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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
PR-B Pie Fest
PLHS speech team takes fourth in Brainerd
'Straw Bale Gardens' author to talk March 5 in Crosslake
Crow Wing County Most Wanted - March
PR-B JV speech team competes in Park Rapids
Patriots struggle to end regular season
Tigers cruise past Laporte
Detroit Lakes downs Patriots 72-52
Alexandria eliminated Lightning 10-1
North Stars edged by Bulldogs
Lucas Paul Coe
Ernest (Ernie) Raasch
Valeria D. Hedy
2015 Gull Lake Frozen Fore
Gull Lake "Frozen Flop"
CRMC offers nursing assistant training program
Pelvic health topic of lecture series
Breast, cervical cancer screenings offered
Guest Editorial: Elder and disabled care a top priority
Grim's Tales: It's not just vaccines
As I See It: Brian Williams - who really cares?
The Last Windrow: Boston, we feel your pain
Cracker Barrel: Quickie quiz
letters to the editor
Gearey 50th anniversary
Weiss 95th birthday
Births - Feb. 12, 2015
Kennedy engagement announced
February 18, 2015
Faith: May all be one
It is a rough time in our world right now, isn't it? We know that images of violence and heart-rending stories of people's tragedies come at us more frequently and easily than ever before. But we also know that the world is boiling right now.
February 18, 2015 - 9:56am
January 29, 2015
Faith: Not on bread alone
Dear People of God, From St. Luke's gospel account, we hear Satan say to Jesus: "If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here..." For forty years the Hebrew people were led by God in the wilderness. They were tested repeatedly along the way toward the Promised Land...
January 29, 2015 - 7:55am
December 4, 2014
Faith: Miracle of Miracles
As I drive around this time of year, I see yards full of gaudy displays: multiple nativity scenes, Santas with sleds, lights galore and bright angels all in one yard! And then there are the cards, the gifts, the Christmas letters we send to people we haven't seen in years, the parties,...
December 4, 2014 - 10:35am
November 26, 2014
With the onset of winter we welcome the arrival of a truly American holiday. Thanksgiving finds its roots in the early settlers of our nation. Their gratitude was not grounded in superabundance but rather in recognition of God's gracious hand in their survival. Unfortunately this...
November 26, 2014 - 10:39am
November 14, 2014
Faith: Gathering Gratitude
"I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder." ~G.K. Chesterton In these weeks of early November, much of our society is gearing up for Thanksgiving. In some ways it really is an odd holiday. It centers so much...
November 14, 2014 - 2:53pm
October 30, 2014
Inspiration: Planet of the Apes
In 1968, the original science fiction thriller Planet of the Apes told the story of several astronauts who crash-land on a strange planet. At first the planet appeared desolate until they stumble upon a society of apes claiming to be created in God's image. They also find other men,...
October 30, 2014 - 10:54am
August 20, 2014
Focus on Faith: It's worth the wait
My granddaughter is 19 months old. She uses phrases and sentences already. And I am astounded at how she is able to process language and concepts. However, one concept that is not so strongly developed is the one that has to do with 'waiting.' You wouldn't expect a young toddler to...
opinion / columns
August 20, 2014 - 11:47am
August 14, 2014
Inspiration: The church that old guys built
There is something amazing going on at our church this summer. Our small congregation of under 100 members has been building a church friendship hall. Nearly everything is being done by volunteers. This may not seem like such a big deal, except that most of our volunteers are all...
opinion / columns
August 14, 2014 - 4:32pm
August 6, 2014
Inspiration: The biggest fish
Fishing and northern Minnesota are inseparable. Some fish for sport while for others it is serious business. Enter any bait shop and the conversation quickly turns to "where are the fish biting"? Anglers spend countless dollars on equipment hoping to catch the prize — the big...
August 6, 2014 - 2:05pm
July 2, 2014
Inspiration: I believe in the Holy Spirit
When writing an article for Focus on Faith, it's important for me, the writer, to consider my audience. Is the reader a believer in Jesus? Probably. After all, if one is an atheist or agnostic, he or she may not be particularly interested in reading something about religion or spiritual...
opinion / columns
July 2, 2014 - 11:49am