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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Lakes Area Interfaith Caregivers welcomes board members
The Regional Report: Randall eliminates police dept.; Walker community center in financial trouble
Making the Grade: May 27, 2018
Lake Shore: City supports residents' request for lower speed limit
Public invited to test drive surgical robots at Essentia Health
More fishing tournaments skipping weigh-in
Funding available for woodland management
Amateur Baseball: Victory League
A nod to his rising fame, museum unveils Adam Thielen bobbleheads
Lightning strike down rival Fort Ripley
Shirley Ann Gross
Cindy Marie Swedberg
Joanne Victoria Johnson
Senior Menus: May 28-June 1, 2018
Chef's Hat: It's avocado time, and they're packed with nutrients
Make Memorial Day memorable, not fatal
Commentary: When is a pine cone not a pine cone?
How to fertilize trees, shrubs, flowers and fruits
Letter to the Editor: Response to Abler's 'hundred million miracles'
The Cracker Barrel: Secrets from down under
The Last Windrow: Happy his running days are over
From the Lefthand Corner: Guns are getting into the wrong hands
Letter to the Editor: Good job, Rep. Poston
letters to the editor
Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd, births
Births: May 26, 2018
Births - May 20, 2018
Births: Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd
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
New York native spent nearly 40 years as pastor in Minnesota - Milo to retire from Gloria Dei in May
Culture shock came in full force for Pastor Frank Milo when he first came to Minnesota. A native of the Bronx, New York City, Milo - pastor at...
March 25, 2018 - 9:00am
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
February 4, 2018
Faith: Keep hoping, Vikings fans
"Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life" (Proverbs 13:12). As many of you know, the Super Bowl is this Sunday. And as many of you know, the Vikings are not in it ... again. We had hope again that they would be in the big game and possibly even...
February 4, 2018 - 6:30am
January 28, 2018
Faith: Didn't we just celebrate Christmas?
Greetings to all! February is soon upon us and it is in that month when we are reminded about love. Valentine's Day is a day full of love, flowers, cards, candy and other gifts that are given to show that special someone how much we care about them. It is definitely a very important...
January 28, 2018 - 3:30am
December 24, 2017
Faith: 'The soul felt its worth'
During my time in seminary, part of our formation was to spend three weeks in the Holy Land, visiting the historical sites where Jesus Christ - God himself - was born, grew up, healed, preached, suffered, died and rose again. Our tour group time in Bethlehem was short, so during free...
December 24, 2017 - 4:30am
December 17, 2017
Faith: Be prepared
The motto "Semper Paratus" articulates in a succinct way the guiding principle of the U.S. Coast Guard. It is a declaration that in the event of any emergency at sea requiring the implementation of their rescuing skills, they are always ready, fitted out to meet the call for duty....
December 17, 2017 - 6:30am
November 5, 2017
Faith: Be thankful for our blessings, and don't worry
Greetings and happy November to you all! "Now thank we all our God, with heart and hands and voices, who wondrous things has done, in whom this world rejoices; who from our mothers' arms has blessed us on our way with countless gifts of love, and still is ours today. "O may this...
November 5, 2017 - 3:30am
October 8, 2017
Faith: Seek wise counsel
Everyone gives counsel. Everyone has an opinion or advice. The key skill we need to learn is how to sift through all the different counsel and opinions. It is a learned skill to find truth versus relying on opinion. On my smartphone, I have no less than five weather apps. My wife...
October 8, 2017 - 3:30am
September 24, 2017
We live in an age of instant responses and information overload. Rarely do we stop to consider the weight and impact of our words. News headlines are designed to catch our attention even if this requires stretching the truth. Consider the value of the following words. The first is...
September 24, 2017 - 4:30am
September 3, 2017
Faces: GUMC pastor settles into life in Pequot Lakes
From a very young age, the Rev. Gary Liker knew he was destined for ministry. "When I was 5 or 6, my dad sat me down and asked me what I wanted...
September 3, 2017 - 6:00am
August 20, 2017
Faith: It's unbelievable, but absolutely true
I am compelled to share this incredible story with you because after you read it you may say, "It seems impossible, it can't be true." Yet what I talk about may be something that you often eat, but you never realized the process it went through for it to finally be delicious enough...
August 20, 2017 - 5:30am