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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Crosslake School: Enrollment exceeds 250, director says
Crosslaker Progress Report: Fundraising underway for loon center
Rollover crash injures semi driver
Crosslake: Council approves Lone Pine Beach land vacation
Pumpkin family event set
High School Volleyball: Warriors beat PRB to win Big Axe Tournament
High School Baseball: PR-B's Dinnel section coach of year
Danecdotes: Team chemistry resulting in success for Tigers
High School Football: Jorgens tallies 2 touchdowns in Patriots win
Tennis: Muller named MVP for Patriot tennis
Shelton E. Wright
John Alfred Knutson
Gary Ralph Lowell Nelson
Out of the Darkness Nisswa Walk
Eagles Nest Church to host spaghetti dinner
Faith: 'Onward, Christian Soldiers'
Senior Menus: Oct. 15-19, 2018
Card games: Oct. 1-5, 2018
From the Lefthand Corner: Women unite - at the ballot box
The Cracker Barrel: Enemy of progress?
Letter to the editor: Ready to make a difference
Letter to the editor: Loopholes for bullet holes?
Letter to the editor: Vote Brekken for commissioner
letters to the editor
Births: Oct. 14, 2018
Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd, births
Births: Sept. 30, 2018
50th Wedding Anniversary
October 14, 2018
Faith: 'Onward, Christian Soldiers'
Ellie sits in her wheelchair waiting patiently for worship to begin. As she does, she hopes to pick her favorite hymn, "Onward, Christian Soldiers." For her, the tune is upbeat and causes her feet and hands to move to the rhythm. But what about the words? Does she understand what...
October 14, 2018 - 7:30am
October 7, 2018
Faith: Life, civil rights and the human heart
I'm not a scientist. I'm not a medical doctor. But I am a pastor in the Catholic Christian Church - not cold hearted, not hateful, not "locked away in an ivory tower" and apart from God's people, but among them and loving them intensely, listening, conversing and walking with them....
October 7, 2018 - 7:30am
September 30, 2018
Faith: How did life get so crazy?
How did life get so crazy? The days seem shorter and the demands greater. There always seem to be deadlines looming or past due, people with wants, family members with needs. All these time-saving, productivity-increasing devices seem to eat up more time than they save. How do we...
September 30, 2018 - 7:30am
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
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