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Household Faith: A Little Heaven on Earth

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Household Faith: A Little Heaven on Earth Cover photo by Patricia Henriquez

Editor's Note

Editor's Note

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Do you believe that your home could be a little piece of heaven on earth? Can you create a space where everyone belongs, has value, and is shown love? Where …

On the Record

Larry Moore: Household Faith

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God has placed us in community in order to grow spiritually. Of course, we can grow on our own—with God’s help—but He has designed us to encourage one another. The …

Buford Griffith: Household Faith

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Meaningful relationships require two essentials: time and communication. Our time with God is vital and necessary. Jesus in His earthly ministry gave us an example of the value of spending …

John Page: Household Faith

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Family life can be very busy. Driving to practices and school events fills our schedules, and taking care of chores around the house can be distracting. However, there is a …


Mateo’s Miracle

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Our lives were completely changed on November 21, 2013. On that cold and rainy Thursday, we received the much-anticipated and exciting news: our son had been born! The baby we …


El Milagro de Mateo

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Nuestras vidas cambiaron completamente el 21 de noviembre 2013. Aquel jueves frío y lluvioso recibimos la noticia más esperada, había nacido nuestro hijo. Había llegado el niño tan deseado por …


Relevant Moments

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You start off each week with good intentions. No one can argue that. But the usual obligations—work, school, soccer practice or piano lessons, late night meetings—always seem to get in …


Beyond the Classroom

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I fell in love with Adventist Education in 1957 when I started first grade at Parkview Junior Academy in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. That romance led me to Lake Nelson Junior …


Kids in the Kitchen

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A generation ago, families ate most daily meals together. Now, life seems to go by too quickly, and there is seemingly not enough time to sit down for an unhurried …

Little Readers

Let It Go

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Download July 2017 Kids’ Activity Pages (PDF | JPG) It was a beautiful Spring day, but I was mad. It was getting late in the day, and my mom still …


Meaningful Memories

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I have three sons. Each has a totally different personality and different interests. One enjoys a day spent in front of the TV, another bores easily and complains that there …

A Father’s Love

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When I met Mike, he looked like a Hollywood movie star. He was young, elegant, had a million-dollar smile, and plenty of personality to back it up. But as I …

No Place Like Home

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Dorothy is alone in a strange world. During her quest to return home she meets the Tin Man, Scarecrow, and Cowardly Lion in search of Land of Oz. In this …

Southwestern Happenings

July-August 2017 Events

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--- July Events --- July 2-9: Arkansas-Louisiana Conference: Tween Camp, Camp Yorktown Bay, Hot Springs, Ark.,, 318.631.6240 July 2-9: Texas Conference: Teen Camp, Lake Whitney Ranch,, 817.790.2255 July 2-9: Oklahoma Conference: Teen Camp, Wewoka …

Southwestern Union

Save the Date!

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Frisco, Texas » Save the date, August 10-12, 2018, for the Southwestern Union’s Women’s Ministries convention at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Frisco, Texas. This bilingual convention, themed “In His …

Asian-Pacific Convocation

Athens, Texas » A first-of-its-kind Union-wide Asian-Pacific Convocation will take place August 18-20 at Lone Star Camp in Athens, Texas. Asian-Pacific ministries in the Southwestern Union Conference are simply ministries …

Southwestern Adventist University

Institute for Christian Film

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Keene, Texas » Southwestern Adventist University's Department of Communication is happy to announce that student film "100% Match" by Shane Miosi, won Honorable Mention in the Best Comedy Short category …

God Still Answers Prayers

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Keene, Texas » The Fire Science program at Southwestern Adventist university just got a boost up the ladder. Equipping the program, launched in 2014, has been challenging. When the needs …

Arkansas-Louisiana Conference

Following Jesus

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Jacob had four wives who among them gave birth to 12 sons: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Dan, Naphtali, Issachar, Zebulon, Gad, Asher, Joseph, and Benjamin. Jacob also had at least …

Celebrating Diversity

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New Orleans, La. » The New Orleans First Seventh-day Adventist Church hosted its first annual International Worship and Fellowship Day on February 25, 2017. Church members and friends came to …

Honoring the Past

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Slidell, La. » On March 25, the Slidell Seventh-day Adventist Church celebrated its 45th anniversary as a church. Several former members and guests were in attendance. We began with Sabbath …

