The Sacred Acre

Ed Thomas was 58. The murder of this hometown hero spread across national news headlines. Ed’s community and family reeled from shock. Yet the story doesn’t end here.

The Sacred Acre

Author: Mark Tabb

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310336341

Page: 256

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On a Sunday in May 2008, an F-5 tornado struck the town of Parkersburg, Iowa, killing eight people and destroying 250 homes and businesses within 34 seconds. The next day, Parkersburg’s beloved football coach, Ed Thomas, made a stunning prediction: “God willing, we will play our first home game here on this field this season.” One hundred days later, the home team scored a victory on the field they dubbed “The Sacred Acre,” serving as a galvanizing point for the town to band together and rebuild. But just as Parkersburg was recovering, another devastating tragedy struck. While working with a group of football and volleyball players early one morning, one of Ed’s former students walked in and gunned him down point blank. Ed Thomas was 58. The murder of this hometown hero spread across national news headlines. Ed’s community and family reeled from shock. Yet the story doesn’t end here. What happened next proves that even a double tragedy is no match for faith, love ... and the power of forgiveness.

The Sacred Acre

Presents a look at the inspirational life of Ed Thomas, a beloved high-school football coach whose murder by a former player sent shockwaves throughout the community he helped to rebuild after an EF5 tornado nearly destroyed it.

The Sacred Acre

Author: Mark A. Tabb

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ISBN: 9780310332190

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Presents a look at the inspirational life of Ed Thomas, a beloved high-school football coach whose murder by a former player sent shockwaves throughout the community he helped to rebuild after an EF5 tornado nearly destroyed it.

The Delectable Duchy

He gazed in at the sacred acre of the Jenkinses and the monuments emblazoned
with “ J.P. , " “ Recorder of this Borough , ” “ Clerk of the Peace for the County , ”
and other proud appendices in gilt lettering : and , in the heat of his heart , turned
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The Delectable Duchy

Author: Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

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The Dawsons of Glenara A Story of Scottish Life

There was a light in the watchhouse window , and the sound of human voices
came to her ear somewhere out of the sacred acre of the dead . Might they come
after her ? A helpless girl abroad , all alone , on such a morningthey would be
sure ...

The Dawsons of Glenara  A Story of Scottish Life

Author: Henry Johnston

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The Perfumed Acres

The snowdrops , daffodils and primroses would issue forth to add lustre and
brightness to the sacred acre . So life went on in sorrow and happiness .
Victorious often made a trip to the old haunts , the Smithy , his parents grave and
the school ...

The Perfumed Acres

Author: David Jones

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Verses

SLAIN LAIN in their high places : fallen on rest Where the eternal peace lights up
their faces , In God's sacred acre breast to breast :Slain in their high places . From
all tribes , all families , all races , Gathered home together ; east or west ...

Verses

Author: Christina Georgina Rossetti

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Page: 236

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Sir Ewain Or The Giant s Cave

The sacred acre round the House of God . " An old and beautiful appellation of
the Church - yard : God ' s Acre . 18 18 . “ With thoughtful pressure on his hand I
place Three kisses on his wan and shadowy face . ” “ Depart , O Christian soul !

Sir Ewain  Or  The Giant s Cave

Author: Beilby Porteus

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Page: 204

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St Nicholas

9 . raced ; cared ; scared ; sacred ; acre . Spare to speak , spare to speed . 10 .
Haste makes waste . Valen . ACROSTIC ( third row of letters ) . Candlemas .
Cross - words : 1 . tines : coVet , grAve , deLay , brEad , peNny , caTch , third ,
hoNey ...

St  Nicholas

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CAAS Newsletter

... Working the Sacred Acre : The Afro - Guyanese Carcalé Ritual . " The Carcalé
ritual , usually performed on the eve of a Christian wedding , is a ceremonial
affair , accompanied by ribald dancing and storytelling , laced with sexual
innuendo .

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Garden and Forest

The land itself really had no value , and Posts and wire , say , $ 24 00 an acre ;
the cost of plowing , after it was cleared ... In Wake tures , the " Sacred Tree , "
intimately connected with which County there are five hundred acres of vineyard .

Garden and Forest

Author: Charles Sprague Sargent

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The Weavers Craft

This was at the entrance of the sacred acre, and here a preliminary service was
said or chanted over the dead, the coffin meantime being covered with a pall, an
Anglo-Saxon word, which we in Scotland converted into the French form of ...

The Weavers  Craft

Author: Daniel Thomson

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Page: 380

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The Land of the Broads

Many a tear from the eyes of the brave fishermen and farm - men standing within
the sacred acre bedews the soil , and , when the dull thud of the " earth to earth ”
resounds on the coffin - lid , a shudder of awe seems to run through the ...

The Land of the Broads

Author: Ernest Richard Suffling

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History of the Berwickshire Naturalists Club Instituted September 22 1831

The old inhabitants declare that formerly the church was two miles from the sea ;
whereas now at high tide , the waves threaten to invade the sacred acre where
rest the remains of many a generation of the people of the olden time , when ...

History of the Berwickshire Naturalists  Club  Instituted September 22  1831

Author: Berwickshire Naturalists' Club (Scotland)

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Contains it's Proceedings.

Community

The Biggest State and the Smallest Swap Real Estate DETERMINED band of
Rhode Islanders inA vaded the State of Texas recently , planted the flag of the
nation ' s smallest state on an acre of the nation ' s biggest , and claimed it as
their ...

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The Masonic Review

Beautiful for situation is this “ God's Acre , along whose grass - grown slopes and
in whose quiet vales stand the oaks and the pines , their branches swept by the
free winds of heaven , and over - shadowing a multitude of vines and flowers ...

The Masonic Review

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Y Coedwigwr

Among them , courtiers of Death ' s Palace , rises The chief Yew in all of Wales '
sacred acres , Appearing luxuriant ... Proud Squire of the sacred acre , secure his
tenure Upon the blood and flesh of his own feeble tenantry , Holding no fear that
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Y Coedwigwr

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