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A foster story authored by God
Jan12

A foster story authored by God

STILLWATER—Bobby and Molly Edwards are models of God’s mandate in James 1:27 to love and care for those whom society often neglects.  Since 2006, they have opened their home and hearts to almost 60 foster children. Molly herself was adopted through the foster system, and her parents hosted 101 foster children in their home. “Our goal is at least 102,” chuckled Molly. Their story may sound like a Hallmark movie, but it is one that only...

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BGCO, Hope offer resources for Sanctity of Life Sunday (Jan. 22)
Dec27

BGCO, Hope offer resources for Sanctity of Life Sunday (Jan. 22)

In 1984, former President Ronald Reagan “issued a proclamation designating Sanctity of Human Life Day,” in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling and the resulting surge of abortions in America. Since that Sunday was designated, churches across America have observed the special Sunday to celebrate the sanctity of unborn human life and to emphasize the church’s role in responding to abortion. In time for 2017’s...

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FIRST-PERSON: Pastors, enjoy Christmas with your family
Dec21

FIRST-PERSON: Pastors, enjoy Christmas with your family

VANCOUVER, Wash. (BP) — One December I spent 22 nights away from home leading up to Christmas Day. Then I repented and never did that again! The December schedule is fast-paced for many but perhaps more so for pastors. Class Christmas parties, community events, special Christmas services at church — if you try to do it all it can become too much. While many travel to be with family on Christmas, pastors rarely do so...

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Moore community gathers for Gingerbread Night
Dec19

Moore community gathers for Gingerbread Night

‘Twas the week before Christmas, and all through Moore, First, families were gathered to build gingerbread houses, with candy galore! Gingerbread Night at Moore, First is a night that the community enjoys year after year, where families and friends gather for a gingerbread house-building competition. More than 800 attended the heavily-anticipated event in its third year. “We do Gingerbread Night to connect with our community and...

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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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CrossTimbers retreat ‘Catapults’ campers toward following Christ
Nov03

CrossTimbers retreat ‘Catapults’ campers toward following Christ

DAVIS—Fall break is a time when many families take trips, catch up on yard work and just enjoy beautiful weather. For nearly 250 preteens at CrossTimbers Missions Adventure Camp near Davis, the weekend became a time of spiritual enrichment, fun and fellowship. The inaugural Catapult Oklahoma Preteen Retreat took place Oct. 21-22 for fifth and sixth grade students and adult sponsors. Catapult Weekend is a newly-introduced event by the...

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