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Dec 23

A royal birth reason to celebrate

Headlines around the world announced that William and Kate are expecting a baby! Buckingham Palace confirmed the news, “Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby. The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall …

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Dec 15

What is the Golden Rule?

What did Jesus mean when he said, “Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them”? “If you are mean to someone, then they will start being mean back to you,” says Blain, 7. Brooke, 9, looks to agriculture to interpret the golden rule: “If we plant something good, we get …

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Dec 08

How Does Knowing God’s Love Affect Your Relationships With People?

“I’m OK, You’re OK” is the title of a former best-selling book. “I Stink, You Stink” is the reality behind many soured relationships. God’s love “affects me because I feel loved, and that makes me love other people,” says Rachel, 9. Rachel has identified the key to healthy relationships. When we know God loves us …

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Dec 07

Thou Shalt Not Tolerate Inequality: By rejecting a “deified Market,” Pope Francis is protecting our societies — and souls.

Sometimes you don’t have to say anything “new” to make news. Consider the “apostolic exhortation” the Vatican recently released. This statement from Pope Francis, observers note, didn’t really break new theological ground. But the Pope’s exhortation, his first since he stepped onto the world stage, still made front page news the world over — and …

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Nov 26

Giving Thanks Indeed: Longview Clergy Coalition leads the way

The Longview Clergy Coalition recently held a prayer rally at the Gregg County Court House. St. Mary’s Catholic Church’s Father Gavin Vaverek offered up opening prayers followed by the Reverend Lewis Thompson, Jr. who read aloud relevant scripture and led in a prayer thanking Jesus for the cross and for His spiritual blessings. Others of …

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Nov 24

Should you obey a law that forbids worshipping God?

“I would rather die than to obey a law that prohibits worshipping God,” says Sarah, age 8. “I love God with all my heart. You should do what’s right. Obey what’s right, and you will be fine.” Thank you for your incredible statement, Sarah. I’m amazed and challenged by your love and devotion. “I would …

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Nov 10

Guarded by God

There was a large stag – a red-coated deer – that roamed through the hills of Rome. No one ever came near it or tried to capture or kill it. It was protected by Caesar and all were forbidden to disturb it. On its sides were the words, “Touch me not! I belong to Caesar.” …

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Nov 03

The wonder of work

Years ago a “hobo” came to the back porch as my mother sat there “shelling peas.” “Pardon me, Ma’am, but could you spare a meal to a starving traveler?” Graciously, but firmly, my mother responded and said she would be happy to provide a meal but he would have to do some yard work first. …

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