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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Police Blotter - June 21, 2018
Pine River-Backus School District: Board approves preliminary budget
Breezy Point: Council approves TIF district for North Star Center development
PL teachers learn diversity through SEED Program
Heat, power outage affecting those waiting for Trump in Duluth
Trap shooting: Ebnet leads team at state meet
PL anglers head to state muskie tournament
Boys golf: Raph takes fourth in state
PL 9th grade team first in Mid-State
Patriot anglers qualify for national event
Arron R. Stoen
Iris Straburg Roberts
Arron Richard Stoen
Mary Ann Bajula
Faith: What I learned from 30 days without food
Fathers know best - sometimes (maybe)
Card games: June 4-8, 2018
Pets of the week
Senior Menus: June 18-22, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Northland economics
Letter to the Editor: PUC should approve Line 3 project
Cheesehead Chatter: Don't let the rain get you down
Letter to the Editor: Find a better loon center location
The Last Windrow: Good luck to recent grads
letters to the editor
Births: June 16, 2018
Gary and Colleen Moser
Lakewood Health System, Staples, births
Births: June 3, 2018
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
February 18, 2018
Faith Column: Transcendent truth
Transcendent truths are those unaffected by time or space. They define the world, but are not defined by the world. World views are made up of transcendent truths; things we believe are true before we question whether or not anything else is true. An example of a transcendent truth...
February 18, 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
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 15, 2017
Faith: There's always hope
The other day while sitting in my daughter's apartment I noticed a plaque on the wall quoting a psalm that reminds us that there is always hope if we keep our eyes upon our Lord God, Jesus. As I considered the psalmist's words I had hope that my daughter in the midst of her life would...
October 15, 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
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
August 13, 2017
Faith: Absolute truth of God
Truth, and the definition of truth, is under attack. "There is no absolute truth," is the claim the world is making. "All truth is relative" and "The truth is what you want it to be" are popular current themes. If we can be honest for a moment and recognize just how sad and depraved...
August 13, 2017 - 6:30am