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News January 25, 2011 posted by

Spirit Singers

By Jessica Connor. A hush descends upon the room as they begin, voices pitched in perfect harmony. Sopranos, altos, tenors and basses rush together like powerful water, ebbing and flowing, lifting and turning, all to the glory of the Father.

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News January 25, 2011 posted by

Shelter from the storm

By Jessica Connor. Before, when it was cold and he didn’t have anyplace to sleep, Scottie McKee would find shelter in a portable toilet or the library’s gazebo, maybe gulp a bottle of liquor just to feel the warmth rush through him.

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News January 25, 2011 posted by

Here am I, send me!

By Jessica Connor. First-timers are often shocked by what they see: sagging shacks with crumbling roofs, peeling paint and no indoor plumbing. Broken floors, rotting wood, cracked windows. No air conditioning. Maybe no electricity.

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Man to man

By Jessica Connor. The new American dream: work as hard as you can to save as much as you can, so you can buy as big a house as you can, just so you can build a fence around it and live the rest of your life in splendid isolation.

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News November 24, 2010 posted by

Countering Christmas commercialism

For many families, Christmastime spells one big dollar sign. Ravaged with debt and overspending, they hit the malls determined to find the perfect gift for their loved one. Store after store, dollar after dollar, they are swept up in the tide of commercialism. And many times, they forget about the reason for the season: the birth of our savior.

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