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Bell Baptists send kids shopping for clothing_120803

Posted: 12/05/03

Bell Baptists send kids shopping for clothing

By Miranda Bradley

Texas Baptist Children's Home & Family Services

ROUND ROCK--Jason's eyes were wide with anticipation as he sat on the edge of the sofa at Texas Baptist Children's Home in Round Rock, listening to instructions from his house mom. The entire cottage was going on a shopping spree, and he was to get $80 to spend on whatever clothes he wanted.

A resident of Texas Baptist Children's Home in Round Rock shows off one of his finds during a donor-sponsored shoppring spree this fall.
       

ANOTHER VIEW: Nativity statuettes prompt questions of Christmas_120803

Posted: 12/05/03

ANOTHER VIEW:
Nativity statuettes prompt questions of Christmas

By Dale Hanson Bourke

They are known collectively as The Nativity Scene, statuettes we take out this time of year and position around the baby Jesus figure to commemorate his birth.

But this year, as I opened the box and lifted each from its Styrofoam bed, I stopped to look at them individually,

       

Court hears arguments in religious funding case_120803

Posted: 12/05/03

Court hears arguments in religious funding case

By Robert Marus

ABP Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON (ABP)--The Supreme Court appeared closely divided during Dec. 2 oral arguments in a case that could have enormous ramifications for the future of government funding for religious institutions.

       

DOWN HOME: Humble pie with side of broccoli_120803

Posted: 12/05/03

DOWN HOME:
Humble pie with side of broccoli

A fun old song (I think I remember hearing the "world famous" Hardin-Simmons University Cowboy Band sing it at basketball games years ago) proudly proclaims, "O Lord, it's hard to be humble when you're perfect in every way."

The Cowboy Band, a rowdy outfit that raised irony and sarcasm to a fine art, usually sang that song after an opponent made a bad play. Sort of like how they always warbled, "The old gray mare ain't what she used to be" after an opponent fouled out.

Unfortunately, I've never needed the Cowboy Band to prompt me down the path from pride to humility. The Lord has used petty little circumstances of life to do the trick.

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Raising an Ebenezer_120803

Posted: 12/05/03

Raising an Ebenezer

       
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