One of my favorite passages of scripture is Isaiah 40:31 “but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with …

Who do you trust? Let’s face it, with our instant access to information and misinformation, who knows what is real and what is fabricated?

We live in a world that never slows down. If you’re not getting ahead corporately, financially, and socially, then you’re falling behind. We’v…

Many people today long for “autonomous freedom” where they are accountable to only themselves. That is reflected in statements such as “I have…

I had an exciting evening last Monday. I had lots of things to do…a byproduct of moving at a break neck turtle’s pace most of the day complica…

Rocky, barren hillsides. Blades of grass scattered amidst the rocks. This is not the scene we typically imagine when reading or hearing Psalm …

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As I write this column, I am at Camp Wilderness Boy Scout Camp near Park Rapids. For the past twenty years I have spent two to three weeks eac…

On July 4, 1776 the Second Continental Congress ratified the Declaration of Independence. This monumental document laid out the reasons why th…

This time of year is always so lively. Summertime is a time for new growth in so many different ways. Farmers plant crops in their fields to g…

We’re in a time of deep thankfulness for our very lives. When I heard the phrase “the oil of gladness”, I was very curious what it meant and w…

Pastor Jones decided that a visual demonstration would enhance his Sunday sermon. He placed four worms in four separate jars. The first worm w…

What makes contemporary American society so afraid of suffering? Is it that our luxury has grown so rich that we have become soft? Maybe it is…

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“O sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things!” (Psalm 98:1)

Tuesday morning I pulled up to the McDonalds’ window to pay for my usual morning sausage muffin and senior coffee. Who greeted me was a lady w…

As believers I hope that you agree with my following statement, there is power in prayer! Jesus gave us a great example of how to prayer with …

One of my favorite songs is, “A Random Act of Senseless Kindness” by South Sixty-Five. I’ll share with you the first verse and chorus:

Do you ever remember so much national and global anger, angst, anxiety and apathy? It seems no one is allowed a peaceful discussion anymore on…

If there was ever a time where we learned how important relationships are it was this past year. No matter who you were your world was changed…

My wife loves to bake. Every time she does, she pulls out her recipe book and followsthe ingredients to the letter. A few years back when her …

About a week ago or so I spent an evening ice fishing with my son-in-law, Chris, and grandson, Logan. It was such a beautiful evening. It was …

Webster’s defines the word “virtual” as an adjective defined as: “almost or nearly as described, but not completely or according to strict def…

During this year we have come to appreciate the importance of character. We have hospital staff show up day after day; character is expressed.…

This past week I attended the funeral mass for a good friend and colleague the Rev. Father Fred Method at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Chis…

With the approach of Valentine’s Day, the thoughts of many people turn to the subject of love. Periodically I come across an old joke describi…