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Religion

Don Follis: Working at being self-aware will carry you home

A 29-year-old pastor I mentor asked me, "Looking back on your career, what area would you have given more attention to?"

"My self-awareness," I said instantly.

"What do you mean?" he pressed.

I explained that I would have paid more attention to recognizing and understanding my moods and my emotions — naming them, feeling them, and dealing with them.

Religion calendar, Sept. 12, 2014

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Judah Christian gift a father's dream realized

CHAMPAIGN — Gene A. Salmon didn't have a lot of hobbies. He liked his job, loved his family and was passionate about Christian education.

He also knew the value of hard work, and demonstrated it throughout his life — starting as a bookkeeper for Cross Construction, the Urbana-based company he'd eventually go on to own.

Religion calendar, Sept. 5, 2014

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Don Follis: Crucial conversations are vital for a meaningful life

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter," said Martin Luther King Jr. I thought about this quotation when I attended the Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit earlier this month.

Religion calendar, Aug. 29, 2014

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Religion calendar, Aug. 22, 2014

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Don Follis: You have the ability to make a great presentation

I was quite proud of myself one Saturday afternoon more than 35 years ago. As young wannabe preacher, I spent more than four hours in a library focusing on the notes from one of my New Testament classes I had taken during the week. The professor made the Beatitudes in Sermon on the Mount come alive.

Back-to-school event features unlikely pairing

HOMER — It's not often that you hear of an event headlined by a former Miss America and a former WWE superstar — in a village of 1,193, no less.

Religion calendar, Aug. 8, 2014

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