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faith & family fridays: this is the church
The other day, I found the Church in my mail. Not email, but the snail-mail variety -- old school. The envelope was hidden among the pile of mostly junk, and since it bore the return label of our kid...
5/10/13 at 12:08 AM faith & family fridays: individual v. institution 4/5/13 at 12:02 AM
memento mondays: hobbit pondering, altar touring, festivities 12/17/12 at 1:01 AM
Orthodox Easter and Church History
Sunday was Pascha ("Easter") for Orthodox Christians across the globe. For us, it meant the conclusion to a long Holy Week and a wonderful celebration of the resurrection of Christ in the very earlies...
5/7/13 at 9:56 AM When Did Christianity Arrive in Western Scotland 2/16/13 at 5:40 PM
St. Valentine's Day: Loving God to the Point of Martyrdom 2/14/13 at 9:55 AM
Zion is United – then and now – 50 years to the day!
May 5, 1963, was a special day to members of Zion United Methodist Church in Grand Forks. As is May 5, 2013 The congregation will celebrate its 50th anniversary of worshipping in its current buildin...
5/3/13 at 1:28 PM Don't be Deceived, Bamboozled or Snookered 3/18/13 at 8:52 PM
It's good to be children -- sometimes 12/27/12 at 1:07 PM
Educate abortion away...
On the list of the things I want for my daughters, is the experience and joy of motherhood. As the mother of four children - two male and two female, I know that despite all the challenges that have c...
3/24/13 at 11:45 AM The power of chili... 3/8/13 at 11:03 PM
North Dakota Legislators - did you have sex before marriage? 1/17/13 at 11:38 PM
Meet the new Pope
Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, 76, of Argentina has been elected the 266th pope of the worldwide Catholic Church. For the complete storyand related links visit these links Grand Forks Herald Detroit Fr...
3/13/13 at 4:10 PM
Here's a look at February Events going on at PIC! Almost February already, wow! Hope you all are having a wonderful January! Here are some upcoming events in the next month for all our PIC parents...
1/26/13 at 3:06 PM
The Doctor Who Went to Heaven...and Came Back
Arguing the legitimacy of a religious experience takes on an interesting twist when such an experience makes a believer out of a skeptic--especially one who operated on the brain.Dr. Eben Alexander, a...
10/23/12 at 8:56 AM New Plateaus Spotlight: Daystar University, Nairobi, Kenya 8/29/12 at 10:35 AM
Beijing: On a Day of Worship 7/11/11 at 8:49 AM
Church Basement Dinner
The eating season has begun. The seasonwe celebrate bypacking on all those extra pounds as if to make winter hibernation easier.Eating season hasbeen starting earlier and earlier in recent years. It u...
10/7/12 at 5:40 PM Rhubarb Festival 6/10/12 at 10:02 AM
Get Me to the Church on Time -- Or, Not
There is this pervasive, and perverse, belief in Christian communities that one of the hallmarks of a true believer is the tendency to get up early-- really early, say 5 a.m. or 4:30. Otherwise, yo...
8/29/12 at 2:24 PM
Beijing: On a Day of Worship
Howdy, Readers! Day two of my trek through China had me getting to know some lesser-known, but more personable aspects of China's capital, Beijing. Having gotten in late the night before, I reserv...
6/30/12 at 8:57 AM
Touched and blessed
Last monthon January 15, a group of students from the Minnesota Teen Challengevisited Spirit of Life Bible Church in Woodbury. With their songs and testimonies of overcoming personal challenges and a...
2/4/12 at 9:05 PM Decluttering for a good cause 5/23/10 at 5:49 PM
Spirit of Life Youth fundraising - MeiPan Jewelry 4/30/10 at 6:55 PM
We Bought a Zoo
The viewer can get the premise of the movie We Bought a Zoo from its title. What is interesting about the movie is that it's still good, even though it's obvious where the story is going. Part of that...
1/26/12 at 8:26 PM
Christmas Market Tour 2011 Nr. 1: Rothenburg ob der Tauber
This is the first stop on the Flensburg Files' Christmas Market Tour for 2011 The first stop on the Christmas market tour for 2011 is a small Bavarian town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Located south...
12/15/11 at 8:49 AM New Trier, Minnesota 2/24/11 at 7:27 PM
Bergen, Minnesota 1/23/11 at 5:26 AM
I know; it appears like Ive been slacking off by not posting anything for a while. The truth is, however, Ive recently been channeling my meager creative talents in other directions. Yes, its sad t...
10/19/11 at 8:39 PM Transfiguration 3/6/11 at 6:20 PM
Here's what happens when I clear out my mental pantry and serve it. GN Bullet One First off, we celebrated our anniversary this week. My mind was otherwise occupied when I fe...
9/17/11 at 7:44 AM Wedding Day 6/24/10 at 7:18 AM