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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Crow Wing SWCD board to meet in Breezy Point in July
Crow Wing County Board: County grants Line 3 easements to Enbridge
Manhattan Beach: Council names P&Z commissioner
55+ driver discount courses offered in area
Hwy 10 resurfacing east and west of Wadena completed
Baseball: U13 Patriots lose four
Anglers: Consider releasing big sunfish, eat the smaller ones
Please, follow the regulations when boating, fishing and atv riding - MnDNR CO Reports
Stock Car Racing: Winning and racing more than a hobby for Gonskas
Western Minnesota pelicans slowly rebounding
David J. Berres
Vicki Lynn Glunz
Sandra "Sandie" Sue Tricker
Three easy ways to start your day with vegetables
Ask the Master Gardener: It's been a slow start to the growing season
Faith: Father's Day reflection
Senior Menus: June 24-28, 2019
Card games: June 10-14, 2019
The Cracker Barrel: A perfect day
The Last Windrow: Sorting through life's accumulations
Danecdotes: A new appreciation for 'the little things'
Opinion: What do Americans want?
Letter to the editor: President, country deserve respect
letters to the editor
Births: May 29-June 16, 2019
Lakewood Health System, Staples, births
Births: May 16-22, 2019
Tom & Peggy Woog
May 20, 2019
Letter to the editor: Letter writer missed point of column
In response to a letter in the May 9 Echo Journal, I personally found the letter offensive as I think the letter writer completely missed the point of Mr. Abler's column. I did not interpret that he was comparing President Trump to Jesus, I certainly would not; however, I would compare...
May 20, 2019 - 2:30am
April 21, 2019
Faith: The Triduum and Anamnesis: Keys to Easter
In our common way of thinking, when we say we "remember" something, it generally means we remember simple facts, events or people from the past. I "remember" my address growing up, my third grade teacher and making pyramids out of sugar cubes in fourth grade. Some people are really...
April 21, 2019 - 5:30am
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
April 15, 2018
Faith: Infection isn't only physical
One of the joys of being a dad is getting to play doctor. Having four daughters, there is no shortage of one of them getting hurt. Being active girls, their most common injuries are cuts and scrapes. Daily I hear that familiar crying of an injured daughter. Time to go into examination...
April 15, 2018 - 5:30am
March 11, 2018
Faith: A difficult Lenten journey
The season of Lent began on Valentine's Day this year. Sooty black ashes and bright red hearts are a strange mix. Then confronted with the heinous massacre that took the lives of 17 at the high school in Parkland, Florida, on that very day, and it's no wonder our heads are spinning,...
March 11, 2018 - 4:00am
January 21, 2018
Faith: It's midwinter, but the color is green
"In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan, "Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone ... "In the bleak midwinter a stable place sufficed "The Lord God Almighty, Jesus Christ." - "In the Bleak Midwinter," text by Christina Georgina Rossetti, public domain. This is a portion...
January 21, 2018 - 3:30am
January 14, 2018
Are you one of the twelve?
Have you ever thought how beneficial to the kingdom it would be if God hired you on as a strategist? I wonder if that makes me egocentric or just unrealistic.
January 14, 2018 - 4:30am
December 25, 2017
St. Luke 2:1-14
And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was...
December 25, 2017 - 7:30am
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
December 3, 2017
Faith: The meaning of Christmas
I never get tired of the Christmas story. The idea that the almighty infinite God, the creator of the universe, became a baby - a crying, smelly, helpless baby - is so unlike anything we could have ever imagined on our own. If you've ever read the Old Testament, you'll realize how...
December 3, 2017 - 4:30am
May 7, 2017
Faith: Feel like you're running in circles?
Do you ever feel like a dog chasing its tail? So little time, so much to do. You're probably multitasking to try to get it all done, but time passes so quickly, so let me remind you to look to the One who has control over everything. Give of your time to read an amazing story I want...
May 7, 2017 - 8:30am
October 16, 2016
Yes, God will answer your prayers for Jesus' sake
For this column I would like the reader to consider Jesus' parable of the unrighteous judge and the importunate widow from the Gospel according to Luke:
October 16, 2016 - 9:14am