McQuien’s Musings by Paul McQuien – Looking Back: Hurricane Harvey – and Irma and Maria . . .

In early September I watched a documentary on PBS called “Killer Landslides,” which focused on the devastating landslides in Oso, Washington, in Afghanistan, and in Nepal, which collectively resulted in hundreds of human fatalities. Continue reading

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Children are a blessing?

by Marsha Dowell

The Fountain of Youth. Oh, to be a child again, not worried about bills, health. Being taken care of by our parents. Our path laid out by them, guided by them, supported by them, protected by them. Continue reading

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by | October 3, 2017 · 3:38 pm

Singing to resound in the Texas hills

DRIFTWOOD – As fall finally brings cooler temperatures to South Texas, the sounds will change too when the music of the “Hymns in the Hill Country” resonates from a camp pavilion. The fourth annual hymnfest takes place on Saturday, Nov. 4, beginning at 2 pm. at Camp Ben McCulloch here. Continue reading

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Wiggins, Starks and Curry to lead men’s retreat

SAN ANTONIO – Joe Wiggins (Northeast), Fredrick Starks (Ft. Sam Houston) and Bryon Curry (San Pedro) will keynote the Annual Men’s Retreat set for Oct. 19-21. The San Antonio ministers will bring the lessons at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Corpus Christi.

For more information, contact the San Pedro church office at 210-822-3305.

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EEM and South Texas to plant seeds

SOUTH TEXAS — In many countries across the sea, the soil is rich. Says Eastern European Mission, “The opportunity is now. Send the Good News to the hopeless and lost.” The Pleasanton church, as are others in South Texas, is poised to join that outreach beginning on Oct. 8, Million Dollar Sunday. Continue reading

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Pleasanton goes with gospel

PLEASANTON – With Christ’s commission to “Go” in mind, the church members here have been training for and preparing a Gospel Sharing Campaign. On Oct. 22-28, the leaders and members who have trained with Gospel Sharing Ministries (GSM) will reach out to the community here. Continue reading

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Review by Paul McQuien of Book: Trained Up, by Melissa Urtiaga

Local author Melissa Urtiaga has recently published a clever and charming children’s book titled “Trained Up: A Book about Trusting in God” (2017, Franklin Scribes Publishers). Appealing illustrations by Katie Paul, an Abilene Christian University alumna, accompany the text. Continue reading

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Awaiting the breath of life

by Dick Porter

SAN ANTONIO — I want you to meet DeAnna Gill-Pratt. Continue reading

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Coastal Bend churches unite after Harvey

by Mark Hammitt

CORPUS CHRISTI — Hurricane Harvey left a definite trail of destruction throughout Southeast Texas when it came through at the end of August. It was amazing to witness the power of wind and rain, and it was only a small glimpse into what the people in Noah’s day must have faced when the world was wiped clean by a world-wide flood. Continue reading

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A Giving Birthday Party

by Reagan Campbell

SAN ANTONIO – I don’t have a job. I’m not looking for one because I’m only 10. I feel rich when I get money for my chores from my parents. Continue reading

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Through blood, sweat and tears

 by Chyrece Campbell

SAN ANTONIO – While swatting at mosquitoes Kitty Ramirez, 14, stood by in the yard as her mother, Kristina, spoke with a couple in Woodsboro. Kristina asked Kitty to go grab the large bowl of watermelon from their car. Continue reading

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Meals made with love

by Chyrece Campbell

FLORESVILLE – With the tap of his fingers on Sept. 6, Galen Jansky posted to social media from his phone about how the Church of Christ here had delivered over 600 meals. Jansky and his wife Jennifer operate and own Texas Star Lodges in Floresville. Continue reading

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Singing for GOD

by Madison Campbell

SAN ANTONIO – Everyone in the room was standing and clapping as the group finished their last song and left the stage. The group was the Johnson Family, which consisted of Nya, 13, Kaden, 11 and Brooklynn, 10, and their parents, Frank and Alisha. Continue reading

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A golden weekend

 by Chyrece Campbell

SAN ANTONIO – When something is golden, it is of a high degree of excellence or radiantly youthful and vigorous according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. All of these rang true on the weekend of Sept. 14-18 when the 37th Annual Golden Agers Session convened at Camp Bandina. Continue reading

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