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Archive for July 2016

Johnny Dutton Promotes America

Mr. Johnny Dutton promotes America and those who served in the Armed Forces.Mr. Dutton is a disabled Veteran. He served in Germany 1945-1946, Japan in 1948-1948 and also in the Korean Conflict. {{more}}He spends time doing whatever he can to promote America’s way of life.He said he would serve again if he could be useful.As…

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What’s With All the White People in Kids’ Bible Story Books?

It finally happened. I was teaching a children’s Bible class of 3rd-5th graders, when one of the boys said something like, “I can’t be descended from Adam and Eve, because Adam and Eve were white.” I thanked him for bringing that up and used his comment as an opportunity to address the fact that although…

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A LIVING HISTORY

I had the privilege this past week of meeting Miss Hattie Washington. Miss Washington was born right here in Abilene in 1921 and has lived here her entire life. She is the oldest known black person to be educated in Abilene that still lives here. Miss Washington attended Abilene Colored School which was segregated and…

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A MOTHER’S PRAYER

She has not really seen daylight since the last storm hit.Dazed and confused in the world waking up to her job.A never ending 8 to 9pm shift where her smile stayed lit.And satisfied customers bought only name brands at her shop. {{more}}The whirlwind was tough the last time with knee deep waterThat created floods that…

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A Mother’s Reflections Seeing Beyond Autism

{{more}}So today’s swimming class was kind of life-altering, lol. The boys were a little more nervous than yesterday I think because they remembered how apprehensive they were at the beginning yesterday and got a little spooked. This was hard for me obviously, but I just kept reminding myself how vital it is for them to…

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A Day at the Lake

By T.K. ParksLife, Beautiful life,From the greenness of the trees,To the sound of the waters rushing up against the shore.The hugs from the suns’ rays sustain me.Today’s painting of our present sky fills my soul.A glimpse of eternity in such a small frame.The happiness and oneness of the people,An unexplained motive that is silently agreed…

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With all Due Respect

It seems to me that every time I hear the above words; “with all due respect”, used, they are followed by something very derogatory or the opposite of what the usual opinion is. {{more}} Being as I am a retired teacher, I will, where ‘with all due respect’, may be implied, use them as an…

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Forgiveness Is…

Forgiveness is a deep and endless well.The waters are sweet and cool,Crisp and cleansing,Nourishing and revitalizing to the body and soul.But we must be willing to lower our rope,Plumb the depths, And allow our vessel to be filled.Then slowly and gently pull it up to the surface.Where we can drink of this beautiful giftAnd experience…

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BBB Launches ScamTracker to Better Protect Consumers From Scams

BBBs throughout North America to launch the new BBB ScamTracker, an interactive online tool for consumers to report scams and fraud as well as warn others of malicious or suspicious activities. {{more}}BBB has always tracked and warned consumers about misleading and dishonest marketplace practices, such as Scammers. Perpetrators of scams are not interested in anything…

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