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November 24, 2016
Reacting the christian way
On the day this is published, it will be two weeks since I woke up and found out that Donald Trump has been elected president of the United States. It's been quite an interesting time, especially since I am abroad in a socialist foreign country. As many of you know, I am what you...
November 24, 2016 - 2:42pm
Lakes Area Prayer Wall
"A cord of three strands is not easily broken," (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12.) Three strands, three people, three months--that is the general idea of the Lakes Area Prayer Wall in Becker County. Prayatthelakes.org says the mission of the Lakes Area Prayer Wall is to unify the body of Christ...
November 24, 2016 - 12:39pm
First Lutheran Foundation of Detroit Lakes
First Lutheran Foundation of Detroit Lakes, an independent affiliate of First Lutheran Church of Detroit Lakes, is proud to announce its 2016 grants and scholarships. Organizations receiving funding and the amount are Habitat for Humanity of the Detroit Lakes Area, $500; Helping Hands,...
November 24, 2016 - 10:52am
St. Luke's Episcopal Church has a new Little Free Library outside their doors
The hinges of the red window-door creak as an eager youth swings it open. The wood is old, but sturdy. The shingles are cheap, but do their job....
November 24, 2016 - 10:48am
November 23, 2016
Until We Meet Again; The promise of Light, Life in Darkness and Death
We waited with anticipation and hope for Azariah to enter the world. Now in the operating room, we were unable to see anything but a huge blue curtain surrounding us. But then, we began to hear the most precious sound ... his first little cry! While the doctors checked him over he...
November 23, 2016 - 10:51am
October 27, 2016
Christian judgemental impression
If you have read any of my columns recently, you are probably aware of the fact that I am in Denmark, and will be here for a year. I now have a very unique perspective on religion as a Christian in a secular country. However, as I touched in my last column, Denmark is a country with...
October 27, 2016 - 11:49am
October 26, 2016
Become Like a Little Child-Cutting to the heart of God.
When Brookes is on the cover of the Fortune 500 magazine, I want to be quoted that I saw it coming. Ever since he was 3 and could talk, Brookes knew just about everything about lawn mowers. One of the first things he would ask a person was what kind of lawn mower they owned and how...
October 26, 2016 - 11:48am
New Chaplain at Essentia St. Mary's in Detroit Lakes believes everyone has a 'unique life'
"I love chaplaincy work," says Linda Wainright, a New Orleans native and now the new Catholic Chaplain at Essentia Health St. Mary's in Detroit...
October 26, 2016 - 8:58am
Christian Women's Club: Area ladies gather for prayer and fellowship
The Detroit Lakes Christian Women's club is an organization that started in 1968 through Stonecroft Ministries. Although Stonecroft Ministries...
October 26, 2016 - 8:34am
October 4, 2016
Former Northwest Minnesota priest convicted of sex abuse to be defrocked
A Minnesota survivor of sexual abuse by a Catholic priest has won a settlement in federal court to prevent her abuser, who was suspended but...
October 4, 2016 - 8:51am
September 28, 2016
'We have so much to celebrate'; At 99 years old, First Lutheran gets a facelift
Folks at First Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes are saying "hallelujah" these days, as there is plenty to celebrate. The church is celebrating...
September 28, 2016 - 9:02am
There's a new pastor in town
For some, spreading faith and a love of God can be a fulltime job that can take them into a bit of a nomadic life. "God has taken us all over...
September 28, 2016 - 8:53am
December 22, 2014
A group of Minnesota atheists isn’t sitting out the Christmas season
ST. PAUL -- In the trenches of the War on Christmas, the troops are ready for their assault. Their weapons are green beans, apple pies and...
December 22, 2014 - 9:04am
December 13, 2014
Candles & Carols service full of spirit
It’s likely one of the most beautiful, heart-warming, old-fashioned Christmas services around — Candles and Carols at Trinity Lutheran Church. The...
December 13, 2014 - 10:30am
December 10, 2014
Alexandria City Council wrestles with prayer policy
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- A resolution recommended by the city attorney to adopt a prayer policy for Alexandria City Council meetings has been voted down -- for now. For several years, the council has opened its regular meetings with a prayer offered by local clergy members, but there...
December 10, 2014 - 8:01am