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Vacation rovings ... and the search for real life

It’s mid-summer and peak vacation time in the scenic and majestic Seeley-Swan Valley. Every summer there’s a mass migration of visitors and adventurers on the highway, on the trails and in the local shops. Even when gas prices are high and...

 

Living the law of love - I'm a Pioneer

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints prepares to celebrate the 175th anniversary of Pioneer Day July 24 this year. We need to recognize that in addition to the sacrifices of the early...

 

We shall see Him

As I set to compose this article, I am also considering the devastating news from a dear beloved friend who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. One of the most difficult questions any pastor can be asked is, “Why do bad things happen to...

 
 By Diana Taylor    Opinion    July 7, 2022

"Give us this day our daily bread." Matthew 6:11

The Source and Summit of the Catholic Faith is the Holy Eucharist from Scripture on the Lord's Supper when Jesus blessed and broke the bread and said, "...eat. This is my body." Taking the chalice...

 

Rumor has it

“Disaster comes upon disaster; rumor follows rumor; they shall keep seeking a vision from the prophet; instruction shall perish from the priest and counsel from the elders.” (Ezekiel 7:26)...

 

Washing of water by the Word

“Now ye are clean through the Word which I have spoken unto you.” John 15:3 In William Shakespeare’s  “Macbeth,” Lady Macbeth, being accomplice to the murder of King Duncan, soon begins to feel the repercussions of her deeds. After...

 
 By Ryan Dailey    Opinion    June 9, 2022

Why are you downcast, O my soul?

Have you ever had these moments in your life where you find yourself pleading and begging to understand why you are downcast? Well the Psalmist who wrote Psalms 42 definitely has. I often find myself...

 
 By Stephen Moon    Opinion    June 2, 2022

On a journey without end

“I say then: walk in the Spirit and you shall not fulfill the lusts of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another so that you are not to do the things that you wish....

 

Mediocre or diligent obedience to God?

Have you ever thought that mediocrity disturbs God? Mediocre, according to Webster’s dictionary, is derived from a Latin word meaning literally “halfway to the top.” So, we only are going halfway when we had planned to go all the way. I am...

 

Are we there yet?

Perhaps some of you remember Aleksandr Solzenitsyn the Christian writer from Russia who was stuck in prison for years for speaking out against the evil Soviet system? They finally took away his...

 

The heart of a servant

Before attempting to serve God, we must first know whose ministry it is. By this I mean we must examine our motive for service. We must ask the question, am I doing this service for personal...

 

Forgive us our debts

In each article, I have been walking through the Lord's Prayer phrase by phrase. Rather than a rote prayer, the Lord's Prayer is an outline of how we can learn how to pray, on our own, following the... Full story

 

How do you see Jesus?

"After these things Jesus showed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias, and he showed himself this way" John 21:1. We are in the time between Easter and Pentecost (Acts 2). Jesus is,...

 

Easter

Easter is the Christian holiday celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. After Christ died on the cross, His body was placed in a sepulcher, where it remained, separated from His spirit, until...

 

According to the Scripture

From the Bible in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, the apostle Paul writes, “Now, brothers, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to... Full story

 
 By Diana Taylor    Opinion    April 7, 2022

"For the sake of His sorrowful Passion,..."

...have mercy on us and on the whole world" (Divine Mercy Chaplet). Genesis, Fall of Man: God commanded Adam and Eve not to eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil but the serpent/Satan...

 

Lenten Letter

Dear Mary of Magdala, I hear your voice sometimes, softly, almost like a whisper in a dream. Straining to hear you I close my eyes, try to block out all the other voices that want to tell me you're...

 

Redemption

One of the most popular movies in the last several decades is “The Shawshank Redemption.” For those who have not seen it, the basic plot is about a man named Andy who has been wrongly convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. However,...

 

War in Europe - Trust God in the uncertanty

After a couple of years of uncertain times due to COVID-19, we now find our lives hit with new uncertainty due to the invasion of Ukraine by Russia. We are again undergoing an historic event that will alter the world we know going forward both in...

 
 By Ryan Dailey    Opinion    March 10, 2022

The importance of the local church

Why is the local church so important to believers in Christ? Can't I stay home and listen to a sermon, pray by myself or go outside and worship through the beauty of nature? Yes, in fact, you can, but...

 
 By Stephen Moon    Opinion    March 3, 2022

On a journey without end

“And why do you call me Master, Master and do not the things that I say? Whoever comes to me, and hears my sayings and does them, I will show you to whom he is like.” Luke 6:46- 47. Making confession in Messiah as the Master and the only...

 

Masks

To wear a mask or not to wear a mask, that is the question. Based on the title and the question you might think that I am going to write about the issue we have been dealing with since Spring of...

 

From death to life to Christ

I told this story many, many moons ago but it is so profound and stirring I must tell it again, best as I remember. If I thought I was going to Alaska again just to cut big timber, I was wrong. The good book sez “many are the plans in a man’s...

 

Do I truly seek God?

When we ask ourselves this question, we must look for the answer in the light of the Biblical definition of seeking, as described in Deuteronomy 4:29: “But if from there you seek the Lord your God, you will find Him if you seek Him with your whole...

 

Our daily bread

In his book, "Praying the Lord's Prayer," author Elmer Towns tells the story of a salesman who attended one of his Bible classes. The salesman worked in the appliance section of the local department...

 

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