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Winter quilt exhibits feature Masters, Winners, and a touch of Indigo!

At the Waterhole (99” x 73”) by Sheila Finzer (above). From the exhibit “Quilts:  A World of Beauty Prizewinners 2017.”     Three exhibits debuting at the Texas Quilt Museum feature a wide array of quilts from traditional to art, and antiques to modern works. The exhibits are Jane Dunnewold: Inspired by the Masters, Antique Indigo Quilts from the Poos Collection, and Quilts: A World of Beauty Prizewinners 2017. They run from January 11 through April 1, 2018. The dates also encompases two free lectures: Lori Triplett spoke on the Poos Collection on January 13, and Jane Dunnewold will...

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Movie Review: The Post

by Bob Garver   It’s hard to talk about “The Post” without talking about how the film is clearly trying to dominate awards season. A good place to start is with the Oscar pedigree among its cast and crew. Tom Hanks is a five-time Best Actor nominee, famously winning two years in a row in the mid-90’s. Meryl Streep is a 20-time nominee, winning three times. Producer and Director Steven Spielberg is a 16-time nominee, winning three times and also receiving the special Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award. Composer John Williams is a 50-time nominee, winning five times, twice...

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It Seems to Me – Marvelous Grace

by Pastor Steve Ellison   Titus 2:11-14 is a concise tribute to the marvelous effects of God’s grace, “For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men,  instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age,  looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus,  who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.” (NASU) God’s grace makes salvation available to all men.  God’s grace provides instruction to all men for godly living.  God’s grace assures us of the fact that our Savior is coming back to gather us home.  Warren Wiersbe summarizes this passage: “Grace Redeems, Grace Reforms, Grace Rewards.” Grace is the vehicle by which Jesus Christ, our Kinsman Redeemer, redeems us.  God’s commands which reform us are pure grace to us.  Grace that tells us of Christ’s sure return causes us to live in blessed hope which is really blessed assurance. Surely verse eleven does not mean that all people will somehow be saved but it does indicate that salvation is made available to all people.  It is a shame that we often take that fact for granted.  The fact that our God is full...

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Movie Review – Insidious: The Lost Key

by Bob Garver   “Insidious” is one of those horror franchises that likes to jump around a lot in its timeline. “The Last Key” takes place second out of the four films. The story follows paranormal problem-solver Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) and her techies Specs (Leigh Whannell) and Tucker (Angus Sampson) as they investigate yet another haunting… but this time, it’s personal! Okay, we never get that cheesy line, but it is personal, and I wish we did. The haunting is happening in Elise’s childhood home in Five Keys, New Mexico. We get flashbacks to a fateful night in...

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Highway Blowout Ends in Fatal Crash

Another highway fatality has marred a seemingly peaceful start to the New Year Thursday, January 5, 2018 in Limestone County. According to the preliminary report from the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), Helen Oakes, 85, was travelling west on Highway 164 when her 2015 Chevrolet Suburban sustained a rear tire blowout, causing Oakes to veer in to oncoming traffic. James Baldwin, 47, who was travelling eastbound in a 2014 Ford F-250, tried to evade Oakes by steering to the right but was struck head on. Baldwin was airlifted from the scene to Baylor Scott & White in Dallas where he subsequently died from his injuries. Oakes was transported to Limestone Medical Center with minor injuries. DPS Trooper Dallon McKay conducted the accident...

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