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The Deal Is Still On!

When you are a high achiever, getting things done is what you do. In moments of productivity there is nothing worse than realizing you missed something significant and the deadline has passed. …

  • Finish What You Start

    One of history’s more accomplished storytellers spun a masterful tale that is known in every corner of …

  • Worry and Fear Go Together

    How many of you reading this article are worried or fearful about something? The IRS? Politics? Your job? …

  • Going Off the Grid

    If you have not yet cut the cathodic cord, you have probably noticed that there are more television …

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Patron saints and how they’re chosen

Saint Patrick’s Day pays homage to St. Patrick, a missionary who played an integral role in converting the people of Ireland to Christianity. Because of his work, St. Patrick is known as the …

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The constant gardener

John Le Carre wrote a heartbreaking but graceful book in 2001 — “The Constant Gardener” — that was quickly adapted as an equally haunting film. The Emmy-awarded adaptation, starring …

Faith Roundtable: Chuck Robison on Easter This promises to be a powerful weekend. The full moon and Passover on the 20th, the arrival of special energies that attend the usual Easter weekend, the political turmoil that continues in our world …
Faith Roundtable: Aidan Wilcoxson on Easter In Holy Orthodoxy, Easter is the most basic Christian holiday. That’s because, on Easter, we celebrate the central event in the salvation of this world: the Resurrection of Christ Jesus. And since …
Faith Roundtable: Mark Brown on Easter Happy Easter! The Roundtable question is: What is the significance of Easter vs. other Christian Holidays? First and foremost, it is important to establish, Easter is not merely a Christian …
Your guide to Holy Week events Holy Week marks the most solemn and revered period on the Christian calendar. Holy Week helps to mark the Paschal Mystery, which includes the Passion, death, …
Don’t settle, your promise is ahead Sometimes in life we fight the wrong battles, or we’ve been on a road for so long we settle and never reach our destiny. Don’t settle for mediocre when God has prepared greatness for you. In …
Pay attention to your world Every morning I follow a ritual as inevitable as the rising of the sun and a hot cup of coffee (one Splenda and a splash of cream, please). Reaching into a wicker basket that sits beside the front …
The cross and the empty tomb One of London’s key geographical reference points is the Charing Cross. It’s near the center of the city and it’s commonly used as a reference point in giving directions. A little girl …
Taking this world as it is There are a few formal or written prayers that I return to over the years. One is the Prayer of St. Francis, beginning with that excellent phrase, “Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.” …
What we'll be doing on St. Patrick's Day This coming Sunday, March 17, is St Patrick’s Day, and, if you have been cruising social media for ‘Things to Do on St Patrick’s Day’ then you know that there is a lot going on this weekend. …
FAITH ROUNDTABLE: Wilcoxson In this roundtable, Scott wants us to discuss whether religious organizations should be tax-exempt. The idea must be gaining some traction, because Scott’s predecessor at The Hill Country News had …
FAITH ROUNDTABLE: Robison Well, yes, I can. Drive down any major street in Austin, or any town in The Bible Belt, and you will see huge churches. In fact, church is big business. And it is supported by your taxes based on the …