Religion

Women find safe haven at Christian sober living homes

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Nineteen-year-old McKaylynn Sporcich awoke last Easter from a medically-induced coma, recovering after she took tainted drugs while trying to purchase heroin on the streets. A year later, she said she feels she's had a second chance at life: She just got a job ...

Reflections: Emergency Room

Jack didn’t want to break the speed limit but he was scared. It was obvious that his daughter’s arm was badly broken. He breathed a sigh of relief as the hospital came into view. They entered the emergency room but as the nurses’ eyes fell on the injured arm they looked away in disgust, ...

An invitation to healing

Recently, while traveling out of state, I had a friendly conversation with a young woman I happened to meet. I shared with her that I work at a pregnancy help center, and that we were starting a group study for women who had experienced emotional trauma after a past abortion. She then shared ...

China tells Vatican it’s fighting illegal organ transplants

ROME (AP) — Chinese health authorities told a Vatican trafficking conference that Beijing's efforts to crack down on illegal "underground" organ transplants have resulted in 220 arrests and 100 victims being rescued over the past 10 years. Dr. Haibo Wang, deputy chief of China's organ ...

Thank you, Joy Behar

Joy Behar of ABC News and co-host of “The View” recently said, “It’s one thing to talk to Jesus. It’s another thing when Jesus talks to you… that’s called mental illness.” I would not recognize Joy Behar at the grocery store. I am slightly familiar with her show but choose not ...

First Baptist to host Collegiate Men’s Choir Sunday

First Baptist Church of Minot will host the Collegiate Men’s Choir from Moody Bible Institute of Chicago on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. This will be a program of the best in sacred music representing a variety of styles with the goal of encouraging believers and sharing the good news of Jesus ...

Women’s conference to be hosted by SHE Ministries of First Baptist Church

SHE Ministries of First Baptist Church Minot is hosting their 2018 Women’s Conference, “Hope Restored” April 6-7 at the Sleep Inn & Suites, Convention Center, Minot. The event will feature Ellie Holcomb, an American CCM-folk singer-songwriter raised in Nashville, Tennessee. Ellie ...

Vincent United Methodist to host rummage and bake sale on March 10

Vincent United Methodist Women of Minot will hold a Rummage Sale and Bake Sale on March 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featured on Saturday will be lunch of sandwiches and soup served from 11 a.m. until gone. Sweet treats and coffee will be served at 9 a.m. Bag bargains are available from 1 to 2 ...

An act of God

I find it fascinating that we call natural disasters, such as earthquakes or tsunamis, “acts of God.” This week we witnessed the horrific scenes from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., where 17 people died after a gunman opened fire. I consider that an “act of ...

The complex history of ‘In God We Trust’

By David Mislin Temple University (THE CONVERSATION) In his address to the National Prayer Breakfast on the morning of Feb. 8, President Donald Trump emphasized the centrality of faith in American life. After describing the country as a “nation of believers,” Trump reminded his audience ...

More questions than answers

How are you doing at making healthy choices in life? Have you made the connection between your choices and your future? Have you considered how your choices affect other people and the results of your life? Are you consistently making healthy, life-giving, hope-producing choices? Let’s take ...

World Day of Prayer service at Minot Seventh-day Adventist Church March 2

A World Day of Prayer Service will be held March 2 at Minot Seventh-day Adventist Church, 10 17th Avenue SW in Minot. Community prayer will be held at 6 p.m., followed by a worship program at 7 p.m. A special care room is available for parents of small children. Handicapped accessibility is ...

Soup and sandwiches during Lent at St. Mark’s

Soup and sandwiches will be served by diferent church organizations at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Minot every Sunday during Lent, Feb. 21 through March 21, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Worship will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Mark’s, located at 2209 4th Avenue NW.

Vatican seeks to defuse scandal, says pope meets victims

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican said Thursday that Pope Francis meets frequently with victims of sexual abuse, seeking to defuse a mounting scandal over his unbridled support for a Chilean bishop accused by victims of witnessing and ignoring their abuse. Spokesman Greg Burke said Francis ...

Endless — for the time being — love

In 1981, Lionel Richie and Diana Ross released a beautiful, heart-touching song called “Endless Love.” This song has been sung at many weddings and dances for almost 40 years. In their personal lives, endless love hasn’t happened yet for either Lionel or Diana. Lionel Richie married his ...

Seek God for the City to be held at First Baptist

The Minot Ministerial are offering the “Seek God for the City” prayer journey at First Baptist Church at 9:15 a.m. on Feb. 17, Feb. 24, March 3, March 10 and March 17, during the 40 days leading to Palm Sunday. First Baptist Church is located at 200 3rd Street SW in Minot. How to reach ...

Native church’s lawsuit spurs training for airport screeners

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A wooden box carried an eagle feather and bone whistle, a gourd rattle and a feather fan — items that carry spiritual energy and are used in Native American religious ceremonies. The man holding the box asked security agents at the San Antonio International Airport ...

Reflections: What surprises does the future hold?

When I grew up we contacted our neighbors by turning a phone crank to ring a long and a short or two shorts. If someone had told me that I would someday carry a phone that could reach around the world with the touch of my finger, I would have been doubtful. Communication afar was in the form of ...

Commentary: Love might keep us together

In 1975, the dynamic duo of Captain and Tennille were married and they released their hit song “Love will keep us together.” In 2014, the Captain and Tennille divorced after 39 years of marriage. In 2016, Tenille wrote a memoir that, despite her success, she felt lonely and isolated from ...