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Something to believe in

In 1990, the popular hair band, Poison, released a power ballad that is widely known yet today. The song, “Something to Believe In,” raises a dilemma that we all struggle with. The reality of our world and our personal lives is that there is darkness. As the song lyrics indicate, there are ...

FAITH CONVERSATIONS: ‘Miracle Man’ suggests ‘Why not me?’

FARGO – He’d just returned from a thrilling elk-hunting trip out when Steve Bulat’s world began to turn sideways. “I was in great shape and felt great,” he says. But at 63, he knew he needed to keep the annual physical appointment his wife, Ella, then a receptionist at Sanford, had ...

Reflections: Seam rippers and life

One of the things I love to do in life is design and create things with material. I have a special interest in purses and bags. For a short time, I even had my own line of purses I had designed and was selling. I think I inherited this love for bags from my mother, but hers are more the ...

Making mistakes and listening to God

I have a simple philosophy regarding making mistakes: if you are committed to personal and organizational growth, attempting to offer your best, willing to take risks and stretching beyond your comfort zone, you will make mistakes. If you haven’t made a mistake lately I would contend that you ...

Pope baptizes 34 cooing, crying babies in Sistine Chapel

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday baptized 34 cooing and crying babies in the splendor of the Sistine Chapel, and encouraged their parents to make sure the "language of love" is spoken at home. With Michelangelo's famed frescoes on the ceiling overhead, the parents — some with ...

Pope on 2018: forget life’s useless baggage, work for peace

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Monday recommended jettisoning life's "useless baggage" in 2018, including what he called "empty chatter" and banal consumerism, and focusing instead on building a peaceful and welcoming world, particularly for refugees and migrants. Francis offered his ...

Five years of ‘Living Faith’ rouses reflection

In January 2013, after an announcement here sharing of a new religion column, I sat down to pen my first “Living Faith” essay. That inaugural column transpired from a hospital room at St. Alexius in Bismarck, where my father had been ill since Thanksgiving, and was now in a grave state. ...

Writing your story in 2018

Deep down in every human heart is a longing to live the story that someday we would love to tell. We can do our best to shrug off or discredit that desire, but it still simmers and is always present. So as we enter a new year, let’s take this opportunity to evaluate the story our lives are ...

Wyoming church pledges $100K for suicide prevention funding

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — On a Sunday in September, morning light drifted through stained glass as churchgoers in Rock Springs raised their eyes to God. In Basin, a congregation joined voices to sing an opening hymn. In Thermopolis, they bowed their heads, opened their hearts and asked for ...

Reflections: Preparing for Christmas

At the coming of our daughter in 1979, my mother-in-law began a project of love for her. She obtained some fabric and embroidered (and she was excellent!) pictures of babies on each of nine large fabric blocks. When finished, she sewed the blocks together. Then, life happened and the intended ...

Christmas pageant at Southside Church of the Nazarene

Nazarene will be at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17. The children will be performing “The Mouse’s Tale”, which tells the Christmas story from the perspective of the animals. The teens will be presenting two short skits, “Up a Tree” and “Holiday Workout”. “Up a Tree” reminds the ...

Volunteers serve soup for decades

MEADVILLE, Pa. (AP) — There's a cozy eatery on South Main Street, popular with some and possibly never heard of by others, that's been serving up a lot more than soup for the past 35 years. "It's meant the world to my life," said Carol Burnheimer, president of the volunteer governing board ...

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Children remind us to breathe despite worry

Rosalee Gene came into this world quickly on Friday, Dec. 1, at 9:14 am. Before she was born we hadn’t decided on a name, so we agreed we would need to meet her first. And when I met her I knew. I looked up at my husband looking down at the squishy, slimy, dark-haired little human resting ...

Plastic bags woven into mats to help homeless

SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) — Mavis Bell, board member of Project Dignidad, unrolled a white and brown mat with a yellow tie to show it off to those around her. The San Angelo Standard-Times reports the mat was about 3 feet by 6 feet and constructed out of grocery bags. The mats are soft but ...

Finding ways to balance the highs and lows of life

Life is certainly a journey. There are highs and lows; difficult days and days of great joy; moments you would never wish back and moments you wish you could stop time and savor. Time goes faster than what we like, relationships change and emotions run high. We drift, get distracted and get ...

Minot Christian Women’s Club presents Holiday Elegance

The Minot Christian Women’s Club will present “Holiday Elegance,” a non-denominational luncheon for Minot women, on Tuesday from 12:15-2 p.m. at the Grand Hotel. The cost is $13 inclusive. The event includes Christmas music provided by Linda Lumley and soloist Gina Footh from Stanley. ...

First Baptist Church XYZ to meet

First Baptist Church XYZ: A senior adult ministry for people in the 50 plus age group will meet Thursday at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Minot. Gene and Cindy Putnam of Minot will present the musical program “Christmas Melodies.” Refreshments will be served. Please bring a plate of ...

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Volunteers from Calvary Chapel Minot and Living Word Lutheran Church traveled to Texas over Thanksgiving week to serve food to hurricane victims and to serve up a Thanksgiving dinner at a church there.

Doing God’s work helping hurricane victims in Texas

A group of volunteers from Calvary Chapel Minot and Living Word Lutheran Church traveled to Aransas Pass, Texas last month to help victims of the recent hurricanes there. “We made food and took it out locally and shared the Gospel,” said Pastor Bill Smith of the Calvary Chapel in ...