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When I listen to myself pray, and when I listen to others pray, it seems that most of what we say to God revolves around what we want.

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Drive-in movies are more or less relegated to nostalgia now, but for a creative response to COVID-19, you can choose to drive in for worship at Dickinson’s Greater New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 1725 State Highway 3.

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I recently stumbled across an old prayer: “Lord, help me to be the man my dog thinks I am.” Anyone who has a dog will understand that prayer.

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Our introduction to 2020 has been gut wrenching. The Dow Jones industrial average recorded its worst-ever loss in March, with many economists predicting the “greatest depression” in history. But a massive $3 trillion infusion of money by the government created an immediate rebound. The stock…

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I grew up in central Texas with huge pecan trees that shaded our house in the summer. When the leaves fell in the fall, they left behind bare branches bearing thousands of pecans.

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I stepped up to the counter and handed the cashier my $20 bill. She glanced at me, lifted the bill up to the light, squinted and examined it, then laid it on the counter.

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New beginnings are always exciting. Weddings with candles and flowers, beautiful bridesmaids, handsome groomsmen, laughter, toasts and dancing; the birth of a baby wrapped in blankets, showered with gifts; graduations with speeches about dreams and possibilities; a new job; and a new home. S…

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The Galveston Islamic Center will resume its weekly congregational prayer at 1:30 p.m. Fridays and will also provide a free bagged lunch (while supplies last) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays at 921 Broadway in Galveston. Social distancing rules will be in place. For information, visit www.gal…