business. And it is supported by your taxes based on the …
FAITH ROUNDTABLE: Brown The round table question is “Can you make an argument in support of, or against, the tax-exempt status of churches, which some estimate is worth more than $80 billion a year in the U.S.?” …
Love covers all “Love covers a multitude of sins,” Saint Peter wrote. I know this is true, for I have experienced it, most dramatically on a Valentine’s Day many decades ago. Like any poor, college-aged …
Overlooked, but not forgotten There was a man in the Bible named David. He was the youngest of eight brothers. He was known for his love for worship and described as a handsome fellow. David was a shepherd boy. As such, he was …
An inside job “Once upon a time there were a fisherman and his wife who lived in a hovel by the sea.” So begins a story by the Brothers Grimm, a story not as well known as “Cinderella” or “Hansel and …
Hypocrisy (hy·poc·ri·sy) In the olden days, say 50 years ago, it was common for people to critique Christians as being hypocrites. The Dictionary defines hypocrisy as: The pretending of having virtues, principals, or beliefs …
Listening, and hearing, the Holy Trinity From time to time, folks will ask me, “Do the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit really speak to us?” And when I assure them that the Most Holy Trinity does, indeed, communicate with us, the next …
Make room for increase Happy New Year! We declare this year will be the year of breakthrough! Making room is necessary for increase and expansion in our lives. The Bible tells us in II Chronicles 7:14, “If my people who …
Simplify, simplify I hope it’s not too soon to say it, but you probably spent too much money this holiday season. It’s understandable, and I am not without compassion for you or your bank statement. Your list was …
Christmastime traditions Christmas traditions are hardly monolithic. The season is celebrated with as much colorful variety as the pretty paper and shiny ribbons encasing the gifts under the tree. And speaking of that tree, …