A Joyful And Inspirational Journey

    Jim and I usually do a summer trip or two and this last one had been in the plans and on the calendar since February. That’s when our pastor, Craig Fenske, first sought the commitment of 52 people to motor more than a thousand miles southeast on a bus. When I told our…
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Faith, Frugality And Lots Of Love

My dad and me on a once upon a time Father’s Day Two of us called him Dad. The other two called him Pa. Eleven called him Grandpa and one special lady called him Lee, or “LeRoy,” if she really wanted his attention. That was his wife, Freda. They were together 58 years. But, to…
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If You Work On A Marriage, Marriage Will Work For You!

Once upon a time, June was the most popular month for weddings. But according to 2016 statistics, last year 16 percent of all couples chose to speak their vows in October and September (a tie). June came in third. In 1930, my mom and dad chose October for their wedding month. And in 1964, Jim…
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We Will Meet In The Golden City In The New Jerusalem

Mother’s Day 2017 has been celebrated. If you are a mom, I hope yours was a beautiful day. My mom has been gone more than a decade. Soon after she left us, my heart urged my pen to write the following words: ______________________________________________________________________   An overwhelming sense of sadness swept over me as I stood at…
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Newsboys Are Chockfull Of Good News

I don’t believe there’s an unfriendly bone in all of our church family, so at the close of last Sunday’s late morning service it wasn’t surprising to see a bunch of regulars congregate around an unfamiliar face. The equally friendly and warm visitor told us he was in Grand Forks from Nashville, Tenn. He found…
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