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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
A lone baby loon: What should one do with orphaned animals?
Dayton to announce Minnesota Supreme Court choice Tuesday
Minnesota invites public to vote on a new license plate design
2016 Pine River duck races
Don't look down! Skyslide to open 1,000 feet above Los Angeles
Coaches thank athletes, parents at year-end banquet
Pequot Lakes shooters 22nd at MSHSL state tournament
Golf Leagues-June 23, 2016
Patriots finish 2nd at Class AA state tournament: Pequot Lakes enjoys best finish in program history
Pequot Lakes Softball - State Tournament, First Day
Father Raymond J. Cossette
John M. Diebold
Everett H. Gildow
Pets on parade in Pequot Lakes
Faces: Eileen Kulseth - Cottage Place Art School
Faith: 'Who do you say that I am?'
Cancer survivors celebrate at PR-B Area Relay for Life
Majestic artworks on display in Nisswa
MMBA Home Show
From the Lefthand Corner: Sensible side of presidential choice in 2016
Letters to Editor: Filibuster on gun control
Letter to the editor: Got conscience?
Letter to the editor: Got conscience?
Letter to the Editor: City of Pequot Lakes appreciates grant
letters to the editor
Births-June 16, 2016
80th Birthday: Evelyn Matthies
75th Birthday: Ron Juhl
60th Wedding Anniversary: Rawleigh and Ila Tougas
85th Birthday: Norma Olsen
June 8, 2016
Faith: Summer is here
Memorial Day has come and gone and the clock is ticking on the three most important months up here in the Brainerd lakes area. Each year it seems that there is pressure to make the most of the days between Memorial Day and Labor Day. This is why we live here, why we endure the winters...
opinion / columns
June 8, 2016 - 10:01am
April 13, 2016
Faith Column: These are exciting times
These are exciting times. For kids and parents, the end of the school year is not far off. I happen to have a graduating high school senior - my last - this year. He is looking very forward to the next experience of his life: college. I am grateful to strong teachers, excellent mentors...
April 13, 2016 - 12:04pm
February 19, 2016
Faith: Look not to your interests only
Philippians 2:4 says, "Look not to your interests only but also to the interests of others." On Jan. 20, the people of the Crosslake Log Church took that message to heart as they wrote personal notes in books that they purchased to be delivered to inmates in area jails. The backstory...
February 19, 2016 - 10:04am
February 7, 2016
Guess whom I'm talking to again?
When you really need to talk to someone, do you have a best friend you can call out to? Is the person approachable 24 hours a day? Isn't it a relief and comforting to know that when you need to talk to your best friend, you will never get your patience tested because of a busy signal,...
February 7, 2016 - 12:30pm
January 25, 2016
Faith: Remembering ...
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I was born in an era of great turmoil and great hope in America. Born in the late '60s, I remember seeing news reports, films and articles...
January 25, 2016 - 9:05am
Faith Column: 'Some Children See Him'
Merry Christmas, all! As you read this, Christians in the lakes area are going to church, singing carols, raising candles against the darkness of the night and of the cold world, and placing renewed hope again in God's Christmas promise in Jesus. To and through Mary, God's Word is,...
opinion / columns
December 25, 2015 - 8:00am
July 30, 2015
Faith: The demise of casual Christianity
Casual Christianity, the place where the fence straddlers converge. It has always felt like a safe place for so many. A place where no clear, hard lines in the sand ever needed to be drawn. Casual Christianity sidesteps both being offensive and being offended. Coming from a guy who...
July 30, 2015 - 11:44am
June 10, 2015
The tech world has a way of creating apps and tools that leave us wondering what our lives were ever like without them. The most recent app that has captured the attention of my household is Timehop. If you are not familiar with it, the app simply gathers old photos and status updates...
June 10, 2015 - 2:29pm
May 27, 2015
Faith: What did you do on Memorial Day?
The message that I spoke to the congregation this past Sunday made reference to Memorial Day. The title of my message was, "Memorial Day. What's the Big Deal?" Although too many ignore, overlook, or don't understand the significance of Memorial Day, it is a big deal because what we...
May 27, 2015 - 2:20pm
April 22, 2015
Faith: A lifetime relationship
"Gamma Kate! Gamma Kate!" Music to my ears as my 2 ½-year old grandson PJ spent last week with Gampa and Gamma Kate. What a brave little guy to be nearly 500 miles from his parents. PJ doesn't know how far that is, but he knows he spent a day in his car seat to get to Gamma Kate's...
April 22, 2015 - 11:31am
April 16, 2015
Faith: The original Zero Tolerance Policy
We hear a lot in the school systems of Zero Tolerance policies. Usually in a negative light in the news after a 4th grade student gets suspended for possessing a weapon for bringing a plastic butter knife to spread cream cheese on their bagel, or a 6th grader gets expelled for dealing...
April 16, 2015 - 2:48pm
April 1, 2015
Faith: Easter blessings!
A few years ago, I was a part of an Easter choir cantata entitled "The Weeping Tree." We sang about Christ's journey to the cross, his death, and resurrection all with this image of a tree for the cross. Here is part of the foreword from the cantata talking about the cross (the weeping...
April 1, 2015 - 12:28pm
March 4, 2015
Faith: To believe means to love and to love means to live
My suffering this Lent in minor fasting, extra prayer and almsgiving pales in comparison to the sufferings of so many in the world today. Although my own prayers and sufferings are not unfruitful, I must keep in perspective the need to unite them to Christ and those suffering greatly...
March 4, 2015 - 3:50pm
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