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Be creative when making history Print E-mail
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By Ken Satterfield, Word&Way   
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
During the Civil War, the church I attend was occupied by Union soldiers who used the pews for firewood, and the building as a horse stable. Later, the church burned. While different, every church has a history. It can be seen in its architecture, wall portraits, and even in its minutes and bylaws. At some point, the congregation will need to share that history in an anniversary, a church directory or a community celebration. Share that history in ways that are both significant and fun.
 
The unholy legacy of Fred Phelps Print E-mail
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By Bill Webb, Word&Way Editor   
Monday, March 24, 2014
The news that Fred Phelps, the 84-year-old founder of Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan., has died drew predictable reactions from just about everyone, from anger, to glee to relief. Phelps and the congregation, which includes most of his many children and their children, have become best known for protests arising out of their disgust of homosexual behavior and their hatred for every gay.
 
Those difficult conversations Print E-mail
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By Doyle Sager   
Monday, March 24, 2014
We have all had, or need to have, difficult conversations. An email that offended or troubled us, a blow-up at a family dinner, a situation at work that is unbearable, a church feud that is spilling out into the community or friction within a house between spouses or siblings — the examples are endless.
 
Make every day a Good Samaritan Day Print E-mail
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By Ken Satterfield   
Thursday, March 13, 2014

Every month, every week and every day is a celebration of some sort — an awareness week or a monthly observance for foods, health issues, anniversaries or holidays.

March 13 happens to be Good Samaritan Involvement Day, which commemorates the 1964 murder on this date of Catherine “Kitty” Genovese in Queens, N.Y.

 
Drugstore chain makes right choice Print E-mail
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By Bill Webb   
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
CVS pharmacies announced in early February that its 7,600 stores would cease selling cigarettes and other tobacco products, a decision that will cost the corporation roughly $2 billion a year in revenues.
 
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The Associated Press reports on the faith of missionary couple David and Nancy Writebol. Nancy contracted the deadly Ebola virus during their service in Liberia and is currently in the United States receiving treatment. 

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