Devlyn Brooks 2021

Devlyn Brooks

Columnist

Devlyn Brooks is an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and serves Faith Lutheran Church in Wolverton, Minn. He also works for Forum Communications Co., both as publisher of the Detroit Lakes Tribune, Perham Focus and Wadena Pioneer Journal, and also for Modulist, a Forum Communications Co.-owned company. He can be reached at devlyn.brooks@forumcomm.com for comments and story ideas.

"My Advent prayer for you is that ... you find joy no matter what your circumstances are. ... Advent is a season of light, and I pray that you see Jesus’ light in all that life has to offer you!"
"The inner peace that Jesus promised the faithful pulled us away from our fears of scarcity, a root motivator initiating our domination instinct over others, and helped us to realize that our
"After a couple of years of celebrating apart because of the pandemic, and also for having just lived through another rancorous national election, we all could use the joy and hope and anticipation
"I like that we are still discovering creatures previously unknown to us even though we are supposedly firmly into our golden scientific age. It’s a good and humbling reminder of our place in the
Even a pastor needs divine reassurance every once in a while.
"(I)n the Lutheran tradition ... We believe all believers are one big collection of saints, and we especially are grateful for those saints who precede us in death and now guide us from the other
Devlyn Brooks writes: "Having the privilege of participating in discussing how complicated these young peoples’ lives are today, we had it easy. These kids face daily pressures and circumstances
Devlyn Brooks writes, "Twenty years later, the memory of the tragic Wellstone crash has faded among Minnesotans. ... because travel was difficult thanks to the early ice storm, and Eveleth isn’t
"I see each of you, and my prayer today is that you feel the love of the Holy Spirit wrapping itself around you," Devlyn Brooks writes. "From one grateful traveler to you, please know that your work
Devlyn Brooks writes: "That is exactly what it means to be a part of the body of Christ: Living in faith together provides support, encouragement and a reason to keep fighting the good fight."