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[21 May 2013 | No Comment | 8,366 views]
New Beginnings hosts open house

New Beginnings Pregnancy Resource Center at 120 S. Conrad St. in Benton hosted an open house on Monday to give people a chance to tour the organization’s facility and discuss what services the nonprofit offers in the community.
New Beginnings offer services to parents in need of counseling, baby clothes, diapers, formula and other items that are costly but necessary for raising children. Kim Puska of New Beginnings said the facility provides services to 60 to 75 expecting mothers and women with infants every week. She said some single mothers are …

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[11 May 2013 | One Comment | 1,965 views]
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It seems that it is very easy for believers to become very inwardly focused.  I am not speaking about a bent toward contemplative self-examination like mystics would engage in.  Because it is what proceeds out of the heart of a man that defiles him, certainly some of that is beneficial.  Rather, what I speak of is individual Christians and churches focusing inwardly in the sense that most time, energy, creativity, and money is expended on internal needs or worse, internal wants.  The local church really ought to lay hold of …