Religion

Where there’s smoke, look to see what’s causing it

August 11, 2017 at 3:00 am

You’ve probably heard the old saying “Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.” This is a rather timely saying these days as we live from week to week under smoke-laden skies. There is plenty of complaining about itchy eyes, headaches, coughing, ...

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The parable of the Megan Method

August 04, 2017 at 3:00 am

In the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 13, there is a string of parables. In Jesus’ day, they related quite well to local, everyday occupations: the mustard seed (farmer), yeast and flower (baker), the treasure in a field (land owner), the pearl...

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The Lord is here, and I knew it not

August 04, 2017 at 3:00 am

“Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew it not,” reads Genesis 28:16.Where do you experience God? When have you encountered something deeper than yourself? It is no great secret that much of...

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I now know what’s in my wallet

July 28, 2017 at 4:00 am

For me, the advertising team that represents the Capitol One Credit Card hit a home run.I love the catch phrase that they use in their commercials: “What’s in your wallet?”It begs me to actually look at what I have in my billfold. They want...

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Singing a cold and broken hallelujah

July 28, 2017 at 4:00 am

“I heard there was a secret chord, that David played and it pleased the Lord,” states Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.”Leonard Cohen taught many to pray. He was not a preacher or an expert on faith and religion. Cohen was the songsmith who wrot...

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Ruthlessly remove hurry from your life, Part 2

July 21, 2017 at 3:00 am

I recently saw a Charlie Rose interview with Bill Gates and Warren Buffet in which Buffett said, “I can buy anything I want, basically, but I can’t buy time.” (www.youtube.com/watch?v=nH5K0yo-o1A) In the interview Gates exclaims his surpris...

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Latter-day Saints to celebrate pioneer heritage Monday

July 21, 2017 at 3:00 am

MOSES LAKE — On July 24, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will celebrate the 170th anniversary of the early Mormon pioneers entering the Salt Lake, Utah, Valley. Earlier this month, to honor their forebears, about ...

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Liberty Quartet to sing at First Baptist Church

July 21, 2017 at 3:00 am

MOSES LAKE — The gospel choir Liberty Quartet will be in Moses Lake this weekend, singing their message of hope, grace and redemption.Based in Meridian, Idaho, the Liberty Quartet will be singing at First Baptist Church in Moses Lake, 724 W...

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How many passwords are required?

July 07, 2017 at 3:00 am

In the day and age of the internet there is something you can’t do without. It is a necessary safeguard called the personal password. An online password is required for transactions with your bank, communication services, cable or DISH prov...

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A lesson learned from my second wife

June 30, 2017 at 3:00 am

It is not widely known but I actually have three “wives.” I love and appreciate them all.Wife number one is Jeanne. We’ve been married for over 34 years. Wife number two is my cat, Alisha, who is 14, which is about 72 in cat years. Wife num...

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