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There is an old adage that goes something like this, “You can fool some of the people some of the time, but you can’t fool all the people all the time.” And this adage is absolutely true. As human beings, we have become quite adept at fooling others. We have learned to put on a facade that i…

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In 1869, only four years after the end of the American Civil War, a war waged in large part because of controversies surrounding the slavery of black people, a little church in Cuero began to organize.

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July 6, three Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament of Victoria celebrated the anniversaries of their religious profession. Sister Mary Virginia Sheblak celebrated her 70th anniversary, and Sister Donna Bonorden and Sister Stephanie Marie Martinez celebrated their 50th annivers…

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It was supposed to be another fifth Sunday worship service between the Rev. Dr. Paul Kirchner’s three country parishes. The three churches – Martin Luther Evangelical Lutheran Church in Coletoville, St. Luke’s in Schroeder and Zion Lutheran in Arneckeville – which Kirchner helped join togeth…

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The second month as the pastor of Faith Family, I did something really brave. So brave, in fact, that I scared myself! We had gone the first six weeks without anybody giving their life to Christ in our services, and I knew something needed to change. So I prayed and fasted.

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Editor’s note: On Dec. 28, 2018, Elaine crossed over to that Eternal Shore and her family, friends and readers are missing her. The Advocate is reprinting Elaine’s articles for a year.

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I still remember the first time my parents took me to the laser show at Stone Mountain Park in Georgia. It was the Fourth of July; I was 5 or 6 years old; and there were hundreds upon hundreds of families sitting on picnic blankets laughing and toasting, munching and celebrating as children …

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As I have waded into the waters of youth soccer coaching, among of the biggest and most frustrating challenges for me are the practices. I actually love working with the kids, but scheduling practices is difficult. Trying to find an open field and work around everybody’s schedules is almost …

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Re-reading the Psalms is always a comforting, hopeful and exciting exercise. I am currently preaching through the Psalter in our church. A few weeks back now, I ran across this passage again: “Those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever.”(Ps. 12…

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I heard a story about a company owner and one of his employees, John. One day, John was out working, when the owner went to check on his crew. He overheard John muttering, “Oh, Adam. Oh, Adam,” as he swung his axe.

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The 53rd annual Kresta Reunion will be July 28 at the Moravia Parish Hall. Registration begins at 10 a.m. A meal consisting of barbecue brisket, sausage, fried chicken, potatoes, green beans, coleslaw, bread and tea, will be served at about 12:30 p.m. Those attending may bring a dessert to s…

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The Most Reverend Bishop Emeritus John W. Yanta was recently presented the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland by Polish President Andrzej Duda and First Lady AgataKornhauser-Duda.

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I know my ladies will understand and appreciate this profoundly – sorry, guys – but have you ever brought one of your favorite old purses back into rotation and discovered a few long-lost pearls at the bottom?

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Mr. Panza is 97 years old. He lives in the nursing home down the road from my house. During the last year, he and I have become good friends. A few weeks ago, he told me his story.

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Editor’s note: On Dec. 28, 2018, Elaine crossed over to that Eternal Shore and her family, friends and readers are missing her. The Advocate is reprinting Elaine’s articles for a year.

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When I was 13 years old, I was leaving our small-town carnival with my sister when about 50 Hell’s Angels passed by us on their motorcycles. As they did, they revved their engines and whistled at her.

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The other day, my wife and I were shopping when right in front of me, this store clerk asked for all of her information! Her number, email address, etc. I thought, “Man, if I was 25 years old, I’d hit you right now!” Soon, I noticed that my age was showing and the guy was just doing his job!

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This week is Father’s Day. On Sunday, my kids and wife will shower me with gifts and hugs. They will tell me they love me and how much they appreciate me. They will tell me what a great dad I am.

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A story was told of a rich man who was on his way to the bank one day when he ran across a beggar. He asked the beggar how he had wound up on the streets. The beggar explained that he had graduated college, but he had made some mistakes and ruined his life, and now he had nothing. The rich m…

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Editor’s note: On Dec. 28, 2018, Elaine crossed over to that Eternal Shore and her family, friends and readers are missing her. The Advocate is reprinting Elaine’s articles for a year.

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Judaism is ripe with holy holidays throughout the calendar year, some of them more known to the non-Jewish masses. One of the lesser-known Jewish observances is Shavuot, which began on Shabbat, June 8, and ended at sundown Monday.

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Editor’s note: On Dec. 28, 2018, Elaine crossed over to that Eternal Shore and her family, friends and readers are missing her. The Advocate is reprinting Elaine’s articles for a year.

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I see commercials for them every so often on TV. “The Hidden Codes of the Old Testament.” “The Secret Message of Revelation.” “Decoding the Bible.”

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Strongholds are literally just that – things that have a strong hold over our lives. Things we wish we could get over, but many times we struggle to, and as a result enter into a state of feeling oppressed, feeling lost.

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Memorial Day is upon us. The beginning of summer is here. School is out. Life is good! This is the time of of the year that kids long for. The time of the year that families plan for. The time of the year when the pace and the pressure of our lives changes. Simply, put. It’s summertime. The …

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Editor’s note: On Dec. 28, 2018, Elaine crossed over to that Eternal Shore and her family, friends and readers are missing her. The Advocate is reprinting Elaine’s articles for a year.

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AUSTIN – The Texas House and Senate have passed a medical cannabis bill that would include more medical conditions to qualify for medical cannabis prescriptions.

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The American Stress Institute reports that 77% of people regularly experience physical symptoms caused by stress. Thirty-three percent of people feel they are living with extreme stress, and 48% feel their stress has increased during the past five years.

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Editor’s note: On Dec. 28, 2018, Elaine crossed over to that Eternal Shore and her family, friends and readers are missing her. The Advocate is reprinting Elaine’s articles for a year.