What does SOS mean? An urgent appeal for help. We need to pray to God for help in America. This election will dramatically affect not only fre…

In every age in no matter the circumstances human beings look outside of themselves for inspiration. Things that fill them with hope, encourag…

An older woman was parked on the side of the road. Her late model Mercedes had a flat tire and she had no idea how to change it. Finally, afte…

This election cycle we feel there are high stakes. There is much division. We’re very worried about what happens if one candidate or another g…

I’ve given many sermons over the years on verses like James 1:2-3. “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of…

In this year when many congregations are having virtual worship services, the Habitat 500, the bike ride that raises money and awareness for H…

I have commented to many people that I sometimes think this is the year that wasn’t. So many of my usual activities have had to be put on hold…

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“The better Times are coming for the people of God. The last 3 Minor Prophets Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi each spoke to those who returned …

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I used to have a dog that never left my side, followed me all around the house, and was a very constant companion. Recalling that constant lov…

The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small, uninhabited island. He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him, and every day he sc…

One of my favorite things to do every month is to gather with the Hibbing Ministerial Group for food and fellowship. I have met great pastors …

We yearn for it and when it is finally ours, we find that there is responsibility to that freedom.

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As of this writing, the Hibbing Jubilee won’t be happening next month. It’s been postponed indefinitely because of the COVID-19 pandemic. I su…

In 1953, a wonderful daily devotional book Living God’s Way by Reuben K. Youngdahl, was published. Though written some 70 years ago, see how w…

I don’t like goodbye’s. I never have. I remember having to tell my grandparents goodbye after spending vacations at their house. I remember te…

Over the past few months as we’ve navigated our way through the COVID-19 pandemic I keep coming back to the love of our God and Heavenly Fathe…

The other day I sat on my chair on the end of the dock. I soaked in the warm sunshine baking my brow while I was dozing off a bit. The wind wa…

Have we lost all ability to think for ourselves as Americans? I believe we haven’t. With that said, I think it’s about time we use some common…

In the early days of Mussolini a little boy was born in Italy named PierGiorgio Frassati. I want to give his story to you, because we need his…

A note to the reader: This article submitted by me (Pastor Kevin Olson) was first printed for our April church news letter (“The Voice”) at Ou…

In August of last year, it was reported that except in war zones, famines have all but disappeared worldwide.