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Mike Rostad
 
Tapestry: Believers liberated by discovering divine love
Love penetrates the deepest recesses of theology. According to a widely circulated story, the German theologian Dr. Karl Barth was asked to share one of the most profound theological insights he had gained through many years of study and contemplation. Barth responded by reciting the first line o...
Feb 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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TAPESTRY: Hospice helps bring the ‘best of times’ out of the worst
“If not you, then who?” It’s a question that prompted Margaret Kavanaugh to follow through with her intention to apply for the position of part-time executive director of Hospice and Palliative Care of Kodiak. Kavanaugh, a retired special education teacher, didn’t have “executive director” on her...
Feb 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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TAPESTRY: 2015 salmon season: low price, odd weather and lots of fish
This summer Neil Russell made one of the biggest salmon sets of his career. “One day we lowered the boat with a deck load, went back out and got two-thirds of another load,” said Russell, owner of the Second Wind. “It was one to remember because of the volume. I’m not going to forget that.” But t...
Jan 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: Dead Sea Scrolls shed light on time of Jesus
Trusting the Bible as God’s divine word is a matter of faith; the faithful transmission of scriptures throughout the ages is a matter of record. That faithful transmission has been borne out by the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Weston Fields, executive director of the Dead Sea Scroll Foundat...
Jan 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nativity: A time to clean house of the soul
For some Orthodox Christians, Christmas is a time to clean house, purging those nooks and crannies of built-up dust, grease, dirt and other impurities. This thorough cleaning is a reflection of the activity that should be taking place in the heart, said Deacon Irenaios Anderson, St. Herman Semina...
Dec 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Christmas is giving the best
“I dread Christmas,” a friend told me the other day. It really wasn’t Christmas per se that he opposed. It was the crass commercialism that has spawned stampedes on Black Friday and a fierce competition to outdo each other with the most lavish, expensive gifts. People have forgotten that Christma...
Dec 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lakings’ greatest gifts survive Chiniak fire
David Lakings and Sara Fish said their goodbyes as they looked in the direction of their Chiniak home at King Crab Way. The area was shrouded by black, billowing smoke. It would be a matter of time before the flames engulfed the house. At the moment, they were caught up in the flurry of evacuatio...
Dec 11, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: Johnny Walker says God got his attention after second fall
Besides bruising his body, breaking his humerus bone beneath his shoulder and wounding his pride, getting thrown off a horse convinced Johnny Walker that this was God’s way of getting his attention. Walker, who was hired as executive director of the Kodiak Baptist Mission in October, initially ga...
Dec 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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