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Conventional Thinking: Be kind
Dec02

Conventional Thinking: Be kind

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law” (Gal. 5:22-23). The Christmas season is supposed to be one of joy. But with long lines at stores, increased traffic in the cities and growing frustrations with businesses secularizing or watering down the real reason for the season, Christmas can become a time of jeers, not...

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Conventional Thinking: Christmas gift idea
Nov24

Conventional Thinking: Christmas gift idea

With Black Friday upon us, Oklahomans are trying to find the perfect Christmas gift for family and friends. Looking at a catalogue, I saw you now can order a robotic pet, which promises all the fun of a puppy without any of the messes. I saw, too, you can order a vintage PacMan game for someone’s “man cave.” As alternative to these, may I suggest that, for young and old, you consider giving a book this Christmas? The gift of good...

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Falls Creek to Celebrate 100 Years in 2017: Centennial Celebration Committee announces Labor Day events
Nov17

Falls Creek to Celebrate 100 Years in 2017: Centennial Celebration Committee announces Labor Day events

DAVIS—In 2017, Falls Creek will celebrate its 100th anniversary. Plans to celebrate this milestone are in the works, including major events at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center on Sept. 2-3, 2017. The Falls Creek 100th Anniversary Celebration Committee, led by chairman Danny Ringer, Director of Missions for Beckham-Mills Association, has been meeting for months to plan various ways to recognize and celebrate Falls Creek’s...

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OKC, Quail Springs members send Christmas encouragement to vets in hospital
Nov11

OKC, Quail Springs members send Christmas encouragement to vets in hospital

For nearly 5,000 military veterans who must spend the holiday season in a hospital, they now can look forward to receiving some Christmas cheer. Over the past two months, members of Oklahoma City, Quail Springs have been signing personalized Christmas cards. What started as a Sunday School service project turned into a church-wide effort that involved adults and children alike. “In addition to our various outings together, our Young...

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Conventional Thinking: Media mentors
Nov11

Conventional Thinking: Media mentors

Last month, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published some blockbuster information regarding digital media as it relates to young people. The findings were important and concerning, though probably not shocking. The AAP’s Council on Communications and Media’s findings related to screen time and various age groups, including infants, children and teens. Too much screen time—through TV and specifically portable digital devices...

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