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Lesch moves out of Kodiak ‘comfort zone’
When people move to a new place, they leave a comfort zone behind. That’s how Daniel Lesch, spiritual leader of the Kodiak Seventh Day Adventist Church for the past six years, views his move to International Falls, Minn., where he will serve a small congregation. God’s power is unleashed in people who are out of their comfort zone, Lesch said, using the disciple Peter as an example. Peter didn’t know God’s power u...
Aug 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: Hearts and home forever
My wife and I live a wonderful lifestyle, but it is not one that many would choose. I grew up on the same property that my dad grew up on. The closest town the size of Kodiak was 40 miles away. We didn’t go there very often and to be perfectly honest, I wouldn’t have wanted to live there. I loved the outdoors, and spent many hours in the forests and fields that surrounded us. I felt hemmed in when I was in the cit...
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Another Day in Paradise: Focus on matters that matter
In 1975, I was stationed at the Marine Barracks in Adak. At that time, the base had its own radio and TV station, as did many of the military installations. With so many lonely people so far from home, the songs and shows helped us feel just a little bit closer. There were even a couple of budding songwriters hiding in the cracks and crevices of the island, and their songs made it to the airways — at least to the ...
Aug 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Native Americans take leadership in evangelical outreach
It’s all about breaking down the barriers of animosity, healing ancestral wounds and uniting peoples and tribes that have been fractured by prejudice and cultural misunderstanding. It’s all about finding common ground in Jesus Christ. This is the message resounding from the beating drums and songs of Broken Walls, a Native American trio that is taking the Good News of Jesus Christ across the continent and abroad. ...
Aug 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Checkups are necessary
While there are so many things around us to enjoy, there are some things that we just don’t enjoy. Today is one of those days. The company that does our fire suppression systems checks is here to do the annual inspections. We can count on listening to endless triggering of alarm bells as they check the detection heads in the sprinklers. They have to crawl into attic spaces and roof access areas and activate releas...
Aug 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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The wings of morning hope
There is something exciting about a new morning. As the light begins to creep over the horizon and cast its shadows over everything it encounters, each day is unique. Clear or cloudy, calm or stormy, the canvas of morning changes every day. This morning as I walked the dogs, I realized that while it may still be summer on the calendar, the night is expanding its territory. Just a few short weeks ago, I would shiel...
Aug 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Smiths key figures in Camp Woody chapel
The humbling irony of faith is that the answer to a prayer may come long after the praying one has passed to the next life. That answer can be a porch, a chapel, a changed life. Rev. Evan Jones, and Rev. Norman and Joyce Smith prayed that a chapel at Camp Woody on Woody Island would accommodate scores of campers as they sang Gospel choruses and listened to biblical preaching. The chapel was finally built, but thes...
Aug 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: Words in action
We all remember the childhood saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me.” We also remember the names that still hurt, long after the cuts, scrapes, bruises, and broken bones of childhood are forgotten. The truth of the matter is, words are powerful. When I was growing up, they said the three things you can’t take back are time, the flung arrow, and the spoken word. As our communic...
Aug 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Day in Paradise: Enjoying the ordinary
Some weeks, our lives seem topsy-turvy. They are anything but ordinary. This past week has been the antithesis of that for me. If you were to ask my wife, that would not be her response, because our Family Store manager has been in Anchorage and she has been covering the store. When life seems ordinary is when I struggle the most to see God. I don’t think I’m alone in this. We have no problem whatsoever seeing God...
Jul 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rostad on Religion: Loneys' book tells story of life at religious retreat
When Bob and Christy Loney got a job caretaking the Shrine of St. Theresa by the Lynn Canal near Juneau, Christie saw the opportunity as a gift from God. Soon after they settled in, she saw material for a book. Loney, who authored Journey to Holiness, recounted the Loneys’ eight-year caretaking experiences in “Life by the Lynn,” which was released last fall. The book “pretty much wrote itself,” said Loney, who rec...
Jul 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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