Daily Archives: January 28, 2015

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From The Publisher

Dearest EXPLORE reader, When you are a kid (as in under 10), you received praise frequently.  Your parents encouraged you when you did the dishes correctly, your teachers sent a note home with a smiley face on it, and you were told frequently how great you tried (no matter what you tried to do). Kids…

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Troubadour

My brothers and I had driven up to Austin from San Antonio early in the morning. Feeling high. Feeling invincible. Though the traffic was bad. Though the sky was ready for rain. Though we had a hard time parking. All I was thinking was, ‘this is happening… this is really happening.’ Our first official meeting with…

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The Ancient Scourge

 If you’ve never heard of a book called Historic Images of Boerne but you don’t actually own it, then I think you should put this magazine down and go buy yourself a copy immediately.  Go ahead, I’ll wait.   Welcome back.  That book you just purchased is an invaluable, encyclopedic resource for all things old…

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The Circus Is Coming To Town

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages…Welcome to the New Shanghai Circus! Acrobatics have a 2,500-year history in China.  Developed from everyday life and work, the early acrobatic skills presented in village harvest festivals have now evolved into one of China’s national treasurers.  Building on traditional performances, today’s artists have added new…

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Suck It Up ButterCup

Proverbs 16:20 – He that handles a matter wisely shall find good; and whoever trusts in the Lord, happy is he. Life is as hard as we make it often times. That reads overly simplistic, as I doubt any of us wake up and think, “You know, I think I’m going to complicate my life…

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5 Aphrodisiacs

  Sex is always on the human brain. Maybe not every seven seconds as the age-old myth suggests, but it is frequently in the back of our minds – especially for men. Before you get all meninist on me, read over the facts yourself. Study after study has shown that men clearly think about it,…

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Jane Roach-Joy Beyond Agony

Jane Roach’s passion to learn and teach others about the cross of Christ stems from her early childhood, sitting in the pews of church during Lent, reading about the passion of Christ. Now, after 26 years of teaching and training at Bible Study Fellowship (BSF), she has compiled her many years of knowledge on this…

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Cream of the Crop

This crisp, white meringue-layered, filled with whipped cream and fresh fruit is an elegant dessert.  Named for the Russian ballerina, Pavlova. Voila! Now several decades later, we can still enjoy this wonderful after dinner treat. Ingredients: 4 large egg whites at room temperature 1 cup granulated sugar Directions: The Day Before – Preheat oven to…

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Old Timer

5 Things that I Miss about Boerne – and some I don’t. PARADES  The Berges Fest Parade begins at about 10am. At about 730am, the participants used to set up on the North end of town and begin drinking beer. I have no idea why this tradition started, but the Berges Fest parade = beer….

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