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“But many of the priests and Levites and heads of fathers’ houses, old men who had seen the first house, wept with a loud voice when they saw the foundation of this house being laid, though many shouted aloud for joy, so that the people could not distinguish the sound of the joyful shout fro…

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Remember “The Little Mermaid”? It’s that animated Disney movie where young Ariel dreams of a new world, singing to a fish and an adorable Jamaican crab.

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The Arkansas City Ministerial Alliance will sponsor a National Day of Prayer event from noon to 12:30 p.m. Thursday in the Blessing Heights Church parking lot at 1529 W. Radio Lane.

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Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you. — Luke 6:38

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You can’t pick your neighbors. I’ve learned that over the years, as we’ve moved to different neighborhoods. Just when you think you’ve found a house with the perfect neighbors (or so they seem), you move in, and then someone else moves out. Then someone new moves in you hadn’t counted on. I’…

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Imagine for a moment climbing a steep trail to the top of a mountain. As you climb, the air gets thinner, the trail narrower. Several times you need to stop and catch your breath. But when you reach the top, you see a spectacular view. 

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This letter is intended to voice as clearly as I can that many of us who are followers of Jesus have a different belief in God than was represented in the “Pastoral Voices” column on March 27 in the CourierTraveler.

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I am not an expert on the subject of the virus, but I have been receiving updated information from KDHE and several other organizations with accurate data. I have dutifully read every email and every link. But I feel like I don’t really know much, and most of us still don’t know nearly enoug…

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A group of 34 high school and junior high youth along with Pastor Nathan Anderson, grandson of Bob and Margaret Massey and their adult sponsors from Fairland, Okla. Christian Church spent a part of their spring break March 15 through March 18 at Mark Massey Memorial Ministries near Dexter. T…

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“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention,” (Oscar Wilde).

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We have the power to achieve, create and change circumstances in our lives. We are born powerful. Our creator did not leave us helpless, poor and weak. He gave us all the tools to not only survive but fulfill our destiny to the utmost. We are all born for a purpose. It does not matter where …

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As a child, I was not sure what Lent was about. I knew it had to do with cleaning ourselves up – I thought this meant picking the lint off our clothes and out of our pockets. As an adult, I know the 40 days of Lent, observed from Ash Wednesday to Easter, is indeed a time set aside for “clean…

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Wonder ... A sense of wonder. Isn’t that where we all end up when we consider our God, His creation, the works of His mighty hand?

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Everyone is invited to come hear Dr. Vitaly Petrov, president of Trinity Video Seminary in Kursk, Russia, speak Sunday at Cornerstone Bible Fellowship, 3725 E. Ninth Ave., on the east edge of Winfield.

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The Grace United Methodist Church men’s group will hold its annual pancake feed on Shrove Tuesday, Feb. 25.

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For the last six months, I have met with a group of six Southwestern students every Wednesday evening by the fire at College Hill Coffee to discuss the book “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” 

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Jeremiah 31:21: “Set up road markers for yourself; make yourself guideposts; consider well the highway, the road by which you went. Return, O virgin Israel, return to these your cities.” (ESV)

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Last year I read a book for Lent entitled “Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices of Everyday Life,” by Tish Harrison Warren. In the book Tish speculates about the common act of “making your bed.”

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The annual Martin Luther King Day brunch, sponsored by Church Women United is at 10:15 a.m. Jan. 20 at Grace United Methodist Church, 320 College St., in Winfield.

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St. James Church of God in Christ is host to Intimate Worship 2020: A Gospel Music Celebration, at 7 p.m. March 7 at the Burford Theatre, 118 S. Summit St, in Arkansas City.

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The Rev. Seth A. Meyer was installed Sunday as the new pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Winfield.

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You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream (C.S. Lewis). I was thinking about the goals and dreams that I wanted to achieve for 2020 and I became bogged down with thoughts of negativity and questions flooding my mind. How would I ever find the time to accomplish these goa…

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Here we are entering into 2020. What will this year hold for us and our great nation? With the elections going into full bloom and the Olympics taking place in Tokyo, Japan, the news media will be buzzing. Opinions will be flying. Everyone will put in their two cents. 

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