Religion

Oh, Christmas tree, that is still standingÖ

January 15, 2020 at 5:00 am

I am writing this piece beginning Friday, Jan. 10. It is now 5:30 a.m.†I look outside to the street.†On the windowpane is the reflection of tiny white lights from our Christmas tree.I have yet to take that stuff down and store it all away. ...

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In search of a pure black polydactyl kitten

January 07, 2020 at 5:00 am

A short time ago, our son Benjamin was released from Samaritan Hospital. He had a bad case of pneumonia. We are so very thankful for the excellent care he received while at the hospital. The doctors, nurses, kitchen and support staff were a...

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Yes, Virginia, there is a Jesus

December 23, 2019 at 5:00 am

Saint Nicholas was a fourth-century bishop. He lived in Myra, in what would become modern-day Turkey. Hereís what the Dec. 5, 2019 edition of the Old Farmerís Almanac had to say about him: ďAt the beginning of the Advent season is St. Nicho...

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Should I care for the cat and does God care? Part 2

December 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

Editorís note: This is the second of a two-part series that began last week.By Rev. WALTER KLOCKERSImmanuel Lutheran ChurchDr. Brent explained that both the catís front legs had been broken. I struggled over what to do.†It broke my heart to...

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Should I care for the cat and does God care?

December 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

Editorís note: This is the first of a two-part series.Back in the 1980s I was a student at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in the Bay Area of Northern California. When Jeanne and I first moved into the seminary apartment complex, we w...

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Giving thanks at the banquet table

December 03, 2019 at 5:00 am

How was your Thanksgiving? This year, we traveled to the west side of the state to greet family at the home of my older sister and brother-in-law. This Thanksgiving gathering was of a smaller size when compared to years past. Only one of th...

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Acting responsibly shouldnít be that hard to do

November 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

Lately, Iíve been walleye fishing. I donít own a boat. I fish from shore. I usually go out in the morning for a couple of hours. I do so about three or four times during the week.Iíve been told that the limit for walleye is eight fish per d...

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Hate is such a strong word Ė but I hate dusting

November 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

Are there household chores that you absolutely dread? I do a lot around the home. I donít mind being responsible for the dishes, brewing coffee in the morning, laundry, emptying the trash, recycling, sweeping the floor, and vacuuming. These...

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A timely question: what time and whose time is it?

November 05, 2019 at 5:00 am

We decided to change the time of our Sunday worship service at our church from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. We are trying this on a temporary basis to see how things go. A good number of people favored the change, while some others did not like the id...

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Calling all knitters: Hats for the Homeless

October 22, 2019 at 5:00 am

It has been over seven years since my mother-in-law Verna passed away. Shortly before that time, she requested that my wife Jeanne look for a book that had been misplaced somewhere in her home. One of the places Jeanne looked was in a large...

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