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Another Day in Paradise: A masterpiece in progress
The weather this week has created some stunning masterpieces as the sun rises and falls. The sunrise Tuesday morning was especially beautiful from the roadside of Mission Beach. I am making that judgment based upon the number of cars that stopped and took pictures as the purple, reds, oranges, and yellows cast their shadows against the white and gray clouds and glowed in their finest array. I am also grateful for ...
Dec 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Like Rudolph and Silent Night, Currier and Ives is becoming a tradition
Like some of our favorite holiday songs, the annual Currier and Ives is becoming a Christmas tradition. The Kodiak Baptist Mission and St. Innocent's Academy-sponsored event has become so popular, that people plan their Christmas activities around it. This year the event is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 16, beginning at 4 p.m. at the Mission Pavilion on Mission Road. Some of the festivities will take place in the new...
Dec 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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In the fullness Of time
Timing is everything. Whether it is a running back hitting the hole or a receiver catching the pass in the crease of the zone, without the right timing, it accomplishes nothing. In basketball the commentators talk about a “Princeton” offense. All of the back-cuts in the world don’t get you that open lay-up without the precise timing and coordination that goes on in the front court. When everything is just right an...
Dec 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: Defining Moments
For those of us who have seen many years pass by, we have learned there are defining moments that determine our course for the future. Some of these crossroads happen because of events like high school graduation. We were faced with the decision to enter the work force or continue our education. Many of us who chose to enter the work force at that time have learned that our education continued in spite of that dec...
Nov 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Give thanks for what you have
Today is the day. Black Friday. I know the retailers among us will say the day got its name because this is the day their sales make it into the black. If they keep moving up the time that the shops open into Thursday, will that make Thanksgiving Day Black Thursday? I hope that never happens. We need — and I’m talking about my wife and I and every other Salvation Army Officer — one last day to poke our heads out o...
Nov 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: Ringing in the joy
Ernest Hemmingway wrote “For Whom The Bell Tolls” to describe the brutality of civil war based on his experiences in the Spanish Civil War. The title came from a book by John Donne which was a series of meditations and prayers on health, pain, and sickness. The words were: “No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe ...
Nov 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: Traditions hold a special place for all of us
One of my favorite musicals is “Fiddler On The Roof”. I saw it the first time at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. with Topol in the lead role of Tevye. My favorite version of it was when our youngest son played the same role his senior year in High School. Tevye explains the position they are in this way. “A fiddler on the roof. Sounds crazy, no? But here, in our little village of Anatevka, you might say eve...
Nov 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: The challenge Of choices
The Challenge Of Choices The Salvation Army has a rich heritage, not only in the place of its founding — the slums of London — but also here in Alaska. Alaska Magazine once wrote, “The Salvation Army arrived in Skagway during the era when that town reached its zenith in the drama of the Klondike Gold Rush of ’98. Skagway was the main gateway to the Yukon. It was a rip-roaring camp of tents and shacks, pitched and ...
Oct 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rosses honored at 19th Native New Life Crusade
"Community in Unity” is the theme of the Native New Life Crusade, slated for Nov. 2-4 at the Community Baptist Church. Services begin 7 p.m in the church sanctuary. Refreshments will follow in the basement. At least 10 churches in the community will be participating in the crusade. The crusade is dedicated to local Native New Life leaders, Alan and Linda Ross, who initiated the New Life Crusade 19 years ago. The R...
Oct 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: Following the right path
We are follower people. It’s in our nature. And once we find a path, we follow it. If it gets us where we are going, we rejoice. If it leads us astray, we look back and talk about how much promise that trail had. It looked so good. It appeared to be going where we wanted it to. And even though it didn’t get us where we expected to be or where we wanted to go, we will use it again, because it is now a familiar trai...
Oct 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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