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SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT: Mayflower

Imagine the year is 1620 and you are standing with your family on a pier in Southampton, England observing Pilgrims boarding the Mayflower. There is an excitement in the air as word has spread about the journey the vessel will take to a new land-a place of adventure and fresh beginnings. Some consider passengers of the Mayflower to be crazy, foolish and even insane. But as you watch you can’t help but wonder if you and your...

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SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT: Under the Law

It has been 15 years since my wife and I bought a new car. Knowing the odometer on our Chevrolet Suburban would soon hit 150,000 miles, we decided to give serious consideration to a new set of wheels. Call it a midlife crisis, the perfect time for downsizing or a need for speed, either way, a dandy little, red convertible roadster, with shiny chrome wheels, caught our eyes. We decide to buy it and keep the SUV for family outings. Now...

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Hurricane Gustav Prompts Ministry in State
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Hurricane Gustav Prompts Ministry in State

As Gov. Brad Henry officially welcomed evacuees from the Gulf Coast to Oklahoma on Sunday, Aug. 31, Oklahoma’s Southern Baptist disaster relief teams rolled into the old Lucent Technologies building in Oklahoma City to prepare meals for as many as 4,000 people seeking shelter from Hurricane Gustav. Nearly three years earlier to the day, Oklahoma Baptists were preparing Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center as a temporary home...

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SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT: Bookends

Our family recently passed another milestone, two to be exact. With six children, it is not hard to imagine that Stephanie and I have lived through nearly every imaginable family emergency, crisis and episode. Having two boys and four girls has kept us young and on our toes. We lived through the days when we had four children ages 4 and under. I will not soon forget what it was like having three kids in different diaper sizes. Get the...

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SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT: Sunset

My wife and I recently had the privilege of finding ourselves with a little extra time on our hands. As if that were not surprise enough, we were alone. Rather than head straight home, we decided to take a turn and chase a sunset at the local lake. If we timed it just right, the sun would be setting on the horizon about the time we arrived. As we parked the car, the sun was passing through a series of bountiful clouds. The display of...

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