Stories of Our Iron Butterflies

Onward and Upward

By Adam Roten I’ve had the opportunity to work outside most of my life, which has given me the chance to observe and appreciate our surroundings that a lot of people may take for granted. One thing that I think about are the large, old-growth oak trees of many...

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FaithWorks of Abilene Podcast

FaithWorks formed in the mind and heart of Joyce Dalzell several years before the first class began in 2003. It was while she was volunteering at a local food pantry that she realized that the people being served "just have never learned the skills they need to find a...

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The Butterfly Effect

It is an honor to be talking with y’all today, about the Butterfly Effect. In asking me to do this, I’m assuming Shelley respects my expertise as a neuropsychologist or a father of two teenagers. Since the Butterfly Effect is based on Chaos Theory, I’m going to assume...

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Reflections

by George D. Lewis Sometimes in life we find ourselves falling into a deep well with no way out. As we sit there at the bottom looking up to see if there is help, we often find an empty place and no one in sight.  We sit and stare at the last bit of water and think to...

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Fourth of July 2018

To celebrate the 242nd birthday of the United States, we thought we'd have some of our contributors write a bit about what patriotism means to them.  Our Founders were definitely Iron Butterflies as they wrote and implemented the Declaration of Independence.  For the...

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Summer Musings on Motherhood

by Kathy Strain I suppose I have been feeling a little nostalgic lately so I have been thinking more about my youth and childhood. I grew up in the east where the summers were humid and the air conditioners were scarce (the parents always had one in their rooms, but...

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The Beach is my Happy Place

by Verlie Edwards I’ve always lived in landlocked parts of Texas, but that hasn’t kept me from loving the beach with its sand, tropical fish and crashing waves. The beach is the only place where I relax and completely unwind. Whether traveling to the Texas Gulf Coast...

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Glad To Be Home

by Verlie Edwards During the fall of 1979 while working at the Texas Osteopathic Medical Association, I had a unique opportunity to take 40-plus osteopathic physicians and spouses on a continuing education trip to Russia. We traveled from Dallas/Fort Worth to Moscow...

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Summer Trip!

By Verlie Edwards How do you approach a road trip? With excitement, planning and a willingness to “go with the flow.” Really, all you need is a great friend and a full tank of gas! Last summer my best friend, Leanne Ivey, and I embarked on a cross country driving...

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Glad to Meet You!

By Verlie Edwards I’m often anxious about meeting new people. Will they like me? Will I like them? What are we going to talk about? I recently had these questions while visiting longtime friends who had another friend staying with them at the same time. My fears were...

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Brave Boy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9H1iDdiuCY&t=9s Sam is an active 11-year old boy who loves to play roller hockey, football, and basketball. He has loved participating in his school’s theater club where his inner thespian gets to shine. This summer he’s excited to...

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It’s a Gusher!!!

It’s a Gusher! By Verlie Edwards Have you ever experienced something that stuck in your mind forever? I bet the answer is a big YES! I know that’s how it is for me. I don’t remember how old I was, maybe between 6- and 8-years-old when I witnessed something few have...

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Sam Morris

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9H1iDdiuCY   ADD BIO HERE WITH PHOTO REMEMBER TO PLACE CURSOR AT BEGINNING TO HAVE IMAGE IN THE TOP LEFT CORNER

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