Safe Television Day

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Springdale, Ark. » Safe TV® was recently recognized once again for providing Safe Television for all Ages® when Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson proclaimed May 8, 2017 as “Safe Television Day” …

Bentonville Beavers

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Bentonville, Ark. » An audience of nearly 100 recently enjoyed a production of “Yours, Mine, and Ours.” The Pathfinders and staff of the Bentonville Beavers Pathfinder Club practiced for nearly …

Oklahoma Conference

I Believe in Prayer

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I am a Seventh-day Adventist Christian because someone prayed for me. I am a pastor because people prayed for me. And I was recently elected to be the president of Oklahoma …

Friendship Banquet

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Tulsa »  On March 5, 120 women gathered at Tulsa Adventist Fellowship for a friendship banquet. The women’s ministries department had worked hard to arrange a special night to have …

Choctaw Youth Sabbath

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Choctaw » The youth of the Choctaw church recently presented the Sabbath worship service. Choctaw is blessed to have many musically talented young people, so much of the service consisted …

Southwest Region Conference

Remember the Sabbath

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As a young child growing up in an Adventist home in Dayton, Ohio, I have fond memories of our family opening and closing the Sabbath together, something that Adventists have …

Cooking Classes

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Texarkana, Texas » On April 9, 2017, Connie Edwards, leader of the Health and Temperance Department at Bethel Seventh-day Adventist Church, coordinated a healthy food preparation class. The day marked …

Baton Rouge Berean Youth Celebrate Black History

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Baton Rouge, La.» The flyer with the message “Learn, Laugh and Live, a Celebration of African-American Lives” said it all. It was augmented by the invitations to various other churches …

Texas Conference

Faith and Family

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Galatians 2:20 says, “I have been crucified with Christ, it is no longer I who lives, but Christ Who lives in me. And the life which I now live in …

Divine Appointment

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Denison » The Denison-Sherman Seventh-day Adventist Church united with Adventist Medical Evangelism Network (AMEN) and held a free dental/medical/vision weekend on April 28-30. We opened our doors to the community …

Sports Fundraiser

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Fort Worth » Fort Worth Adventist Jr. Academy hosted a unique fundraising event. They held their second annual Dallas/Fort Worth Area Church Sports Tournament and Spring Festival, on the school’s …

Houston Camp Meeting

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Houston » For the first time in 12 years, camp meeting was held in the Houston area. In combination with the Texas Conference and its Soul-Winning Festival, the culmination of …

Agriculture Program

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Jefferson » Jefferson Christian Academy (JCA) is a Seventh-day Adventist, self-supporting boarding academy managed by the Jefferson Academy Church and community, located in the beautiful Piney Woods of northeast Texas.  …

Texico Conference

Family Prayer

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We have all heard this saying, “The family that prays together, stays together.” In our modern society, family members do not even have time to eat together, much less pray …

Hope for Santa Fe

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Santa Fe, N. Mex » The Santa Fe Spanish district (Airport and Marcy Park Churches) held a week-long series of reaping meetings called “Una Esperanza Para Santa Fe” (Hope for …

Sharing the Good News

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Gallup, N. Mex. » Angie Holtsoi-Nez, a member of the All Nations Seventh-day Adventist Church, is also the director of the Gallup, New Mexico, First Nation Community Health Source Agency. …

Women’s Retreat

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Amarillo, Texas » Darla Sutton, the women’s ministries leader of the Amarillo Seventh-day Adventist Church, coordinated a women’s retreat primarily for the Texas panhandle region on April 8-9. There were …

Gallery Show

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Santa Fe, N. Mex. » On Wednesday, May 10, 2017, the Adventist Academy of Santa Fe had its very first art show at ARTSmart New Mexico. We were able to …

Classified Ads

July 2017 Classified Ads

Employment  Walla Walla University is hiring! To see the list of available positions, go to  Weimar Institute is seeking master’s prepared nurses for the 2017-2018 school year to teach …


July 2017 Announcements

South Bend Junior Academy in Indiana is celebrating its 100th year on September 23 - 24! Register online at or call 574.287.3713. And, LIKE us on Facebook: South Bend …


July 2017 Obituaries

Carolyn Clark passed away Sunday, May 14, 2017 in Keller, TX. She was born May 7, 1943 in San Antonio to Delbert Louis and Frankie Leona Pettis Kasiska. She married …



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Sabbath Sunset Calendar

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