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Archive for December 2011

What Made These Wise Men So Wise?

Matthew 2:1-2:12“After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi[a] from the east came to Jerusalem2and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of theJews? We saw his star in the east[b] and have come to worship him.”3”When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and…

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“Christmas Is “

16″For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.17For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.18Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does…

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Getting Your “Finances” Under Control

Proverbs 16:33”Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.”This week I am going to center around finances, the problem that we really do not have any control over. Christmas is right around the corner. Now what we are going to be looking at is not an MBA sort of thing. The…

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Doing What You Believe Is the Right Way

James 2:14-2614”What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him?15Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food.16If one of you says to him, “Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about his physical…

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Coping With Holiday Stress

The holidays are a time for family, fun and festivities. So why are you so stressed? Actually, stress is associated with positive life events as much as negative ones. It’s normal to feel overwhelmed when planning family meals, shopping for gifts, decorating the house or figuring out what to do with the kids during their…

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Acadia Abilene Hospital announces opening of outpatient, community outreach center

ABILENE, Texas — Acadia Abilene Hospital is pleased to announce the opening of Transitions, the new center of the hospital’s outpatient programming.Transitions will serve as the hub for Acadia Abilene Hospital’s Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient programs, and will also be used as a community outreach center, hosting a variety of behavioral health and chemical…

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It’s Dry!

Alan Copeland took a couple of pictures of Lake Brownwood over the Thanksgiving Weekend. No fun at the lake until we get some rain. Photos by Alan Copeland{{more}}

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Cooking Tips For The Holidays

The holiday season is upon us, which means you may be preparing food for more than your usual crowd. You’re going to want your main dishes to impress your guests, and your desserts and sides to wow your hosts. But you don’t need a culinary degree to turn heads. These cooking tips will help you…

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City’s Animal Services receives state awards

ABILENE, Texas – The Texas Animal Control Association awarded the City of Abilene’s Animal Services Division with two awards, the Media Award and the James Vyers Field Officer Award, during their 2011 conference and awards presentation. Receiving the James Vyers Field Officer Award is Animal Control Officer Samantha Freeman. Freeman has been with the City…

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