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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
RREAL to host sustainability tour
Crow Wing County encourages use of mowed trails
Volkswagen hits guardrail and rolls: Driver injured
Crosslake City Council to have special meeting
Rollover injures Backus woman
Football: Patriots fall to Perham 34-32
Cross Country: Patriot girls 16th, boys 18th
Volleyball: Patriots win two
Volleyball: Tigers sweep C-I tournament
Area Girls Tennis: Patriots, Pioneers score victories
Terry L. Alholm
Shirley J. Englin
Victory "Vickie" Brogger
Philip E. Peterson
Terry Lee Alholm
Red Wine Garden Tomato Sauce makes good use of abundant ingredient
A Matter of Balance: Reducing risk of falling
Chef's Hat: Cooking in cast iron cookware
Fall for apples
3 things for better health - Sept. 17
The Last Windrow: Pheasant hunt memories remain crystal clear
Sheriff's Corner: Cass County utilizes new warning notification system
The Cracker Barrel: 'The Giving Tree'
Pete's Point: New publication covered northern communities 35 years ago
Letter to the editor: Time for a change
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
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 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 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 1, 2018
Faith: Religion, politics and the Fourth of July
Religion and politics: Those are the two subjects that we are supposed to avoid at dinner parties, family gatherings and wherever we want to "keep the peace." If these topics do come up - there is always an instigator, a pot-stirrer - we'd best not say what we really think and just...
July 1, 2018 - 5:30am
June 3, 2018
Faith: It was a weekend to pause, give thanks and remember
Dear friends, As I sit and write this article on Friday morning, many of us are getting ready for Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of summer! As a child, I remember looking forward to Memorial Day weekend - school was close to being done for the year, Grandma and Grandpa...
June 3, 2018 - 5:30am
May 13, 2018
Faith: Mother's Day reflection: Remember our spiritual mother, Mary
This weekend people will be bringing flowers, chocolate, jewelry, nice cards and messages to their wonderful mothers. This Sunday is Mother's Day, and it is appropriate to take time to honor our mothers who have blessed us with the gift of life and have supported us in so many ways,...
May 13, 2018 - 6:30am
April 8, 2018
Faith: God's peace in time and eternity
I'm sure you're familiar with the conclusion drawn by many that time speeds by faster as we get older. So I was thinking, did this happen to me during these past 40 days of Lent and during Holy Week that ended just the other day? Did time indeed speed up as I busied myself with the...
April 8, 2018 - 6:00am
April 1, 2018
Faith: 'Christ Is Risen, He Is Risen Indeed!'
A trip to the Holy Land changes everything. Walking, praying and standing in the places where Jesus walked, prayed, taught and ministered brings the whole Bible to life in an incredible way. In the Old City of Jerusalem stands the enormous Church of the Holy Sepulcher (sepulcher means...
April 1, 2018 - 4:30am
March 25, 2018
Faith: Take steps to avoid having a hard heart
Your heart is a muscle; it has four chambers, roughly repeated twice - a right and left atrium, a right and left ventricle. Blood from your body enters the right atrium and moves through the tricuspid valve into your right ventricle. There the blood moves through the pulmonary valve...
March 25, 2018 - 7:30am
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....
February 25, 2018 - 7:30am