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Coast Guard chaplain feels God’s protection amidst strife
Chaplain Aaron Wesson calls it “one of the most painful and challenging times” in his life. Only days after his unit arrived in Sangin, southern Afghanistan, several Marines from the group were killed in action. “There was pain and sadness for those we had lost and also a burden for the families ...
Apr 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: Ever resilient, Bob Hatcher embraced life
Legends don’t die easily. They get thrown down, crushed by adversity, but they rise up, even more resilient. Through their struggles they become stronger and more qualified to be called “legends.” To many, Bob Hatcher was a legend. An amazingly energetic man who never tired of working and sociali...
Apr 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community members reflect on meaning of Easter
Grief seems to have the final say: the death of loved ones, inspiring community leaders, precious pets; the collapse of vibrant dreams; the assault on life-preserving institutions and sacraments; the pall of war. Amidst the eulogizing, the insatiable longing for the touch of a person no longer th...
Apr 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: Guide Jake Jacobson’s book informs and entertains
Hunting guides are in an ideal position to be authors. For several months out of the year they take hunters to wild, out-of-the-way places to pursue trophy animals, and during the rest of the year they can write books -- detailed narratives of exhausting treks through some of Earth’s most formida...
Apr 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Todd Hailey encourages youth to own their faith
If Todd Hailey could pick a theme for his Church of the Nazarene youth group, it would go something like this, “Know your faith and let it shine.” Hailey encourages kids to serve the community in the name of Christ. For the past two years he has led the youth in a Christmas “sock drive” for the B...
Mar 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
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Diver helps raise sunken boat after tsunami
At about this time a half a century ago, Kodiak was ready for spring. Fishermen and cannery workers geared up for the upcoming salmon season. Kids looked forward to their three-month respite from school. Good Friday services pointed to a glorious Easter Sunday. Then the earth shook, water violent...
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Faithful take to the streets on Triumph of Orthodoxy Sunday
Except for the modern dress of many of the participants, the procession could have been lifted out of a scene in ancient Jerusalem, Athens or Constantinople. Orthodox faithful from Holy Resurrection and St. Innocents parishes carried images of Jesus Christ, the Virgin Mary (Theotokos,) John the B...
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 96 96 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: Marti Murray seeks to personalize genealogy
Genealogy is more about the people behind the names and dates than the statistics themselves. That’s why Marti Murray finds it so fascinating. “I love genealogy,” said Murray, who has been studying family trees for 40 years. Murray approaches her subject from two directions — history and culture,...
Mar 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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