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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Wild for Minnesota Orchids presentation set
Local students selected to University of Minnesota Twin Cities Dean's List
Crow Wing Soil & Water to host Summer Apprentice - Accepting applications through March 2
Minnesota Starwatch for March 2018
Pequot Lakes students raise over $25,000 with Glow Run
Outdoor Notes for Feb. 25
Area Female Athlete: Pequot's Skog sets stage for success
What's Up Outdoors: Switching gears
Minnesota hero Jessie Diggins, and her mom, talk about the skier's historic golden moment
Gordon N. Danielson
Steven Carl Heins
Edna M. Isle
Larry D. Johnson
Elizabeth "Betty" C. Hyde
Lipstick and the memories that remain of loved ones
Senior Menus: Feb. 26-Mar. 2, 2018
Faith: In midst of tragedy, God shows up
Seed company offers intriguing new flowers, vegetables
Card games: Feb. 24, 2018
Opinion: Billy Graham - Shaking his hand
As I See It: Easy or difficult
Opinion: Guns, opioids, alcohol, bad judgment and balance
Kindness is a sweet gift to give or receive
Danecdotes: Lenten sacrifice should be tough
letters to the editor
Supporting Denny McNamara
Shh...It's a Surprise
Births: Jan. 27, 2018
Jay and Marilyn Brutsman -
Brogle Family 5
Faith: In midst of tragedy, God shows up
Dear friends, I was going about my day last Wednesday, leading Bible study in the morning, making a home visit and preparing for our Ash Wednesday service that evening at church. As I was driving back to church from the home visit I heard the reports about the school shooting in Florida....
8 hours 17 min ago
February 18, 2018
Faith Column: Transcendent truth
Transcendent truths are those unaffected by time or space. They define the world, but are not defined by the world. World views are made up of transcendent truths; things we believe are true before we question whether or not anything else is true. An example of a transcendent truth...
February 18, 2018 - 7:30am
February 4, 2018
Faith: Keep hoping, Vikings fans
"Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life" (Proverbs 13:12). As many of you know, the Super Bowl is this Sunday. And as many of you know, the Vikings are not in it ... again. We had hope again that they would be in the big game and possibly even...
February 4, 2018 - 6:30am
January 28, 2018
Faith: Didn't we just celebrate Christmas?
Greetings to all! February is soon upon us and it is in that month when we are reminded about love. Valentine's Day is a day full of love, flowers, cards, candy and other gifts that are given to show that special someone how much we care about them. It is definitely a very important...
January 28, 2018 - 3:30am
December 24, 2017
Faith: 'The soul felt its worth'
During my time in seminary, part of our formation was to spend three weeks in the Holy Land, visiting the historical sites where Jesus Christ - God himself - was born, grew up, healed, preached, suffered, died and rose again. Our tour group time in Bethlehem was short, so during free...
December 24, 2017 - 4:30am
November 5, 2017
Faith: Be thankful for our blessings, and don't worry
Greetings and happy November to you all! "Now thank we all our God, with heart and hands and voices, who wondrous things has done, in whom this world rejoices; who from our mothers' arms has blessed us on our way with countless gifts of love, and still is ours today. "O may this...
November 5, 2017 - 3:30am
October 15, 2017
Faith: There's always hope
The other day while sitting in my daughter's apartment I noticed a plaque on the wall quoting a psalm that reminds us that there is always hope if we keep our eyes upon our Lord God, Jesus. As I considered the psalmist's words I had hope that my daughter in the midst of her life would...
October 15, 2017 - 3:30am
September 24, 2017
We live in an age of instant responses and information overload. Rarely do we stop to consider the weight and impact of our words. News headlines are designed to catch our attention even if this requires stretching the truth. Consider the value of the following words. The first is...
September 24, 2017 - 4:30am
August 20, 2017
Faith: It's unbelievable, but absolutely true
I am compelled to share this incredible story with you because after you read it you may say, "It seems impossible, it can't be true." Yet what I talk about may be something that you often eat, but you never realized the process it went through for it to finally be delicious enough...
August 20, 2017 - 5:30am
August 13, 2017
Faith: Absolute truth of God
Truth, and the definition of truth, is under attack. "There is no absolute truth," is the claim the world is making. "All truth is relative" and "The truth is what you want it to be" are popular current themes. If we can be honest for a moment and recognize just how sad and depraved...
August 13, 2017 - 6:30am
July 9, 2017
Faith: We continue to hear voices like that of Martin Luther
I've just come back from a pilgrimage of sorts. I spent a week in June in Wittenberg, Germany, the place where Martin Luther spent his life from 1508. On this journey, I was able to walk the streets that Luther walked, walk the corridors of his former monastery that would become his...
July 9, 2017 - 4:30am
July 2, 2017
Faith: Three of our heartbeats
I love seeing how He gives each of His churches a unique vision and calling. Even churches of the same denomination vary from one another, yet each is passionately pursuing the things God has called them to be and do. I recently did a sermon series entitled "Heartbeats" focusing on...
July 2, 2017 - 7:00am
June 4, 2017
Faith Column: Wanted and living
The pursuit of my wants can be a dangerous thing. Just because I want something, just because I desire something, doesn't mean I should have...
June 4, 2017 - 6:30am
May 14, 2017
Faith: Do I have to go to church to be a Christian?
It's quite rare that I remember my friends' Facebook posts beyond the time it takes to read this sentence, but over the years there have been a few posts that have stuck with me. Several years back, one of them was this: "Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than...
May 14, 2017 - 5:30am
May 2, 2017
Strive to be one of the Twelve
Have you ever thought how beneficial to the advancement of God's Kingdom it would be if the Lord hired you as a strategist? I wonder if that makes me egocentric, or just unrealistic. As a former salesman, the account of Jesus feeding the 5,000 out of John Chapter 6 has always bothered...
May 2, 2017 - 3:50am