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Five years ago, Inka Mathew felt a tug on her heart from God after she learned from a friend that Houston is a big hub for human trafficking. A freelance graphic designer, Mathew said God pulled on her heart to use her talents to help fight the slave trade, and the small business 139Made was born.
"The prayer is dear to Christians because Jesus, the son of God, teaches us to pray in this fashion. And while there are variations depending upon the Christian denomination, the prayer has remained fairly consistent in wording for hundreds of years."
"We’re all frayed from two years of living with anxiety, worry, division, financial concerns, employment concerns, separation from our loved ones, death and illness. And making our way back from this tender place is going to take time and intention. In other words, it’s going to take us emulating God’s lead."
Freedom Forum First Amendment specialist Kevin Goldberg breaks down why two key religious freedom cases before the Supreme Court this term matter to you — and predicts how the court will rule.

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When you are overwhelmed, whether by the circumstances of the world, or even just your own plight, take a minute to celebrate God’s abundance.
"Easter is not the end of the story! Quite frankly, it’s the beginning. Because it is through our daily interactions with others, the work we do to heal this beautiful and endangered planet and the welcoming of all living species into the Body of Christ, that the resurrection and its renewal is fulfilled."
"Easter is the high point in the Christian calendar in which, after having been mercilessly crucified, Jesus rises from the tomb, thus delivering a crushing blow to the sin, the death and the evil that has such a tight grip on this earthly world."
"Even in this year, when it seems we cannot escape the cloud of despair enveloping this earth, we still celebrate the Son of God, coming to earth to live among us, suffering like us and voluntarily taking death to his grave with him so that we don’t have to."
"Many of us are aware of Jesus’ commandment to love others, of course. We learn about it from our earliest days in Sunday school. But Cynthia Moe-Lobeda, a doctor of theological ethics, said we often don’t understand what 'neighbor love' truly is … or how revolutionary it is!"
"As humans, we tend to form the archetypes of our personal 'God' after people who have been impressionable early in our lives. And thus, the 'God' that I know to be true in my faith can’t possibly be the same 'God' you know to be true in your faith."

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Detroit Lakes' Grace Lutheran Church will be hosting its annual Cabin Fever Supper on Saturday, March 19, from 4-7 p.m. Takeout and dine-in options are both available.
The Rev. Gayle Pope, now retired after 16 years in active ministry, said she has listened to that inner voice. God was there to direct each turn in her life, and to give her confidence. “God really does provide,” she said. “You have to look for it sometimes though!”
The Diocese of Crookston could not confirm that Grundhaus had engaged in behavior considered sexual abuse under canon or civil law, but did maintain that he had acted inappropriately with a young man.

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