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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Agendas - Sept. 23
Pequot Lakes School: Board approves preliminary levy
Faces: Pequot Lakes police officer goes back to school as liaison
Making the Grade: Sept. 23, 2018
Police Blotter - Sept. 22, 2018
Football: Patriots fall to Rebels 20-18
Basketball: Clinics at CLC scheduled in October
Area Female Athlete: Wynn helps put the W in PR-B
Outdoor Notes for Sept. 23
Golf results - Sept. 20, 2018
Judith K. Lapke
John "Jack" T. Thomas
Martha L. Rach
Coming Monday: No one dies alone
Grim's Grub: Let's shake things up a bit
Dear daughters, from Mom
Senior Menus: Sept. 24-28, 2018
Faith: Unity in a divided nation
As I See It: Why study history?
Uncharted: A hike, a speech and a loose-meat sandwich
Vogt's Notes: We welcome letters, but watch your word count
Letter to the editor: Thiede's value to Crow Wing County
Slow down to give and receive kindness
letters to the editor
50th Wedding Anniversary
Births: Sept 2, 2018
Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd, births
Lakewood Health System, Staples, births
Coming Monday: No one dies alone
Dying alone is probably one of the worst things imaginable, but the terminal patients at Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center won't have...
10 hours 14 min ago
September 19, 2018
Church Street Challenge slated Sept. 29 in Nisswa
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a nonprofit organization that helps those living in poverty, will sponsor its third annual Friends of the...
September 19, 2018 - 6:00am
Pine River United Methodist to host fall dinner Sept. 22
Pine River United Methodist Church will host its fall harvest dinner from 4:30-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at the church on Barclay Avenue. The slow-roasted, marinated pork dinner will also include orange fluff salad, mashed potatoes and gravy, cheesy corn, cranberry sauce and pie....
September 19, 2018 - 5:30am
Clergy training program offered Oct. 4 in Pine River
A Community Clergy Training Program on Military Culture and Wounds of War & Building Community Partnerships will be the topic of a free seminar from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at LifeHouse Coffee in downtown Pine River. Chaplain Steve Sullivan will be the facilitator. Refreshments...
September 19, 2018 - 2:30am
September 16, 2018
Faith: A husband's nightmare
Do you have "an attitude of gratitude?" Do you give thanks for what people "do behind the scenes?" Are you one of those people who's making a difference and people don't notice or appreciate what you have done? The late Peter Marshall often told the story of the "Keeper of the Spring,"...
September 16, 2018 - 7:30am
September 9, 2018
Faith: Join in prayer as a new school year begins
Dear friends - Do you remember what the first day of school was like for you? I remember my first day of ninth grade as I was going to be starting at a new school. I was excited to go to the new school, yet when I walked into the building on that day, I wondered, "Did I make the right...
September 9, 2018 - 7:30am
Faith: Obliged to die
Recently, a popular Twin Cities TV journalist announced in a live interview that his cancer had returned. He looked visibly shaken as he responded to questions from his colleague about engaging in a second fight against cancer. Watching him candidly express disappointment, but still...
September 9, 2018 - 6:30am
September 2, 2018
Faith: Our vision is steered by our purpose
Thursday, Aug. 23, marked the three-month anniversary of the fire that destroyed our church building. So much has changed, yet so little has changed. Lord willing the building will be demolished within the next two weeks, but then what? Many children witnessed the aftermath of the...
September 2, 2018 - 7:30am
August 26, 2018
Faith: Fearless parenting
One question I commonly get asked from parents is, "How do I lead my child spiritually to know, love and follow Jesus?" I was recently asked to review and write an endorsement for a new book by George Barna and Jimmy Myers entitled "Fearless Parenting." With their permission I am...
August 26, 2018 - 7:30am
August 19, 2018
Faith: Where did you see God today?
With the State Fair quickly approaching, I recalled one of my experiences that I have shared with my congregations. A few years back when my family and I were walking through the multitudes of people at the Great Minnesota Get-together, my brother spotted one of the players for the...
August 19, 2018 - 7:30am
August 12, 2018
Throughout our faith journey, we are continually reminded of all Christ does for us and all He went through for us...God's love and Jesus' love for us. 1 Corinthians 13, in the New Testament of the Bible, is one of the most loving, beautiful, inspiring, and relevant passages in the...
August 12, 2018 - 5:30am
August 4, 2018
Faith: A life of stewardship
"Stewardship" is perhaps the second most feared word in mainline denominations (right behind the intimately connected "evangelism"). But is stewardship really so bad? Let's begin with some errant preconceptions: Stewardship is all about the church asking for money; stewardship is...
August 4, 2018 - 5:00am
July 29, 2018
Faith: Failure in our service to God
Nobody sets out to fail. Nobody enjoys it; hopefully nobody is content with failure, for that matter. Serving our God, the master and creator of the universe, can be a lot of pressure and it should be something we take very seriously. However, when we as servants develop a fear of...
July 29, 2018 - 6:30am
July 22, 2018
Faith: Permanent marks
I'm typing this article on my home computer gazing at my screen that has permanent ink marks in the middle of it. How did my screen end up with ink marks? This is the mystery I was determined to solve the other night when I got home and discovered the crime. I'm not a great detective,...
July 22, 2018 - 7:30am
July 8, 2018
Faith: Land of the free and home of the brave
Among our citizenship, little is known about the War of 1812, even though from its battlements we receive our beloved national anthem. History records that several decades passed before our nation once again became embroiled in conflict with England. And it was during the British...
July 8, 2018 - 7:30am