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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Area Republicans upset over lack of special session
Police blotter - Aug. 25, 2016
Nisswa building allows business to expand local offerings
Cass County benefit distributes $4,085 to youth exhibiting at State Fair
Cass County: Savings eyed with new garage
Volleyball: Patriots top Warriors 3-0 in season opener
[KLICK GALLERY] Pequot Lakes vs. Brainerd Volleyball
Dan-ecdotes: Liedl, Trottier continue as college teammates
Tennis: Patriots thrive in opening matches
Golf Leagues - Aug. 25, 2016
Harley Dean Eigenheer
June M. Nygren
Brainerd Community Theatre to present 'Clarence Darrow'
Resorts, teaching run in the family for Ideal woman: Johnson's daughters follow in parents' footsteps
Pages from the Past - Aug. 25, 2016
Arts Off 84 Art Crawl set for Labor Day weekend
Lakes Bluegrass Festival making music in Pine River
MMBA Home Show
Letter to the editor: Layman will work for small businesses
Letter to the editor: Pequot Lakes appreciates anonymous donation
Grim's Tales: Homeownership is a learning experience
As I See It: I'm biased; and so are we all
The Cracker Barrel: Thirty days hath September
letters to the editor
Births-Aug. 25, 2016
80th Birthday: Wilma Durham
70th Wedding Anniversary: DeWayne and Millie Schwanke
60th Wedding Anniversary: Ray and Carolyn Frisch
Wedding Announced: Melissa Besmehn and Tyler Junkenmeier
August 17, 2016
Faith: Anno mortis eius (in the year of her death)
The death of our daughter, Maria, has become the most impactful experience of my life. I have never faced anything that has radically changed my existence in an instant. My faith, my marriage and my role as a father are probably more formative in my life than her death, but each of...
August 17, 2016 - 11:05am
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...
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,...
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