Religion

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 ...

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 ...

Our only hope for getting better

I am so blessed and thankful to have grown up in North Dakota. The people of the upper Midwest have a strong work ethic with a tough and rugged determination. My son, while at boot camp for the U.S. Army, discovered that not everyone has the same determination and commitment that we learn in ...

Tree fundraiser at Eagle Wings Community Fellowship starts Nov. 24

The Buy a Tree Change a Life Christmas tree event at Eagles Wings Community Fellowship will begin Friday, Nov. 24, said Kelly Taney. The event raises money for Project Ignite Lite, an organization that provides backpacks filled with necessities such as a fleece blanket, a tooth brush, ...

reflections: Beauty, Potential, and Worth

The alluring quality of beauty captures the imagination, pulls us in, overwhelms our sensitivities, and satisfies our longing. Potential points to higher levels of attainment which could be realized, but potential alone doesn’t override our delimiting choices or experience. Worth expresses ...

Reflections: Tipping the scales

“Why are you doing your brother’s job,” asked Mom when she discovered her daughter vacuuming the hallway. “Oh, he loves it when I do his chores,” said Ginger, “so if I make him happy I’m tipping the scales.” “I’m sure he loves it when you do his chores for him,” ...

Questions can unlock your future

I used to think that a great teacher always had great answers. Now I realize that a great teacher is someone who asks great questions. The right question at the right time makes all the difference in helping people grow.  

 I used to think as a leader I had to have all the answers. Now ...

Program Nov. 16 at First Baptist

First Baptist Church XYZ, a senior adult ministry for people in the 50-plus age group, will meet Thursday, Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church. Rev. Barry Seifert, associate pastor of First Baptist Church, will present the program “Songs and Stories of Encouragement and ...

Offering your best

FARGO – On Oct. 22, we started a discussion on overcoming discouragement. Discouragement hides out in our heart like a dormant virus. When given a slight opening, it springs forth, quickly escalating. I presented a new idea: One of the reasons we feel discouraged is because we confuse ...

Sister Marie Hunkler celebrates Golden Jubilee

On July 14, Sister Marie Hunkler celebrated her Golden Jubilee as a Benedictine Sister at a Vespers Service at Sacred Heart Monastery, Richardton. In the presence of Sister Paula Larson (prioress), Sisters of her monastic community, members of her family, and friends, Sister Marie renewed ...

Where was God during the Vegas massacre?

Just hours after the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas, the inevitable question appeared. I saw it first on Twitter -- “So, where was your god when this was happening?” The perplexity is as old as humanity itself, how a good God can allow suffering. We could fast-forward to the end, ...

XYZ meeting for seniors to include music program

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. A musical program will be presented by “The Replacements” of Minot. Refreshments will be served. First Baptist Church is located at 200 3rd Street SW.

Grace Within seminar planned at Our Lady of Grace

Grace Within (Ministry of Mothers Sharing) will hold a retreat open to all women Dec. 3 from 1 to 4 p.m. The retreat aims to teach people how to: – Experience a quiet, peaceful environment in which you can learn to use your voice. – Use a healthy tool for processing life’s ...

Pope calls space, takes small step for Vatican-Russian ties

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis took a small step toward improved Vatican-Russian relations Thursday when he chatted with Russian cosmonauts and praised their understanding of love during a call with the International Space Station. Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli played translator during ...

Celebration of Reformation to be held Oct. 29 at MSU

Five hundred years ago, on Oct. 31, 1517, Martin Luther, a German professor of theology, composer, priest and monk, wanted to reform the Catholic Church. He nailed what came to be known as the Ninety-five Theses of 1517 on a church door in Wittenburg, Germany and, in the process, sparked the ...