STAFF BLOG IN THE SPIRIT It happened in Monticello!
Ive heard of others receiving this gift, but when it happens to you well -- it assures you that hope is alive and well.
Actually, two happenings in a matter of minutes caused great hopefulness to we... Posted on 12/6/13 at 2:11 PM
In their own personal chapter, nine ex-Hutterites write about a way of life they describe as a “very oppressive regime.” All were members of a colony from the time they were born in the 1980s until 2006 and 2007, when one-by-one, the six women and three men courageously walked away.
Everyone’s journey, be it the walk of life or the path of faith, can be greatly enriched if another person treads alongside. Someone like Robert “Bob” Boyd. It would be impossible to count all the scholars Bob inspired during his 32-year career with Student and Outreach Services at UND.
Kerri Drees loved the music of Christian singer Natalie Grant. She often played Grant’s song, “Held,” when she was on air at Your QFM in Grand Forks where she’d been the uniquely high-spirited radio voice we’ve loved since January 2011.
It’s always a pleasure to meet new people when they come to town. Usually it’s a job that brings them and it’s heartwarming to hear they not only love their work but also the place they now call home. Case in point: Kayla Strayer, WDAZ-TV, Grand Forks.
After 35 years of teaching and coaching, 28 of them at Grand Forks Central High School, Everett “Ev” Nelson has received another calling. About the time school gets rolling again in the fall, he’ll already be up and running as a Fellowship of Christian Athletes North Dakota area representative.
This “Vegetable” Lasagna is the best recipe that has ever crossed my path. No other lasagna I’ve made sets up like this one. My family eats meat, so I cheat in this recipe and add hamburger of the buffalo variety — raised by my nephew, Mike, in north central North Dakota.
Sean Patterson stepped into the emcee’s shoes when his church, Grace Baptist in Grand Forks, served as a viewing site for the “Stepping Up” simulcast. Thousands of men across the country watched it the day before the Super Bowl.
Sometimes having to wait is annoying, but it recently paid off in a big way for me. I had time to reflect on someone’s words of wisdom which left me clothed in peace and reassurance. Both of which I needed.
Never will she leave — permanently. Never will she forsake — her people — her mother country. It is for them that Eunita Odongo is temporarily away, learning in the United States what she can do — with her heart and hands — to improve the lives of people in her beloved Kenya.
Even at the ripe young age of 7, the Rev. Bob Ludwig was dead serious about his piano lesson. So much so that he rolled out of bed to practice every morning from 6:30 to 7:30 before the school bus came to his country home near Culver, Ind.
The memory is as clear to me as if it’s happening as we speak. The door opens and in walks someone who brightens my day like a beacon in the night. She has come from her upstairs classroom to wrap an arm around me and assure me that all is well. She is my one and only sister!
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